Category Archives: Music and Bands

Thursdays are for Listening

Music: Top 5 Right Now

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Poison – Carrie Hope Fletcher

Turn The Music Louder – KDA ft. Tinie Tempah, Katy B

Into You – Ariana Grande

Plastic – Nina Karolidou

Tears – Clean Bandit ft. Louise Johnson

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Music: Chris Bourne

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Today I am recommending Chris Bourne. I found his music though his brother, James Bourne, who you may know as one third of Busted and one sixth of McBusted. It was at a McBusted gig that Hollywood Ending were performing as a support act and I realised Chris Bourne was a member. Following that gig, I became a huge fan of Hollywood Ending but about a year and a half/ two years later they split up. Chris, who produces and writes music, has recently started his own solo career and the following track is his debut single:

I love this song so much and I hope that those to follow are just as good. Please check him out and show him some support!

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Music: Once Upon a Dead Man

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12509323_300x300Today I am recommending Once Upon a Dead Man, a recently established band featuring Charlie Simpson (of Busted and Fightstar) and his brothers Will and Edd, and long-time friend Simon Britcliffe. The four have released a debut EP album called ‘Concepts and Phenomena’.

As a fan of Charlie Simpson and his past musical work, including his solo album, I was obviously going to check out his new endeavour Once Upon a Dead Man. I listened to the album, expecting something good, but it was even better than that. It has a similar style to Charlie’s solo work but with an electronic undertone, and Charlie’s voice is also complemented by the extra voices of his band mates.

Below is my favourite song from the EP:

Check out Once Upon a Dead Man (click here to go to their YouTube channel) and their EP!

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: https://vimeo.com/onceuponadeadman

 

Music: Top 5

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  1. Tessa Violet’s Sorry I’m Not Sorry

  1. Bring Me The Horizon’s Follow You

  1. Shawn Mendes’ Stitches

  1. Jack Savoretti’s Catapult

  1. One Direction’s History

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Music: Young Guns

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yOUNG-GUNSToday I am recommending the rock band Young Guns since I have recently gotten into their music and absolutely love them.

Technically, I found this band a long while ago as I had listened to a single of theirs on repeat – this was Learn My Lesson. I hadn’t thought much more of them though until a friend of mine reintroduced me to them with the song Bones, which is brilliant! The video is pretty cool too.

As a fan of pop-punk and alternative music, I was bound to love Young Guns as their style of rock really fits into this. The vocalist has a great voice and the rest of the band make the songs sound incredible.

Check out the few videos below as a taste of their music:

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.soundspheremag.com/features/interview-young-guns-leeds-festival-2012/

Music: Top 5

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Recently I’ve been going through my iTunes to find music that I haven’t listened to in a very long time and that I still love. This is my Top 5 right now:

Tik Tok by Ke$ha

Monster by Meg and Dia

Pillow Talk by Kids in Glass Houses

Sweet Dreams by Beyoncé

This Is How You Remind Me by Nickelback

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Music: Top 5 James Bond Intros

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Each track is very much of its era, as the films are, which is something I love about James Bond: each Bond era represents its own time from when it was made.

#1 – On her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) by the John Barry Orchestra

Although the track is only instrumental, there’s just something about it that I enjoy so much. I think it just embodies the character of the film and since On her Majesty’s Secret Service is in my Top 5 Bond films so far, you can tell why I like the track too.

#2 –  The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) by Lulu

I think the lyrics of this song were so cleverly done as they basically give you a summary of the film you’re about to watch, of course, I didn’t know that until after I had watched the film and listened to the track a second time.

#3 – The Living Daylights (1987) by a-ha

I really enjoy a-ha’s music anyway, but I really enjoyed this song, and as explained above, it is very much of its era as are the next two songs.

#4 – Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) by Sheryl Crow

#5 – Die Another Day (2002) by Madonna

When I first listened to this song, I wasn’t much of a fan as it was very different to any other Bond soundtrack before it (and after it) and it was very ‘noughties’. However, the more I have listened to it since then, the more I’ve fallen in love with it.

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