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
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
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
It’s that time of year again – the new football season is underway, albeit in strange circumstances, and the latest instalment of EA’s FIFA series is out! The gameplay will inevitably be slick and gamers will no doubt enjoy the up-to-date ratings, kits, leagues etc., but surely what people really want to know is which … More Top 5 Songs: FIFA 21 Soundtrack
With a history spanning almost five decades, Reading Festival is one of the UK’s most globally recognised and appreciated festivals and has seen countless iconic artists head up their main stage over the years. From Nirvana’s critically acclaimed headline set in 1992, to Green Day performing Dookie in its entirety in 2013, Reading has had … More The AS4S Ultimate Guide to Surviving Reading Festival
A few weeks ago on the train to work I decided to put together a couple of genre-specific Spotify playlists…30 songs, 30 artists, 1 genre. It was surprisingly fun and so I decided to make a couple more…and then another few…and I now have 20 playlists! I’ve got the bug and will definitely be making more…but … More AS4S Spotify Playlist Project
Before I look back at my favourite (and least favourite) music from the past 12 months, I first of all want to apologise for the lack of posts in 2018. I haven’t posted nearly as much as I had hoped to, but I want 2019 to be different! The absence of content doesn’t mean I … More AS4S 2018 Year In Review