You Me At Six premiered the music video for their newest single 'Fresh Start Fever' last night. The song is from their upcoming album Cavalier Youth, set to be released early next year.
'Fresh Start Fever' is the third song we got the chance to hear from the new album by now, and once again it's very different from what was expected. I loathed 'Lived A Lie' because it's just not them, then hearing 'Hope For The Best' was such a relief - it shows the most signs of a YMAS song, and is absolutely catchy. While this new one is on top, I can't get over the fact the music and vocals resemble to new-Fall Out Boy. This isn't necessarily bad. One just wishes bands wouldn't try to sound the same so obviously.
The video itself is their finest so far. The bike racing plot gives an extra boost to the already energetic song. The band members also got to show their acting skills. See it for yourself!
Are you excited that You Me At Six are back?
The music video for Tom Odell's new single 'I Know' was released earlier today. The song is taken from his debut album 'Long Way Down'. It's also one of the bests of the album with beautifully written lyrics and well composed piano music.
The artistic video shows the British singer-songwriter walking through cart-roads and pine woods,and singing about the love toward a deep brown eyed, curly haired special lady. If the creepy, foggy, and possibly very cold pine woods weren't mysterious enough, there is a slender-woman as well - according to YouTube comments. While I keep hearing about it, I've no idea what a slenderman or -woman is.
Share your thoughts about the video on the comments section below!
There was a tiny press-lunch held in London today, where two favourite British pop-rock bands of the 00`s era announced something big. McFly and Busted are McBusted now and they are going on a UK tour together next spring!
The supergroup had its surprise debut at McFly`s 10 year anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall back in September, but little did we know about further plans. 13 year old myself is quite happy with these news right now.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, and dates are the following:
Hydro Glasgow, 18 Apr 2014
Echo Arena Liverpool, 19 Apr 2014
Bournemouth BIC, 21 Apr 2014
O2 Arena London, 25 Apr 2014
Metro Arena Newcastle, 28 Apr 2014
Capital FM Arena Nottingham, 29 Apr 2014
First Direct Arena Leeds, 30 Apr 2014
LG Birmingham, 03 May 2014
Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, 04 May 2014
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, 06 May 2014
Phones 4U Arena Manchester, 09 May 2014
For those wondering about the future of each band: McFly`s 6th studio album is expected to be released after Christmas. And regarding Busted...well, members go back to do their own things just as they did since 2005, I suppose.
The fly in the ointment is that Charlie Simpson will not be joining because he`s currently working on his solo record. Bummer. Secretly crossing my fingers to eventually make up his mind. Robbie Williams wasn`t going to reunite with his former boy-band Take That either, and he ended up touring with them after all.
Are you excited about these news or would you rather have the two bands separately?
It`s always fascinating when someone is good at more than one thing creative, and I like to discover these different sides of my favourite on-screen people. The world mostly knows these young men from various roles around the tv- or movie screen. However, they would make quite fine touring rock stars as well.
Everyone`s Chuck Bass is the frontman of the indie band The Filthy Youth. Some of their songs were heard on earlier seasons of Gossip Girl. They pretty much disappeared afterwards, which is a shame because there is hardly any good indie music these days.
My friend took me to see the Misfits and Game of Thrones actor play his melodic guitar music at a tiny London pub last year, and it was one of my favourite night-outs. Even Theon Greyjoy came to support his “friend”.
Jamie Campbell Bower
JCB stole our hearts on Sweeney Todd then went on to rule Camelot and play supernatural roles of book-franchise movies. He had put out brilliant acoustic songs in solo during the summer, but his band, The Darling Buds is coming up with something new this weekend. Stay tuned!
Who knew that dreamy Sheriff Graham of Once Upon A Time/serial killer of The Fall is a musician in a band called Sons of Jim… and one of those mind-blowing ones? Neither did, I until today. He`s also “the new Christian Grey”, but I`m not willing to get into that.
Originally, I didn`t intend limiting this post to British nationalities only; it just happened that I like them as musicians. Besides, one cannot resist British charm, and other clichés… Sorry, rest of the world.
Who is your favourite actor as musician?
