Earworms. You hear that catchy song once and it’s stuck in your head for the rest of the day. That’s what it was like in 1984 every time Animotion’s Obsession came on the radio. A number 6 hit in the U.S., it was the first of six singles that made the American charts between 1984 and 1989. It was at the end of the 80’s that the band broke apart. Charles Ottavio and Astrid Plane were fired during the recording of their third album and Bill Wadhams left when the record label refused to let him continue to write songs for the band. Over the years, there have been a few reunions for events and TV programs but it wasn’t until now that there has been a true reforming of the band. Wadhams and Plane along with two other original members, Don Kirkpatrick and Greg Smith, have recorded a brand new album, the first for the group since 1989’s Animotion (Room to Move) and the first that included all of these members since 1986’s Strange Behavior. Read more and see the tracklist at Noise11.com
Ian Wills talks about getting Princess Diana’s letters and his Top 30 Amazon top selling charity single for cancer “ Mercy”
Notorious performance poet and lead singer of Wills and The Willing, Ian Wills has released a touching charity single ‘Mercy’, under the pseudonym of London Country, with all proceeds being donated to Charity. The song has reached No 29 on the Amazon pop chart, No 56 of the top 100 songs on Amazon and is tipped to enter the official U.K charts. Wills has been surrounded by controversy throughout his life, being the man who attempted to buy Princess Diana’s letters to her lover James Hewitt, whilst also illegally selling copies of Peter Wright’s ‘Spycatcher’ in 1987. The song is a powerful ballad that speaks candidly about past sins, reflecting Wills’ own personal journey of man determined to turn his life around. Mercy is the first single off London Country’s new album ‘Three Chords & The Truth’, which is set for release next year. What inspired you to become a singer/songwriter ? In 1990 I did national sleep out with Billy Bragg, I had always been a fan of his, we spent the night camped out just down from Victoria station, Billy had admired my work as a poet and said I should pick up a guitar. We spent most […]
In the 80’s music magazines were the bibles of our youth. Telling us all about colourful, exciting new artists and their incredible inventive music, flashy music videos, how to style their hair and what they had for breakfast. Not to mention the shiny photos in exotic locations and of course, the lyrics were the best part. It’s not quite the same now is it ?. So to cheer you up, we have put together a list of the top 5 80’s music magazines. 1. Smash Hits 2. Record Mirror 3. No 1 4. NME 5. Melody Maker
Lady Gaga has been secretly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ever since she was raped at the age of 19. The Perfect Illusion hitmaker has been candid about her sex assault since going public with the news in 2014, revealing she was attacked by a producer at the start of her music career. She has previously detailed the shame and emotional pain she struggled with after her rape ordeal, but it was only after visiting a homeless shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youths in Harlem, New York that she shared her PTSD diagnosis in public for the first time. Her recent trip to the Ali Forney Center was filmed for U.S. breakfast show Today, and in the footage, which aired on Monday (05Dec16), Gaga surprised the youngsters with gifts of clothing, make-up, and other treats, while she also performed an acoustic set and offered them her support and words of wisdom. “These children are not just homeless or in need; many of them are trauma survivors. They’ve been rejected in some type of way,” explained the singer, who runs her own Born This Way Foundation to help and empower troubled youths. “My own trauma in […]
British girl band Little Mix are currently in talks about starring in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary.
British girl band Little Mix are currently in talks about starring in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary. The Black Magic singers have revealed to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper that they are in discussions for a reality program which will give viewers an “intimate look” into their lives. The girls – Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – are looking to make a deal with U.K. broadcasters and are planning to have cameras constantly follow them around for a year while they are on tour promoting current fourth album Glory Days. “We are in talks at the moment. We really want to do a documentary as we feel people do not know much about us,” Jesy told the publication. “They know our songs and have seen us perform but they don’t know our personalities, so we would love to do a documentary… We want to get someone to follow us around on this whole tour for a whole year.” Leigh-Anne adds that the idea sounds appealing now, but she may eventually get fed up being followed by cameras all the time. However, she thinks it will be a great way for fans to get an insight into the drama […]
