15th September 2017 | Music
Seeing a band live is unlike any other experience – you know the songs, you follow the band members on every social media platform imaginable… now you get to see them in action!
But, what happens before? How does the band get ready for the show? What does sound check look like?
This weekend R5 land in the UK to kick off the European leg of their New Addictions Tour. And we’re going to be there giving you a view of everything going on behind the scenes.
On Sunday 17th September we will be joining R5 in Nottingham and on Monday 18th September we will be with the band in Bristol before, during and after their sets at Rock City and Fleece respectively.
Catch all of the action on our Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates, pictures and videos from our time on tour with R5!
From when that first guitar riff kicks in, we know the crowd are going to be going wild. Now, you don’t have to miss it either.
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10th September 2017 | Music
Being one of the most highly anticipated upcoming British artists can be a very stressful time for the few artists who reach that position in their career.
Zak Abel seems to be playing to cool.
Zak Abel first hit the charts in 2014 featuring on the Gorgon City track, ‘Unmissable’ – a collaboration which took him worldwide and peaked at #19 on the UK Charts and #5 on the UK Dance Charts.
Since then, as he’s bounced from stage to stage and collaborated with the likes of Avicii and Wretch 32, acclaim has followed him. Single ‘ Unstable’ in 2017 showed that Zak Abel has the potential to be a global name – currently boasting over 26M streams.
With his debut album (‘Only When We’re Naked’) on the way – an album which is predicted to propel him into heights currently only imaginable – we recorded an exclusive session with him at the Abbey Road SongShack at Sundown Festival.
Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
Zak Abel performs All I Ever Do (Is Say Goodbye) at the Abbey Road SongShack at Sundown Festival. (3 minutes)
9th September 2017 | Pop Stop
Catchy pop hooks, “millennial pink” colour tones and plenty of room to click along.
It sounds like the recipe for the modern day pop sensation – but there is one duo doing it better than everyone else.
Consisting of Emma Lov and Jackson Foote (the name is a combination of their surnames, if you didn’t realise), they got their first start writing and producing the not-very-big pop song ‘No Promises’ by Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato.
Just a small credit there.
After that song exploded everywhere, first original single ‘High Without Your Love’ came out. A finger-snappy bop about how one person cannot get “high” without another person’s love. Writing it in that way didn’t really help us understand it any better – but the concept is simple enough.
That song also EXPLODED. Currently with over 23M streams on Spotify since its May 2017 release, it was a promising start. Now they’re back with a similar sounding but equally great bop… ‘Out Of My Head’.
‘Out Of My Head’ features less finger snapping but still a consistent amount. Honestly though, the song is great and makes us genuinely excited as to what a bit of variety in the next tune could bring.
In the song, Emma sings about how she struggles to get ‘out of her head’ but how this guy takes her out of her comfort zone, a perfect match? As far as narrative goes, it’s an appropriate follow-up to ‘High Without Your Love’ and musically it has a better drop, so we’re all happy.
Whether it’s with their originals, or their remixes (their version of Mansionz ‘Wicked’ is worth checking out), Loote are proving that they are worth watching and their…