The Vamps blessed the music scene all the way back in 2012 after meeting online and posting covers on YouTube. From that small garage band, they have grown into one of the biggest bands in the UK. After six headline tours, becoming the first band to perform at London’s O2 Arena five years in a row, a number one album, and performing to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans worldwide, Brad, James, Connor, and Tristan return with their fifth studio album titled “Cherry Blossom.”
Considering Nik Kershaw wrote the tracks on ‘Oxymoron’ before Covid-19 irrevocably altered 2020, there’s a great many songs which work very well in describing this year. But that says a lot about Kershaw doesn’t it; there’s a reason Elton John described him as the best songwriter of his generation. He is the consummate songwriter, his songs stand the test of time.
Self-released on October 2, Nathaniel Bellows’ third album is aptly entitled, ‘Three’. The eight songs have also taken him three years to write, and started when his father’s health started to decline and then rapidly go into freefall. Bellows senior died in March last year, and although Nathaniel continued to keep writing after his father’s death, you quickly begin to see why the number means a lot to him.
As a young teenager and avid reader of Smash Hits Magazine, it was Shakin’ Stevens who made my heart pound first of all, and his poster held pride of place on the inside of my wardrobe door. Well Shaky is back, and his new single, ‘Wild At Heart’, has today received its world exclusive first play on BBC Radio 2.
The highly anticipated new blues album from pop culture icon William Shatner, simply titled ‘The Blues’, has finally arrived! The project has been drawing a great deal of media attention and buzz thanks to the release of two singles, ‘Let’s Work Together’ a collaboration with ‘60s rock legends Canned Heat and a very special pairing with guitar god Ritchie Blackmore on ‘The Thrill Is Gone’. But now fans can finally dig into the full treasure trove of blues classics interpreted by Mr. Shatner alongside special guests from across the pantheon of blues, rock and country stars including Sonny Landreth, Brad Paisley, Pat Travers, Tyler Bryant and more!
Decca Records today reveals further details of a special orchestral compilation album of all 25 Bond themes throughout the decades, expertly reimagined for the first time and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The iconic British label also shares the full tracklist for the official soundtrack to No Time To Die.
On December 15th, 1988, Keith Richards and his incomparable band, The X-Pensive Winos, played the Hollywood Palladium. It was the penultimate show in a 12 city US tour and a night both band and audience will never forget. Now this legendary concert is available for the first time as a limited edition box set.
Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since the release of ‘The Voice’, the landmark debut album from Russell Watson and the bestselling classical album of this century. Now the boy is a man celebrating twenty years at the top with a career that has inspired so many and created an entire genre of classical music in the process.
Amalia Kadis is a Tokyo-based EDM artist, and her latest single, ‘I Found You’ is from her new album of the same name. Written during lockdown and recorded in the studio, Amalia did the mixing herself at home due to the rapidly escalating Covid-19 situation preventing her leaving the house. ‘I Found You’ is out through Aplux Records.
Without any doubt, Lucy Spraggan is one of our brighter stars. Anyone that can release 5 albums in the past 9 years with an exciting sixth on the way early next year, play world famous Glastonbury twice, with this year’s third appearance sadly postponed, has certainly stood the most important first test for any artist, the test of time. That she should be more excited now about the future than feasibly at any time before, looking forward to a record she thinks might just be her best proves she has so much to give.