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Rock En Seine 2018 – Preview

Every year Paris hosts numerous events during the summer and is filled with entertainment, with Lollapalooza moving in on the opportunity recently, it’s clear that there’s a need for music in the beautiful capital of France. However, there is one festival that’s been around for over a decade and has relentlessly provided monumental acts, improved its organization and held on to its values even with the change of times – Rock En Seine. The festival prides itself on its location, the park of Saint-Cloud in Hauts-de-Seine, classed as a national historical monument since 1994 and filled with history since it

Flow Festival 2018 – Preview

Having attended their 2012 edition, it’s been incredible to see Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland, grow and develop to what’s now become one of the coolest summer events in Europe. With a focus not only on music but arts, cuisine and the listening experience, the festival offers a wide range of color popping as well as never seen before stages to create the ultimate palette for both artists as well as festival-goers. Through technology and tech-savy methods, Flow presents incredible infrastructures that’s attracted popular as well as up and coming names from across the globe, having transformed a factory area

Truck Festival 2018 – Preview

Located in the lovely Oxfordshire countryside, the 20-year-old Truck festival has been featuring up and coming artists since its birth as well as being a family-run affair, it has prided itself on bringing back to the community. Described as “the godfather of small music festivals”, the event brings together different genres which will satisfy all music listeners, from indie rock, hip-hop to R&B and drum-bass. This year features fantastic indie acts such as George Ezra, Courteeners, Ratboy, Drenge and many more rising stars like Stereo Honey, Everything Everything, and Circa Waves. Here’s a little preview of all the fun to

Introducing – Living Room Concerts Madrid

In the heart of Madrid lies a simple yet magnificent concept, it’s gathered over 2000+ members since its creation in 2015 and has staged artists from around the world who are not only visiting but residing in Madrid. Introduced and created as a social experience with music by Nichole Hastings, the group was started with three purposes in mind: “The first is to discover new original music. The second is to remove the stage and have a more direct interaction and connection between performer and audience. The third is to create a space where concert-goers can meet new people and

Hinds- “I Don’t Run” – Album Review

I’ve been excited for this one, the Madrid-born indie/garage rock band Hinds, have returned with their sweet and sour melodies as well as infecting lyrics. The 4-piece girl band consisting of Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass, backing vocals) and Amber Grimbergen (drums) bring us their second album – ‘I Don’t Run’. As honest and raw as their last record, surrounded with plucky guitar riffs, kickass vocals and drums, Hinds bring us a cleaner sound still filled with the incredible spirit that has touched many across the globe; and they’re only getting started. Hinds mean

Vodafone Paredes de Coura’s 25th Edition: An experience & our favourites

Once again festival season is upon us, across Europe the dates and line-ups are set whilst people plan out what to attend, who to see and with what money. Just Musically Speaking has already covered what to expect this year from NOS Primavera Sound, but I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Portugal’s other amazing festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura, a gathering of artists, music-lovers and people of all walks of life for a magical event. For those who may not be familiar with this gathering, here is my recollection of last year’s 25th edition and who to look

Monarchy – New single “Mid:night” & their upcoming album

Synth-pop duo Monarchy, made up of Andrew Armstrong (producer, DJ) and Ra Black (vocals, lyrics) are back in full effect with their new dance-track “Midnight”, this follows their first single “Hula Hoop 8000” in anticipation for their 4th studio album which is to be released before summer. For the Australian but London based group, their new material is filled with pop-dance feels, all tied in with catchy lyrics and synth-dominated melodies. Seeing the reaction to “Hula Hoop 8000” and the anticipation/movement behind “mid:night”, we can expect these guys to be making noise in the summer.   The first single Hula

Peach Pit at Bumbershoot 2017, Seattle, Sept 1 2017 by Kelli Anne photo.

Peach Pit – Concert Review

All the way from Vancouver, Peach Pit had landed for the first time in Spain, playing to a compact crowd at the Moby Dick Club in Madrid. With a couple dates in the country, the band is embarking on a European tour a short year after the release of their debut LP ‘Being So Normal’ (2017). Having toured North America the past months, these guys have finally landed in Europe to spread melodic indie pop all over the streets and they’ve succeeded on this special night. Opening up for them, however, was local 4-piece girl-band Hickeys, with a sound they

Sam The Record Man – Hong Kong’s Record Museum

Finding myself undecided about what I should do with my day, I looked up record stores in Hong Kong, I thought I’d stumble on a shop where I could stay for an hour or so and listen to some vinyls. This lead me to The Record Museum – Sam the Record Man HK, on the 12th floor of a building close to the city’s famous Times Square, where you are greeted by James Tang aka Sam the Record Man. As you walk in, the single room offers hundreds and hundreds of vinyls, LPs, cassettes and recording machinery only seen in

Daniel Caesar – “Freudian” Album Review

From Toronto, Canada, a new talent emerged in the town famous for its trap/hip-hop, which is centered around big acts such as Drake and labels like OVO. Growing up in the church, gospel and soul plays a big part in Daniel Caesar’s sound, with his delicate voice and great R&B melodies, whilst being accompanied by amazing artists, it’s no surprise people have caught on to his stuff.