I knew following Buzzfeed on Twitter could be a big mistake. I realized straight after I pressed that button. However thanks to them I got to know that the first episode of one of my favourite tv-shows ever aired 10 years ago today: One Tree Hill. That`s a reason to celebrate, people!
First of all, I feel old.
Second, I wish there was a show like this for today`s teen generation.
One Tree Hill contained a lot of things that made me love the show.
Music is one of those things. I got to know so many artists I`ve never heard of before just by watching the show. Fall Out Boy was one of them and the episode where Pete Wentz went on the weekend getaway with the group of friends is still one of my favourites. Jack`s Mannequin was also on the show and a bunch of other awesome pop-rock/punk bands from that era, who I can`t recall right now. Not to mention Gavin DeGraw who wrote THE SONG of One Tree Hill.
I mean who can forget this?
I remember watching each episode, then trying to remember parts of the lyrics from the actual song that was playing so I could search for it later. It was mental. I loved the songs they put on as soundtrack.
...or rock and roll.
My favourite compliment I`ve ever received is also linked to OTH and the role of music on it: my friends see me as someone who knows everything about music and concerts, and I was told once “You are so much like Peyton from One Tree Hill!” and I was like “Thank you, that`s like the best compliment ever”. Haha!
Ugh, give me that record collection!
I also loved that a simple place, such as the river court could have such big role and meaning for the individual. The scenes where Lucas and friends used to play basketball there, always reminds when me and my cousins or friends went out to play basketball ourselves. Although our place isn`t by a river. What a shame.
The river court was an awesome plce, wasn`t it?
The characters were relatable too. Each of them had attributes, that the viewer could find in themselves as well and it made it easier to understand the troubles they went through: the girl who lost her mother –twice; the step brothers with horrible father who hated each other yet later became friends; the girl-next-door kind of tutor who became rockstar; and so on. The fact there was a narration during the episodes, like someone`s reading a book (Lucas`s book) or diary made this fictional story seem even more real. The quotes were great too.
Story of my life, Brooke.
One thing I still cannot understand is how could Dan Scott die as a sort of good guy surrounding with his family after all the bad things he`d done. He was the ultimate bad guy who screwed up everyone`s life most of the time and I really hated him for this.
One Tree Hill ran through 9 seasons between 2003 and 2012. It`s true that there were great and not so great seasons during this period (especially after season 4, where they should`ve stopped) but I always loved watching it - sure the handsome boys put a lot into my enthusiasm.
I might as well just re-watch some episodes now. I did it last year with the whole seires but I miss the vibes and those times when the show aired.
The duchiest character ever. Chris Keller needs his own show.
Now that the post came to an end... celebratory dance to Spice Girls, anyone?
What were your favourite OTH moments?
Summer has been great but it`s time to move on to Autumn. It`s something I don`t like to do although the cold months, too, have their beauty. With September come those days when it`s a relief to stay indoors, overdose hot tea and really listen to music while it`s raining outside. My current playlist mostly contains the remains of summer but they can easily be adapted to the new season as well. At least, they`ll bring back good memories.
Mary PopKids - Nightdrive
Hungarian pop-duo with an incredibly awesome song. I wish I checked them out at Strand festival but they were clashing with FOB.
One Republic - Counting Stars
This one is a huge surprise to me. I found some of One Republic`s songs okay in the past but have never been a fan of them. I didn`t even know they play this song until yesterday when the radio informed me about it. So much different than their old stuff and I love the way they developed. Great example for every artist.
Kids In Glass Houses - Peace
If you don`t know these Welsh guys yet, you`re missing out big time. Their new single and music video just premiered and I can`t stop listening to it. A new album (also called 'Peace') is out end of September. The chorus of the song is my most favourite out of everything now. Also that key change...
The Rocket Science feat. Hegyi Dori - Step Out
This is lyrically the easiest yet most inspiring song I`ve heard all summer and I kept it on my playlist because it will keep me inspired even on the most depressed days when I feel the need to be unproductive all day long.
George Ezra - Budapest
British guy with great voice singing about my capital city in an adorable, catchy song. These are the reasons I fall in love with this song straight away.