JereMaya is an Abu Dhabi, U.A.E born entertainer. JereMaya has played with a numerous number bands and has travelled around Europe and Asia performing with different bands and is a passionate session artist both live and studio. JereMaya has been a performing drummer and vocalist since he was 15 years old and decided in 2016 that he needed to bring his music back and launch his solo career. He is very inspired by the ChainSmokers , Flume, Sia, Major Lazer, Hed Kandi and Kygo. • JereMaya has Opened for Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant, The Prodigy, Incubus and Iron Maiden at the Dubai Desert rock festival 2009. He has also opened for The Killers, Stone Temple Pilots, Sting , Macy Gray, Kings of Leon, Stone Sour, Earth Wind and Fire and Michael Learns To Rock. JereMaya has immense ability when it comes to playing drums and singing at the same time. His ability to adapt to any genre has won him many accolades as a drummer and percussionist. He also plays the “Cajon”and sings with different performing artists in his spare time. JereMaya has also performed in Dubai as a session artist with Rock Titans “Julianna Down” , Funk […]
Formed in the West Midlands, a frontman from Cheshire and with a vast association with the Madchester scene, The Charlatans roots are somewhat confusing. But tonight, they make Camden their home. For the first time in its twenty six year history, this evening the Q awards opens its doors in Camden and mixes the fans with the musicians. It’s not everyday you catch a glimpse of The Smiths legend Johnny Marr sipping a lemonade whilst chatting with fans. In addition, to conclude the ceremony, indie icons The Charlatans perform a full headline slot. We are in for a treat. Bar a few tracks taken from last years superb ‘Modern Nature’ LP, Tim Burgess and Co take us back to the 90’s. For an hour and a quarter music becomes exciting again. Besides drawing influences from seminal bands such as New Order and Joy Division, The Charlatans still hold a refreshing, individual sound. With many tracks being dominated by keyboards and organs, embodied with deep bass lines and dance beats. It’s almost a genre of their own. Their most successful and historic LP ‘Tellin Stories’ from 1997 dictates the set. ‘With No Shoes’, ‘North Country Boy’ and the record’s […]
Phil Collins was forced to cancel a U.K. TV appearance due to a mystery illness on Tuesday morning (08Nov16). The In the Air Tonight singer was due to appear on British TV show Lorraine, which had been teased on Monday’s (07Nov16) episode, but host Lorraine Kelly ended up having to issue an apology as Phil cancelled last minute. However the musician did apologise for his absence in a video he shot in his own living room. “Hello Lorraine,” Phil told the camera. “I know you’re not very happy probably because I should be there with you rather then be sitting here. “I’m sorry I couldn’t be there Lorraine, you know we go back a long way. I’ll be there as soon as I can OK. Love to all and thanks a lot.” His cancellation came on the same day that the former Genesis star was confirmed as a headliner for 2017’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park (BST). It was only recently that Phil announced a string of shows across Europe next year (17) as part of his Not Dead Yet tour, though BST on 30 June (17) will mark his biggest ever solo concert and his only U.K. […]
The Kinks co-founder Dave Davies has dismissed the story that The Kinks will reform for Glastonbury.
The Kinks co-founder Dave Davies has dismissed the story do the rounds this weekend that The Kinks will reform for Glastonbury. The Sun in the UK, in its usual unconfirmed form, has blabbed that the reunion is on for 2017. The UK rag came to that conclusion after Ray Davies told them “Dave and I will definitely work together again. And we want to play live.” The tabloid claims Ray also added, “Maybe The Kinks could play Glastonbury?” Dave Davies was quick to hose the story down. “ME AND RAY have not spoken about Kinks showS at all- although weRE TRYING TO WORK TOGETHER ON OTHER STUFF and have worked on music together . In the meantime we both have albums finished. My album Open Road I did with my son Russ comes out in 2017.” The Kinks last album was 1994’s ‘To The Bone’, a collection of their greatest hits re-recorded live and acoustic. The last studio album was ‘Phobia’ in 1993. The last time The Kinks played live was 15 June 1996 in Norway. Their setlist was: 1. Till the End of the Day 2. The Hard Way 3. Where Have All the Good Times Gone / Tired […]
Gwen Stefani’s new album “saved her life” following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale. The No Doubt frontwoman split from the British rocker last summer (15), after 13 years of marriage, and the couple’s divorce was finalised in April (16) – a month after she released This Is What the Truth Feels Like – and she insists the experience of writing the songs and expressing herself through music helped her cope with the pain. “It released me from that feeling of hopelessness,” she tells Glamour magazine. “When I was in the studio… it was like, ‘I need to be here right now. This is the only place I feel good. It doesn’t matter what comes out of this, as far as my career – this isn’t about a hit. It’s about saving my life’.” Gwen is now dating country singer Blake Shelton, who divorced his wife, Miranda Lambert, last year (15) and she reveals he was also a big inspiration for her while she was recording the album. “Finding somebody who was going through the exact same experience? That was an inspiration,” she says. “He was a friend to me when I needed a friend. An unexpected gift. And that became […]
