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YUNGBLUD Confirms His Upcoming Release Is A Concept Album

It’s only Wednesday, yet, YUNGBLUD has already experienced a whirlwind of a week. After announcing his own festival BludFest on March 18, he sat down with NME to share more about his forthcoming record. Describing it as a concept album, it channels Brit-pop heavyweights. “The next album is something I’ve been working on for two years that I’ve not shared yet and it’s anadventure. It’s a full concept that you can play from start to finish,” YUNGBLUD told journalist Andrew Trendell. Read more: YUNGBLUD & Lil Yachty Share Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Collab He continues, “I flip the narrative where I’ve… Read more »


Kasabian Mix Big Riffs And Dance Beats To Make Noisy Love During War

Used record bins are flooded with albums from swaggering British lads whose bands have conquered England and have their eyes set on cracking the States. Not too many of them can claim to have their music used in two of the most popular TV shows in the country before most Americans have ever heard of them, though. The vaguely scary, beat-crazy sound you might have heard on recent episodes of “Desperate Housewives” and “CSI: Miami” comes courtesy of Kasabian, currently infecting American ears with the intense marriage of druggy beats and massive guitar riffs from their self-titled debut. “We’re going… Read more »


Idlewild: A Best-Kept Secret No Longer

Wrap your head around this – you’re in a rock band that has been relatively ignored for about three years, despite having a couple of albums and a ton of singles under your belt. And then suddenly, out of the blue, people start hearing about you – but only because no one knows about you. Weird? Yeah. But that’s basically how things transpired for Scottish rockers Idlewild just a few years ago, flipping their world topsy-turvy in a sadistic twist of ironic fate. Idlewild: “I guess it started with SPIN Magazine naming 100 Broken Windows (the band’s 2000 release, it’s… Read more »


Bands Reveal Name Origins

The Rolling Stones and Radiohead got theirs from song titles, U2 and the B-52’s from military aircrafts and Lynyrd Skynyrd from their old gym teacher. And the stories behind new millennium band names are no less random: Yellowcard According to these So-Cal pop-punkers, “yellowcard” is a take on the ever-popular Frat house idiom, “party foul,” proving drunks can be simultaneously obnoxious and witty. Perhaps Ewan McKegger was already in use. Coldplay Chris Martin and his mates, originally called Starfish, were friends with a band called Coldplay. When that band gave up the name, Starfish asked if they could use it.… Read more »

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