Twenty One Pilots‘ second studio album, ‘Vessel’ turns 5 years old today. It was the first album I heard from the dynamic duo and its the reason I’m so in love with them. ‘Vessel’ is an eclectic mix of alt-rock, rap and ukuleles. This album is impossible to pin down; some songs are heavy on synths, whereas some are stripped back completely. It is this versatility that makes this album so loved by people with all musical taste.
Abbey Glover caught my attention with her original song ‘I Wish You Liked Girls’ and I’m not alone. This YouTube singer has over 100,000 subscribers and that video has nearly 1 million views. This new upload, ‘Lie to Me’, is raw and emotional and as beautiful as every song Glover shares with her fans.
Country songstress Natalie Alexander uses her strong voice and powerful storytelling to create astounding songs. Her single ‘Cruel’ from her recent EP reminded me of Country royalty; Carrie Underwood. Her own unique style draws on this influence, giving her music strong emotional power and making it incredibly catchy. She spoke to me about ‘Cruel’, living in LA and where she hopes to be in the future.
Fronted by two French female vocalists, the multi-ethnic band performs heart touching ballads telling stories about everything, from love to heartbreak. Charly and Faust of Charly&Faust took the time to answer some questions about their fondest musical memory, the songs that mean the most to them and where they see themselves in five years.
PVRIS’s largest headliner to date at O2 Academy Brixton was insane. I haven’t been to this venue since Panic! At The Disco played here, but PVRIS really owned the stage. Being sat in the Circle meant that we had an amazing view of the entire stage and the energetic crowd below. There were theatrics, a killer light show, and just fabulous performances.
Jesse Rutherford, singer of The Neighbourhood, drops his debut major label solo album ‘&’ and it’s as beautifully odd as you would expect. Any fan of The Neighbourhood knows that their sound is eclectic and exciting; they explore and combine a range of genres creating an original and exciting sound. In this solo venture, Jesse demonstrates his own style bringing in sounds from pop, electronic and rap.
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.
Following a 2 year hiatus, Colton Avery has returned stronger than ever with his single ‘Religion‘. He took the time to talk to me about upcoming releases, live shows and his fans, despite technology working against us!
Electronic trio Chase Atlantic have just released their debut self-titled album and it is amazing. The three boys from Australia took the time to talk to me about what this album means to them, the hardest track to play and their fans.