#EventSpeaks: IDLES @ Brighton Dome, Brighton – 29/03/19

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On Friday 29th March 2019, IDLES arrived in Brighton to play an excellent show, following their Brit Award nomination and in support of their second album, Joy As An Act Of Resistance. The band were supported by Crows. Here’s what we thought of the show…


Crows

There’s something instantly hypnotic about this band with their heavy, repetitive and dare I say, almost monotonous drone of sound that sits somewhere between Editors and something much darker. They’re definitely sat on the less pure side of indie and not necessarily for everyone but they’re stylistically edgy and even though the singer’s vocal is quite bland, it is intentionally done to fit with the style and somehow it just works…really well!

Highlight: I particularly loved the singer’s use of two different microphones – one for more crisp vocals and the other for shouts and harmonic wails that have tons of reverb on – it’s a pretty unique element to the performance. What’s more – he knows how to get lost in the music and really let loose!

Setlist

Silver Tongues
Demeanour
Wednesday’s Child
Empyrean
The Itch
Hang Me High
Whisper
Chain Of Being


IDLES

A hum of anticipation rang through the crowd as the lights went down and IDLES took to the stage. Surrounding the band, were a ring of strobe-like lights which continuously circled the band, getting progressively faster, as they launched into opening song, ‘Colossus’.

Whilst this is not a band I would normally enjoy, I can appreciate the energy that emanates from their performances, bringing punk into the modern, contemporary age.

The band don’t let up for a minute with their passionate, in-your-face and downright ballsy demeanour, fronted by Joe Talbot, who, throughout the show, makes references to now being sober and how he’s recently become a father. He also shares little anecdotes and passes comments on what he’s passionate about, like the importance of looking after each other, when you “argy-bargy” in the crowd.

This is shouty, grungy and lyrically dynamic punk that has picked up fans of all ages – a truly diverse crowd watched in awe as the band members got progressively more pumped up and not once, let the energy in the room, drop.

Even if they’re not your sort of thing, I still recommend checking them out; they put on a great show and they just continue getting bigger, so try and catch them at a more intimate venue, before they’re selling out arenas!

Highlights:

  • When both Lee Kiernan and Mark Bowen got off the stage and worked their way through the crowd to perform amongst the audience, sitting on the floor, before being crowd surfed back to the front…epic!
  • Joe Talbot’s energy throughout was infectious, particularly as he pumped himself up, punching his arms up and down in front of him, like he was operating a pneumatic drill!
  • As the band started their set, the circling lights were mesmerising and quite hypnotic and the audible chaos, the end of their set descended into after Joe left the stage, was equally amazing.
  • The genuine care Joe showed for his fans and the audience by looking out for them and also sharing anecdotes, really engaged the crowd.

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📷 All of the photos in this post, are credited to Damon Peirce  📸
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 Setlist

Colossus
Well Done
I’m Scum
Queens
Great
Danny Nedelko
Divide & Conquer
1049 Gotho
Love Song
Never Fight A Man With A Perm
Mother
Faith In The City
All I Want For Christmas (Is You) (Mariah Carey cover)
Benzocaine
Samaritans
Exeter
Television
Rottweiler


Finally, I want to say a big thanks to Rob from Sonic PR for making this review happen and also to both IDLES and Crows for putting on a great show!


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#Christmas #Playlist – Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We wanted to wish each and every one of you who has supported Muzik Speaks this year, or those who are just finding out about us, a very Merry Christmas!

We have put together a special playlist with some of our favourite songs and artists in celebration of the festive period. Please follow our playlist on Spotify and share the link with your friends too!

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  1. Matt Terry – When Christmas Comes Around
  2. Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
  3. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
  4. Simple Plan – Christmas Every Day
  5. The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
  6. Carly Rae Jepsen – Last Christmas
  7. Pentatonix – Hallelujah
  8. Owl City – Humbug
  9. Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year)
  10. Yellowcard – Christmas Lights
  11. Patent Pending – Christmas Is Already A Thing
  12. Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
  13. Destiny’s Child – 8 Days Of Christmas
  14. Christina Aguilera – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  15. Kylie Minogue – Wonderful Christmastime featuring MIKA
  16. Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé – Baby It’s Cold Outside
  17. Sara Bareilles – Love Is Christmas
  18. Perry Como – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  19. The Jackson 5 – Frosty The Snowman
  20. Sam Smith – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  21. Tom Odell – Spending All My Christmas With You (Next Year)
  22. Fun. – Sleigh Ride
  23. James Corden – The Greatest Gift
  24. East 17 – Stay Another Day
  25. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree

We hope you enjoy this and please spread the festive cheer by sharing the link with your friends.

Best wishes,

Matt
Muzik Speaks

 

 

#FeelGoodFriday: Katy Perry – ‘Birthday’


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I can’t believe this song is already 3 years old already (…well 2 when the single was released, but 3 when the album was released).

‘Birthday’ is a very much disco-inspired (nu-disco) song from Katy Perry‘s third studio album, Prism. It has been compared to the likes of Prince and Mariah Carey and is rife with double entendres around the theme of celebrating a partner’s birthday.

The suggestive lyrics add to the fun of the song but the chorus is catchy and uplifting as anything! It’s just perfect for a #FeelGoodFriday song…I just had to post it…even if it’s not current!

What do you think of Katy Perry’s music? Is this the best of her songs for a #FeelGoodFriday track? Please share your suggestions with us and repost this.

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‘Birthday’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/birthday/id690541132?i=690541280


#Christmas #ThrowbackThursday: Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’


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It’s Christmas Eve!!!

This week, as it’s Christmas, I have been posting a themed track, as usual, but am adding to a special Christmas playlist, each day, which you can follow on Spotify here – https://open.spotify.com/user/muzik5peaks/playlist/6NNRbSEYkO3LMXx2dSrE0I

Every day this week, I have been adding 5 new tracks to the playlist (based on the theme that day), which means by Christmas Day tomorrow, you should have a special 25-track Christmas playlist! Please either subscribe to the YouTube channel or follow the playlist on Spotify 🙂


Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

Who doesn’t LOVE this song? It’s fun, Christmassy, feel-good and makes you want to sing along!

Released back in 1994, over two decades ago, this song still hasn’t lost its charm. It’s a quality Christmas pop song with a slight R&B edge due to Mariah Carey‘s amazing vocals!

The song was featured on her first Christmas album, ‘Merry Christmas’, however she has since re-recorded it for her second seasonal album, ‘Merry Christmas II You’ and as a duet for Justin Bieber‘s Christmas album.

Not much else to say, other than I LOVE THIS SONG and HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!

Also added to the playlist today:

  • The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Dean Martin – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

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