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BRIT AWARDS 2022 PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED

The set of artists for this years’ Brit Awards has been announced ahead of the scheduled date of 8th Feb at The O2.

The likes of Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone and Doja Cat are among the performers on the night.

Amongst a few big yawns, it will be yet another night of hopeful celebrations of the best of British music – all of the British music that is simply mainstream, mind. You’ve all heard my thoughts on award shows so this is not the time or place for that extensive argument, but still.

It will be interesting to note how upcoming music artists are going to be reflected and of course, those all important amendments to male/female artists categories that will no doubt spark up controversy … with people that doesn’t affect at all! I think if it makes the artists more comfortable reprising their roles in the music industry, then I’m all for it! I was this close to purchasing pre-sale tickets but at £80 a pop at The O2, I didn’t think it was necessarily worth the ticket price considering the line-up stacks and the typical stigma of award ceremonies … !

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Muse’s Return to the Realm of Simulating Black Holes: “Won’t Stand Down”

In a return after a 3-year hiatus from 2018’s Simulation Theory, Bellamy and co are back with dark and dominant passenger of Won’t Stand Down. Facing adversity with strength, it’s a call-to-arms against all the bullies in life and really sets the boundaries in the direction of where Muse are set to go with their ninth album – yet declared or confirmed as of yet. You can view it below:

Let me know your thoughts … !

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The Weeknd: Dawn FM – Album Review

NEW TO 2022: After clutching all the headlines with his much-lauded 2020 album ofAfter Hours,” Abel Tesfaye stepped into something new and something of reflective prowess. Cleary, Tesfaye simply knows no bounds in terms of exploration, as his fifth album takes off with any pre-warning safety announcements. Harnessed in to a fictional radio station that goes by the name of 103.5 Dawn FM – with Tesfaye’s apt-neighbour Jim Carrey narrating along the way – the album swoons and careens into the plethora of dark and cool Depeche dark-synth pop.

Unlike the tensive, illustrative work of After Hours that somehow puts up a front throughout, Dawn FM is a mature new approach to resolving past mistakes and stepping out from the shadows as a better person.

Accepting fate rather than denying plausibility is a encouraging tact here through the telling of Dawn FM

God knows life is chaos but he made one thing true: you gotta unwind your mind, train your soul to align and dance til you find that divine boogaloo. In other words: you gotta be heaven to see heaven. May peace be with you.”

… after all, it is always darkest before dawn. And after dawn, comes a new day.

Familiars feature the poignant, self-reflective Out of Time, the janky guitar-flex of Sacrifice and the incessant bass jabs of Best Friends to the trap drum machine overruse of Don’t Breaky My Heart, the album suffers somewhat in depth as it does in musicality. But it is an ultimatum of sorts – it is one we must get pass through ourselves.

Reflective of his journey, has The Weeknd finally found peace within himself?

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Singles Review: Foals “Wake Me Up”

Happy weekend folks. I hope you are having a relaxing time so far.

I just thought I would jump on and share my little insight about Foals return t0 the world of music – with one less member this time.

After their departure of their keyboardist Edwin Congreave in September, many were questioning the bands’ direction afterwards, but we needn’t have worried. Wake Me Up is the band’s next cultivating landmark to indie stardom. Trailblazing the hip guitar funk-flex as we witnessed in 2013’s Holy Fire, the song is a bass-thumping emphatic reach for Foals climbing up all those mountains.

Following their biggest project to date with two full idled albums released back-to-back in 2019, many fans are eager for the next settling chapter for the newly-turned-trio. Could this be the start of something new? Although there doesn’t seem to be any love lost between the departed members as Wake Me Up shares experiences on a dystopian wonderland simply not quite believing what they’re seeing; I’m walking through a dream/I’m walking through the finest place I’ve ever seen/Hey man, won’t you wake me up?/Say, hey man won’t you wake me up?

Whether this is an appreciation post for the band to keep going forward and carrying on with what they’re doing or something deeper, many us Foals fan are happy to see them back at it again doing what they do best.

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MOD SUN: “Internet Killed The Rockstar” – Album Review

Seeing as we’re on all time pop-punk high at the moment, what better segway than to discuss Lavigne’s boyfriend MOD SUN and his movie of longing conversation, Internet Killed The Rockstar.”

With another artist debunking their favourable genre of hip-hop for the ever-eclectic tastes of pop-punk, it’s showing that the revitalisation is really picking up traction. But is it any good?

With moments of bitter-tastes from Karma to lost lust with Bones, finally driving into the lead single of Flames featuring the unaltered companionship with Lavigne herself, it is an emotive album full of compassion as MOD SUN plays homage to the cathartic self-reflection of addiction, love and sorrow that features so heavily in pop-punk works.

Although the tongue-and-cheek drivel of Rollercoaster and Pornstar lands somewhat flat, these are sidelined when the self-titled work comes into full force rounding off the album on an all-time high.

Although not familiarising himself with his well-known accompaniments of hip-hop, MOD SUN has upped his game spiritually and musically with a monumental return etching himself into the world of pop-punk.