Well here we are, it’s the end of 2015 and a huge amount of music has come and gone throughout the year. Here are my personal Top 20 picks – my favourite tracks of 2015.
Continuing my End of 2015 countdowns, here’s my top 5 favourite albums of the year! This was a tough list to cut down…
2015 is nearly over and throughout the year I’ve been to a fair few gigs – here’s a rundown of the five that were my personal favourites…
Shura, BBC Sound of 2015 nominee, has been slowly releasing music over the last year and her unique brand of indie synthpop has had fans begging for more; the opportunity to see her in a venue as small as the Oobleck with the prospect of new material was one not to be missed.
Supporting their recent album ‘Get to Heaven’, last week Everything Everything arrived in Birmingham, with Stealing Sheep in tow. This was a hugely anticipated gig for me; I was eagerly waiting to find out how they’d pull off songs from ‘Get to Heaven’ live (see my review of the album here). Here’s what I thought of the gig:
U2 are, without a doubt and with all poorly-received iTunes incidents set aside, one of the biggest bands in the world. After releasing their controversially distributed but very good album ‘Songs of Innocence’ last year, they announced their first tour since the 360o tour: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE. I went to see the opening night at the O2, here’s what I thought.
Before entering Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday night, I had not listened to any Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but I knew two things about the band. 1) They are a post-rock band. 2) They are one of the most critically acclaimed live acts in the world. Here’s what I thought of both Godspeed and their support act, Dead Rat Orchestra.