Live4ever’s Best Of 2018: The Albums

Posted on 17 Dec 2018 at 8:05am

After our favourite tracks of 2018 were picked last week, here Live4ever presents the best albums to have been featured and reviewed on these pages during the last twelve months. From instant classic debuts to fascinating artist evolution, we conclude with a familiar name picking up another hugely deserved top placing…

Live4ever Interview: Fontaines D.C. talk debut album, poetry and our track of the year

Posted on 10 Dec 2018 at 8:26am

“The whole tour has been great. There has been so many surprises along the way, we weren’t expecting such a big reception in places like Birmingham, but that was mad and Glasgow was nearly as mad as Dublin.”

Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten, guitarist Conor Deegan, bassist Carlos O’Connell, guitarist Conor Curley and drummer Tom Coll have just enjoyed another enthusiastic response as they chat with Live4ever at the Kentish Forum in London, in turn completing another successful UK tour with Shame. A secret show at the Good Mixer would soon follow, and once a handful of dates in Ireland have been played, the band will enjoy a well-earned festive break before they head back out on tour from mid-January.

A US visit with Partisan Records label-mates Idles is coming up too, and with a debut album expected around May also on the horizon, 2019 looks set to be even bigger. “The hardest thing when you are on tour can be to get quality time together,” Conor C tells Live4ever. “We write all the time – whenever you have that kind of creativity in the room and it’s really easy, when we are all facing each other, it’s really good, that’s the ideal moment for us as a band.”

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Live4ever’s Best Of 2018: The Tracks

Posted on 10 Dec 2018 at 7:50am

Live4ever’s Best Of 2018 series starts today with our editor Dave Smith picking out 20 of his favourite tracks from the hundreds to have been highlighted on these pages through reviews, Tracks Of The Week, Presents interviews and video features during the course of another hectic year.

Live4ever Interview: 18 Years Of The Boxer Rebellion

Posted on 29 Nov 2018 at 11:19am

After nearly two decades in the music industry, The Boxer Rebellion have experienced pretty much everything it has to offer.

Reflecting on the almost universally positive reception earned by their most recent album Ghost Alive, about to feature prominently in Live4ever’s End Of Year countdown, we caught up recently with Nathan, Andrew, Adam and Piers in Manhattan to reflect with them on the creative process, Britpop and how the game has changed for up and coming artists.

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Live4ever’s Best Of 2017: The Albums

Posted on 20 Dec 2017 at 10:01am

Live4ever’s 2017 retrospective concludes today with the Albums, with the ‘warmth, joy and emotion’ of The Barr Brothers, Prisoner’s ‘raw earthy, almost live feel’, ‘one of Britain’s most articulate, dexterous bands’, Lotta Sea Lice – ‘an album made of a genuine friendship’, and much more included in this year’s rundown.

Season’s greetings to all our readers, and the very best for 2018!

Live4ever’s Best Of 2017: The Tracks

Posted on 18 Dec 2017 at 9:52am

Following on from the Best Videos list picked by Live4ever’s Paul Bachmann, our editor Dave Smith continues the 2017 retrospective series with his picks of the tracks which have featured on Live4ever during the past twelve months.

Live4ever’s Best Of 2017: The Music Videos

Posted on 13 Dec 2017 at 8:07am

The 2017 retrospective series kicks off today with the countdown of Live4ever’s 20 favourite music videos featured on these pages during the past 12 months.

Our publisher and Emmy Award (Visual Effects) winning founder Paul Bachmann has been looking out especially for cinematography, visuals, production value, editing, concept and adaption.

Live4ever’s Best Of 2016: The Writers’ Albums Of The Year

Posted on 22 Dec 2016 at 9:30am

To round off our Best Of 2016 series, some of Live4ever’s writers have picked out their own favourite albums from the past year, ranging from the return electronic of legends after over a decade away to one of the year’s brand new collaborations.

You can revisit our entire Best Of 2016 series below – all the best from everyone at Live4ever for 2017!

Live4ever’s Best Of 2016: The Albums

Posted on 15 Dec 2016 at 5:30am

Live4ever’s Best Of 2016 series continues today with the big one – The Albums; 20 of the very best albums which have crossed our writers’ paths and received reviews this year.

Live4ever’s Best Of 2016: The Tracks

Posted on 08 Dec 2016 at 6:54am

After our Best Of 2016 series was kicked off last week with publisher Paul Bachmann’s top music videos, Live4ever’s editor Dave Smith has been back through the archives of another twelve months packed with hundreds of new bands and artists showcased across Presents features, New Music Guides and more to select 20 of the very best for our Tracks countdown.



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