I didn't think that someone from the X Factor could produce a genuinely good song of this genre but Aiden Grimshaw has done it. When I first heard his new one ' Is This Love' I didn't think it was actually him and I was so shocked when I found out! I absolutely love this song and hopefully Aiden will have a great career ahead of him as this song is a comfortable distance away from the muddled material that X Factor contestants usually deliver. It deserves to be a chart smash.
My tickets came yesterday for my first festival type thing of the summer - I also got V Fest tickets for my birthday a couple of weeks ago that I don't think I posed on here! I cannot wait for Hackney, I am constantly lisening to Radio 1 at the moment (I pretty much do that anyway) to see if they announce anything because there is another 'special guest' for the day that i'm going (Saturday)
Anyway, I look like an absolute pleb on the photo because I was in such a rush to get them but as long as they can tell that the pleb on the ticket is me it'll be all good!
20th May 2012 Josh Osho - Redemption Days ft. Ghostface Killah
I was going to choose Maximo Park's new song as my record of the week this week as I love it too much, i've been wating so long for something new from them but then I heard this song a couple of weeks ago and only again recently when he was on Jools Holland, this song just makes me smile, it sounds cheesy but it does and I don't really know why but I love it and this man is going to be big!
Stephen Patrick Morrissey turns 53 today! His album 'You Are The Quarry' was my favourite when I was about 8 and many of The Smiths' songs because my dad would play them all the time! He is a massive influence to many as me, Happy Birthday Mozza!
I'm supposed to be revising now and for the next two weeks so I probably won't be posting much. So I shall be a loner all weekend with just a few Rowntrees Fruit Gums to keep me company although I have done my R.E and French exams so all of this can go in the bin!
Also, I listen to The Chris Moyles show every morning and this is the song at the moment that just cheers me right up! Dominic Byrne does the parody of Cary Rae Jepson's 'Call Me Maybe' called 'Don't Call Me Baldy!'
I heard of Nina Nesbitt late last year when she was linked to Ed Sheeran and he then sang one of her songs when I saw him in January, which was amazing. Also their cover of 'Hallelujah' which was performed at Shepherds Bush Empire in London last year gave me gossebumps and is definately worth a watch! I originally heard this song a few weeks ago and didn't know who it was and then again this week when Fearne Cotton played in on radio 1 which made me fall in love with it and her voice, she'll be big in a few months!
Wretch 32 ft. Ed Sheeran. I first heard this song on The Review Show on Radio 1 on a Wednesday a few weeks ago and it instantly made me wish that i'd bought Wretch's album so I could've heard it earlier. Ed Sheerans vocals make this song and it gives me goosebumps everytime I hear him singing his part. I love his voice and it instantly makes any song a hit.
I listened to Ben Howard's live lounge secretly in Physics yesterday without coming in contact with the teacher and I heard this amazing cover of Carly Rae Jepson's Call Me Maybe (which is a decent pop tune in its own right)
He made the song sound like his own and I heard most of it before the teacher confiscated my phone...
I only heard about The Heartbreaks on Friday when they were featured in this weeks Manchester Evening News but after listening to quite a few of their songs I can tell that they're going to be big this year. The Heartbreaks' album came out yesterday and it's great, I don't usually venture out to HMV for many albums but i'm glad that I did for this one. My favourite song of theirs is 'Jealous, Don't You Know' (and also 'Polly') although their new single 'Delay, Delay' is one of the best from 'Funtimes'
This is a great indie tune and all I hear at the moment is 'nobody listens to guitar bands anymore' yes they do! I've seen this band live when they supported Florence + The Machine in February along with The Horrors and if i'm honest, Spector were 100x better than The Horrors and although I had never heard them before, their songs got the whole of the M.E.N Arena bouncing about. I must see this band again sometime soon!