Coming Up For Air is Irish pop-rockers Kodaline’s second album, released almost immediately after their debut supporting tour ended. Of course, there are bands talented enough in this world that can manage this kind of calendar. Logically, this means there are bands that cannot.
A Black Mile To The Surface (2017) is the fifth studio album by Atlanta natives Manchester Orchestra, marking their return following the success of their previous two albums, Simple Math (2011), which helped them catapult into the mainstream, and Cope (2014).
The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band, whose third studio album, Language (2014) rose to the 52nd position in the Billboard 200 charts and broke Top 10 in the Hard Rock chart for the same publication in their home country.
People often misjudge marriages between genres, such as electronic and rock, or pop and reggae. They don’t know what to make of such marriages. Some even feel their paradigms threatened as they’re unable to categorize these mashes under a certain label. I say: the more, the merrier.
If Bryan Adams ever had children (I don’t know), I wouldn’t be surprised if Adam Granduciel, vocalist and frontman for The War On Drugs, was one of them. The rough, warm timbre of his voice makes it a familiar place for the listener. The Philly outfit are back with their more recent — and dare I say, the best — effort: A Deeper Understanding.
It was early in the newborn millenium, and after the mainstream success of bands like Green Day and Blink-182, pop punk bands came crawling out the drains everywhere. Rufio was among those bands, but their sound really set them apart (and ablaze).
Sometimes we have trouble sleeping. That’s the way it is. Fortunately, Manchester band Marconi Union have the answer: they composed the most relaxing song in the world.
Look, editing video is time-consuming, even when you have all source material ready to use. Imagine gathering thousands of cell phone clips from concerts, syncing them up and building a one-hour-plus movie out of them. Oh, and add HQ audio and sync that as well, just for quality control. A group of fans did just that and the end result is amazing.
The 90s spawned a generation of bands that, without any clear common markers between them, created a new genre altogether. Someone, possibly out of sheer laziness, decided to call it Alternative Rock. Boy, did this explode.