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Showing posts from January, 2021

Rock & Roll Is My Religion by Dirty Rose

  Welcome back to the blog, and today I'm featuring a new band to the blog! This band is Dirty Rose. Now, they reached out to me at the end of last year and asked me if I'd be interested in doing some content on their new album when it dropped, and I mean, this is me. When do I ever turn bands down? Anyway, so after me trying to get my brain to write this earlier than I have, we're finally here!  The album is titled Rock & Roll is My Religion, and it dropped on the 21st of January, and Dirty Rose are on a mission to properly bring back rock and roll! So if you too, are a believer that we need to resurrect rock and roll, and bring it back then Dirty Rose could be the band for you!  I really didn't know what to expect when I first heard Dirty Rose. I thought when they were saying rock and roll, it was going to be a lot less rock orientated than it is. However. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard Dirty Rose, and hearing their cover of The Rock Show by blink-182 was

Feel The Same by Viva La Bear

Hello, and welcome back to the blog! Today is Wednesday, today is my birthday and most years I never post on my birthday, but there's content to be done, so content shall be posted! Anyway, today we're talking about a new release from a band that has never been mentioned on the blog before!  Viva La Bear are a riff-heavy, alt-rock band from the Forest of Dean (for those of you who have no idea where that is, it's in Gloucestershire, England)  If you're a fan of, Lower Than Atlantis, Placebo, Twin Atlantic, Deaf Havana, Biffy Clyro then Viva La Bear might be the band for you!  Now, I didn't know what to expect when I went into listening to their music, because alt-rock is such a varied genre but it's one of my all-time favourite genre's (second favourite genre) so most the time, even if I'm sceptical of bands that are alt-rock I normally love them.  Feel The Same is an incredible track that truly does pack a punch. It's got similar vibes to a lot of B

Moving Mountains by Holygood

  Holygood are once again out here proving that they are a band to be paying close attention to, as they have released yet another solid track!  I've said it before, and I will say it again, I love how much music Holygood have been churning out recently. We all know I'm a big fan of Holygood, and I will never not be excited about them releasing new music.  So, this time we have a softer track, that being Moving Mountains.  Yes, I know it takes a lot for me to rate a soft track, but Holygood can pull off anything so I had no doubts in this track.  It's the softest track we've had from the band, but it's still just as equally good as the previous tracks. The vocals are so beautiful, and the emotion in Tohm's voice! Honestly, it's something else.  Now, although it is a soft track, it's not a boring release. There's still an edge to it, and we all know that's crucial to my enjoyment of a track! I didn't really expect to have many thoughts on this

Bring Me Down by We Were Sharks

Okay, so 1. We Were Sharks are never going to see this post, and 2. I know We Were Sharks are bigger than the bands I feature on here, but they're not a big band, they're more up and coming size and they're incredible!  If you're looking for a classic pop-punk band then check out We Were Sharks!  Anyway, so on Friday the 15th, We Were Sharks released a new song called Bring Me Down, I was excited just from the promo that they'd been posting on their socials because honestly, I fucking love We Were Sharks! I swear I never shut up about Always You by them, so I knew this song would slap.  Now, I'm not saying this song beats Always You as my favourite track, but what I am saying is this a pretty solid track that really does pack a punch!  It's fast, it's upbeat, it's a belter of a track with incredibly powerful vocals as always, and it's just a very good song!  The chorus packs a massive punch just like Shameless (their last single) did, and I'm

Slaughterhouse by Lykos

Yes, we have a new band on the blog! I am pleased to announce that Lykos are the latest edition to the Life Is A Lemon squad, Lewis reached out to me on Instagram, and asked me if I'd be up for working with them on a review of their new track Slaughterhouse, and of course, this is me, so I said yes! So, like always, I will briefly introduce you to Lykos, and then we'll get into the review section of this post!  So, Lykos is a three-piece, grungy, psychedelic, punk band from Bristol! The band consists of;  Ezra Young - Guitar and Vocals Robert Taylor - Drums Lewis Lloyd - Bass The band have two previous singles, that are pretty solid, and pack a punch. They're a band you expect to be a lot bigger than they are, and it's a sound that isn't over-saturated in the scene.  They've got a pretty cool, edgy vibe about them, and I think they're a pretty solid band, but we're all here for the review, so let's get into it!  Now, I'm not normally the biggest

Too Far by Good Hustles

  Good Hustles are back, and I love that they've released three tracks since September. That's a song every other month currently, and I wish more bands could give me that level of content, but also we're in the middle of a global pandemic, things are difficult.  Anyway, going into this track, the questions we're looking at are; - Can Good Hustles yet again outdo themselves?  - Is Too Far going to be anywhere near as good as Smile and Coffee?  Well, let's get into this, and talk about Too Far.  Now, we all know Harvey (Good Hustles' drummer) is one of my favourite people in the entire world, and I think he's a surreal drummer but when he sent me this track to listen to, I was fairly excited but also very nervous because Coffee and Smile were such solid tracks that I didn't think Too Far could be THAT good, because I mean, three bangers in a row? That's a challenge. Especially when a song needs to top the previous release in order to not be underwhelm

