CHVRCHES took the world of synthpop by storm when they released their fantastic debut album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ back in 2013. The hype for this second album, ‘Every Open Eye’ has been building for some time, helped by their inclusions on the soundtrack of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ and the Radio 1 Re-score of ‘Drive’. But has this second album lived up to all the hype?
David Gilmour, vocalist and guitarist for Pink Floyd, is embarking on a world tour, his first in nearly a decade, and it has been hotly anticipated by many. This was his second night at the Royal Albert Hall and from the moment you walked into the auditorium and saw he’d revived the round screen from classic Pink Floyd tours, it was clear that this was going to be a treat of a show.
After OK Go’s first two albums, no-one would’ve thought they’d take a bizarre, psychedelic-influenced, more experimental turn. But that’s exactly what they did on 2010’s ‘Of the Blue Colour of the Sky’, an album named after a 19th century pseudoscientific book. How does it hold up 5 years on?
As I mentioned in my previous post ‘5 Underrated Tracks of 2015 (so far…)’, it is very easy to miss tracks at the speed they are released these days, so here I present for you ‘A Song A Year You Have To Hear’, where I pick one lesser known track per year that I think deserves appreciation. Let’s dive in…