The 1975 - Girls
It`s unbelievable how far they`ve come over a single year without having a full album out until recently. The highly anticipated self-titled album is finally out and all we have to do is to listen and dance. 'Girls' is a highlight of the album.
All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes - A Love Like War
I`m addicted to this song since it`s release and I`m little mad at the guys for not playing it when I last saw them and Vic (along with Pierce The Veil) was in the house as well.
The Maine - Love & Drugs
The video for 'Love & Drugs' was just released and I absolutely love it. They make music videos that not only fit perfectly to the actual song but shows such emotions that the viewer can easily resemble to the characters.
Don Broco - You Wanna Know
The list wouldn`t be complete without the newest banger - because there is really no other word for it - of Don Broco. I bet it`s even more awesome live and can`t wait to witness it.
It`s only the beginning of September but the internet is blowing up of new music releases and announcements for this month already. Two of the biggest fan favourites, All Time Low and You Me At Six both came out with new singles in the past couple of hours. Of course when this happens, people unwillingly put the songs into a debate and I couldn`t resist either.
You Me At Six`s new material was highly anticipated. They haven`t been out with new music for two years now and it was only a matter of time until something surfaced. The new single ‘Lived A Lie’ is very different from what the band did earlier. It`s catchy yet doesn`t hit that level of intensity, lyrics and (sort of) darkness I fell in love with on ‘Sinners Never Sleep’. I also love a good gang-vocal but the “we are believers” phrase is too cliché. Radios will sure love it though. Let`s hope the negatives will change after listening to Cavalier Youth in full – which is a great title by the way! It also gives you an idea of how the album might sound like.
All Time Low dropped the bomb with their newest announcements: re-releasing their latest album ‘Don`t Panic’; special fan packages and competition and on the top all of this, a collaboration with Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) – insert fan-girls screaming here - on the new single ‘A Love Like War’! The song is a total banger! There are no better words for that. It`s also one of their bests songs to date yet and a potential highlight of a live show when ATL and PTV are going on tour together again this fall.
Clearly, All Time Low wins but fingers crossed there might be some gems on the new You Me At Six album…
Check out ‘Lived A Lie’ and ‘A Love Like War’ below and comment with your opinion!
I mentioned earlier that I`m attending at this new music festival, STRAND (means 'beach' in Hungarian) in Zamardi, Hungary - the same place where Balaton Sound is held each year. Well, the 3 day event happened between Sunday and Tuesday (18-20th August) and considering I was there on a Monday, it was a great start for my week.
To avoid public transport, I was roadtripping down to Lake Balaton with my family then they`ve left me there after lunch and I headed to the festival...On the photo above: there is the Main Stage on the left; at that pink thing were some of the food shops; then the VIVA Stage and more food tents - the view to the lake and some DJ tent are left out. It`s quite tiny but you don`t have to run errands to get from one tent to another at last.
First, I went to this board that contained all the performers and their set times for the 3 days. The first band I saw was Indigo Utca. The tent they played at was right next to the lake and since there were only a handful of people, their show was like an afternoon jam with friends. I enjoyed it most of the time. They`ve had a guest appearance by the band`s good friend, Fluor who is a celebrity/rapper sort of person. I`m really not a fan of this guy and his on-stage jokes are rather low-class. Yet some people enjoyed his performance.
Indigo Utca minus Fluor
One of my favourite singers, Odett was opening at the Main Stage. After seeing her performance, I think she`s like Hungary`s version for Juliet Simms: she`s very energetic, her voice and dance moves are full of passion. She also communicates well with the crowd and tries to involve them into the show.
The most theatrical act of the day were clearly Anna and the Barbies. The bassist dressed up as a priest (I can only assume I wasn`t sure about his costume) and leadsinger Anna Pasztor even changed her outfit - from bride to KISS inspired war-paint and clothes - while her brother on guitar showed us his talent of singing as well. This show was one very memorable moment of the festival and also the last one they played for a while: the singer is 7 months pregnant so they are taking a baby/writing/studio break. Her condition didn`t influenced the show though as she was more active than any other future mother could be: climbing on things, going into the crowd, wearing extra high platforms, dancing and perfectly singing. One word: magic.
