Friday Classic: Foo Fighters ‘Monkey Wrench’

Dave Grohl is definitely on my list of people I’d like to have a drink with. He comes across as so nice, so normal. Plus he’s got some real credit from the fact that he’s (quite possibly) the only drummer in existence to become successful in his own right. I should be talking more about the other band members I know (sorry Taylor, Nate, Chris and Pat), but you can’t say the words ‘Rock God’ without thinking of the bearded, cheesy smiling face of Grohl, peering out from the cover of whatever your favourite music magazine is. Let’s face it, he’s probably fronted them all.

You know when its a Foo Fighters song. There’s that beautiful optimism about it, combined with a simple but catchy tune. The videos are filled with self-depreciating humour (Learn To Fly, featuring Tenasious D is one of the best). The songs are touching too, when you really hear the lyrics. Take this one for example ‘what do you do when all your enemies are friends’ has summed up my life more than a few times..

RC xx

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New Video From Three Days Grace – The High Road

Lyric videos aren’t the most interesting are they? Typically just a screen of words, maybe the new album artwork. I’ve never paid much attention to them.

That’s why its great to see a band doing it differently. Canadian rockers Three Days Grace have just released a lyric video for their new single ‘The High Road’, but its really artfully done, perfectly complementing the angst ridden track. Bands take notice, this is how to do it.

The band’s new album, ‘Transit of Venus’ is out now.

RC xx

New Music Monday – Blitz Kids

Today’s instalment of new music comes from Cheshire’s own Blitz Kids, with this catchy bit of stadium influenced rock (think a gritty version of 30 Seconds to Mars)  ‘Never Die’.

The band have made a name for themselves through supporting the likes of We Are The Ocean  and have just released their new mini-album ‘Never Die‘.

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RC x

Hell Is For Heroes, Kentish Town Forum

Last night I went to see the amazing post-hardcore quintet, Hell is for Heroes support Hundred Reasons at the Kentish town Forum.

I’ve been a fan of the band for years and was at one of their (supposedly) final shows, Bush Hall in November 2008. However, they’ve come back for a single UK tour, performing their debut album ‘The Neon Handshake’.

It’s an odd crowd that waits before the stage. We’re some of the youngest there. They are, by far not the most hyped band of the moment, in fact, I can’t remember a time when they graced the front cover of a magazine, or were called ‘the next big thing’. That’s not what’s brought the masses in. It’s the fact that everyone here remembers just how good they are.

You’d never guess they’d been away though, with frontman Justin Schlosberg catapulting himself across the stage and into the arms of his band’s die hard fans, knocking over amps as he went.

The sheer brilliance of the band is undeniable, with so much energy and passion in every note. Its just a shame that more people don’t know about them. (That said, the show is sold out, with an extra date added and members of Muse and Reuben are said to be in the audience).

Thanks for a brilliant night guys. Now please don’t make us wait four more years for another one?

RC x