RYN SCOTT, in his latest single, ‘Let It Go’, addresses something we’ve all experienced – not being able to escape from responsibility, because we all carry around mobile phones with us all day. SCOTT says, “I miss landlines” – and it’s true, there’s no reprieve. He urges us to step back from the technological brink; to remember to breathe; and concentrate on what in our lives is truly important.
Anniversary tours are always tricky, especially for a band with the cachet of the MC5.
Reputations can be destroyed, legacies tarnished and there’s always the risk of being accused of “selling out”. Wayne Kramer has faced such a backlash before having previously reformed the band for a one-off show in 2003 with two surviving members as part of a Levi’s ad campaign.
Indie pop band No Alarms are the perfect example of how much drive and dedication pays off when making music. The band was founded by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Boles, and the five piece band, based in Detroit, recently released their debut self-titled EP, with ‘Amateur Telephony’ the second single lifted from it.
Learning from jazz greats and inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon Bonine starting writing his own songs at the age of 13, and has now developed a style of songs which are pulsing, melodic, and with an attention to reflective lyrics that are based on life experience. His track ‘Only With You’, was released on March 26, along with a bright and beautiful video.