Feature: The Grammys – Who Are You Backing?

January 31, 2010

A look at this years Grammy awards for the Lincoln student newspaper The Linc.

This Sunday sees the USA kick-start the music award ceremony calendar with the Grammys. The event will be the 52nd Grammy awards ceremony, and as ever, there is some fierce competition, with umpteen categories to be won. Here’s a rundown of some of the primary categories and our predictions for Sunday night:

  1. Record Of The Year

So here it is. 365 days worth of every musicians work condensed into five tracks which sum up 2009. It is going to be a close call; four out of the five feature in nearly every club all over the world – “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas is even played in Lincoln’s Sugarcubes. However Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” also took the year by storm, again played throughout clubs and radio stations across the globe. Sadly, it looks as though Kings Of Leon will lose out with “Use Somebody”. As good as the song is, it’s not had as much of an impact as “I Gotta Feeling” or “Poker Face”. Beyoncé’s “Halo” and Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” are again worthy of a mention, but just aren’t as popular as Black Eyed Peas or Lady Gaga.

To read the whole article, click here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/01/the-grammys-who-are-you-backing/

Interview: Slaves To Gravity

January 27, 2010

I have recently interviewed Slaves To Gravity for Lincoln student newspaper The Linc. Check it out!

Since 2006, London hard-rockers Slaves To Gravity have been rapidly making a name for themselves through touring and the odd single here and there. With a new album due for release later this year, we caught up with frontman Tommy Gleeson.

Describing Slaves to Gravity (STG) as “the audio equivalent of a bare-knuckle fight between Adolf Hitler and Mahatma Ghandi, with a big hearted homeless alcoholic as referee,” Tommy is as much about having fun as he is playing music. This fun-loving attitude can be seen onstage during their live performances; the band are never ones to just stand still and plod through songs. STG have more energy than an Energizer bunny on a Red Bull binge.

The read the whole article, click here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/01/slaves-to-gravity-its-been-a-steep-learning-curve-for-us-all/

Playlist: January 2010

January 8, 2010

The first Spotify playlist of the new year! 10 tracks of great tunes ranging from dubstep to stadium rock, you should hopefully discover something new – and who doesn’t love that?

Click here: Music On The Mind – January 2010

If you haven’t yet joined the musical revolution and downloaded Spotify, boogy on over here:


It does now require an invite though if you’re planning on using the free version. I suggest harassing friends until you get one.

Move Along, Nothing To See Here…

January 8, 2010

Welcome to 321 words about nothing. That’s right there is literally nothing to report. Not that there is nothing going on in general, but according to the usual music news sources there is nothing happening. Yes there’s a few tours being announced here and there, some band you’ve never heard of is releasing a supposedly ‘long awaited’ debut album, but there’s no actual news. Read the rest of this entry »