Anna Pasztor from Anna and the Barbies standing on the speakers.
Anna and her not so girly Barbies (sorry I had to, haha) after the show.
Sometimes, I took a break as well to enjoy the view to the lake and ran into a friend I haven`t seen for years. It was nice to reunite at a place filled with music and good vibes. We checked out bands for a few songs and the rest of the acts on the main stage. I finally wasn`t alone at a festival for a change! Yay for friends with the same music taste.
This was an interactive lounge by one of the sponsors where you could chill out while catching up in the internet or charging your phone. Isn`t the view breathtaking?
Fish! were one of the bands we`ve caught for a few songs. They were great but they way of medleys leaves some questions behind. Apart from that, what I`ve seen and heard was cool.
I was happy to see Heaven Street Seven because the time we arrived to their set, they started to play a huge favourite of mine this summer: their new single 'A konyhamban' is such a banger. The title literally means "in my kitchen" and it`s written about those parties where the biggest fun is always in the kitchen.
Late night view. Tents, lights, the moon and the bungee-jumping tower.
As thunder was on the way, there was a little fear in me that they will cancel the rest of the night but fortunately nothing happened apart from heavy wind and I could throw myself into the crowd for Fall Out Boy!
I can`t express how great feeling it is to see one of my favourite bands on home grounds first time. The kind of musicians I like never or hardly ever come to Hungary but the organizers got FOB for this basically unknow (yet!) new event when everybody wants to get them to play since their reunion. The power of the Transformers, huh? ;) (I`ve heard they asked for unique Transformers figures in their contract...)
I loved every minute of the show but 1 hour 10 minutes was ridiculously short considering the the whole promotion of the festival was built around Fall Out Boy`s name. The guys seemed to enjoy the show + playing to a whole new fanbase [for them] and the audience went nuts. Pete even mentioned how rock and roll we were. There were difficulties with the communication though; the sound work was rubbish (only here. how weird...), you could hardly hear the music or what they said but most of the people also need to gain basic language skills because it doesn`t matter who`s playing, you can`t build up a connection with the band if you just scream like crazy when they are trying to communicate to you from the stage. Also, learn the lyrics if you are seeing your so-called "favourite band ever". The silence at the beginning of 'Sugar we`re going down' which is a typical chanting-together part - also one of their classics - ended up in an awkward silence (more about its reason will come in a separate blog because I don`t want to rant here). Anyway, luckily for the band, the setlist contained a whole bunch of hits played by the radio and the new songs so people knew those at last. I wanted to hear 'What a Catch Donnie' so badly! And 'Young Volcanoes'! They didn`t play those but 'Alone Together' is my actual favourite. I was over the moon while singing along. 'Save Rock and Roll' was beautiful live as well. I want to re-live the entire show, pleeeeeease!
So there was this moment at the end of the show when my friend asked me if I knew where they disappeared because the camera was following someone on the big screen and then a Pete Wentz just popped up in the middle of the crowd few steps away from me. What a cool guy!
I`ve mentioned about The Carbonfools quite a lot on Buzznet but haven`t seen them before. I wouldn`t miss out on them here, since their music is world-class and the leadsinger is my future husband...he just doesn`t know yet, ha! So, they followed FOB on main stage with a fun show and an extremely chilled out Balazs Feher behind the microphone. I`ve never seen such calm and quiet (when it comes to talking) person on stage before but I guess that works for him.
Along with The Carbonfools` show, the day also came to the end and I didn`t want to step out to the real world again and face with the struggles that the Hungarian train system brings to your life early in the morning.
STRAND festival was a success and also the first festival I ever attended in Hungary. I want to highllight that I was impressed by the lack of cameras and mobile phones in the crowd because anywhere I went before in Britain, fans were snapping photos and recording videos the entire time and it`s annoying. Glad to say, that Hungary still knows how to party.
Interesting fact: they have this festival-card system here. You change your money to a plastic card. That`s the only way you can purchase anything on-site and at the end of the day you can switch your card back to the rest of the money left on it. It`s great; you don`t have to stand in line at the bar for hours because no one needs to use cash.
Thank you Strand Festival and performers for the awsome time! See you next year!
