Don Broco‘s headline show was one I have been looking forward to since it’s announcement. Alexandra Palace is such an amazing venue to be at, especially when it’s packed front to back and side to side. Don Broco, alongside State Champs and Counterfeit, did exactly that and had every single person in that room singing and bouncing along. The last time I was there was exactly a year ago to see Twenty One Pilots, and this show had just as much energy.
PVRIS released their sophomore album ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell’ towards the end of August this year. Singles ‘Heaven’ and ‘What’s Wrong’ really helped give fans a taste of what was to come, but the album really blew those expectations out of the water.
Despite having been a fan of Picturesque since first hearing ‘Just Exist’ a few years ago, ‘Back To Beautiful’ slipped under the radar for an embarrassingly long time. Picturesque blend post-hardcore, pop and rock in their impressive debut album, creating a unique sound helped by the mind-blowing vocal range of singer Kyle Hollis.
The Talking Heads is a treasure hidden away in the streets of Southampton. Last night, one of their two deceivingly large rooms was host to an amazing show from 4 pop-punk bands. Each band was fantastic, with the crowd really getting behind every performance. The first night of tour is off to a flying start for Trash Boat, Broadside and Homebound.
Being As An Ocean release their first album independent of any label. ‘Waiting For Morning To Come’ is their strongest release yet, emotionally gripping and beautifully delivered. The combination of screaming, spoken word and soft singing creates the perfect storm that is full of emotion that the listener can’t help but feel. This album is a must for any music fan.
The Script are back after two years in the studio with their single ‘Rain’ and it marks a new era for them. ‘Rain’ is definitely a step away from the sound fans initially associate with this band. Their fifth album is yet to get a release date.
Neck Deep released their new song, “In Bloom”, yesterday and it was met with mixed reviews from fans. Although there have been a lot of people that don’t like this song, Neck Deep have told their fans that they need to hear the whole album before they make any final decisions.
Neck Deep have recently released ‘Where Do We Go When We Go’ from their upcoming album ‘The Peace and The Panic’. Whilst this song definitely doesn’t stray completely from the sound we expect from Neck Deep, it does highlight their talent in other ways.
Don Broco used arguably the most genius marketing scheme for their most recent single ‘Pretty’. A live-stream wedding turned out to be the release of a rather dark, yet captivating, music video. This song really encompasses the band’s sound and has me very excited for new music.
I first discovered Hands Like Houses when they opened for Of Mice And Men last year, since then I’ve been a massive fan – travelling to Southampton to catch them live again just a month after seeing them for the first time. And they’ve blown me away again with their release of ‘Drift’. The single comes alongside an announcement of signing with Hopeless Records.