Bath Salts by Holygood

                                         The wonderful lads that are Holygood are back! On Friday they released their new track, Bath Salts. I swear Holygood are on top of the game currently. They’re really out here proving that they are a band that deserves so much more attention. They’re a band who you need to check out because they really are phenomenal. Of course, we all know Holygood are one of my favourite bands so I was very excited to hear they were releasing a new track! Although the title may suggest that this either 1. Holygood really branching out their merch game and not releasing a song instead releasing bath products or 2. Suggesting that Holygood were a big fan of bath salts and decided to write a love song for them. However neither of them are the case, instead, Bath Salts is a belter of a track with so much energy and change that it’s likely to impress many. Bath Salts is a bit different to the other tracks released by Holygood, it's similar to Killing Giants whi

Introducing: Dude Trips

  I don't own this photo, all credit for this photo goes to Nathan Matheson     Today, I'm welcoming the incredible Dude Trips to the blog! I literally found them last week, and I kind of became obsessed with their music! It's incredible, but we'll get to that in a minute!  Dude Trips are a four-piece Scottish alt/emo band. They hail from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire and they consist of;  Jamie Mathers - Vocals and Bass Shaun Ross - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar Scott Burnett - Lead Guitar Sean Mitchell - Drums  If you're a fan of the likes of Trophy Eyes, Trash Boat or Modern Baseball and just bands with that sort of vibe, then maybe Dude Trips are going to be the one for you!  Now, it's no surprise to a lot of people, that I'm obsessed with Scottish bands, bonus points if they're small as well! My all-time favourite band is Twin Atlantic, and one of my favourite small bands is Misplaced. So, when I clocked that Dude Trips were Scottish they instantly had my h

Bands To Stop You Being A Music Snob...

 I feel like a big part of my brand is being very much against music snobs! No matter what genre you're into, there are music snobs in your scene.  Being a music snob isn't just about only listening to Top 40 artists, it's about not being willing to give smaller artists a chance! It's about acting like smaller artists are below your music standard. You can be a music snob and listen to punk, or rock, you can be a music snob and listen to any genre, but if you are not willing to give smaller artists a chance, and only care about the big acts. The acts that are living a very lovely lifestyle can afford to play massive venues and sell them out and don't care about the artists that work day jobs, where they play small venues, and your $0.0032 per Spotify stream is not enough for them to live on, then I hate to break it to you, chances are you're a music snob!  I am in no way, shape or form telling you not to listen to the bigger artists that can live off streaming r

What I'm Listening To...

Restarting this series, I think I am anyway. Thought this would be an easy way to get back to blogging as I've put up like 3 posts in a month! Shocking... anyway, here's my what I'm listening to... Bands I'm Loving;  - Misplaced - Nautical Mile - Carrington - Distant Blue - The Mocking Jays - Post Malone - Taylor Swift  - Machine Gun Kelly - The Dangerous Summer - Holygood - Left Hand Lane - Seaway - Paramore - Neck Deep - We Were Sharks - Beartooth - Twin Atlantic - Mayday Parade - Roam - Home Wrecked - Trash Boat Albums I'm Loving;  - The Only Way Is Through by Nautical Mile - MYMINDISOUTOFME by Distant Blue - The Love Era by The Mocking Jay - Tickets To My Downfall by Machine Gun Kelly - Colourblind by Seaway - The Peace and The Panic by Neck Deep - Life's Not Out To Get You by Neck Deep - Lost Touch by We Were Sharks - Nothing I Write You Can Change What You've Been Through by Trash Boat Songs I'm Loving;  - Reverse by Carrington - I've Been Up W

Prospect Music Award 2021: The Final...

So, I didn't actually end up doing the press for the second round of the awards, because I dislocated my shoulder about 5 times in 48 hours. So, I'm sorry that I didn't bring you that content, but I am here to talk to you about the results.  Today, the Prospect Music Awards posted their finale. The winner of the 2021 Prospect Music Award is out, and I'm just really going to be giving you a quick rundown of who finished where really, and telling you the winner if you haven't watched the video they put out! So I'm going to work backwards really, because it just builds up the suspense.  25. The Snuts 24. Rachel Chinouriri 23. Nasty Cherry 22. Chappaqua Wrestling 21.Martha Hill 20. Channel Tres 19. Nana Rogues 18. Lola Young 17. JGrrey 16. TSHA 15. R.A.E 14. Emily Burns 13. dad sports 12. Orla Gartland 11. Dua Saleh 10. Adelphi Music Factory 9. Greentea Peng 8. Matilda Mann 7. Squid 6. Sinead O Brien 5. Holly Humberstone 4. Joesef 3. Koffee 2. Alfie Templemen 1. Ash