The Best Debut Albums

Michael: While some artists have gone on to do bigger and better things than their debuts, most of those that pull off great debuts plunge into mediocrity (or worse). But for today, we'll freeze these artists in time, at the peak of their powers. Heads up: Commercial success does not justify a good debut so don't expect Tom Odell and Bastille featuring. Henry: Yup, and while … [Read more...]

25 songs that will get you pumped for summer

Michael: Although my skin seems totally intolerant of what the sun does to it in the next few months, I still love the summer. Nothing makes me happier than sitting in the sun and doing absolutely fuck all for the day. Well not absolutely, the summer is only the summer if you have your summer songs to go with it. Henry: Amen to that fair prayer. We've spun through 25 of the … [Read more...]

Breezing through my Summer playlist: fun., Andrew Bird and some rock.

Exams are conspiring to make this the least fun few weeks of my life. That means posting is likely to become grouchy/irregular. I thought about just posting some playlists of mine over the coming weeks with a few comments. Then I realised that would be incredibly lazy. Then I thought, it's still lazy but I'm going to do it. And as a reminder, we compiled a summer-ready playlist … [Read more...]

Live @ The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 – Day 1

So after minor delays and the unfortunate event of missing We Are Scientists, We arrived at the site of the Isle of Wight festival, burning a trail directly to the main stage, and stopping only at the H&M lounge to pick up our access wristbands, arriving halfway through Band of Horses' set. They provided a short and light introduction into what has to be one of the best … [Read more...]

Pyro – Kings of Leon

Okay, I know that you all thought our raving about the new Kings of Leon album Come Around Sundown, but it has only just struck me how insanely good this song is. It's one of those songs for me that I've listened to tirelessly over the last few days. I love everything about it; the guitar noodling right at the beginning, the crashing drum beat, everything. Really, just take a … [Read more...]