Badly Drawn Boy has apparently had another gig to forget, with The Sun reporting that the Bolton songwriter threw his harmonica at a member of the audience during his appearance at the Northampton Music Festival last weekend.
Live4ever’s Essential Listening end of year retrospective continues today with our pick of the tracks and EPs which have crossed the Live4ever Ezine‘s path during the past twelve months.
Featuring stand-out singles from some of the rock world’s best established artists, as well as plenty of impressive releases from a selection of our favourite new bands, we hope the rundown will inspire you to both check out the artists featured, and let us know of your own highlights from 2011 by leaving a comment below.
And if your nearest and dearest isn’t included today, be sure to check back next Wednesday to see if they are featured on the third and final instalment of our 2011 recap, Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2011 – The Albums.
When the Live4ever Ezine took some time out to sort through our essential albums of 2011 so far last June, we merely scratched at the surface of the countless impressive releases which have grabbed our attention during the course of the year to date. Be it due to career infancy, re-releases, EPs, late issue dates, or simply the pains of strong competition, there was just far too many bands remaining, worthy of a mention for their own brilliant contributions to the first half of the year, for us not to delve back into the archives once more…
The Friends of Mine festival looks set to give the North West the summer music event it’s been waiting for with a first class list of bands and artists ready to perform, including Badly Drawn Boy, The Cribs and the Buzzcocks.
It’s been a while since Damon Gough‘s name has been met with anything but low blows and sneering comments from critics and fickle fans alike; churning out albums that just don’t quite feel like home, it takes no genius to see that his Mercury Music Prize success over a decade ago wound up as a blessing and a curse in equal measure.
Acclaimed releases from Paul Weller, Villagers and Beach House all feature in the third part of Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2010 – The Albums.
Once you’ve been through this part of our list, why not do us a favour and recommend your own stand-outs from 2010. Leave us a comment below telling us what has rocked your 2010 to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes from acts featured on our own rundown.
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