Tag: rock

ALBUM: NEEDTOBREATHE ‘H A R D L O V E’

Rating: After the dizzying success of their 2014 album, Rivers in the Wasteland, gained them their first-ever Grammy Award nomination and the top spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts, NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest offering truly had to…

ALBUM: Kaleo ‘A/B’

Rating: Icelandic band Kaleo have returned after their debut, self titled album with A/B. Resembling bands such as The Black Keys due to their vocals and instrumental work shows the heavy potential that this band hold for their future. First…

NEW TRACK: The Shapers – ‘Secrets’

Emerging French rock band, The Shapers, resemble the punk pop tones of Green Day, mixed with the pure rock elements of the Foo Fighters. The band have already been directed by the Media Director of Vans, who has previously worked with…

LIVE: The Lumineers – Manchester Albert Hall 19.04.16

Headlining the stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall, successful Colorado band The Lumineers charged the old Methodist Central Hall with their energised yet earthy performance. ‘Ophelia’ amongst their many other hits was played for their extremely diverse audience, all of whom were passionately…

LIVE: Man Made – Aatma, Manchester 24.03.16

The best thing about discovering a band at the start of their musical journey is the opportunity to watch them improve, grow and evolve. Man Made are back in their hometown, for what seems like the thousandth time, but I’m…

ALBUM: The Stone Foxes ‘Twelve Spells’

Rating: Hailing from San Francisco, the California sun makes its mark all over the new album from Stone Foxes. Twelve Spells, for the most part, is a enjoyable  ride down the west coast with unashamedly fun, knees up rock ‘n’ roll blasting…

Discovery of the Week: King No-One

York based indie-rockers King No-One are back with a bang with new single ‘Stay Close’. A great track record so far sees previous singles hyped by Huw Stephens and others at 6 Music and Radio X. The five piece have been…

LISTEN: We Came From Wolves – ‘Ruiner’

Robert Whytock, Kyle Burgess, Andy Donaldson and Michael MacKay together have formed the newly anticipated band We Came From Wolves. Originating from Scotland, this talented quartet evidently draw inspiration from fellow Scot, Biffy Clyro, as well as the soft, rocky…

Discovery Of The Week: PLAZA

Genre is often hard to define these days, but Hartlepool newcomers PLAZA have pinned themselves and debut single ‘Totem’ as “post-indie”. I like it, for many the term ‘indie’ is now synonymous with generic guitar music, hipsters and dickheads on…