Monthly newspaper and online publication targeting 18 to 35 year olds. The ultimate guide to the hottest parties, going out and having fun. Music, fashion, film, travel, festivals, technology, comedy, and parties! London, Barcelona, Miami and Ibiza.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 38 of 47

INDIE / ROCK 39 7 Issue 54 / 2013 Album of the month: Moon Landing It's been a while but the new James Blunt album will be finally with us in September. It's been over a year's break from music for British singer James Blunt. However, the rumors about his retirement have been finally dispelled. Blunt's last album – Some Kind of Trouble, had its premiere in 2010, but creator of such hits likes 'You are Beautiful', and '1973' announced that he is coming back with a new album this fall. Asked about the type of songs that we can expect on his new Moon Landing album, he simply answered: "My usual, miserable stuff." However, the artist said he has put a lot of heart into new his songs and this album will be more personal. TheproducerofthisnewCDisTom Rothrock who worked with such artists as Moby or Foo Fighters. He also was in charge of the Blunt's albumfrom2004–BacktoBedlam. Event Review: Arctic Monkeys @Glastonbury Alex Turner on the Sheffield band's latest single 'Do I Wanna Know?' proves that the band have come an awful long way since their pivotal and omnipresent debut album told tales of regretful drunken chats, girls at the taxi rank and hen parties galore. They have always been ever so slightly contrary as a band, however since setting industry tongues wagging with youthful winks all those years ago, nowadays, it just takes a comb of Alex's quiff to get the band prime features in the pages of NME, Q Magazine and more. With an instant flow of festival hits, the heavy stomp of 'Brianstorm' merges effortlessly into a nostalgic rendition of 'Dancing Shoes', as Alex shows-off in-between how his onstage banter has improved over the years. "It's Friday night, we're gunna play all night long" the frontman teases in his best Elvis impression before Suck It and See lead single 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' grumbles out of the incredible speaker system to the crowd's delight. Throughout their set there are outings for various Monkeys hits like 'Teddy Picker' and 'Crying Lightning', before the band have some fun as drummer Matt Helders takes to the microphone for the riotous 'Brick By Brick'. This was something else entirely. Raucous movement ensued and for seconds at least, it seemed as if Arctic Monkeys were delivering a seminal Glastonbury moment. "Dreams of naughtiness" Turner spat before 'Do Me A Favour' wound things down slightly before the crescendo at the finale made way to Turner declaring his love for the festival. "I'm yours Glastonbury, but the question is...are you mine?" the Yorkshireman said before 'R U Mine?' was played live in the UK for the first ever time. For tonight at least, the band can rest easy in the knowledge that the public will always adore them. Alex Turner knows full well that his public will always come "crawling back" to him. August RELEASES London Grammar If You Wait The 1975 Dirty Hit / Polydor Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull Zola Jesus Versions Foy Vance Joy Of Nothing Glasvegas Later… When The TV Turns To Static Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Summer Camp Summer Camp Arctic Monkeys AM MGMT MGMT Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe Deaf Havana Old Souls

Articles in this issue

view archives of Guestlist - Issue 54 AUGUST NEW