#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with James Walsh from Starsailor


   

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When Starsailor visited Brighton’s Concorde 2 on their All This Life Tour, I had the great privilege of chatting to James Walsh, backstage, before the show (check out our review).

We chatted all about the inspirations behind the band’s latest album, All This Life, who he’d most like to collaborate with and discussed the weirdest question he’s ever been asked. It’s all here…



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#WildCardWednesday: The Menzingers – ‘After The Party’


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American Punk Rockers, The Menzingers, have just released a new song called ‘After The Party’, which is also the title track of their new album (due out February 3rd via Epitaph Records).

The song is in-your-face with its punchy guitars and intense vocals and is filled with nostalgia whilst still sticking to the romanticism of not quite growing up.

There is no official music video yet but the audio video can be viewed below – we’ll update you if a music video is made.

Also, the band are due to embark on a UK tour in April 2017, so be sure to check them out at one of their upcoming dates!

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‘After The Party’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/after-the-party/id1167648174?i=1167648720


#ThrowbackThursday: The Kooks – ‘Naïve’


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Another classic track from 2006 (10 years ago!) is The Kooks‘ ‘Naïve’.

The song was released in March of 2006 and not only peaked at Number 5 in the UK charts but also found itself featured in an episode of One Tree Hill and the film 17 Again.

It is a funky song which skirts around the borders of Indie Rock and Pop and was the UK’s 19th best-selling song of 2006!

Do you like this Kooks track? Would you have chosen a different song of theirs? Or a different band/artist altogether? Please leave your #ThrowbackThursday song choice in a comment below.

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‘Naïve’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/naive/id724160495?i=724160600


#ThrowbackThursday: Orson – ‘No Tomorrow’


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Orson were a Brit-award wining band from Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

The band formed in 2000 and split in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2006 that the band really gained their first success, with their debut single, ‘No Tomorrow’.

This song ended up reaching Number 1 in the UK charts and went on to become the UK’s 12th best-selling single of 2006! Although many people think of the band as one-hit-wonders, they did in fact have 2 albums!

The song is a Power Pop/Indie Rock belter that just screams to be chanted at the top of your lungs, so go on, rock out your #ThrowbackThursday like it’s 2006 again!

What did you think of Orson? Do you still love this song? Please share your #ThrowbackThursday song choice with us in a comment below or via our social media accounts.

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‘No Tomorrow’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-tomorrow/id154229489?i=154229538


#FeelGoodFriday: The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’

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The 1975 are incredible; there’s no two ways about it!

The band (consisting of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel and Ross MacDonald) first caught my attention when they released their single, ‘The City’ and then reaffirmed my love for them, when they followed it up with this beautiful song, ‘Chocolate’.

This song is crafted to perfection with its catchy pop-rock/indie sound; it is pop and rock, merged at its best.

The 1975 recently had fans worrying about their demise, with their clever release of a cryptic comic, suggesting they were no more…however, if you read between the lines, they were talking about a change of image and hinted at a potential new album!

The 1975 Split

They then returned, around 24 hours later, with the following comic, confirming that they were bringing about a change to their current style, and informed their adoring fans (much to their relief) that they were going to go on tour around the UK again!

The 1975 Return

I hope you love this song as much as I do and please share this on your media accounts 🙂

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Download ‘Chocolate’ from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/chocolate/id670471325?i=670471546


#WildCardWednesday: Bloc Party – ‘Flux’

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Bloc Party‘s music style is interesting as it has a lot of variety.

Chronologically following their songs you can hear how they have experimented and evolved their music production to the point that it’s at today.

Flux‘ is said to be the song that began their musical transformation; it initiated the use of electronic sounds within their songs. Which continuously grew with the introduction of dark-electronic instruments and drum beats.

Although ‘Flux‘ is one of their older songs (2007), the modern sounds and techniques they experimented with are still enjoyable this many years later.

Unfortunately 2 of Bloc Party‘s members have left the band since, yet there news of a new album this year!

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‘Flux’ taken from Bloc Party’s album ‘A Weekend In The City’ can be downloaded from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/flux/id355281974?i=355282099