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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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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…

The Albums That Shaped The Last Decade

Okay, so I’m back! This post is very much just personal opinion but I’m going to include some cult classics for many emo kids and my personal ones too. So let’s get into this πŸ€™πŸ»
Collide With The Sky by Pierce The Veil. A classic for lil emo kids, including Bulls In The Bronx and King For A Day I think a lot of people can agree this was a cult classic and a must-have.
Let’s Cheers to This by Sleeping With Sirens. Again like CWTS it’s a cult classic and an emo staple. I was more of a SWS kids rather than PTV but I loved them both. It was the soundtrack to my emo days that I really haven’t left.
Free by Twin Atlantic. This was such a staple for me and it was the album that got me into Twin and I haven’t really looked back since. It’s just such a classic in my opinion from Free to Cherry Slut to We Want Better, Man (which personally I still think is very relevant).
Fools and Worthless Liars by Deaf Havana. What an album! You’ve got I’m A Bore, Mostly and Youth In Retrospect, The Past S…

Live Review: Don't Forget Rupert

So on the 4th of December, Don't Forget Rupert played their Christmas show, and let me tell you, it was the best set they've put on.

They opened the set with Long Time Coming and after Ben gave me a lil shoutout for my tattoo, and it meant a lot to me for the pure fact that he remembered that. We got the old classics which are being resurrected which I'm quite happy about. We also had a couple of covers one of them being Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi.

The energy in a DFR set is always next level and never something to complain about, however, this time it was next level. The atmosphere was amazing because it was such a small intimate show. It was one of them gigs that you won't forget, because it was pretty great.

We all got a lil party bag as well and we got a CD of the old songs but remastered, and boy yall ain't ready. It was such a great show and I can't explain how amazing their performance was and honestly if you get the chance to see Don't Forg…

Single Review: Out Of My Mind by AVAERA

So AVAERA are here and they’ve released their first single!
The used to be Stop The Rain but they rebranded and I’m here for it because If you know me then you know Stop The Rain had a special place in my heart.
But the new single is out and it slaps!
The new single is titled Out Of My Mind and honestly yes. What a tune!

I've been obsessed with it since it came out, and we all know I'm a sucker for a good Scottish band because Scottish accents. So, let's talk about this track.

It's got a proper catchy tune, and it's one of the most infectious songs I've heard in a long time.

It's one of them songs that once you've heard it once, you have to listen to it another 100 times before you can take a break from listening to it.

It's currently my most listened to track, and that says a lot because there's been a lot of newness recently.

It's a perfect song, and I don't often say that a song is perfect, but Out of My Mind is very much perfection.…

EP Review: JSA

JSA are back with an EP.

JSA are a five-piece alt-rock band from Croydon. They originally formed back in the late 00's, but the band went on hiatus after a few EP's. However, the band is now back together and they're releasing their new EP on the 14th, which is this week. And I'm coming to you early with a review of the new EP 'Ghosts'.

The EP was mixed and mastered by Alan Smith.



The EP is 5 tracks long, and the first track is Everything. It's a pretty solid track, not my favourite on the EP but it's still good. It's definitely a good opener. The lyrics are beautiful and both the vocals and instrumentals compliment that.

The second track is Factory, and honestly, I love the intro to this track. It's a little more laid back than Everything, and in a way, this one gives me a sort of Busted vibe. The lyrics are great though, it almost sounds a bit like Mayday Parade in a way, which I wouldn't complain about because I love Mayday to bits. The …