Interview: LostAura

May 21, 2010

Here’s an interview I conducted recently with up-and-coming indie rockers LostAura for The Linc.

Fresh off the back of releasing their debut mini-album, “The Hiding Place”, Brighton-based quintet Lostaura are already looking ahead to bigger things.

Having toured all over the UK already this year with Bombay Bicycle Club and Band Of Skulls, Lostaura are keen to spread their stadium-rock influenced music to a wider audience.

Speaking about “The Hiding Place”, guitarist Craig Montgomery said: “It’s a six track album, that we’ve been working on for a year… I think it really compliments our sound. We’ve got a video for the first single we’re going to release called ‘One In A Million’. I think throughout the record it sounds like what we’re all about.”

Read the rest of the interview here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/05/lostaura-the-north-are-more-appreciative-of-music/

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Review: The Glitterati – Are You One Of Us?

May 21, 2010

A review for OneMetal of The Glitterati’s latest album Are You One Of Us?

“Move with the times” is something a lot of bands tend to receive as advice from critics and fans alike. Bands such as Green Day heeded this call and ultimately ended up changing their style completely in the pursuit of record sales. Some bands however ignore this advice and revert back to the older style of rock & roll. This is not a negative thing, but it’s hard to make a name for yourself in a genre which has been done before – and much better than you can.

The Glitterati are the hard rock quintet who are hoping to reconquer the world of 80s metal (Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crue etc) despite being part of the 2010 ever moving music machine. With the release of their second album ‘Are You One Of Us?’ aiming to win over music fans young and old, it’s going to be a tough job.

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.onemetal.com/2010/05/20/the-glitterati-are-you-one-of-us/


Review: Subsource – Tales From The Doombox

May 21, 2010

Here’s a review of Subsource’s debut album Tales From The Doombox, which I wrote for the lovely peeps at OneMetal.

There have always been bands which try to crossover from the electro/dance scene into the world of rock music. Legendary acts such as The Prodigy are arguably the most successful in this field. Other acts such as Enter Shikari, HORSE The Band and Klaxons are also noted for their innovation in ‘nu-rave’ and ‘nintendocore’.

Subsource are no exception to this crossover genre, and are very much stuck in the vein of The Prodigy. Focusing much more on lyrics to drive the songs forward, rather than catchy synth beats or heavy basslines – Subsource are out to become the next big thing in rock and dance music.

To read the rest of the review, click here: http://www.onemetal.com/2010/04/24/subsource-tales-from-the-doombox/


Interview: The Crystal Method

May 21, 2010

I recently interviewed the American electro/dance duo The Crystal Method for The Linc, check it out!

Over the past 10 or 20 years the music world has been inundated with various electronic music acts, each trying to make the best noise they can with basically a keyboard and a laptop.

It might sound easy, but there’s much more to it than meets the eye. Artists like The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, and The Prodigy have all made a name for themselves as the flag bearers of electronic music.

The unsung heroes of electronic music though are the Las Vegas duo The Crystal Method. Since forming as far back as 1993, the electro masters have released five studio albums; the latest “Divided By The Night” was released last year to critical acclaim.

One half of the band Ken Jordan said: “We knew we were working on something really special but you never expect Grammy nominations etc. We always want to just make great music that we’re personally happy with.”

Read the rest of the interview here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/05/addicting-the-world-to-crystal-method/