TOTD- 28/092015 – Glastonbury Headliners…

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With the Glastonbury tickets going on sale soon, we must prepare for the rumours that will ensue on every music website, including this one.

So like every year we will have the dream legendary headliners, these would include David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones including many more. Of course these three acts would all be amazing to top off the weekend because of their legendary status and would without doubt make the weekend special. The last time Bowie headlined was back in 2000, and The Stones in 2013, so Fleetwood Mac would extra special as they’ve never headlined.

Then we have the hopeful reunion bands headlining, these being The Stone Roses, Oasis and The Smiths. As much as the World would love a Smiths reunion, there is 99.9% chance of it not happening, Mozza has come out many a time to squash the rumours as has Johnny Marr. Oasis has said if the money is right they’d do it, and since The Stone Roses came back for those couple of gigs they disappeared again. Of course Oasis would be incredible, and out of these three they’d probably be the most likely.

Finally we have the likely acts, those being Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys. Seen as Foo Fighters couldn’t do it this year, it’s more thank likely they will be back for next year. Kings of Leon haven’t headlined since 2008 and, they always will sell tickets so it wouldn’t be surprising if they came back for next year. Lastly the Arctic Monkeys, it’s obvious they’re the standout UK band at the moment, and seen as they haven’t headlined since 2013 why not come back for next year after their long hiatus.

Words By Alex Wise @al4563

The Cornerstones – Smack me in the face – Unsigned Bands

Intro

Got in touch with this band quite a while back, and decided that I should review them.The four piece hailing from Uxbridge in the UK, and they consist of Richard Ruth, Dan Bennion, Kyle Radbone, Ryan Pincott. They’re an rock/indie band with influences being The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Kinks, The Who and The Beatles which you can clearly hear in their music.

The Song

The song ‘smack me in the face’ is the fourth one of theirs (to my knowledge), and has quite a lot to live up to after their previous three, which I strongly recommend listening to, very catchy pieces of music with some nice riffs in place, with a distorted guitar in the back ground, this is prominent in ‘This is how it ends’. ‘Smack me in the face’, steps away from their other stuff as it has a piano featuring in it, which works quite well with the guitar. The singer although sounding slightly like Liam Gallagher he has more of singing element to his voice, a lot more harmony in his voice compared to Liam, but there are definite comparisons to it. Moving on from his voice, the song is quite slow paced, and can be quite haunting in places especially in the verses.After listening to it the chorus really stands out in my mind, which is always a good sign because it means it’s engrained in your mind. I think they’ve showed some versatility with this song because as I stated previously they’ve stepped away from something they’d normally do.

Overall

A really beautiful song, i found it better when I was listening to it with earphones in, else you get too much noise pollution an ruins the song. Think we can expect a lot more from this band, especially with the three previous songs, listen to them. They’re also working on an album at the moment, I will keep you updated when that will be out, also if you can go to their next gig, Sat Dec 1st at Trinity in Harrow, West London. Entry £5, If you can, just go, enjoy yourself while I slave away at work.

http://www.reverbnation.com/thecornerstonesuk/songs

https://twitter.com/TheCornerstones

Get behind this band, see them when you can, i know I will be looking out for them.

Not long for The Stone Roses big return

So with The Stone Roses just around the corner, I think it would be wrong not to talk about them. I got into this music quite late, i’m 19 now and I got into the music when I was about 16 so it wasn’t so long ago when I was into grime.

The Stone Roses were on of the first bands I listened to when I started getting into guitar music because I was into Oasis and my friend said that The Stone Roses played a big part influencing Oasis, so I went home and treated myself. I never listened to them before, because my mate said they influenced Oasis, I was expecting something exactly like Oasis, and fuck me was I wrong. The Stone Roses were so different, the guitar, Ian Brown’s singing, and the drums were out of this world. Since I listened to them, they have been one of my favorite bands and they always will be.

I wasn’t alive when The Roses came out so I can’t talk about how they changed music, or how it was different to anything I’ve ever listened to. I can say they still sound fresh, they still sound exciting and they still sound new. I don’t think there will be a band like this for a long time.

I still think The Roses will put on a great performance at Heaton Park after all the reviews I’ve read it seems like they won’t let anyone down. Also I think they still have a lot to offer to music and our ears, hopefully they will continue after this reunion and go on to make another album because I don’t think the ‘Second Coming’ was a good send off for one of the greatest bands ever.

To all you lucky fuckers that are going to the gig at Heaton I know you will have a good time, get smashed and do that dance that you can only do when you’re listening to The Stone Roses.

Treat yourself, have a listen.

 

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