December 30, 2013
To no surprise, Miley Cyrus gained quite a bit of attention this year. She’s sitting on top of VEVO’s list of 2013’s highest viewed video’s with her video Wrecking Ball gaining 19.3 million views on it’s very first day being released in September. As of December 1st, it had over 371 million views, we have yet to see how many it has right now.
This truly was the 21 year olds best year yet, we’re not sure how she’s going to top this. With her “Bangerz Tour” right around the corner, we hope to bring you some live photos and a review as soon as possible!
December 29, 2013
Spotify recently released their picks for 2014’s breakthrough artists. The picks were based on artists who were a viral hit on Spotify during the year of 2013.
LA-based songstress BANKS blends a hypnotic fusion of beats and pianos. Coupled with her heart piercing lyrics and growing fan base, BANKS is certainly one to watch in 2014
Born in Australia, the synth-pop princess moved to America with her family as a teenager to attend a performing arts school where she went on to create her own brand of pop
Originally co-vocalist with Manchester six-piece Kid British, Adio Marchant a.k.a Bipolar Sunshine is an artist with a soulful, vulnerable and euphoric voice and with his debut album nearing completion he’s tipped for success
Front man Kieran Shuddal told himself to either get a real job or give music ‘a proper go’. We are glad he chose the latter, with the Liverpool four-piece Circa Waves producing upbeat indie-pop that everyone will be humming throughout 2014
A British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Dan Croll, whose Spotify Session is now live, combines blending folk elements and classic Paul Simon-like melodies with electronic beats, African polyrhythms, and guitar hooks.
London artist FKA twigs hails originally from Gloucestershire and has been compared to Portishead and the XX. She’s already enjoyed success with soulful songs such as Water Me and Papi Pacify
G-Eazy has spent the past couple of years finishing school in the US while building up a grassroots fan-base. He’s played live shows from the smallest of Midwest clubs all the way up to arenas on dates with Lil Wayne, Big Sean, and Drake
Hailing from Oxford in the UK, this indie quartet were the first act signed to Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone and are tipped to emulate the success of other acts the producer has worked with
Big-voiced Irish solo artist Andrew Hozier Byrne, better known simply as Hozier, has been creating a big stir amongst his growing online followers since posting his track Take Me to Church in September 2013 and having featured in Spotify’s Spotlight on 2013 playlist
A Brooklyn born and bred hip-hop rapper whose earliest rhymes were written in the first grade released his first mix tape 1999 last year at the age of 18 and has already attracted some high profile fans
West London best friend duo, Jungle, make groove heavy electronic soul and amassed fans with their release Platoon earlier this year
Festival favourite British singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh released his extremely successful first EP, Fail For You, in the summer of 2012 ’ prompting fans to compare him to Ben Howard and Bon Iver
Danish singer and songwriter Karen Marie Ã˜rsted a.k.a MÃ˜ is a sultry electro-pop artist who has been compared to Lana Del Rey and Grimes and is best known for featuring on Avicii’s recent hit Dear Boy.
MÃ˜ was featured on Spotify’s Spotlight on 2013 playlist
S O H N
London born, but now Vienna resident, S O H N is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose melancholic music has been dubbed electronic soul
Californian Tori is of Irish, Puerto Rican, Jamaican and German ancestry and cut her teeth on Star Search and America’s Most Talented Kids
Swedish songbird Tove Lo has been making waves in her homeland and is set to go global following the release of Out Of Mind which received critical acclaim
October 20, 2013
With a bit of confusion and an ultimate decision we can’t give you any photos from the Anaheim show, but we can tell you that if you’re attending any date of Paramore’s Self-Titled Tour, be prepared!
As a long time follower of the band I was thrilled to be able to review Paramore’s show, this show in particular. The buzz leading to the first date of the tour had so many of us on the edge of our seats. The band seemed quite comfortable almost creating expectations for those who planned on attending part of the tour. After last night, I can understand why. The production was quite the experience for both new and OG fans, many thanks to Paramore’s very own Jeremy Davis for planning out the tour’s incredible production. Closer to the first date of the tour we found out that the setlist consisted of some of their earlier fan favorite songs, one in particular being When It Rains, a track off of their 2007 record, Riot. Not only did the setlist boast a handful of fan favorites, but it showed 21 songs, a 2 hour performance!
The band opened the the set with, Grow Up, a song off of their latest self titled album. Dressed in a shiny faux leather tights, and a leather jacket, Hayley Williams closed the song with her back toward the audience showing the words “Grow Up” on the back of her jacket. Never abandoning either side of the stage for too long, Hayley powered from one side to the other, with her home-base being the center for songs such as That’s What You Get, Brick by Boring Brick and Ignorance.
Pressure and Misery Business, perhaps two of the bands most popular songs off of their album, Riot closed the set. The anticipated “pressure flip” that bassist Jeremy Davis and Guitarist Taylor York have perfected over the years was a highlight for some of the newer fans who had never attended a Paramore show. Everyone’s favorite, the very well known Misery Business was the final song of the set. Usually the band draws out minutes which seem to be a “forever” kind of wait for an encore, but this time they too a brief amount of time to jump off stage and come right back on with the encore.
The first song of the encore was Part II, a continuation of Let The Flames Begin, another track from their album Riot. Many of us have been waiting for quite a while to hear this song live. The song is an incredible and well accomplished continuation of a song that most would say couldn’t be duplicated. Following Part II was Moving On, a song that was clearly made to symbolize if not blatantly state that the three members were simply moving on from what and who is now in the past. The final song of the encore was their current single Still Into You. Blue and yellow balloons fell from the ceiling as the traditional orange confetti shot into the pit. Hayley, Jeremy and Taylor joined by their tour touring guitarists and drummer came center stage for a bow and waved goodnight to the crowd.
In my opinion, this show was their best performance yet. Next stop, our hometown, San Diego!