Review of Tom Odell’s debut EP ‘Songs From Another Love’.
London band Theme Park release their self-titled debut next month. Have a look at what I thought of it here…
Icelandic folk/pop collective Of Monsters and Men released their highly acclaimed debut album, ‘My Head is an Animal’ this week. Have a read of my review here:
Cambridge rockers ‘Mallory Knox’ release new single ‘Hello’ as a free download. See what I made of it over on Hit The Floor magazine. http://www.hitthefloor.co.uk/rock-metal/review-mallory-knox-hello-single/
Electro duo, Simian Mobile Disco released their third studio album, ‘Unpatterns’ earlier this month.
Boxes’ new release, ‘Stickers’ is an excellent effort from ‘Athlete’ frontman, Casey Willetts.
Ash Reiter’s summery single ‘Heatwave’ is out now.
The Vaccines released their debut ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ back in March and its safe to say that after hearing previous singles, ‘Post Break-Up Sex’ and ‘Blow It Up’ that the majority were expecting big things from the London band. The four-piece definitely delivered with an exhilarating album bursting with upbeat indie-rock and bop worthy tunes that set the bar high for future artists in the field.
They’ll be sure to whip the enthusiastic crowd into a frenzy of drunken dancing and reiterated lyrics this summer. Catch them performing at Isle of Wight, Glasto, T in the Park and Reading/Leeds Festivals.
As you can see, I have nothing but love for The Vaccines. This record is my favourite of the year so far.
‘All In White’
‘Post Break-Up Sex’
Banquet Records pride themselves in being ‘more than your local record shop’ and they certainly stick by their word. Located in Eden Street, Kingston, the independent store had been running for a number of years under the name ‘Beggars Banquet’ before being taken over as Banquet Records. The store sells new releases, 7’’s, LP’s and CD’s of everything from dubstep to post hardcore. As well as in my opinion, being the best independent record outlet in the area Banquet also put on various club nights, gigs and instore events. On Thursday nights at The Hippodrome Indie and Alternative club night ‘New Slang’ takes place showcasing live bands and latest music. Past artists include Vampire Weekend, Foals and Example. Saturday night hosts ‘D.A.N.C.E’, also held at The Hippodrome. As well as playing the latest chart anthems from Katy Perry to Chase and Status live music in the main room has featured artists like Tinie Tempah and Professor Green. Instores held at banquet are mostly acoustic sets in the intimate surroundings of the shop. With a capacity of 100 they’re usually pretty special as its unusual to hear a notable artist performing an acoustic session live to a small number of people. Past artists include Two Door Cinema Club, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Laura Marling and You Me At Six. Gigs are also a popular feature of Banquet; shows are put on at local venues proving good value for money and the opportunity to watch your favorite bands in a small capacity venue. New Found Glory and Set Your Goals, Kids In Glass Houses and The King Blues have all played in Kingston venues. For more information click here or pop in to the shop, it’ll be worth your while!