Anyway, on to this month’s Music Post…
♫ Our Faves – April 2012 ♫
1) FRESH OUT THE BOX – Various Cruelties
This new-to-the-scene band have their album coming out at the end of April – and we personally can’t wait! This song’s not one of their most recent singles, but we’ve a good feeling you’ll love this.
Various Cruelties - CHEMICALS
2) NEVER GETS OLD – The Cure
Don’t be put off by the gothic image – this lot are harmless really! You might have heard this song before, but maybe never known who sings it, so here goes:
The Cure - CLOSE TO ME
3) SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE – Arctic Monkeys
Here’s a band you’ll probably know and love! Their newest album “Suck It And See” is out now; here’s one of their best–known classics.
Arctic Monkeys - FLUORESCENT ADOLESCENT
4) WILDCARD – Everything Everything
After seeing these guys live supporting Snow Patrol at the London O2 Arena (see next section!), we were very impressed by their stage presence and their quirky style. Enjoy!
Everything Everything - MY KZ, UR BF
♫ LIVE MUSIC REVIEW ♫
SNOW PATROL at the
O2 Arena – 10/02/12 London
The newest album ‘Fallen Empires’ by the band arguably most famous for the song Chasing Cars, is definitely a grower. We were already excited to see the Northern Irish six-piece, but we had no idea how amazing they were going to be.
Support act Everything Everything (this month’s WILDCARD) took to the stage first, performing songs from their debut album ‘Man Alive’ – and some new tunes too. They were unknown to the majority of the audience, evident by everyone’s blank expressions, but as their set went on, we began to like them more and more, and it turned out to be an impressive and original performance from a band who haven’t got the recognition they deserve.
Finally, after hours of anticipation, Snow Patrol appeared onstage to a remix of their instrumental album track ‘
amidst the excited buzz of the audience. Some of our favourite tracks of the
night were ‘Open Your Eyes’, ‘Run’, ‘Crack The Shutters’ which gave us a
glimpse of the bromance between frontman Gary Lightbody and guitarist Nathan
Connolly – seriously, check it out on Youtube if you don’t believe us! ;] ),
and ‘Shut Your Eyes’ which features some fun call-and-response interaction
between Gary and the crowd. Berlin
Snow Patrol - RUN - Live at the London O2 Arena
We were also rather amazed by the more recent songs from the band’s 2011 album ‘Fallen Empires’ – we were particularly moved by their acoustic song‘Lifening’, characterised by its central line, “This is all I ever wanted from life”, where Gary outlines the aspects of life he most appreciates and his hopes for the future, such as his poignant lyrics, “To share what I’ve been given \ Some kids eventually \ And be for them what I’ve had \ A father like my dad”.
It was a great night for all and we’ll certainly be seeing them again –it’s not all about ‘Chasing Cars’!
*YOU CAN CATCH SNOW PATROL PERFORMING LIVE AT FESTIVALS ACROSS THE SUMMER – V FESTIVAL, T IN THE PARK AND
PHOENIX PARK IN THE U.K.
AND * IRELAND
Your Blog Needs You!
If you have any music suggestions – signed or unsigned – we’d love to hear from you and your suggestion could feature in next month’s FYI music post!
No self-recorded covers please :)