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L-Space - Backup Baby (Track Review)

L-Space are teeing themselves up for an album, Kipple Arcadia, which will be released in september. I guarantee that it will sound just as majestic as these singles do and "Backup Baby" is no exception to that rule. With Lily's (Lead Singer) vocals sounding as iridescent and melodic as ever, I love that she takes a softer tone on this song, it really amplifies the power of her voice and ultimately it becomes the most powerful instrument throughout this song.

It feels like everyone of these L-Space reviews goes one way and that's me praising them non-stop - but I genuinely have nothing bad to say about the band. And everytime I listen to them I fall more in love with Gordon's keyboard playing, he's the unsung hero of the band but he's also been there from the start and he's just as deserving of praise on this tune because he draws melody in and spurts out a tune that has evolved their sound, more removed from their spaced out tune "Aloe" but…

Sunflower Bean - TwentyTwo In Blue (Album Review)

I’m sure there a lot of people out there who believe that Fleetwood Mac are the greatest band of all time, you wouldn’t shock me at all if you told me that it was the majority. Although it probably isn’t. And you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t love at least one song on Rumours, it’s undoubtedly one of the greatest albums of all time. This doesn’t mean that they needed to be flat out copied, which is basically what Sunflower Bean have done.

I wasn’t a big fan of their first album, it was indie pop with no personality and it was quite draining just listening to it. However, after hearing “I Was A Fool” I was hyped for this album, with lead guitarist on vocals as well I was looking forward to hearing how they would contrast the two of them, unfortunately though, they didn’t.

In a funny turn of events, my favourite song on this album is actually the biggest Fleetwood Mac ripoff. “Burn It” traverses skilfully and smoothly through the song, ramping up the ante with every si…

Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys (Album Review)

It’s very easy to be fooled by some of the bass heavy beats on this, or the cool laid back tones of songs such as “Rockstar” but there is genuinely nothing special about this album. But it’s not terrible. Strange, I know, but hear me out. This is very listenable, you can put this on with your mates around and it just sits in the back around, it doesn’t mean anything and I think Post Malone knows this secretly.

It’s the lyrics I have the biggest problem with, no imagination or personality has gone into any of them, they mean literally nothing. For example, my favourite tune on this album is “Psycho” do I know what it’s about? Absolutely not, he just speaks about trusting no one, humble brag after humble brag and a sweet melodic beat to match. But then again I had such a fun time listening to this album, and I have revisited it when I have no idea what I want to listen to this is just easy to slap on whilst I decide.

I think the track “Over Now” sums up everything that is wrong with …

Live Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham (31/4/18)

At this point, Noel Gallagher needs no introduction. One of the most widely recognised names in music, along with his brother Liam. After the split of Oasis in 2009, Noel Gallagher formed his High Flying Birds and set about making an album immediately. And whilst Liam saw miniscule success with Beady Eye Noel shot straight to number one on the album charts and scored a top 10 single with AKA.. What A Life. 2 albums on and Noel is that point where he’s ready to experiment and step out of his comfort zone – this paid dividends as Who Built The Moon? Was one of my favourite albums of last year and I’ve had in constant rotation ever since!

This is my second time seeing Noel after catching him in Birmingham on the Chasing Yesterday Tour, and this time was much better. With a new album comes new bangers, and these are arguably more lively, provide a deeper soundscape and you can also belt your lungs out to them. The curiously infectious “Holy Mountain” sounded phenomenal, even with the sc…

PMMR's Corner: The Not So Golden Age of Wireless

We all love to listen to music. If you don’t then I have no idea why you are reading this! And music on the move has become somewhat of a modern-day miracle. We now have an absolute plethora of separate ways in which you can enjoy music whilst out running, walking shopping or in the case of this mild rant, driving.

I have always enjoyed music in my car. I started driving in the eighties when the first thing you did with your new car was buy a radio/cassette and if budgets allowed a couple of decent speakers (I am talking decent then, not now}. The ‘pose’ was to drive down the high street, windows wide open (regardless of weather) with your favourite tunes blasting out the tinny speakers, distorting like mad in the vain hope that someone may find you somehow ‘cool’. It was a tradition. If you were a bit flush you could add a Graphic Equaliser! You would spend all day wiring the thing up and it would sound mildly better than before. It was the way things were done and it was great.


J. Cole - KOD (Album Review)

J. Cole is back with a new album, and at this point I’m quite tired of seeing people surprise drop albums, it has no shock value anymore and it’s just sort of becoming a norm for releases. What happened to 3 singles, an album, and then 1 or 2 more singles? I miss those days – That’s a rant for another time though.

J. Cole has upped the ante this time, taking his supposed “snooze rap” and injecting some life into it. This was needed after the sub-par record that was 4 Your Eyez Only, his weakest project to date in my opinion. Nonetheless, I’m still a big J. Cole fan so I was excited to listen to this project and it’s good to hear him evolving his sound but I still have issues with some of the directions he takes.

For example, the talking/interludes in between songs are rarely required on non-concept albums purely because they don’t add anything other than time to the album and they dramatically lessen the replayability. But Cole has produced some of his more upbeat and yet downbeat …