It feels like only yesterday I was working on the bar at the Rolling Stones’ Hyde Park gig (not the 1969 one!) to celebrate their 50th anniversary of being a band….now, eight years later, we are celebrating 50 years since the release of their ninth album Sticky Fingers! Sticky Fingers was released in 1971 during … More The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers – 50 Years!
With the UK on track to be back to normal (well, as normal as it can be) by mid-June, festivals have either started releasing line-ups for this summer or announcing that their line-up for 2020 is still going ahead this year! The thought of being in or near big crowds is quite daunting, and I … More Top 5 UK Festivals 2021
Restrictions of some shape or form have now been dictating the way we live our lives – in the UK at least – for a whole year now, and as we find ourselves in spring again my desire to be outdoors and on the open road is higher than ever. I’ve really missed being able … More Australian Folk: Top 6 New Songs
You’re Welcome is the seventh album from A Day To Remember and it’s no secret the album hasn’t gone down particularly well with fans. Personally, I am mostly in agreement with the fans – who are likely long-time fans of the band – who are finding it difficult to accept the heavily pop-influenced route the … More Top 5 Songs: You’re Welcome (A Day To Remember)
British metalcore group Architects released their new album For Those That Wish To Exist on Friday, and with nine albums to their name now could be considered veterans of the scene. Holy and Hell and For Those That Wish To Exist are the band’s two most recent albums and the two Architects albums I’m probably … More Architects: Holy Hell vs For Those That Wish To Exist
The soundtracks on the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games were an ‘afterthought’ – according to the man himself – but they were undoubtedly legendary and arguably as much a part of the experience as the skating! While the soundtrack in the remaster is different, having spent hours and hours playing the game over the … More Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Soundtrack: Top 5 Songs!
It’s amazing to think that at one point Dave Grohl was just known as the drummer from Nirvana. What he and the rest of the Foo Fighters have achieved over the last 25 years is outstanding, and 10 albums later they are still one of the most popular rock bands in the world. To celebrate … More Foo Fighters Albums Ranked Worst to Best!
British rock giants Arctic Monkeys were one of the first bands to gain significant attention through the internet, and by the time their debut album Whatever People Say I Am was released in January 2006 the band were already well-known within the indie scene. The year following the release of Whatever People Say I Am … More Top 5 Songs: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (Arctic Monkeys)
We are now a few days into 2021 and at the end of that strange week between Christmas and New Year where no one really knows what’s going on…from tomorrow it’s back to reality and time to leave 2020 behind us, so this feels like the last chance to share my favourite tracks from 2020. … More AS4S Top 5 Songs of 2020!
As we finally enter 2021 I’ve been reflecting on how much great music was released during an extraordinarily strange year. 2020 started strong with the likes of Marigold by Pinegrove and The World Is In Your Way by Dragged Under, but when we went into lockdown in March there was a period where it felt … More AS4S Top 5 Albums of 2020!