Hoochie Coochie by Band of Skulls

Band of Skulls is a three piece out of England – Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums). The band formed 10 years ago when they were all in college, and they released their first full-length album five years later in 2009 – “Baby Darling Doll Face Honey”. They had […]

Sing by Ed Sheeran

3 years after his debut album was released (+), Ed has finally provided us with some new music from his follow up album ‘x’. Thanks to the success from his debut album, Ed has been able to tap into various producers to compose his second album. This song was written by Ed and Pharrell Williams; […]

Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake

I’m sure a summary on Michael Jackson isn’t needed. We all know he is the King of Pop and he has countless hits from 1968 (when he was just 10yrs old) till today. I won’t dive into Michael Jackson and how he became a star, how many hits he’s had, how many awards he has […]

Black Me Out by Against Me!

(Explicit) This is the final song on the album and it really does a great job closing out the record. It’s a kiss-off to the major record labels (their last album was self-released under Grace’s own label). Pretty much nails things down as far as feelings go in a very direct way. Again, the music […]

Osama Bin Laden as the Crucified Christ by Against Me!

(Explicit) This is track #5 is filled with vitriolic anger, but is still catchy. It’s the bass that I really like on this song. The first 25 seconds to lead up into the song are also great as it starts out with just the guitars and then the bass kicks in and then gets a […]

Who Are You, Really? by Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko (whose real name is John) has been in the music business since 2008. He first entered the music scene as a song-writer but soon discovered that the wanted to sing his own music, which lead to the release of an EP in 2009 titled Strange Fruit (most songs were a cappella). His name […]

Open by Rhye

As a duo, these guys are fairly new to the music scene; Rhye’s members include a Canadian singer named Mike Milosh and a Danish instrumentalist named Robin Hannibal. They ended up collaborating on a few songs together when they both were signed independently to the record label Plug Research in Germany. Eventually they both relocated […]

Unconditional Love by Against Me!

Against Me! has been around for some time now, the band first formed 17 years ago in Florida. Against Me! started out as a solo acoustic performer – Laura Jane Grace started playing shows when she was 17. By 2001 she had a full band to beef up the sound – guitar, bass and drums. […]

Stupid by Kacey Musgraves

“Stupid” is a much harder driving song and shows the tougher side of Kacey. I like how the song moves smoothly along, especially how she is able to keep her words quickly flowing through the chorus. Plus I can’t resist the banjo accents on the track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlUf4WsLdXU

Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz

Nico & Vinz come to us from Norway, where they have been taking the music scene by storm. They originally developed under the name ‘Envy’ back in 2010, but earlier this year they decided to change their name to consist of their first names. In 2010, they became a huge success for winning multiple music […]