01 January, 2016

15 Most Read Posts of 2015

2015 has been an amazing year for music, some stunning tracks have been released, some bands have split, new line-ups here and there and we've done some big interviews. Below is a run-down of 15 of the most read posts over the past 12 months.



Back in June, Foo Fighters were due to headline Glastonbury, however this never happened as Dave Grohl broke his leg while the band were playing in Gothenburg. They finished the gig off with some covers but pulled out of loads of shows. Florence + The Machine filled in for them at Glasto in the end with The Libertines taking their place.



2 - The Libertines fail to turn up for London show


On the eve of their latest album, The Libertines cancelled their London show 3 hours after the band were suppose to be on stage, turns out Pete went up to Coventry after an anxiety attack.

The statement read -  "For the loved and trusted; Thanks for your invaluable support and overwhelmingly positive messages after last weeks events, particularly those at the gig who had every reason to feel hurt. Peter suffered a serious anxiety attack during the hours leading up to the scheduled performance at the Electric Ballroom last Thursday. The ideal coping mechanism in this situation is to lock yourself away from the source of the anxiety and in this case he headed to a hotel near Coventry in the early hours of Friday morning, in order that he be close to friends in his support network." 




 
Bloc Party were formed in 1999 by Kele and Russell, who met at Reading Festival a few years before that. Then came Gordon and Matt. But now Gordon has announced via twitter that he will not be a part of Bloc Party's future plans, and will be concentrating on Young Legionnaire instead.


4 - The Last Shadow Puppets' second LP it's on the way

 
We now know this to be true, but back in October their collaborator Owen Pallett tweeted - "That rare and thrilling moment when the record you're working on crosses the threshold into Classic Status #tlsp2" - making fans go wild. The follow-up to 2008's "The Age Of The Understatement" is out in Spring 2016.


5 - Our 'Track of the week' post on Barns Courtney's "Glitter & Gold"

 
Barns has been in a couple of bands we've loved, and we're going to keep that secret for now, but his first track as a solo artist is simple astonishing! After having a rough few months at the end of 2014 he's got a load of song ideas floating about and "Glitter & Gold" is a massive anthem for him to launch himself onto the scene with.

Since then he's played with Blur, toured America with Ed Sheeran and has a show with some small band called The Who at Wembley scheduled in 2016... not bad eh!


6 - Our interview with Russell Lissack of Bloc Party

7 - Feivel and Dry The River's collaboration

8 - That time Alex Turner featured on Mini Mansions' track

9 - Nothing But Thieves cover "Holding Out For A Hero"

10 - A very recent addition, Radiohead's track "Spectre"

11 - Another new Foals track, this one's called "Rain"

12 - Bloc Party's comeback single "The Love Within" 

13 - Our 'Track of the week' post on Amethysts' track "Alone"


14 - Pure Youth's video for "New November"

15 - Our 'Track of the week' post on ZIBRA's track "Paris"