Following a four year hiatus Welsh rockers Feeder return with a new LP accompanied with a sell out tour. Still sounding as relevant as ever, ‘All Bright Electric’ is classic old school Feeder and perhaps their heaviest record to date. As 9pm approaches, Feeder take to the stage and kick off the set with new track ‘Another Day On Earth’. Next up they blare out comeback single ‘Universe Of Life’, which combines heavily distorted guitars and a melody which proves difficult to forget. With the amps seemingly on full blast, Feeder have the crowd’s attention. Following the tragic loss of original drummer Jon Lee back in 2002, understandably the band demonstrated a softer and more sombre approach to their next few records. However tonight’s set is anything but. Packed with their trademark heavy sound and not an acoustic guitar in sight. ‘Feeling A Moment’, lead single from their Pushing The Senses LP achieves an instant connection with the fans as frontman Grant Nicholas is forced to up his vocals in order to be heard. The same can be said for the title track from the same record which follows. For four minutes we are all taken back to 1997 as […]
So it really looks like Oasis are reforming for 2017. They just aren’t telling you. Noise11 has heard of one UK rock band from the 90s with a very close connection to Liam Gallagher may have been tapped as the opening act for some of the shows so fans could be in for the ‘ride’ of their life. The Liam and Noel Gallagher rivalry has well and truly been mended, although a public display of antagonism may work in the favour of publicity. Oasis last played together with Noel and Liam Gallagher on 22 August 2009 at the V Festival in Stafford. The final song the Gallagher’s played together was a cover of ‘I Am The Walrus’ by The Beatles. After that the last few years has seen drama between the two siblings unseen since Alexis Colby and Krystle Carrington bitch slapped each other endlessly until Dynasty went off the air. Oasis released a 3CD 20th-anniversary edition of ‘Be Here Now’ this year. The original album featured Johnny Depp on guitar on the track ‘Fade In-Out’. The new 3CD version featured Oasis performing The Beatles ‘Help’. Since the break-up of Oasis Liam Gallagher has released two albums as Beady Eye […]
Two Door Cinema Club’s second album, Beacon, was far from the difficult second record. While their 2010 debut, Tourist History, charted promisingly at #24, the lack of a direct radio hit ensured that the Country Down trio stayed something of a niche hit. However, when they returned two years later, their sound had taken on a poppier edge and they immediately exploded into the album charts, peaking at #2. Fast forward 4 years and the band return with their third studio album, Gameshow, which in the aftermath of a mammoth release has expectations to meet. With the band now stadium fillers, can they deliver a record that warrants their continued rise? Having taken time away from the trio, the band return with a renewed vigour and if their addictive sound is anything to go by, a real zest for life. While the album is an addictive, up-tempo sonic experience, lyrically the boys remain unafraid to challenge society within their lyrics. Having already proved a hit on Radio 1 with their album’s opening track and lead single, Are We Ready? (Wreck), the band are determined to move their listeners’ minds as much as their bodies. As they question consumer culture, they […]
Ian Wills has always had somewhat of a ‘revolving door policy’ on his critically acclaimed band Wills & The Willing. Each of his first two albums featured an almost entirely different line-up, including Jessie Wood (Reef), Rachel Wood (Cirque de Soleil), and guest vocals from the likes of Tom McRae., Harry Collier, & Liane Carrol. Now with a brand new line-up and a bigger, more accessible sound for his third album ‘Dream In Colour’; Wills finally believes that he has settled on a definitive band line-up and has an inspiring set of new songs that will help take the band to a much wider audience. With their brand new album “ Dream in Colour”, Wills and the Willing have crafted a timeless audio journey that flows seamlessly from song to song with stories bursting to be told. It’s spoken word with an Indie twist and tons of punk attitude. At first listen Ian Dury springs to mind but The Wills take it to a different level. The music is so epic, dreamy and laced with walls of euphoric sound it’s almost reminiscent of The Beach Boys on acid on holiday with a sonic and dreamy Beck, but then there are […]
Billie, Tre and Mike put their 2012 meltdown behind them on an album as strong as anything they’ve done since ‘American Idiot’ As falls from grace go, Green Day’s 2012 chastening was one for the ages: hubristic overreaching, self-inflicted exhaustion, an excruciating public meltdown leading to a raft of postponed tour dates and an entire trilogy of underwhelming albums that laid bare the scorched-earth extent of their burnout. What lit the match, however, may have been nothing more than a misguided surfeit of ambition. After two decades at the top of their game, Green Day seemed to believe it was no longer enough to simply be a band that released albums; they had to be a behemoth that made statements, even ones as unwieldy and confounding as ‘¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!’. Every great downfall deserves a redemption, however, and with ‘Revolution Radio’, Green Day now have theirs. There’ll be no Broadway musicals made of this album, no think-pieces devoted to unpicking its politics or meaning, but as a simple collection of songs, it’s as strong as anything they’ve come up with since 2004’s ‘American Idiot’. Thematically, Billie Joe Armstrong has said the album is about making sense of our chaotic times, […]
