This year has been a year of change for me personally, and I want to thank everyone for their support by reading, sharing and feeding back on my blog. I started writing in May, initially as something productive to do in the summer after leaving school, but the feedback I got from my first few posts was really positive, so I decided to spend a lot more time on writing. This has now culminated in reaching 2,000 views on Christmas Day, which is pretty surreal that so many people spend their time reading something I’ve put together out of my passion for music, so a massive thank you for making me think what I produce is actually alright, even though it’s probably just my Mam clicking on and off to get my view count up… never mind.
Reviews of the gig of the year from Kasabian at Victoria Park, Kendal Calling festival and later in August The Killers in Glasgow were especially shared which really gave me confidence to continue writing in September when I started university in Liverpool. In a city where music is so culturally prominent, the opportunity to explore the city’s musical culture is a gift, and writing for the student union newspaper Looprevil Press has been a great way to get some of my posts circulating online. If you fancy having a look at some student views from Liverpool, the website is: http://www.looprevilpress.com
Looking ahead to 2015, two album releases really stand out for me. The Charlatans are releasing ‘Modern Nature’ on January 26th, and Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds are scheduled to release their second album at the beginning of March. Into the summer, The Courteeners (who some of you have pointed out I go on about way too much) follow in the footsteps of The Stone Roses (the same applies) and are playing a homecoming gig at Heaton Park in June. Needless to say I’ll be attempting to conjure up some of my opinions on these events as well as much more as some bands such as The Sherlocks head into the New Year looking to grow and become a big name band in 2015.
So to wrap up 2015, here’s a video from probably the craziest 4 minutes of the year; Kasabian performing ‘Bumblebeee’ at Victoria Park in Leicester. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvze-s4neRA
If you fancy, on the other hand, the most obscure moment of 2014, here’s Brandon Flowers separating a fight at Bellahouston Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWKv1_wNYXQ
I’d like to wish everyone all the very best for 2015, and thank you all so much for the support, please keep reading!