On June 23rd Kodaline debuted with the very anticipated video for Brother, an emotional single, indirectly announcing bands 3rd album in progress. Kodaline hasn’t released a possible name nor a date of the upcoming record, currently being on tour and playing Brother as the standard set list track.
Kodaline loves their fans, from delightful concerts and messages, to letting the lucky fans to take over their Facebook page. But the biggest surprise for Polish fans was definitely seeing a video with the acoustic version of Brother recorded in the streets of Warsaw’s old town.
Video starts with a street violinist playing the intro, followed by Steven’s vocals. Kodaline recorded this video by one take, as it appears, with only one guitar and perfect vocals. You can tell, it was totally unexpected, as people wandering around are taken by surprised by an Irish stars casually wandering around narrow streets.
Kodaline posted the video with a note stating, it’s just the beginning of an unplugged series, so stay tuned to see, if your city will be next.
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Yesterday, just before going to sleep, I was scrolling Facebook timeline and I came across new post by From First To Last. It was a shared link of an article from Pitchfork. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ear, when I played the content. Fangirling 100%.
From First to Last played the first show with Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex in 11 years, at L.A.’s Emo Night. Skrillex even streamed it live on his Instagram.
It’s easy to hear the damage of Sonny’s voice, but I still enjoyed it and hope I can one day see them live. In the meantime, there are videos.
The One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine and Note to Self
Ride the Wings of Pestilence
This year was full of ups and downs, but filled with live music. To know me a bit more, I need to tell you, I was always afraid of crowds. So much so I was not attending any big events. First concert I attended (I’m not talking about the small “accidental” ones) in 2014, being 23. I decided to go big, bought a regular ticket for 30 Seconds to Mars, then an upgrade for a soundcheck and that was basically it. No golden circle, just a “regular Joe” ticket. Being alone in a huge crowd gave me a perspective (after I stopped hyperventilating and calmed myself down). In 2015 I attended only one concert, Royal Blood. It was a slightly smaller event, but it was worth it.
My only new year’s resolution was to see more live music and finally live the life I should. And I have to say, I did it. There are still almost 2 months to go, but I lived this year, I really did.
Beginning of the year I saw Kodaline, then Elliphant. In early June, for the first time ever, I went to a music festival. I got the chance to see Die Antwoord, Tom Odell, Skrillex, MO and Daughter. Couple of weeks later I attended Bring me the Horizon concert. In October me and a friend decided to see MO again, same month I went alone to see Biffy Clyro. Scots were the best of all I saw till now, but all of the concerts were a huge deal for me.
And most importantly, I know I lived.
October 25th 2016 will be a memorable day for me, mainly because of a long awaited live act I was dreaming of since 2010. I’m talking about Biffy fucking Clyro.
I once said Biffy’s music was a huge part of my life, in good and bad times. Yesterday was one of those times. A particularly bad day ended with a perfect raise of heart and mind. Not to mention a sour throat and pain in the back and legs. But it was definitely the best live act I’ve seen.
The concert wasn’t sold out, there were maybe 2000 people, stage was placed fairly close to the entrance, the concert itself was streamed for those, who were unable to come, but I have to say, I wouldn’t trade it for nothing else. Their energy wasn’t different from what I saw on YouTube, as Biffy were performing on Reading or T in the Park. They played like there was not tomorrow, literally. During “Medicine” my heart stopped for a second, I tried not to cry, sometimes I’m such a looser…
A typical concert lasts around 60-90 minutes. Biffy were playing almost 2 hours. They came on time, they weren’t ashamed of making mistakes on stage, they entertained the audience. The first thing I had in my mind leaving the arena was “they are bunch of fucking mental lads”, in a very positive way.
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