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Unpopular Opinions: Bohemian Rhapsody is TERRIBLE?!

Obviously this is a complete rip off of TheNeedleDrop's "Let's Argue" series, to the extent where I'm actually using the tweets replied to his post. HOWEVER! In my defence I've tried to pick ones that he's never used in his series. Just because I think it's so important to have these discussions around music and to debate each other regarding what we love and hate. It keeps music alive and ticking on a very basic level. So without further ado let's take a look at some unpopular opinions...


I genuinely find it so hard to argue with this point, a lot of that is to do with the fact that I actually don't like Queen but 'Bo Rap' grates me on a whole other level. I can't stand it. Personally I give Queen quite a hard time but I do quite like "Brighton Rock" thanks to Baby Driver. But everytime I listen to Queen I just can't understand the appeal - I wish I could but when I hear songs like "We Will Rock You" and &…

Introducing...The Sunset Beach Hut

The Sunset Beach Hut are a band that I recently discovered whilst trawling through music from the Birmingham scene that is raging with eternal fire at the moment. This band stood out to me because the wide variety of genres and influences that clearly inhabit their music. Their single "Comfort" is one of my favourites to be released this year and has been on repeat on my Spotify ever since. They're constantly touring at the moment, grinding away and trying to carve their way into the big time, and carry on like this and they will...
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Question. What made you 3 want to start making music?
Matty: Ben and I started playing music together as soon as we became friends, it’s always been something that came naturally to us. We started jamming together and ended up writing some tr…

Introducing... The Calamity

The Calamity are a band that defy genres and produce music that they want to make. Ultimately this will always lead to better music being produced and these guys are no exception, the Wolverhampton based band have a care free attitude that is just as infectious as their tunes. They've just released their self-titled EP which you definitely have to check out because it shows a clear sign of a band that are riotous and collected in equal measures, in turn flexing their writing abilities with some really well written tunes! Luckily, I had the chance to chat with Billy Haynes (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Steph Haynes (Bass), Matt Smith (Guitar) and Casper Drake (Percussion) regarding their latest release along with their musical aspirations and why everything isn't what it seems in the industry sometimes...
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Question. How did you end up with the name 'The Calamity'?
Billy: It got pulled out…

My Verdict on the Mercury Prize 2018 Nominees

It's probably been one of the most controversial lists in years with many people feeling the list is stale and people have been nominated people because they are who they are. The Mercury Prize has always been something I've looked to find out albums that I've missed and should check out - It helped me to find Loyle Carner and certified that I was missing out big time on The Big Moon. However, this year has diminished that a lot and I'm not saying that all the albums I think should have been nominated SHOULD be nominated because that's a ridiculous way of thinking but HOW oh HOW have Shame not been nominated. They released one of the best debut album's I've ever heard and they've been snubbed - it's disgraceful. However, let's run through all the nominees and I'll give you a rating as to how likely it is to win. This should be fun...

Lily Allen - No Shame Thought I'd better start with this one because to be honest it's the most contr…

Live Review: Anna Burch @ The Musician, Leicester

Anna Burch is a Detroit based singer-songwriter who released her debut solo album, Quit The Curse, in February 2018 - it received high praise all round. A stark contrast to her folk-rock past to turn to indie pop and what a masterful stroke that was. It really is a great album and "Asking 4 A Friend" really is one of the greatest songs to be released this year. So, naturally you'd want to hear that live.

The Musician is just one of those venues where it feels better when it's not full. There was a great vibe in the crowd as it was clear that all of these people were huge fans of the woman gracing the stage. Anna swiftly kicked into the highest gear and performed her debut album in its entirety. Stopping in between only to have some banter and tell some interesting stories regarding all of her songs. Anna's vocal performance was absolutely flawless and the band she had strung together played her songs with ease. We were even treated to an encore that included a b…

Artists of Tomorrow (Part 5)

Airways  Airways are a band who seem to have snuck out of nowhere and are now touring the country with The Hunna. The Peterborough natives were formed purely by a chance encounter in America and I discovered the same way, trawling through Spotify and finding a band that I liked the look of. Their music resonates with a lot of people because it's as infectious as it is innovative and that's always a great mixture! For fans of Circa Waves and The Hunna. 
The Lids Of courses I have to support the Leicester natives, but I'm not going to blindly follow a band - these guys are incredibly decent and their recent tune "Delectable" is a proper rock n roll stomper of an anthem. The band have an incredible knack for producing loud, raucous and boisterous tunes that will just stick with you for the whole day.  For fans of Kasabian, Oasis, The Jam.
NAMES NAMES are a young Welsh band who have taken on the sombre sounds of bands like The Smiths and evolved it and made it their own.…