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Lemon Awards 2019: A Year of Music

πŸ‹ Lemon Awards 2019 πŸ‹
It's that time of the year again where we sit back, I write a very long post, but we do the lemon awards. If you're new here, or you haven't been following me for that long, then here we go. To summarise, the Lemon Awards are something I do every year and I write about the best of everything music-wise. These are always my favourite post to do, and last year I did little certificates, and this year I've done the same. So here we go! Will be some recurring categories and there will be some new ones. So sit down and enjoy! 

Best Live Act
5.Real Friends
4.Fatherson
3. Distant Blue
2. Don't Forget Rupert
1. The Mocking Jays 
Best Releases of The Year
20. amo by Bring Me The Horizon 19. What's It Like by You Me At Six 18. Fandom by Waterparks 17. She's a God by Neck Deep 16. Nella Vita by Grayscale 15. Are You Feeling Alive? by Hot Milk 14. Missing Everything by Fading Blonde 13. The Illusion of Being Fair by Fast Car To Florence 12. A Fear…
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Single Review: Lonely by Four Thousand Miles

So rewind a month and I got a DM off a band that I actually replied to, I know me replying to messages, shocking. But I was intrigued because they're a band with four thousand miles between them, there's 2 members from the UK, one from England and one from Wales, there's one from France and then another from America! Which is obviously quite interesting because that's something that you don't see often. So of course, I had to offer them a review! And I am so thankful they accepted the offer because I'm blown away!

So, Four Thousand Miles are an international rock band who released their first single on Friday (14th February) and like I always do, I stayed up until midnight to listen to it and I was blown away!

It's catchy, very catchy. I mean I was sending it to most of the people I was talking to and making them listen to it, that's when you know I love a song a lot.

Some lines hit me in places I forgot lyrics could hit me, it's such a beautiful, wel…

So What's The Noise? February Edition

So here I am trying to make this thing a series on here!

So since the last post we've had Twin Atlantic drop a new album, we've had new Trophy Eyes, new Four Year Strong, and Hot Milk even blessed our ears again with their new track June Gloom. Boston Manor also dropped a new song. There hasn't been much new music but I tend to find that's the case at the start of the year.

However, You Me At Six are apparently dropping new music this week! There's a new Four Year Strong album coming out at the end of the month.

The Mocking Jays have been annouced as the support for Black Cats and Magpies in April. Over half of Twin Atlantic's march tour is sold out so if you haven't got your tickets yet get them in!

I'm pretty certain I saw somewhere about the mocks being in the studio again and yeah. Although the past month has been kinda dry in music, it's starting to pick up again and I think there's going to be big things coming in the next few months.

Also, A D…

Live Review: Twin Atlantic at Metronome

Band - Twin Atlantic
Date - 27.01.2020
Location - Metronome, Nottingham



Last week Notts welcomed Twin Atlantic back into the city. It'd been a while since Twin Atlantic had been in Nottingham, and to be in such a small capacity venue (similar to the likes of Rescue Rooms capacity wise) and for them to be doing a signing afterwards was great to see. The set was only 45 minutes long and to say that Sam and Ross were unwell at the time you wouldn't have thought so. They pushed on and got through the set and were still up for meeting fans after the show.

The setlist consisted of;

Oh! Euphoria!
Novocaine

No Sleep
Make A Beast Of Myself

Volcano

Brothers and Sisters
Barcelona

Heart and Soul

The set was short and sweet and it was a good variety if you think that they've just released a new album there were 4 songs from POWER, one from Free, one from GLA and two from Great Divide. It was a great show with a lot of energy and to say that I don't see bigger bands that often anymore, it was …

Live Review: The Mocking Jays at Beat the Streets

A.N. Before I get into the post I just want to apologise for how shit this may seem but honestly, I'm grieving. If you follow me on Twitter you might know that my aunt passed away on Tuesday so this wasn't at the top of my list of priorities. Thanks 




This was my 15th time seeing The Mocking Jays, so at this point, you'd think that it's getting boring and repetitive, but that is 100%, not the case. Every time I see TMJ live there's always something to make you laugh and smile about, and I don't think I will ever get sick of seeing them lads on a stage.

So this time, they were playing at Rough Trade which I do actually enjoy as a venue because it's small, and it's all up close and personal gigs in there.

There were 3 new songs (2 of which did get their debut on the headlining tour back in October) and going off them 3 songs, I am really excited in the way that they're progressing and the direction they're taking with their music. I would definite…

Album Review: POWER by Twin Atlantic

It's no news that I adore Twin Atlantic, so we all knew this post was coming. It would have been up yesterday but I was actually at their album release show in Notts (a review of that will be up next Monday).


Twin Atlantic is known for changing up their sound and not sticking to genre norms. They’re known for pushing the boundaries of rock and expressing creativity within their albums. There was the grungy feel of Vivarium and GLA, the classic feel of Free and the pop feel of Great Divide. Their new album Power is no exception to this rule. With this album, they’ve experimented even further and pushed those limits to a new level. Power has an exciting electro-thrill about it whilst still sounding like classic Twin Atlantic. It’s not an album that feels like it was a safe choice. It sounds like a risky move that maybe not everybody will be on board with, but it could also bring in a lot more people because of the sound and feel of the album.

The album opens with Oh! Euphoria! whic…

Anticipated Releases for 2020

So it's a new year and there's a lot of bands releasing new music this year so I'm going to give a quick little lowdown on which ones I'm most excited for.

Twin Atlantic - They are dropping their new album on Friday so there will be a review of that of course. But them being my favourite band means I'm quite excited for it especially since it's been more than 3 years since GLA.

A Day To Remember - ADTR were supposed to release their new album You're Welcome last year but they pushed it back, but that means it'll be dropping this year so let's hope for the best because some new ADTR would be great since it's also been over 3 years since Bad Vibrations.

Deaf Havana - Now they didn't say what would drop this year, but a while ago one of the members said on Instagram about how they would be releasing some new music this year probably the later end of the year and it could just be a single but the Rituals era has officially ended now so the new e…

So, What's The Noise? January Edition

So, What's The Noise? is going to be a new series on my blog, where I'm going to talk about all things music, brands that are recording, new music that's come out, what's been announced, and all sorts of things like that. This isn't a review structured series either, this is simply talking about all things new in music. Both big and small bands, both local and not.

So let's get into what's came out recently...

Obviously, with it being Christmas and new year, there hasn't been a lot of music coming out, however, at the start of December Twin Atlantic released Barcelona, on the same day Mayday Parade also released a Christmas song called I'm With You and Fading Blonde released 25 a few days later. Then on New Year's Eve one of the favourites here at LifeIsALemon, Don't Forget Rupert released a new EP, however calling it new is slightly overexaggerating. They re-released their old songs, but they'd been improved, we got Long Time Coming, Blin…