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Isle of Wight Festival this WEEKEND: What are your set highlights?

The Isle of Wight Festival is set to kick off this weekend, and so what are you most looking forward to in set performances and artist appearances?

After Gallagher’s triumphant return to the main stage belting out Oasis classics – and falling out of a helicopter after – it certainly brings out the festival in a new, raucous light.

“Who said Rock ‘n’ Roll is dead, Keith Moon eat your drum skin out.”

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JADED JANE & OLIVIA RUFF – Single Review: “Bogotá”

This is a reposting of one of my favourite music bloggers, Eclectic Music Lover. Fantastic words of wisdom for all things music. Be sure to give him a whirl via the link below.

As a music blogger, I’ve gotten to know hundreds or perhaps even thousands of musicians and bands over the past six years, many of whom I’ve written …

JADED JANE & OLIVIA RUFF – Single Review: “Bogotá”
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How influential is Tik Tok to the future of the music industry?

For some, the new rockers are the next influencers for the industry – they just don’t know it. For many, TikTok is very much running everything.

With the global pandemic shutting down the industry as a whole, artists had to adapt and bend the rules a little bit. Enter the meteoric rise of TikTok. A multi-global phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, it is a huge opportunity for upcoming musicians to get the go-ahead, from just the sheer numbers they pull in!

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The story of Jason Derulo is one to admire. Dropped by his label in early 2020 for not being a priority, Derulo was at a loss. After feeling under appreciated from his mass delivering of number 1s over the years, he felt done for in the music industry. But, since he joined TikTok, he has amassed over 46m followers and became the 13th most popular music artist influencers on the platform. No doubt, revitalising his music career and putting Deluro back into the name of Jason.

It may be certainly easier as an already established artist, but the independence is there for anyone to pry into their creativity and amass a large following. The importance is to understand the game and out-work everybody – then? The sky’s the limit.

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The Power of A New Album

Evening, folks. I thought I would jump on here and share my thoughts with you.

Following from my album review yesterday about The Vaccines’ recent bout of retro cities with Back In Love City, I’ve played it non stop.

Not only have I invested my time into these indie favourites, but I’ve actually invested time in their past albums which I’ve managed to missed or not invested a lot of time into. Trawling through an artists’ past work all the while going back to their recent work is a fantastic way of seeing the artists’ journey through song writing but it also allows the artist to stay relevant and in our minds – all the while benefiting from the influx of listeners, tribes of music purchases and avid watchers of their next leg of tour.

It really shows the power of staying relevant and fresh by creating new music. Especially if that new music is fantastically inventive and ultimately reinvents the artist wheel of their music. It keeps you around for longer!

I’d love for anyone to put me in my place with snarky comments like, “oh well this is why they do it..” and “it’s common knowledge about new music..” but I’d just thought I would share my recent thoughts with you!

Thanks folks.

By the way, The Vaccines are touring in the spring next year across the UK (in case you wondering)!!

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The Vaccines – “Back in Love City” Album Review

“If I push any more buttons, I’ll delete ya.”

Set against a fictional metropolis, “Back in Love City” is the visceral Vaccines next eclectic work of catchy emphatics that run riot with the prospect of being in the same interstellar space as their debut – way back in 2011.

With 2018’s Combat in Sports seemingly missing the mark with their hard-fledging fans, they had something to prove with their fifth album instalment. Much like a concept album of those Los Angeles city lights and those futuristic hotels in Tokyo, Back in Love City is another anthemic indie combustion that retells the band’s fascination and romanticism of America.

Back in Love City, Alone Star and Jump off the Top are true Vaccine classico-romantics, whilst Paranormal Romance has a certain western vibe to it, lassoing in and out of a dusty-land fairytale. El Paso has – you guessed it – tressilo Spanish rhythms that again, reveals the nature of being in your own designated world.

The lead single, Headphones Baby is the telling of exactly that. {I wanna live inside your headphones, baby/I wanna live inside a world, wherever you are.} Bringing the sparkle of an dystopian future with nothing but electronics to keep us powered, it is not only a fresh telling of band who have still got a knack for writing great songs, but its inventiveness and ethereal thought-prowess throughout demonstrates that this band are nowhere near past their prime yet. Even after 11 years.