NME Festival blog: Wilderness festival: Oxfordshire’s extravagant weekender in spectacular photos

In mid-August every year in the Oxfordshire countryside thousands of revellers descend on the stunning Cornbury Park for Wilderness festival: a festival so wonderfully posh that David Cameron has been known to frequent it. And you know what, it’s bloody brilliant. Where else could you enjoy michelin-starred banquets and sing-a-longs with a live orchestra, before catching excellent sets from legends like Nile Rodgers and Chic or the wickedly talented Kamasi Washington. Here’s what happened on the Sunday of Wilderness… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Sofi Tukker put on euphoric set of pure pop at Mad Cool Festival 2018

You might not know the name, but you’ll definitely recognise Sofi Tukker’s music. The jungle pop duo have appeared on an Apple Watch ad (with the effervescent ‘Best Friend’), and their tune ‘Johnny’ was featured on the FIFA 17 soundtrack. They’re pros at creating sassy, dancefloor ready pop, rife with earworms you’ll have stuck in your head for days. And from the moment the duo bounded onto stage and started their flawlessly choreographed opening, they brought the energy and attitude that makes their tunes such big hitters to Mad Cool Festival. It’s a shame then, that technical difficulties could have threatened the whole show. In their set opening, when the band play an extended introduction of ‘Swing’, the sound cut […]

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NME Festival blog: James Bay channels his inner rockstar at Mad Cool Festival 2018

It’s 8pm, baking hot and there’s next to no shade, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the thousands of punters who are crowded around Mad Cool’s KOKO stage. They’re of course here to see English darling James Bay, who ambles on stage comes looking just like he’s walked straight off the pages of a glossy fashion mag. Blitzing through tracks from latest album ‘Electric Light’, Bay has the audience in the palm of his… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: You Me At Six move away from pop rock with their best songs in years

Over the past 14 years, You Me At Six have made a career out of catchy pop-rock bops. All overdriven guitars, mammoth sing-a-long choruses and angst-ridden lyrics, they’ve become masters of their craft. Now they’re back for their sixth album (the imaginatively titled ‘VI’), and it looks like things might be beginning to change. In some ways this move away from their old sound started on their last album, ‘Night People‘, where they sacked off the catchy choruses and moved towards something that embraced more traditional rock. It ended up feeling forced and unauthentic – where artists like Paramore have seamlessly reinvented themselves, You Me At Six seemed to be following the hype for the sake of it. The first […]

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NME Festival blog: Songs you love by artists you hate

There’s nothing like the crushing disappointment of putting on your headphones to listen to your favourite band’s new single, only to be met with something that sounds (to you) like the music equivalent of a wasp stuck in a lamp shade. You basically go through the five stages of grief for your once beloved fave band, hate them for a little bit, and then they’ll put out another total banger which will redeem their place in your heart. But what are these rotten eggs that your golden geese are putting out? We asked NME readers to let us know – and here’s what you said: these are the songs you hate by artists you love. Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’ Oosh – […]

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NME Festival blog: Your ultimate Saturday All Points East festival itinerary

So you spent last night dancing the night away with LCD Soundsystem, and now, with a foggy head and several berocca in hand, it’s time to head back to the mighty Victoria Park for day two of All Points East. With another killer line-up, it could be hard to pick exactly who you wanna see; but no worries, we’ve got you: here’s NME’s dream itinerary for your day. 2:25pm, Her (2:25pm-2:55pm), West Arena Start your day over in the West Arena with a set from slinky soulsters (and NME favs) Her. Expect a set of… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: will the Netflix series return? What we know so far

Dropping onto Netflix in early May, crime author Harlan Coben’s thriller series ‘Safe’ was rapidly binged by fans who were left asking: will it be returning? Although the series wasn’t left with any threads that could be pulled into series two, is there a chance it could come back? Here’s what we know so far: Will there be a second season of Safe? This is unconfirmed, but fans of the show could be disappointed. Speaking to Digital Spy, the show’s creator Harlan Coben explained: “I don’t rule out a season two, but I’m not selling season two by not giving you the answers to season one.” He went on to add: “I don’t think it would be fair to start a series where there’s […]

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NME Festival blog: 10 Arctic Monkeys GIFs to express your feelings about the new album

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is almost here. Get these on yer Twitter. With only a few short days until ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is released, we’re reaching Defcon 1. It’s time to re-listen to the entire back catalogue and read the old interviews, as Monkeys mania is here, and it’s very real. With early reviews describing it as the “band’s boldest step yet”, it could be Arctic Monkeys’ most divisive album to date. So as we countdown and wait for record number six from Alex and the gang, here are ten gifs to express your feelings about the new album. The one for…confusion This wasn’t what we were expecting, but it’s still pretty good. Black And White GIF – Find […]

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