This debut album has been a long time coming, due to personal issues the initial release was set back, but now it’s here and the fans are going crazy. Electric Century sees ex-My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way joined by Sleep Station vocalist and New London Fire guitarist David Debiak.’For The Night To Control’ is everything I wanted from an Electric Century album – it’s one of those albums you can listen to over and over without getting bored.
‘Cluster’ is the first EP from pop-punk band Waterparks to be released via a record label. I heard about them through Mikey Way, from Electric Century and formerly of My Chemical Romance, who played bass on the EP. I’m just glad I decided to check these guys from Houston out – this 5 track EP sees a return to the ‘classic’ pop-punk sound.
I’ve been waiting for this album for what feels like forever, but it is finally here and it does not disappoint. For Panic! fans this album has been highly anticipated, with the release of high calibre singles like ‘Halleljuah‘, ‘Victorious‘ and ‘Don’t Threaten me With a Good Time‘(reviewed previously on the site) only feeding this excitement. As with all Panic! albums it’s an evolution from ‘Too Rare to Live, Too Weird to Die’, personally I think ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ is one of their strongest albums yet.
I’ve loved MAX ever since I stumbled across his cover of ‘How to Save a Life’ years ago. It’s been an amazing ride and it feels like he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. This 23-year-old is the complete package; model, actor, dancer and singer. ‘Wrong’ is the second EP he’s released since signing to DCD2 – which is officially my favourite record label, and this EP is just as brilliant as the first. Continue reading “MAX – Wrong”
‘Blue Neighbourhood’ is the type of album that transcends genre, everyone should give this a listen. It’s like a warm hug and a shoulder to cry on, it’s not in your face and begging for attention, but you’ll find yourself giving it anyway. This is easy-listening at its finest, full of relatable lyrics that are raw and honest, beautiful melodies and a voice that’ll make you smile. You can see why Troye Sivan has been making waves.
Now that it’s December we can bring out our Christmas trees and awful jumpers and get in the Christmas spirit. If there’s one thing that really makes it feel like Christmas it’s Christmas songs – so in the spirit of giving I share with you my favourite Christmas songs right now. ‘Christmas Jambz’ by Dallon Weekes is a two track masterpiece that will undoubtedly make you smile this holiday season.
Bring Me The Horizon show us a new side with their fifth album ‘That’s The Spirit’, their usual metalcore sound takes the backseat and the album is driven by a more alternative-pop sound. The five-piece rock band formed back in 2003 and since have changed their sound with nearly every album. There’s such a range of sounds on the album, yet still staying within the broad genre of rock, and I absolutely love it. I’ve never been much of a fan of Bring Me The Horizon but this album has changed that.
Although this album may not be a brand new release, I couldn’t not write a review. For some strange reason I have only just discovered the brilliance of Twenty One Pilots, I’m just glad I finally have because they really are amazing. Quirky and individual, their sound stands out from others and really can’t be labelled. There isn’t anyone, as far as I know, making music like this. I feel it’s my duty to make sure as many people as possible listen to their music, it’s something you can’t miss out on. Continue reading “Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots”
‘Young Blood’ is the debut album from Saint Raymond, aka Callum Burrows from Nottingham. There are quite a few brilliant artists coming from Nottingham right now (Amber Run instantly spring to mind) and Saint Raymond is no different; I have fallen in love. The album has such a brilliant sound that I can’t really place, but I can say it’s fabulous. Continue reading “Young Blood – Saint Raymond”