Tag: Rock

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‘Everyday Life’: A reminder of just how fantastic Coldplay are

Made up from two halves, Sunrise and Sunset, ‘Everyday Life’ features sixteen outstanding songs. It’s Coldplay’s newest album released on 22 November. The album comes four years after ‘A Head Full of Dreams’, and features a mix of instrumentals, gospels and experimental music. This album exceeds expectations by encompassing everything from classic Coldplay vibes, to…

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Venue’s albums of the decade

In a decade like no other, the past 10 years have provided us with some mind-bending, heart-rendering albums that have challenged and changed music for the better. Venue contributors tell us their favourite albums of the decade and why. Currents by Tame Impala  My Album of the Decade is ‘Currents’ by the mighty Tame Impala….

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An interview with King Nun

When I first met Theo Polyzoides, it was in the upstairs of the LCR (who knew it had an upstairs?) and I’d met all the other band members of King Nun on the way in, having spoken to Nathan Gane and Caius Stockley-Young for a few minutes outside while waiting for the interview. It felt…

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Favourite drum songs – celebrating the sticks

Ni Ten Ichi Ryu – Photek When people think drums, they usually think rock, but electronic drumming was so important for the development of the dance scene and Photek is such a brilliant example. Ni Ten Ichi Ryu is stripped to the core. It’s a torrent of disorienting beats. Blood-curdling, glassy notes descend and ricochet…

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Elbow Giants of all Sizes Review

Elbow are perhaps an unusual choice for an album spotlight in Concrete Music. Rightly or wrongly, they’re not really seen as a young person’s band. On the contrary they seem to have built up a reputation of being something of a ‘dad rock’ band, which I suppose is somewhat understandable given that many of their…

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The Indie Genre

In the second of his three-part celebration of indie’s 40th year, Lewis Oxley discusses how it left its DIY roots and established itself as a popular genre. As the 1980s dragged on, the independent music scene was flourishing more than its founding fathers could ever have imagined. The success of Factory and Rough Trade’s lead…

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