One of Britain`s most talented, and underrated band called it a day earlier today. It didn`t came as a surprise. Rumours had been in the air lately, yet it was still somewhat hard to believe the things written in the statement. After 8 years of hard work, 3 EPs, 4 full-length albums, and countless amount of miles on the road, the journey of Kids In Glass Houses is coming to an end this year.
Along with the break-up, a final tour across the UK was also announced for October. The tour is on sale from today with special bundles available, and it is selling fast. Now is the right time to start saving your pennies if you would like to see the Welsh band one last time.
I`ll just leave these here (then walk away sobbing, obviously), for your listening pleasure, and to probably fall in love with their music while you`ve still got the chance to catch them live during the upcoming months. The problem with underrated bands` breaking up is they hardly ever reunite. :(
Smart Casual (2008)
In Gold Blood (2011)
Dear KIGH, thanks for the good times and see you in October!
New Jersey`s Skate And Surf festival just announced the list of the very first names for this year`s events in May. Normally, I wouldn`t care about such line-up announcements because I will never make it, but... they`re bringing Midtown, one of the best punk-rock bands of the early 00`s, back! YAY! Party-time!
My face when I`ve heard the news.
Those of you who aren`t familiar with the band: Midtown was formed in New Jersey in 2000, and soon became kind of a big deal back in the day-so I`ve heard. Cobra Starship`s Gabe Saporta started his music career with this band, before they called it quits in 2005, and everyone ventured on different paths of their lifes. Until now...
See, even Castiel is extremely happy.
Here is some music to get you all pumped up:
This wouldn`t be the first time of Skate and Surf reuniting bands: Fall Out Boy played one of their first reunion shows there last year. Who will be next in 2015? *cough*The Academy Is...*cough* So thank you, S&S for being so gracious to us.
Are you excited about the Midtown reunion? Who will you be watching at Skate and Surf festival?
I`ve done a themed photoshoot a little while ago for fun, but just got to the point where I`m showing it to you all because of reasons. The theme is pretty simple: getting ready for a masquerade ball.
Mask: a gift from family from Italy;
Clutch bag: vintage that I saved from my mum`s closet. (Can you believe she wanted to throw this beauty out?!)
Jewellery: something real, something fake, something new, something old, something borrowed, something inherited.
Enough of teasing...I`m going to the Venetian Carnival in Italy next weekend! And I couldn`t be more excited because it`s been on my bucket-list for a long time now.
Morain is one of the many talented bands coming out of the UK these days, who just premiered a brand new single. 'Who Would`ve Known' is taken from their next EP 'Worlds Apart', and will be released on the 24th February.
The band has been quite under the radar since their first EP was released in 2012, but by the looks of it, they weren`t idle. The new song brings all the good qualities, I got to love so much. There is also a cool video to it as well, produced by Daniel Broadley.
Hopefully we can hear more and more about Morain in the future but here`s 'Who Would`ve Known' to listen to until!
The past days have been rather exciting at the Canterbury HQ with first the streaming, then the official release of their new album, 'Dark Days' - if you've missed out on the stream, it's too bad but believe me it also worths a purchase HERE.
To start the day right, the British guys also surprised us with a brand new music video for 'Think It Over', taken from Dark Days, and a small portion of UK tour dates for April.
Check out the video and dates below!
April 01 - Edinburgh
April 02 - York
April 03 - Manchester
April 04 - Sheffield
April 05 - Birmingham
April 06 - Nottingham
April 07 - Bristol
April 09 - London
Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 17th!
From the looks of it, 2014 is shaping up nicely for Canterbury. I secretly hope they have a few European shows planned as well (Hint: Vienna or Budapest would be really nice).
Are you buying Dark Days or attending one of the shows?
I still have a few hours left of 2013, so took the chance of putting together a best of something post. Originally, the idea was a favourite album list but everyone ended up doing that...I`m too hipster to the same post about the same albums, ha! So here is my year in favourite pictures I had taken, and with the best memories...
British snow experience, post Christmas blues, London and all...
My birthday month. That time when I got invaded by the owls of Hogwarts at the HP Studios in Watford. Also got to see All Time Low and Lower Than Atlantis at Shepherd`s Bush Empire.
Lots of exploring around London. Cannot recall the rest but this photo is my favourite of the month.
One time I stumbled upon this lonely musician playing music in the Thames.
Slam Dunk Festival with awesome people and awesome music. The month of my big move I was looking forward to - then failed, but that`s a story for another day. And also when this 30 Seconds to Mars situation happened.
The best two weeks of my life so far when living alone on job search in London. Fulfilling the dream of the 13 years old mini-me by seeing Green Day at the Emirates Stadium. Also briefly got to see James Morrisson and Biffy Clyro in front of Tate Modern. Travelled home by bus from London to Vienna.
Mostly enjoying the summer and exploring the woods with Bundas and Colin.
A brief visit for sightseeing in Vienna and to practice my German (miserably failed in that). Wedding time. Fall Out Boy`s first show in Hungary at Strand Festival. So very proud of this picture of Pete.
Unintentionally extended my unemployed holiday and went on long nature walks.
Boring month and autumn photo shots around the hometown.
Pumpkin everything! Seriously, the whole month was spent in the kitchen. I don`t even have other photos than this one.
New job. Christmas festivities. No Snow. And sadness because Bundas is poorly. It`s so hard to take a photo of her but I love this one.
2013 was planned to be the best and also the first year of my independent adult life. It started out like that. Then unforseen circumstances and trusting the wrong people close to me prevented it so the whole thing is pretty much downhill since the end of June. BUT.
2014 seems to be promising with the possibilities of this new work. AKA I will have money for things that I like doing. Like travelling and concerts, saving up for a DSLR, and also would like to donate some to animal shelters or something like that. That`s it about the "money cannot buy happiness" crap.
The most important thing I have learnt is that I`m on my own in solving my problems, and cannot trust anyone even if they are so called friends, and offered help themselves. I will stick to this.
Hope you all are having a great NYE and will have a much better new year than this current one!
An early Christmas present from Fall Out Boy - who definitely made the biggest comeback of the year - with the music video for 'Death Valley' that premiered today.
The video is the 8th installment of the Young Blood Chronicles and picks up the events (in hell) from where Joe died in the previous one. And with the story coming to an end soon, we get the scoop of the "Ringleader".
Almost forgot...Tommy Lee also appears with horns on his head...
I don`t know about you, guys but I cannot wait to finally see the end of all of this. It`s not everyday that bands make music videos for each song of an album and with such intense story line.
What do you think of the 'Death Valley' video?
My favourite pop-duo from New York City never fails to bring summer sensation into my life - not even on grey and stone cold winter days so close to Christmas.
Ghost Beach premiered their newest single 'On My Side' recently which stays true to their unique tropical sound. It`s also makes one`s soaring imagination wander around said Neon Beach. If only it were true...
'On My Side' is taken from the band`s upcoming debut album 'Blonde', set to be released around March 2014.
Do you like the song?
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!