All in Music
Une minuscule bribe d’Iran qui vous fascinera et vous marquera discrètement mais pour toujours au fer rouge. Et en musique, c’est encore mieux.
Every year some idiot-savant comes up with the feelgood hit of the Brazilian summer, a cartoonish earworm with the subtlety and nuance of a vuvuzela, which is blasted out of every car window and soundsystem, covered, spoofed and memed to death until Carnaval ends - at which point it is immediately consigned to the graveyard of history, as everyone sobers up.
Singer and songwriter, Ana Silvera’s 2019 spring tour kicks off today at Colchester Arts Centre.
Breaking into the music world can be challenging and confusing at the best of times. As the industry changes and grows, it is important that a musician adapt accordingly.
Up-coming rock band, Plastic Poetry, uses unconventional dating site Tinder to promote gig dates and band details.
The rise to fame is no easy feat. It takes hard work, concentration, building skills, sourcing out venues and doing so under the gaze of the ever-judging public.
What comes to mind when you think of being apart of your very own band; Excitement, anticipation, different hotel rooms around beautiful parts of the world, adoring fans calling your name or everything all at once?
I hope you’re all caught up on the new music 2018 had to offer, because 2019 is already shaping up to be chock-full of exciting releases by artists old and new. Here is a selection of albums scheduled to come out this year which we can’t wait to wrap our ears around, in order of release date (and also available in handy playlist form).
The place is packed - a sell-out for the return of The Limiñanas to their home patch. Next up it’s The Fleshtones, punk survivors par excellence. Camp as a row of tents and unafraid to work the audience, they really warm up this hall.
2018 was another banner year for new music fans, with big-name releases dropping on a weekly basis. In fact, there was so much to take in that even the most ardent crate-digger could be excused for letting a few great but overlooked albums slip through the cracks.
This unmissable fusion of Traditional Irish/Persian music is, simply put - a masterclass in cultural collaboration. The four piece Dublin based outfit is made up of two Irish men (Niall Hughes + Paddy Kiernan) and two Iranian brothers (Sahab Coohe + Shayan Coohe) who, when combined, create some of the most fascinating music one could ever hope to hear.
We are thrown around somewhat between “Break it to me” which doesn’t know what it is to “Thought Contagion” which will undoubtedly satisfy the Muse diehard. Able to sing along a characteristically simple anthem.
This is music that is committed, both to sounds and ideas, music with sensurround soul. The interaction with the crowd is minimal, bordering on aggressive from Hastings at times, matching the sound, heavier, harder and harsher than on record.