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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a lot of fun to watch. These shows showed me a world I never really got to partake in. It reminded me...

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6 Greatest Publicity Stunts in Music History

With social media a key component in any musician’s publicity-filled arsenal in the 21st century, a lot of emphasis is placed on ensuring no artist succumbs to the many dangers of the internet. However, publicity stunts have been around for decades, and music has provided a tonne of memorable moments, here are some of them....

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The 7 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

We’re already a quarter of the way through the year, where does the time go really?! More and more of the new material that has been promised by a bunch of musicians, some established, some fresh on the scene, is dropping. We’ve already had albums from the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Death Grips...

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Top 7 Songs of 2015 So Far

As a three months for music, 2015 has contributed lots to the zeitgeist; between Kanye ‘jokingly’ attempting to take Beck’s Grammy from him, to Kanye’s Brit Awards performance being heavily censored and Kanye’s…you get the picture. While the infamous rapper might just feature on this mini-countdown (I’ll keep you in suspense for just a little...

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Brazilian vibes on show for all to see at this summer’s World Cup

With the 20th edition of the Football World Cup (or Soccer to you pesky Americans!), kicking off in just under a month’s time in Brazil, aside from all the sporting goodness that will take place for a whole 31 days, what state are the musical prospects of the prosperous South American country in? Well, if...

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6 UK Music Festivals You HAVE to Attend

Music festivals are a hobby for many, the magical worlds that exist for a weekend, even a week long, the music, the stages of varied musical taste, it’s a great experience. Here are the top six festivals around the world that you MUST go to! Reading & Leeds Festival WHEN: August 22nd-24th 2014 WHERE: Reading & Leeds, UK...

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Woodmanstone’s Songwriting as Solid as a Rock

In my Music Xray submissions recently was a song of mourning and loss, but with a sense of comfort and communication to it comes to us from rock/pop singer/songwriter Woodmanstone, whose new album is called “Someone Else’s Dreams Will Fill Our Home”, due out in September. The music is lush with warm guitars and atmospheric...

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