Mike Shinoda’s ‘Post Traumatic’ Is A Sad Album Yet Serves As A Catharsis For Linkin Park Fans As Much As For Him

‘Post Traumatic’ by Mike Shinoda, is a sad album. There’s no getting past it. Written in the shadow of the suicide of his friend and Linkin Park bandmate, Chester Bennington, Shinoda uses the deeply personal album as a catharsis to work through his feelings. The 16 track full length album follows on from the EP of the same name, released in January this year.

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Aktiveight, Connor Buckmaster – ‘I’m The Blame’

With five years of producing behind him, Aktiveight is a newcomer to the electronic music scene, but is nonetheless making an impact. His latest single, ‘I’m The Blame’, sees him collaborating with Connor Buckmaster, in a chilled and laid back EDM track.

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Pierre de la Mer – ‘MadDonna’

Pierre de la Mer is a DJ from Amsterdam who plays house, techno, disco, pop, and jazz, as well as his own mash-ups. His track, ‘MadDonna’, is dedicated to the Material Girl herself, as well as the #MeToo movement, and is a sparkling blend of some of Madonna’s laid on a bed of synthy instrumentation.

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Michael Philip Reed – ‘Medium Fidelity 2015-2017’

Michael Philip Reed is a man of many talents. He earned the nickname “The One Man Band” from his work with steampunk musical project Steam Powered Giraffe, for which he has been recording engineer, musical arranger, songwriter, backing/lead vocalist – not to mention playing a plethora of different instruments! Here, though, he shows the expanse of his capability solely as a one man band, fulfilling all roles in the making of the album himself. The result does not disappoint.

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GOOD MEDICINE – John Lydon’s PiL Add A Dose Of Class To The Camden Rocks Festival Line Up At The Electric Ballroom

Never a dull place even at the worst of times, Camden Rocks had the whole borough buzzing on Saturday. With 200 acts performing in 20 […]

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Scarlett Johansson And Pete Yorn Reunite On Ethereal EP ‘Apart’

I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t previously been aware of Scarlett Johansson’s extensive music career, but it’s pretty formidable, spanning over a decade – so I hereby apologise. Pete Yorn has likewise amassed a prodigious back catalogue, dating back as far as 2001. The pair have joined forces on their new EP, the ethereal ‘Apart’, the follow up to their 9 track album, ‘Break Up’, released in 2009.

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Beth Macari – ‘Clone’

Classic pop with a twist of hip-hop, Beth Macari’s ‘Clone’, with its Latino vibes and infectiously catchy melodies, is a real breath of fresh air.

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Alt-Rock Trio Desert Mountain Tribe Return With Surging Second Album

The album, ‘Om Parvat Mystery’, is named after an ancient holy mountain in the Himalayas. On a recent radio appearance, the band also joked that it was because making the album had been an uphill struggle, with half being recorded in the UK and half in the Faroe Islands.

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Nina Nesbitt – A Fiery Performance At The Great Escape

Nina Nesbitt was one of a few better-known names to feature at The Great Escape, a festival in Brighton which showcases unsigned, or lesser known bands and artists from around the world.

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The Rolling Stones Satisfy Deeply On Opening Show Of #NoFilter Tour At Dublin’s Croke Park

Many in attendance at Croke Park, Dublin, on Thursday May 17 could well have gone with the lyrics ringing in their ears of The Rolling Stones 1965 classic, ‘The Last Time’. Thankfully however the veteran rockers proved they have more than enough stamina, as they played the first show in their mammoth #NoFilter European tour.

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PHANTOM MENACES – Divine Sorcery Or Frightful Mess? The Damned Unleash ‘Evil Spirits’ Their First Album In 10 Years

Coming 10 years after its predecessor – and with David Bowie‘s right hand man Tony Visconti in the producer’s chair – there were naturally big expectations surrounding Evil […]

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THE AZN SEN$ATION – ‘Suprememan’

Entrepreneur and social influencer Jaye Foo (aka jayefunk) is becoming well known as a hip-hop artist performing under the name THE AZN SEN$ATION, playing shows to thousands at a time in Singapore, Japan, and Korea, as well as the US and U.K.

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Joan Torres’s All Is Fused – ‘Of the Musical’

Joan Torres is the bassist and composer of jazz fusion ensemble All Is Fused, which he has led since 2011. Together they have released 3 albums and been nominated for various awards, including the Vox Pop award in the Fusion Album category, which they won at the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards, 2016. Their most recent album, ‘Of The Musical’, has this year seen them nominated at the IMAs in three separate categories: best Funk/Fusion/Jam, best Jazz album, and their track ‘Demiurge’ has received a nomination for best music producer in the jazz category.

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Tim Muddiman & The Strange’s Second Album ‘Domino Blitz’ Is Gloriously Grungy Rock

The new album from Tim Muddiman & The Strange, ‘Domino Blitz’ feels like it draws something from Bowie’s ‘Diamond Dogs’. There’s a distinctly dystopian vibe to the twelve track record, the follow up to Tim’s 2016 debut, ‘Paradise Runs Deeper’. It’s dark and deep, and moody, but it’s what you might expect from Muddiman if you’re familiar with his previous releases.

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The Vamps, Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

British Pop-rock band The Vamps stopped off at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena this Tuesday, May 1st, as part of their latest Night & Day Tour.

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Jenn Bostic Live At Bush Hall, London May 1st 2018

Tuesday night, May 1, Jenn Bostic played a full band set at the beautiful Bush Hall in London’s Sheperds Bush. Making up part of her UK tour, it was officially to launch her new album release ‘Revival’ and the auditorium was filled with a mix of old fans and new followers.

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