Unsung Rock: Top Ten Tracks Of 2013

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It’s that time of year again! Unsung Rock’s third annual ‘best tracks’ list is upon us, to mark the passing of one of the best year’s for music in recent memory… MT: ‘sure to become one of the most memorable breakthrough acts’ 10) Beady Eye – Flick Of The Finger Expectations are generally so low for new Beady Eye material that... Read More

Unsung Rock: Meet MT – Britain’s Best New Band

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Unsung Rock formally introduces London’s hottest musical prospect, power-pop four-piece MT. Elsewhere, there are ‘Picks of the Week’ from Bombay Bicycle Club, Young The Giant and Cage The Elephant. With the profound, Smiths-esque lyric “I’m tired of lying/When people ask me if I’m alright” this year’s best song thus far begins.... Read More

Unsung Rock: The Tricks Interview

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Unsung Rock caught up with London indie-pop quartet The Tricks about their new EP, getting signed to a label in Los Angeles, and going to film premieres with Brian May and Charles & Camilla. Elsewhere, column-favourites Dozens’ new single ‘Summer Love’ is reviewed in the Picks of the Week; while the new Fratellis record takes its place as Album of the Week. Thanks to... Read More

Unsung Rock: Peace at the Old Blue Last

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Brummie four-piece Peace are being billed in some quarters as Britain’s best new live band. Dan Jenko was on hand to see the ‘Wraith’ band in rare intimacy at the Old Blue Last in London. Elsewhere, San Cisco’s debut LP features in the new ‘album of the week’ segment. It’s ten o’clock at the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, and the pub is absolutely heaving. It’s... Read More

Unsung Rock: Matt Cardle Interview

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Dan Jenko speaks to Matt Cardle about working with a Spice Girl, a dream festival line-up that includes X Factor nemesis Rage Against The Machine, and how his reality TV beginnings represented him as an artist. Elsewhere there’s a review of a very special Bring Me The Horizon gig, as well as the best new tracks featured in the ‘Picks of the Week’. The music industry these... Read More

Feature: Top Celebrity Music Video Cameos

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Leon Nicholson takes a look at some of the most shocking, imaginative and strangest music videos cameos. It is thought and widely acknowledged that Michael Jackson and Queen changed the landscape of how music should be viewed and marketed. Now, over 30 plus years later, its cameo appearances by celebrities and movie stars that is one of the tactics used to sell an artist’s... Read More

Gig Review: Franz Ferdinand

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Dan Jenko was in attendance at the Electric Brixton on Tuesday to witness a very special, intimate performance from Glaswegian indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. Support was also on offer from Primitive Parts. The Electric Brixton, a small theatre in London, isn’t used to playing host to a former Reading-headlining band like Franz Ferdinand. Its 500 capacity is far from befitting... Read More

Unsung Rock: The Seven Best British Guitar Albums Of This Decade

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So – the garage-rock ‘guitar-music’ revival died out in about 2008, right? As a commercial entity, perhaps, but that hasn’t stopped this selection of bands from producing melodic, hook-laden LPs that deserved every bit of critical acclaim they received. Dan Jenko flicks through his iPod to bring you a comprehensive list of the very best British guitar... Read More

Unsung Rock: Summer Soundtrack #2

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In celebration of a full-on heat wave, Dan Jenko continues an Unsung Rock tradition by recommending eight tracks that should be the soundtrack to the rest of your summer. The Fratellis – Look Out Sunshine! This summer sees the return of Glaswegian indie rock royalty The Fratellis, and the prospect of a whole new raft of material to feature alongside the band’s established... Read More

Gig Review: Tribes

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Dan Jenko reports on an evening spent with leather-clad indie rockers Tribes at Camden’s Roundhouse, a gig which featured support from Wolf Alice and Superfood. Tribes are fortunate enough to be from Camden, London’s beating musical heart, and thus a headline show at the Roundhouse to finish off the band’s latest tour acted as something of a special homecoming... Read More