Tag : ls2 music

Review:: Seán McGowan – Seán McGowan EP

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    Punk-folk singer-songwriter Seán McGowan’s debut EP is an unrefined mix of politically charged lyrics, powerful vocals and aggressively strummed guitar.  Opening with catchy, Jamie-T-with-a-bit-more-backbone number ‘Never Let Us In’ and moving on through more poignantly harmonised tracks like ‘£5.25’, the record encapsulates the rawness of McGowan’s talent. More … Read More

Live Review:: Ben Howard @ O2 Academy

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“Hello Leeds!” were two of about seven words softly squeaked by rootsy melodic folkster Ben Howard during his visit to the O2 Academy. After a slow and intense opener, in the form of ‘Burgh Island’, the title track from his upcoming EP, he sat his guitar face-up on his lap … Read More

Feature:: Brits Critics' Choice Award Nominees 2013

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  Tom Odell, Laura Mvula and AlunaGeorge have been tipped to follow in the footsteps of the of Adele, Florence and the Machine and Emeli Sande with the announcement of the shortlist for the Brit Awards Critics’ choice award. Previous winners of the prestigious award have gone on to unprecedented … Read More

Live Review:: Crystal Castles @ O2 Academy

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Amidst a thick wall of relentless bass and wailing synths, Alice Glass shrieks and screams, working the O2’s super-charged crowd into a pulsing sea of energy; the move to larger venues, it seems, has not phased Canada’s most fearless musical export. Few bands reach the level of energy elicited by Crystal Castles, … Read More

Feature:: 6 Of The Worst Advert Cover Songs Ever

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All thanks to the new advert culture of twee and all-too-emotional covers of classic songs, is advertising endangering our music knowledge? Are we soon to know songs by brand instead of band and disregard originals in favour of acoustic alternatives altogether?      ‘Girls’ – Sugababes (Ernie K. Doe) Sorry … Read More

Live Review:: Dog is Dead – Cockpit

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The Nottingham indie quintet jumped up onto the sold-out Cockpit stage to a cheers predominantly from young girls, and left the stage surrounded by at least 20 dancing stage-invaders, a group that was predominantly young and male. Kicking off was ‘Get Low’, the opening track from their recently released album, All … Read More