After a hiatus, The Fratellis released their third album We Need Medicine, in October last year. I used to love the band – they are very local to me, and was lucky enough to see them early in their career – but the album release (and subsequent tour) passed me by completely.
Yesterday saw the release of their new single “She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving” which is bit of a departure both musically and stylistically. “It’s a song we have to dance to, and we don’t dance very well, ”according to front man Jon Fratelli, “I think it’s a departure from where we were before.” It certainly is! As I listen to it I can’t help but hear an AM-era Arctic Monkeys vibe. That is no bad thing at all though!
Take a listen below; I think I’m going to seek out We Need Medicine now.
Continue reading “The Fratellis – She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving” »
Less than 3 months before Musicscramble was born I went to see Shakira live; she was amazing. You can watch a daft little video montage I made here. Less than a year later it was time to go see Rihanna; she was also amazing. You can read my review of the show on the Musicscramble.
It’s probably a surprise to some who regularly read the site, but those of you who know me know I love both Shakira and Rihanna. Therefore the following single release couldn’t go unmentioned on the site.
Shakira’s new single ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ features Rihanna. The second thing which struck me when I watched the video was just how similar their voices actually are; maybe this is the reason I love them!? Settle down and press play now. You’re going to love it! Continue reading “Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna” »
When they released Asleep In The Back and then Fugitive Motel I really loved Elbow. Leaders of the Free World were pretty damned close to their obtaining a hat-trick of genius.
Though somewhat different, The Seldom Seen Kid was immense by all accounts. It earned them the Mercury Music Prize and the band went on to become well-deserved stars. It happens, but where I got extremely annoyed with them was the fact that by the time they released and toured their next album, Build A Rocket Boys!, not only was the album sub-standard to earlier glories, but they had pretty much chosen to ignore their first three albums. One song. One song from pre-The Seldom Seen Kid was played on that tour. Nothing more. What about the fans who bought the first three albums, and saw them on every tour since Asleep In The Back? Essentially ignored for their new-found fame and followers.
I gave up. Continue reading “Elbow – Fly Boy Blue / Lunette” »
We were lucky to discover Fighting Wolves in late 2012 and have followed them through their successful PledgeMusic campaign which resulted in the pledgers only release of their debut album Chapter 1.
Last August we spoke to them as part of our regular New Band Spotlight feature about their experience and their plans for the 2014. The 4th of February sees the general release of the album and the beginning of a whole new chapter.
To herald it’s coming, the band have released ‘Just To Feel Alive’ as the lead single. Today the band released the video for this which you should watch now; an excellent song and video (even if they do look cold!)
You can also catch Fighting Wolves next month as they head out on a joint-headline tour of the UK with Sons of Icarus. The dates are available in the poster at the side of this article; and I for one hope to catch up with them when they reach Glasgow on the 23rd in Pivo Pivo. Continue reading “Fighting Wolves – Just To Feel Alive” »
Today CHVRCHES released a video for the single ‘Lies’.
‘Lies’ is the fourth single taken from the brilliant album The Bones Of What You Believe, and sees the band continue in their bid for world domination; another slice of classic electro-pop which needs listened to (and watched) now. Continue reading “CHVRCHES – Lies” »