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!
Colton Avery captured the hearts of fans with his amazing voice whilst touring with The Script. Since this tour in 2015 fans have been waiting with baited breath for more original music and we finally have it. ‘Religion’ is a fantastic song to reignite your love for Colton Avery.
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.
Kenneth Harris doesn’t seem to stop, I caught up with him days before the birth of his first child, not long after finishing co-writes and just before a bunch of live shows with Panic! At The Disco as their touring guitarist. And in between all these other projects, Kenny somehow finds time for his own music having released his second album ‘Will U B Minor?’ late last year. We talked about the album, his inspiration and juggling all the projects he’s involved in.
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”
This was unlike any concert I have ever been to, there was an electric energy in the air that kept everyone on edge in the best of ways. I’ve never danced for so long in my life, and didn’t know that I was physically capable of it (and the aches and pains that followed would say that I’m really not). Every single person in that room enjoyed the show and were emotionally invested in the whole thing, as someone who’d been queuing since 11:30 finally getting into the venue was insane.
Pop duo The Score shot into the limelight after ASDA used their song ‘Oh My Love’ in their advert. It took the #1 spot on the Spotify UK Viral Chart and the #4 spot on the iTunes UK pop charts, going on to become the second most Shazam’d song in the UK. Following the success of the single the band were signed to Republic Records and following the release of their EP they played their first UK show at The Borderline in London. Sonically similar to bands like OneRepublic, American Authors and The Script, their EP showcases their feel-good, get up and dance vibe. The duo is made up of Eddie Anthony, vocals and guitar, and Edan Dover, keys and production, I was lucky enough to organise an interview with them before the show and was struck by how down-to-earth they are.