Album Review: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

Much like their first album, except with half the charm and twice as boring.

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Sophomore slump – a phrase which refers to an instance in which a second effort fails to live up to the first.

British rock band Royal Blood very recently released their second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ on June 16th (via Warner Bros), following on from their incredibly successful debut, the self-titled ‘Royal Blood’, which was released in 2014. The band are known for their quasi-unique drum and (heavily distorted) electric bass sound and after already releasing one album full of that , a lot of people began to wonder if it would sound a little tired and a bit overdone on their second album. And well, it did. Continue reading “Album Review: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?”

A Look Back At: Angels & Airwaves – I-Empire

Blink 18who?

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This November, it’ll be 10 years since Angels & Airwaves released their sophomore album, ‘I-Empire’.  Continue reading “A Look Back At: Angels & Airwaves – I-Empire”

Opinion Blog: Support Support

You’re paying to see MULTIPLE bands, but only showing up for one. Why?

cropped-soundwash-logo-right-colour.jpgWhenever I buy tickets to see a band live I’m always eager to see who they’ve chosen as their support act. Some personal highlights for me include The Adam BrownCut Ribbons, Brand New and Tax The Heat. However, often I find that my enthusiasm isn’t shared by a large portion of the audience. Continue reading “Opinion Blog: Support Support”

Gig Review: Biffy Clyro, Manchester Arena

A must-see band, especially if you’d like your ears to ring for two weeks!

cropped-cropped-soundwash-logo-right-colour.jpgThis year Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro took to the road to support their latest release, ‘Ellipsis’. The eight-date tour saw the band take to every major city in the UK and their stop at Manchester definitely showed what an outstanding live act Biffy Clyro are. Continue reading “Gig Review: Biffy Clyro, Manchester Arena”