Interview: Royal Blood - “Strings can break, limbs can break, hearts can break-that’s rock and roll.”

Interview: @RoyalBloodUK: “Strings can break, limbs can break, hearts can break-that’s rock and roll.”

Royal Blood at Glastonbury. Photo: Jordan Hughes for NME
Royal Blood at Glastonbury. Photo: Jordan Hughes for NME

Royal Blood at Glastonbury. Photo: Jordan Hughes for NME

Few bands have achieved success as quickly as Royal Blood has, but again, few bands are as unanimously lauded and talented as Royal Blood is. Made up of Brighton friends Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, Royal Blood received ample critical acclaim purely based on their EP material. For unfamiliar audiences, they sound a bit like a garage rock…

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Festival Round-Up // Summer 2014

This year, Lizzie and I were able to hit up some of the best festivals that America has to offer. Though we wish we made to ones in the UK as well (hey, maybe next year?), we had a blast experiencing food, music, and drinks in some of the best cities in America. Here’s to all the people who worked tirelessly and relentlessly to produce these festivals. For the most part, we were not disappointed…

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MUSIC NEWS: MERCURY PRIZE NOMINEES 2014

MUSIC NEWS: #MERCURYPRIZE NOMINEES 2014 @fkatwigs @bombaybicycle @royalblooduk

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We all know America has the Grammy Awards; but in my opinion, the foundation shines far too much light on established artists and shies away from the underground, alternative genre. The UK equivalent (for those who are unfamiliar) is the Mercury Prize, except the institution is far more embracing of experimental, new music (James Blake was the winner in 2013-interview coming soon!).

This year,…

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This Just In: Apple and U2 Unite to Offer Free Music

This Just In: Apple and @U2 Unite to Offer Free Music

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Fans of the Irish rock band U2 rejoiced today, not only because they found out the name (Songs of Innocence) and release date (physical release is scheduled for October 13) of the band’s newest album, but also because they could get the album for free! The only stipulation? They need to have an iTunes account. In fact, any and every person who has an iTunes account has been gifted the LP and it’s…

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Gig Review: Jack Garratt Smashes It At The Bardot

GIG: Straight off playing @OfficialRandL @JackGarratt Smashes His 1st American Show @ItsASchoolNight #onestowatch

There exist special individuals in this world–individuals who you listen to and say to yourself, “Thank God they’re sharing their talent with the world.” Jack Garratt is one of those individuals. After gaining attention from his London gigs and attracting massive crowds at Reading and Leeds Festival, Garratt jetted across the Atlantic to grace America with his massive tracks off his Remnants EP…

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"Heart Out" - The 1975

It’s not new knowledge to hear that we here at SNS have been anxiously awaiting the release of The 1975’s newest music video, and seeing as “Heart Out” is a favorite of both mine and Joyce’s, we’ve been curious to see the band’s approach to telling this song’s story. Known for their concept videos that run the gamut from the heart-wrenching and cinematic (“Robbers“) to the tongue-in-cheek displays of their “aesthetic” (“Girls“), we knew The 1975 would have something entertaining; and boy did they not disappoint.

As a nod to lead singer Matthew Healy’s favorite phrase of 2013 – “we’ve been a band for ten years” – the “Heart Out” video has mini-members performing their hit to a crowd of parents and grandparents at a school talent-show. As humorous as it is to see young kids impersonate the four now adult members of the band, what’s even funnier is how accurate the depiction was in the music video. Speaking as someone who has seen them live multiple times – that is exactly what it is like to see The 1975 perform. The video featured fog, strobe lights, and the band’s signature rectangle light fixture. The only things missing were the screaming girls and Matty’s ever present bottle of wine, of course.

wander-thru-life:
If your still taking music recommendations you should look into Years and Years if you haven't yet. They're my resent obsession! Take shelter and real are my favorites. Also the band Movement. They are opening for Banks during her North American tour and they're ep is amazing!

Dude! They’re sick! I didn’t know they were opening for her, I thought it was Lil Silva and Movement? I would LOVE to see them live. The sound is massive, thanks for sharing, love!

Albums to Watch For // Fall 2014

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As Joyce and I begin to settle back into the routine of school and the Not-Summer-ness that comes with the beginning of September, we decided to fully embrace the changing of the seasons with a look ahead at what’s coming for us from the music world. Boy are we excited–here’s a brief (yes this is the edited version) list of albums that we think you should keep an eye out for this Fall! (All…

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elektrikshock13:
Well, Prides don't have many songs out there since they're pretty new! So, there's only 'The Seeds You Sow', 'Out Of The Blue', 'Messiah' and 'I Should Know You Better' and I love them all! Also I stumbled upon The Glitch Mob on my iTunes earlier, definitely amongst my favorites! Listen to 'Between Two Points', 'Becoming Harmonious', 'Beauty Of The Unhidden Heart', 'Our Demons' and 'I Need My Memory Back'!! *hugs*

Holy crap!!! This band is amazing. So stoked to hear more from them/for their album to come out. Wow wow wow, everyone check them out. Thanks again for telling me to check them out! XX

elektrikshock13:
Hey, go check out Prides, they're awesome!! And also Best Coast if you haven't yet! xx

I love Best Coast! Have heard of Prides, haven’t gotten around to listening, any songs you recommend? Thanks for recommending!

If anyone else has more recommendations we’d LOVE to hear from you. X