bentcousin’s members are based in Brighton, London and Bournemouth and are fronted by twins Amelia and Pat along with drummer Dan, bassist Matt and Uncle Fintan, ensuring that the band is well and truly a family affair. The band’s debut EP, Everybody’s Got One, consists of 6 tracks and lasts for 18 minutes and 7 seconds – a short-lived EP but understandably so considering the fast-paced nature of some of the tracks (they’re as tightly buttoned as one of Pat’s glorious shirts) – tracks like F.O.R.G.E.T that frolic and snap in a whirlwind of jangly guitar pop that echoes the likes of Girls Names, Spectrals, and Little Comets.
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Biffy Clyro have taken the old fashioned route to stardom, through sheer hard work. Opposites is their sixth album since their debut, Blackened Sky, was released with a lot less fanfare way back in 2002, and it’s a firm demonstration that Biffy have grown in both mass appeal, and their ability to write huge, stadium-filling songs.
The New Year brings the highly anticipated album from high-pitched indie rockers Everything Everything. We haven’t heard much from them over the past couple of years, not that you could tell with all the hype surrounding Arc.
2012 couldn’t have gone much better for Frank Turner. A sell-out tour, not to mention appearances at Wembley Arena and of course, a slot at the Olympic opening ceremony means it’s (unfortunately) extremely rare to catch him at such a tiny venue as the Joiners in Southampton. Sadly though, this performance was one that Frank would have wished he would never have to do.
Rewind to 2011 and Ben Howard was exciting stuff- he’d toured our summer festivals around the country and was rumoured to be the up and coming star of the year. One year on, Ben Howard and co. have a worldwide following, have covered insanely popular songs on the radio, including their live lounge version of Carly Rey Jepson’s Call Me Maybe, which has had over six million views on Youtube and his debut album Every Kingdom was nominated for the 2012 Mercury prize after a successful tour in the U.S.
The second piece of Breaking Dawn, part of the Twilight Saga has been one of the most anticipated films of 2012. It was released in cinemas on November 16. and like all the other films in the series, was hit with a mixed reception. Parts of the film deviated from the original novel, and were met with a mixed review from fans. Some called it “cheap” and “offensive to the audience”.
A fire alarm prevented the typical finish to a gig, but it rounded off, what was a true live performance from The View in a resounding and memorable fashion.
As Hollywood movies go, this has got to be one of the weirdest and most touching ‘stranger than fiction’ true stories to recently hit our screens.
With only a handful of releases under his belt, this Nottingham rascal has already been compared to the likes of Johnny Cash and topped the UK album charts – not bad for 18 years of age.
On Thursday night the pop legend that is Labrinth performed to a sell-out crowd at the O2 Academy in Boscombe. He bounded on stage wearing a bobble hat and sunglasses and blew everyone away with his 90 minute set. Labrinth sung a mixture of his classics with tunes from his new album Electronic Earth.