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!
Carson McKee and Joshua Lee Turner, otherwise known as The Other Favorites, are singer-songwriters based in Brooklyn, New York and are in my opinion two of the best YouTube musicians out there. They are both proficient guitarists and vocalists and their chemistry is astounding. Individually and together Carson and Josh have undertaken many musical endeavours … More Carson McKee & Josh Turner: Top 5 YouTube Covers
Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers released her first official studio album, Heard It In A Past Life, only last year, but the folk pop artist has actually been working hard for a while and releasing fantastic music for almost a decade now. Her latest release, Notes From The Archive, is a collection of old recordings and is … More Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016, Maggie Rogers (Album Review)
The Beatles were – and still are – undoubtedly one of the most influential bands in popular music, but I have to admit that it took me an embarrassingly long time to properly sit down and listen to their music. It was only after watching the ‘Eight Days A Week’ documentary in 2016 that I … More Top 5 Songs: Rubber Soul (The Beatles)
Welcome to the first AS4S ‘Versus’ feature! Mumford & Sons have released their Delta Tour EP today and to mark the occasion I am kicking off the ‘Versus’ feature with the latter half of Mumford & Sons’ studio album discography – 2018’s Delta and 2015’s Wilder Mind. I’ll be going through five categories – singles, … More Mumford & Sons: Delta Vs Wilder Mind
Travis Barker took over as drummer of punk rock band Blink-182 in 1998 after stepping in for Scott Raynor at a live show and supposedly learning a 20-song set in 45 minutes! Appointing Travis as their drummer was the best decision the band ever made – his diverse range of influences and raw talent brought … More Travis Barker: Top 5 Blink-182 Songs
2020 has been a strange year for many of us, filled with change and uncertainty, but a few weeks ago rock legends AC/DC swooped in just at the right time and delivered some much-needed familiarity with their brand new song ‘Shot In The Dark’. A lot has happened in the weeks following AC/DC’s return, but … More AC/DC Top 10 Songs
The pandemic has already had a monumental impact on the music industry and this looks set to continue with more and more regions in the UK seeing stricter restrictions being implemented. I’m sure there are millions of people up and down the country who, like me, look back now and feel that they took live … More 5 Ways To Support Music Venues
Hybrid Theory is undoubtedly one of the most iconic rock albums of the 21st century and today celebrates its 20th anniversary. Linkin Park came onto the scene in the late 90s around the same time as the birth of Nu-Metal, and by the time their debut album Hybrid Theory was released in 2000 the genre … More Top 5 Songs: Hybrid Theory (Linkin Park)