Music

Project For All Ages Leaves Aberystwyth Rocked!

Project For All Ages Leaves Aberystwyth Rocked!

Aberystwyth News, Arts, Local, Music, News July 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm Comments

Music students of all ages from Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire descended upon Aberystwyth’s Morlan Centre last Saturday for The Rock Project 2018. Groups of children aged between 7-18 performanced for the majority of the shows, with theRead More

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Under Review

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Under Review

Arts, Features, Music, Opinion April 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm Comments

In 2013, Ella Yelich O’ Connor burst onto a bustling music scene with her debut single ‘Royals’, an electropop melody about the calamities and modernity of teen life. What started as the lead single of aRead More

Atom Heart Mother – Reassessment or Abandonment?

Atom Heart Mother – Reassessment or Abandonment?

Arts, Music April 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm Comments

What constitutes the boundaries of music? Bands such as Black Sabbath and Cream would probably blame the dependency on four-four timing while The Beatles would blame the limited number of notes one can reach on anRead More

The White Album – 50 Years On

The White Album – 50 Years On

Arts, Music April 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm Comments

Perhaps the most experimental and artistically intriguing of The Beatles’ albums is their 1968 offering, ‘The Beatles’, best known today as The White Album. Coming off the success of their 1967 masterpiece Sgt Pepper’s Lonely HeartsRead More

***** – The Killers’ Hot Fuss is Still the Pinnacle of Panache

***** – The Killers’ Hot Fuss is Still the Pinnacle of Panache

ASM, Editors' Pick, Music October 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm Comments

Released in the early days of Summer 2004, Hot Fuss became an instant heavy-weight of the alternative rock genre. It gave the world something new to look at, and ensured that the Vegas foursome (singer andRead More

You Me At Six: Night People – Review

You Me At Six: Night People – Review

Arts, Music January 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm Comments

YOU ME AT Six’s fifth studio album comes almost ten years since their debut, Take off your Colours. While they have never been trail-blazers (The Guardian’s four-line review of said debut described them as ‘the UK’s answerRead More

The Sword: Low Country – Album Review 

The Sword: Low Country – Album Review 

Arts, Music January 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments

LITTLE over one year ago, I published my first article with The Courier, an album review of The Sword’s High Country. It was rather short, and not particularly effective (symbolic of certain aspects of the author,Read More

Review: ‘Two Vines’ – Empire of the Sun

Review: ‘Two Vines’ – Empire of the Sun

Arts, Music November 15, 2016 at 9:46 am Comments

AUSTRALIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC duo Empire of the Sun (Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore) are back again with their brand new album, ‘Two Vines’. Released on the 28th October 2016, ‘Two Vines’ is their third studio album, havingRead More

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Arts, Music November 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm Comments

IN AN INTERVIEW with the New Yorker last October, Leonard Cohen said he was ‘ready to die’. It seems already that this ominous statement will serve as the basis with which the musical press defines hisRead More

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Arts, Music October 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm Comments

JIMMY EAT WORLD have been responsible for two records that have come to characterise pop-rock and emo. However, since 2001 they have released a number of quality follow ups that have brought to my attention an issueRead More