The 1975’s ‘Loving Someone’ | A New Year’s Resolution to Keep

 

Well, it’s January. The start of a new year. And since we arbitrarily pick this time to make resolutions, rather than the typical vows to lose weight that most people toss out before the calendar sees February, let’s make a resolution that may actually have a positive impact during these turbulent times. Continue reading “The 1975’s ‘Loving Someone’ | A New Year’s Resolution to Keep”

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The 1975’s DH00278 Revealed To Be Live Album

New music Fridays holds a surprise in store for The 1975 fans. The band has released an unexpected live album to fill the void of the delayed release of new music originally planned for 2017. Continue reading “The 1975’s DH00278 Revealed To Be Live Album”

Pale Waves Announce ‘My Obsession’ As Next Single

Pale Waves just wrapped their first U.S. headline tour spanning 21 cities, and had a secret to share with fans who came out to support them. At their Dec. 2 Los Angeles gig, lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie introduced their song “My Obsession” saying it would be their next single.

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‘What A Shame’ | The 1975 Reveal ‘Music For Cars’ Isn’t All That’s Left

Back in late April, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy told Zane Lowe their upcoming third album would be the final, saying, “We were always gonna do a trilogy of records. I’m not saying that after this album it’s the end of The 1975, but it’s the end of an era.” Continue reading “‘What A Shame’ | The 1975 Reveal ‘Music For Cars’ Isn’t All That’s Left”

‘Television Romance’ from Pale Waves Triggers Déjà Vu | Song Review

Between my obsession with The 1975, my infatuation with Wolf Alice and my fascination with The Japanese House, I’m basically Dirty Hit Records’ bitch. I trust my eardrums almost entirely to Jamie Oborne.

So when one of the record label’s newest signees, Pale Waves, released their first single “There’s a Honey,” it was honestly no surprise to me that I ended up having it on repeat for three days. After living off of the one single for six months, they finally released a second single, “Television Romance,” … and I honestly feel like I’m still listening to “There’s a Honey” on repeat. Continue reading “‘Television Romance’ from Pale Waves Triggers Déjà Vu | Song Review”

Wolf Alice Instigates Grunge Revival from Across the Pond

The returning trends of Doc Martens, choker necklaces, oversized flannels and crop tops have us wondering what decade it is — but fashion isn’t the only area that ’90s grunge is making a comeback.

Grunge is experiencing a resurgence in music as well, but not in the way you might think. For a male-dominated genre known as the “Seattle Sound,” you wouldn’t expect a female-fronted British band to take on grunge’s revival. Enter Wolf Alice.

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Listen Up | Pop Music with a Message

When it comes to pop music, we all have our guilty pleasures (tip of the glitter-filled hat to Kesha). Those are the ones you shamefully listen to only with headphones, unless you’re drunk – then you’re suddenly belting out every memorized lyric between proclamations about how they’re your spirit animal. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

But I feel those guilty pleasure artists have given all of pop music a bad name. I’m the last person to jump to the defense of pop music, but it is worth noting that there are some artists out there making pop music with a message beyond party jams and sappy love songs.

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Love Trumps Hate | The 1975’s ‘Loving Someone’ is the Song the World Needs Now

Fair warning to those who have grown accustomed to my usual quippy posts — I haven’t been in the most quippy mood as of late.

To say tensions have been high since Tuesday’s election results is an understatement. My stomach sank as I watched the U.S. map slowly turn red state by state. I couldn’t even bring myself to wait for the announcement that Donald Trump was our country’s new president-elect. Continue reading “Love Trumps Hate | The 1975’s ‘Loving Someone’ is the Song the World Needs Now”

Concert Venues | Small Clubs vs. Arenas

The title of Music Slut comes with many responsibilities, and being a concert addict is one of them. Did I make up this list of responsibilities myself? Yes. Do I happily abide by them? Oh yes.

Luckily for me, Los Angeles has no shortage of concert venue options, from the historic Troubadour to the atmospheric outdoor Greek Theatre to the newly re-opened Forum. A true music slut must have a taste of them all. Continue reading “Concert Venues | Small Clubs vs. Arenas”