DNCE: BODY MOVES

For the past week I’ve had DNCE ‘Body Moves’ on REPEAT. Their latest tune follows the same path as ‘Toothbrush’ and ‘Cake By The Ocean’…it’s catchy as hell! It’s the lead single taken from their self titled debut album, which is due for release on November 18th, which I can’t wait to hear.

The video for the single, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, is super hot to say the least! It shows the band performing, letting loose and getting preeeetty raunchy in a lift.

Joe Jonas is certainly proving his wholesome, innocent days are behind him with his antics in this video…so let’s take a few minutes to appreciate that.

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Sounds of… October

So I’ve FINALLY joined Spotify! I’m late to the party, I know…

I’m constantly making playlists on my iPod so I thought, why not create them on Spotify for you to enjoy too! The idea is that I’m going to create one playlist each month of 20 songs- a mix of new tunes, and some older faves, that I’ve been listening to.

October is my first playlist and features songs from Slaves, Kings of Leon, High Tide 15:47, Busted, White Lies, The Last Shadow Puppets and many more.

So here it is, this is Sounds Of…October and I hope you enjoy!

White Lies: Friends

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White Lies are a band that, in my eyes, can do no wrong. I’ve loved everything that they’ve released since I first heard their debut album ‘To Lose My Life…’ in 2009, and they’ve always been a band that have excited me. Their latest, self produced album, ‘Friends’, is no exception. I could probably say everything I want about this album in two words, those words being ‘it’s genius’, but I’m not going to do that.

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THE ENEMY: MY LAST GOODBYE

10 years, 4 albums, and countless gigs later Coventry lads The Enemy have called it quits. The band, who consist of Tom Clarke, Andy Hopkins, and Liam Watts, made the announcement earlier this year, but after watching them at one of their final hometown shows this weekend, it seemed the right time to say goodbye to one of my favourite bands.

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A Message To The Maccabees…

It’s been just over a month since The Maccabees called it a day. When I read the letter to their fans breaking the news, I felt sick. Physically sick. ‘They’re just a band’ was echoed in numerous conversations, but to me they weren’t just a band. I’ve never felt so passionate about anyone, or anything, as much as I have about The Maccabees. Music is sometimes the best form of medicine, so whenever I’m feeling down I tend to turn to my iPod or records. The Maccabees were the band I always turned to no matter what, and in a way, I guess they’re like my comfort blanket. I’ve grown alongside their music, and they’ve basically been the soundtrack to my coming of age.

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O2 Academy Leeds, 25th November 2015

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New Tune: A Festival, A Parade

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Photograph by Daniel Stark

Fresh from a busy summer headlining Evolution Emerging and supporting Primal Scream, Newcastle alt-rockers A Festival, A Parade have announced the forthcoming release of their brand new single ‘If Dogs Could Talk…’

Their sound evokes comparisons to the likes of Frightened Rabbit and The National, and the four-piece made up of Joe Allan (vocals, guitar), Reece Spencer (lead guitar), Ollie Winn (bass) and Liam Tellum (drums) have been championed by many in the North East, and listening to this song it’s pretty easy to see why.

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