New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem whose influences include The Boss (Springsteen), The Replacements and alternative veterans Pearl Jam paid Brixton Academy a visit (10/17). Our Andy Crossland was there to capture the action for you. (Photos © Andy Crossland, Live4eve Media)
Oasis on top form performing the classic b-side during their 2001 ’10 Years Of Noise & Confusion’ anniversary concerts
Work on new Kings Of Leon material is progressing quickly and could result in an album being finished early next year, according to the band’s bass player Jared Followill.
Victor Talking Machine release their video for “Had Enough”, the lead single from their EP of the same name, out 12th November.
But folk is a multifaceted beast; its evolution the foundation of sub-genres that are now genres in their own right. Unlike the threadbare shades of recent manufactured country-folk though, Bellowhead’s sound, while still folk, is thrillingly hard to define.
Incorporating an intricate mix of the old and the new, Bellowhead are an 11-piece powerhouse that fuse redundant folk tunes with extraordinarily ambitious and highly original arrangements. While their closest musical comparison is the Celtic punk-folk of The Pogues, Bellowhead’s instrumental range is far greater, their palette of textures and tones far wider, and unlike The Pogues’ frontman Jon Boden isn’t perpetually pissed.
Traditional sounds of mandolins, whistles, fiddles and concertina are still present, but Bellowhead embroider these with bouzouki, sousaphone, oboe and tuba. It’s a stimulating combination. With producer credits going to the legendary John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, Muse), ‘Broadside’ sparkles with vivacity and captures the exhilarating sound Bellowhead bring to stage.
Queen‘s legendary Budapest gig in 1986, widely regarded as one of the band’s very best, is to be released on Blu-ray and DVD in deluxe editions for the first time next month.
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