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Interview with Can't Swim

28th April 2017 | Music

In spring 2015, Chris LoPorto decided to stop drumming and step into song writing. What he didn’t know at the time is that may have been one of the best decisions of his life.

Made up of Chris (lead vocals) alongside life-long friends Mike Sanchez (guitar), Danny Rico (guitar), Greg McDevitt (bass) and Andrea Morgan (drums), Can’t Swim has just released their debut album Fail You Again to a massive response.

The band spent the first two years supporting the likes of Four Year Strong, Hit The Lights, Moose Blood and more – they are about to head out on tour around the USA with Set Your Goals and Four Year Strong.

Their debut album came out on March 10th and is available everywhere now.

Alex Irons interviewed lead singer Chris LoPorto about the band, the debut album and what’s to come.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Alex Irons interviews Can't Swim

Alex Irons interviews lead-singer Chris LoPorto from Can't Swim about the band, the debut album and what's to come. (5 minutes)

Interview with Violet Skies

21st April 2017 | Music

Whilst a new wave of electro-pop is taking over the music scene, from artists such as Justin Bieber to the Swedish and Nordic offerings of the likes of Tove Lo and Astrid S, one artist can say for sure that she’s been here for the long-haul.

Violet Skies hails from Wales and, simply put, we love her.

Her first single (Islands) from the upcoming EP This Was Us, wet our appetite, ironic considering it’s about the dry dry island sand. The song is about the need to be loved and it’s electrifying.

The follow-up, Burn confirmed her as genuinely one of the most exciting and freshest pop entries this year.

We caught up with Violet Skies to talk about music, her new EP and what’s to come…

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Violet Skies

James Gilmore interviews Violet Skies about music, her new EP and what’s to come… (8 minutes)

Review: Jon Bellion at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

7th April 2017 | Music

Leading up to the release of Jon Bellion’s sophomore album (The Human Condition), it could be difficult to imagine how the electronically-fused pop-rap songs could be adapted for a live set.

Well… no need to fear!

Performing to a sold-out crowd at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Bellion brought all of the hits from his first two albums, as well as some surprise remixes as well.

Opening with He Is The Same from The Human Condition, we were introduced to Jon Bellion’s sprawling band (who, we later found out, are his friends from high school) as they performed an energetic, loud set.

Jon Bellion brings an energy to the stage which most artists wish they could have.

All Time Low was the second song of the set, perhaps somewhat disappointingly seeing as this is currently his biggest song. Like most of the songs during the gig, it was ‘remixed’ and re-arranged, although in the case of All Time Low, perhaps not for the best.

Highlights included Overwhelming, New York Soul, Pt. II which saw the band come together for a performance about their roots, and the closing performance of Jim Morrison (a classic Bellion song from 2013… not even on Spotify!) which saw mosh pits form and people FREAK THE $£!& OUT!

During the set, Bellion did his fair share of preaching about how ‘anyone can make it if you try’ (not too dissimilar from that time we went to a Justin Bieber gig) – but, his story is one that truly proves that.

For his first performance in the UK, Jon Bellion smashed it. An energetic, lively set that had everyone won over. If you had any doubt whatsoever: Jon Bellion is going to be massive.