A Different Way

Korn were one of the first nu-metal acts that I got into and definitely one of the acts that sparked my love of music. Similarly, Slipknot and Stone Sour are also two bands that I have a lot of respect for. So to see a collaboration between Korn and Corey Taylor (lead singer of both Slipknot and Stone Sour) immediately piqued my interest.

A Different World echoes the sound of Korn’s early days mixed with “soft” vocals from Corey Taylor reminiscent of Dead Memories. 

PEACE & LOVE

I’ve been a massive VANT fanboy since I first heard Parking Lot from the Jack Daniels advert a while back and they still amaze me. After seeing them at Glastonbury this year, VANT are probably one of my favourite bands and they haven’t even released an album yet! PEACE & LOVE is VANT’s latest single and was released today. I believe it’s a commentary on the recent terror attacks across the world and specifically, the Paris attacks. It’s a great single with heartfelt lyrics and well worth a listen.

Your Liver

There is no video currently released for Your Liver, but it’s just such a catchy beat that I have to share it anyway. You might be wondering if you’ve heard of Mr. Oizo before, or if you recognise this 8-bit graphic, and for most of you you probably have. Although it’s been 17 years since the release of Flat Beat and the infamous Levi Jeans advert that brought Mr. Oizo stardom, Your Liver proves that he’s still going strong.

Can’t Go Wrong

Since I currently don’t have internet at home I’ve missed a lot of new releases such as Wiley’s latest single, Can’t Go Wrong. (released 16th September 2016.)

Can’t Go Wrong is an upbeat, bass-y grime track that fans of Wiley/Skepta/JME or any of the Boy Better Know crew will instantly love. I’m definitely seeing this track going big in the near future and if you take the time to listen to this track, you Can’t Go Wrong…

Fall Into The Party

I’ve recently been playing quite a lot of Guitar Hero Live and this song comes up quite frequently. I don’t know what it is that makes this song such a great listen? Whether it’s the singer’s accent? The sweet guitar rift? Or because it’s just so fun to play on Guitar hero? Anyway whatever the reason, you should definitely give Twin Atlantic’s “Fall Into The Party” a listen.

Glastonbury Highlights – Friday

The easiest way I could think of summarising my time at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, is to take a day-by-day approach. These are my highlights of the first day of live music on Friday.

Skepta
Leading grime artist Skepta, took the Pyramid stage by storm at just before 2pm yesterday and for probably the “whitest” crowd he’s performed to, I doubt he’s performed to one with more engery. With hits like “That’s Not Me”, “Shutdown”, “Too Many Man” and “Man” being spat back to him by thousands of fans (including me) you couldn’t get a better atmosphere.

Occassionally crew members would run the sides chucking out merch to front row fans and Skepta was regularly joined on stage by members of his crew, like Frisco and Jammer, to keep the hype levels at Maximum and the grime flowing till the end.

Vant
At the small tent stage in William’s Green, Political Punk Indie Rock band Vant rocked out to a few hundred enthusiasts at around 5pm. Being a bit of a hipster fanboy, I pushed through and positioned myself on the rail.

After a few opening tracks to get the crowd ready, things got political with the frontman commenting on the results of the EU referendum – “if you voted to leave, get the F*** out of my tent!”.  Known songs like “Parking Lot”, “Fly-By Alien” and latest release “Karma Seeker” got things back on track.

Bring Me the Horizon
Metal core BMTH kicked off the evening music at 7:20pm over on the other stage. A video intro pre-warned fans that if they weren’t looking to get hurt, that they were at “the wrong show” and should “f***ing leave”. The video ended by comanding the crowd to open the centre creating a pit that was then told to grow wider, wider, and wider.

Starting with”happy song” BMTH followed up with songs like “Follow You”, “Shadow Moses”and “Can You Feel My Heart”, before ending on crowd favourite “Throne”. A truly heavy energetic experience that involved mosh pits, wall of deaths and crowd surfing, seemed out of place in the early evening before indie-pop band Bastille.

Magnificent Time

Magnificent Time is a rather catchy feel good single from Travis’ latest album, Everything At Once. Although rather random, the video emphasises the “magnificent time” through the use of jump dancing, vibrant colours and smiles all round. Well worth a listen if you’re looking for a pick-me-up or a general happy song.