PS: Bring Fall Out Boy again!
This is the latest installment of photos from Vienna, including photos of things that I`ve seen on random walks around town.
I was staying at my aunt`s flat in Heiligenstadt (it`s District 19, about 15 minutes of metro from the city) and I used to take out my little cousin with my sister for short walks in the morning before heading into the city to see what the area looks like.
Apparently, they`ve got a park named after the date of my birth: 12th February. How cool is that! I just wish the park looked prettier though...
There is a footpath named Beethoven-gang where that little brook is and I`ve also stumbled across this Beethoven-memorial near to a church on Grinzinger Strasse. He used to spend a lot of time in the Heiligenstadter thermal baths.
I would love to dine at this restaurant when I go to Vienna again because the decoration is very impressive and they`ve got Viennesse kitchen.
And I`ve found this in the house we`ve stayed. I think it`s a memorial to a Hungarian man who used to live in the building...or he made it.
Little cousin had too much to drink during a night out, haha
My aunt suggested a place, that she usually sees while jogging, to go out one night and we went but never found it. We`ve found industrial areas and walked by the Danube (which is a lot more creepier than a night walk by the Thames) instead.
Some photos from the underground (U-bahn as the German language says) that hardly ever goes underground and always have phone signal.
I got to spend a picnic and afternoon by the Donauinsel. I like that place because tourists hardly ever get out of the city and you can get a glimpse of the everyday Viennesse life here...or how some locals spend their summer days.
They`ve got free beach by the river!
And people who climb on the bridge from the water then jump back into it. Pretty mad.
Two of the many street art I`ve seen. Vienna is the global resident of gaffiti artists I believe, as I`ve never seen that many in one city before. The walks along the river, the bridges (like on the photos) and other similar places are fully covered. Who had the free time to do all these? I don`t have an issue with street art if it`s really artistic but a stupid scrible just looks ugly.
There are some areas of Donauinsel that looks more like you`re on a wild life watch and not in a capital city. Of cousre these photos cover only a tiny part of the island as it`s quite long to walk through on it during sunset.
One negative thing I want to highlight is that if you want to see the major touristic elements such as Schonbrunn Castle, the Belvedere, galleries, museums, etc. you need to have a lot of money because some of the prices are just a rip off. Unlike the bigger London museums, none of those bigger ones are free over here - and I have tried to find free ones.
If I have to sum up the 4 days I`ve spent in Vienna, I would say that it`s an awesome town but I can`t imagine myself living there. I definitely wanna go back though because it has a lot to offer culturally and historically - I read an article about Vienna that said Freud, Hitler, Stalin, Tito and several other now legendary/infamous names lived here at the same time, in 1913. Can you imagine them passing each other during a simple afternoon walk - the same as I did -before all those unnecessary wars and struggles happened because of some of these people? It`s crazy to think about it yet these stories make a place interesting.
And at the end of the 4th day, I rode home on the Hungarian ghost train...
The first post of my holiday in Vienna, Austria ended with a photo of the Burggarten where the Schmetterlinghaus is. Schmetterling means butterfly in German and now you can easily guess what this post is about: cute butterflies! I`m not an expert but there are few people in our community who sure know their name. You know who you are.
Everything looked so pretty there and I`ve even found one of my favourite flowers, the hibiscus. What made the experience a little strange is, that there were fake flowers also. Why would anyone use those instead of real flowers in a glass house?
To make the place less boring, visitors can have a tiny jungle adventure inside of those huge tree look-a-like decorations. They look like real trees from the outside but it`s like an artifical cave from the inside. Perfect place for the butterflies to rest in the shade and few aquariums with tiny water creatures (fishes, water snails, etc) are placed in there as well.
The caterpillars transform into those beautiful butterflies in these glass cubicles. They`ve had so many of these cocoons! I wish I`ve found more species of the butterflies but it was so hot and humid in there that we couldn`t stay so long. I would advise to go there during summer when you don`t wear much clothing anyway. The place is too hot to be in there in winter coat.
Seeing these pretty - sometimes huge - creatures flying around the glasshouse was very impressive and great experience. I just wish I could get one to fly on me - I was even wearing a floral dress!