Eight years have flown by since Lady Gaga exploded onto the international stage with her RedOne produced, Colby O’Donis featuring and RedOne/Akon co-written debut single Just Dance. Almost instantly she became one of the most talked about and sought after pop icons. As she toured the world and thrilled her Little Monsters with her message of self-belief, anthemic pop songs and thrilling outfits, Lady Gaga’s profile exploded to the point of implosion. With her third studio album, Artpop, taking her identity exploration to an extreme, many fans felt they had lost their sense of connection with their champion. Her response, sensibly, was to take a step back and re-focus her energies on her own goals. After a brief exploration of jazz standards with the legendary Tony Bennett for her fourth studio album, she returns with her long-awaited fifth studio album, Joanne, and a reported foray with country pop. First things first, Joanne may have country undertones, but this is no country album. This is Lady Gaga at her most personal and insightful. Stripping away the experimental edge that was so harshly over criticized on the actually rather compelling Artpop, Lady Gaga delivers a record that shines a light on the […]
In the crazy creative world of the early 1980s, there were times when several genres merged to great effect. For example, the likes of Japan developed a unique New Wave sound, using the best elements of 70s Glam with the fresher New Romantic. Other bands came and went almost as quickly as David Sylvian’s Japan, but didn’t leave the same influential soundtrack. Perhaps harshly, Theatre of Hate can be put in that latter bracket. Westworld was their only album and combined raw punk elements with a more produced, expansive, slightly self-indulgent sound. Formed after the demise of The Pack, Theatre of Hate featured the unique vocal of Kirk Brandon, alongside Stan Stammers (bass), guitarist Steve Guthrie, drummer Luke Rendle and, as if to typify the era, saxophonist John Lennard. Westworld was the band’s only album, with the follow-up never seeing the light of day before Brandon went on to form the poppier, but just as angry sounding, Spear of Destiny. At the time, the album was seen by some fans as a disappointment. Produced by The Clash’s Mick Jones, it came after several independent singles that had created a buzz, as well as raucous live shows. The album though lacked […]
MRJ a.k.a Matthew Russell Jones is a pop Singer/Songwriter originally from Lincoln and based in Camden, London, UK. He launched his career performing across the globe and in London, but with his pulse always on the pop music scene. MRJ writes songs in the pop genre ranging from electric to acoustic. He says ” I like many different types of music so experiment with different styles within pop. Some people say its a fight between acoustic & electronic but I embrace both, I love music, particularly pop and all my music comes from a place of how I’m feeling at the time”. MRJ has collaborated with many different producers and songwriters from London to L.A to procure his sound. This includes Michael Stockwell ( Jools Holland ) and Sky Adams ( Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks ) at ‘Phrased Differently’ London ( Little Mix, Craig David, Jessie J, Miley Cyrus) who all came together to create the brand new single ‘Water’ with MRJ . MRJ has also worked with songwriter/producer Lenn Arun (Skunk Anansie ), Lyricist ‘Marvee Woods’ and Singer/Songwriter Effie and has received praise from Perez Hilton who is a fan of his work. While in LA in 2015 MRJ […]
Gwen Stefani is returning as a coach on The Voice U.S. after a two season break. The former No Doubt frontwoman will take Miley Cyrus’ red swivel chair for season 12, joining returning coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and her boyfriend Blake Shelton. Long-time host Carson Daly is also returning to present the singing competition, which will begin next February (17). However, Miley won’t be missing from TV screens for too long, as she’s set to return as a coach for the following season of the show. The other three coaches for season 13, due to air in fall next year (17), will be announced at a later date, NBC said. “We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake, and Adam will bring to season 12,” Paul Telegdy, president of NBC’s Alternative and Reality Group, said in a statement. “With Miley returning for season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons.” Gwen was previously a coach during seasons seven and nine, the latter of which saw her relationship with country singer Blake, 40, blossom as their flirtatious moments became a regular feature of the show. […]
New E.P from Lorenza “Peace of Mind” combines layers of instruments and vocals with relatable lyrics, creating epic stadium-sized sounds.
Heart-stopping synths, energy laden rock and full-blown chart pop combine in Lorenza’s signature sound. This British three-piece combines layers of instruments and vocals with relatable lyrics, creating epic stadium-sized sounds. Drawing musical influences from the likes of Bastille, The Weeknd and twenty one pilots, this relentlessly innovative trio shines bright in an ocean of unsigned acts. Academy of Contemporary Music alumni the band wrote, recorded and produced their debut EP to be released on their own label in September 2016. Lorenza consists of: Jordan Cosmo (vox & keys) Gio Fraser (guitar) and Jack Robinson on drums. The epic new single ” Peace of Mind” is taken off the new E.P “Peace of Mind” recorded at AIR and Metropolis studios and now available worldwide on iTunes and all good online retailers. Online: facebook.com/LorenzaBand twitter.com/_LorenzaMusic instagram.com/LorenzaMusic http://lorenzamusic.com