‘Hurts’ remain lyrically strong

hurts-mike-massaro-diy-02This Friday marked release of third album by British synthpop duo Hurts. Newest album “Surrender” faces rather diverse reviews and I decided put one of my own into the mix. I am a big fan of this band from album ‘Happiness’ which was bands debut, that remains on my list of top albums. By now I have visited 12 of their live shows in numerous different cities and venues (this band sounds the best in small clubs, period), so needless to say that I was rather excited.

You could have guessed diversity of this release from the singles introduced before the actual album. What we could have heard strongly describes the album itself.”Some kind of heaven” and “Lights” want to get you dance and “Rolling Stone” along with “Slow” reminds who exactly are you listening to and attack on the emotions.

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Fresh past back in shops. Released today: Keith Richards & David Gilmour



Today is day when we finally officially hear long awaited releases by what we can safely say are the legends in music industry. But there are more to come and more that have already arrived. We can easily say that this Autumn is all about past coming to us with fresh tunes.

But let’s begin with today. Release companies around the world come to an agreement that Fridays shall become new official music days and so it is this Friday when two music legends come back to us. Both of these release their solo albums in quite a time.

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December's Children (And Everybody's) was released on 4th December 1965

Time Travel: Get Off of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones

Time Travel category is like our person T.A.R.D.I.S with which we’ll take off and explore the history and date to take a closer look and music happenings from past. 


Recorded between 5th and 7th September 1965

Recorded between 5th and 7th September 1965

49 years ago, British band The Rolling Stones recorded their hit single – Get Off of My Cloud” – which followed their possibly most famous song ‘‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” which was recorded on May and released on June 1965.

”Get Off of My Cloud” was an answer on bands growing audience and rising fame and hysterics. As such, it presents rebellion in music they have presented to the fans.

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Jim Kroft

Fresh Frequencies : Jim Kroft

Fresh Frequencies is a category in which I would love to share some musicians that have intrigued my attention but with the amount of new artists every week, may have escaped yours. 

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Jim Kroft is a Berlin based musician whose voice may at times remind you of young John Lennon or perhaps his son Sean. That color is simply there. Before moving to German capitol, Kroft performed in London with his band ‘Myriad Creatures’

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Notice this releases : September

Before getting into article I am sorry for missing previous month, life. Happens. But, this month is quite interesting on new releases, especially from veterans. There is album from Ivan Král, man who played with Patti Smith, David Bowie or Iggy Pop is presenting new material after 12 years. We must not forget a legend – Robert Plant is due for another album with the Sensational Space Shifters, mentioning that this is a voice behind Led Zeppelin is hopefully not necessary. Another legendary voice belongs to Leonard Cohen, whose very successful album ‘Old Ideas’ will soon be followed by 13th studio album. Not to mention upcoming live album from Queen or new studio album from Smokey Robinson, oh but there is so much more.

But it is not all about legends. There are quite a few young artists to which we can look forward. Alt-J especially arisen an awesome wave of excitement. Then new album, releases only yesterday, by the Kooks or a debut album to fill shelves with bit of British rock, never enough of that, Catfish and the Bottlemen.

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Notice This Releases : July 2014

This moth in album releases is all about veterans of music. New albums will come from Yes, Manic Street Preachers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Morrissey or Judas Priest. And who else ? ...

WEEK ONE: Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown (1.7); Seether – Isolate and Medicate (1.7); Red Wanting Blue – Little America (1.7);

First week is going to be more for hard rock music fans with additional rock’n’roll sounds. First albums to be released in July are from Every Time I Die – American metalcore band who releases their seventh album From Parts Unknown. If you prefer something little lighter but still withing rock boundaries you can go for somehow grunge band Seether who returns with sixth studio album Isolate and Medicate. If you with for even lighter sound there is always Red Wanting Blue and their Little America.

WEEK TWO : Midge Ure – Fragile (7.7); SIA – 1000 Forms of Fear (7.7); Jon Allen – Deep River (7.7); Manic Street Preachers – Futurology (7.7)

Scottish soft-rock and new wave will arrive from Midge Ure and his upcoming album Fragile. Ure was on top of mountain in early 70’s when he played with bands like Thin Lizzy or Visage but most importantly you will remember him as frontman of Ultravox. From Scotland to Australia on alternative ride with Sia Furler (SIA) and her sixth album 1000 Forms of Fear. Sia is well know for her playfulness with genres and mixture of rock, pop, jazz or dance.  Unforgettable voice of man you would imagine differently is Jon Allen in cube, ready to release third studio album Deep River. And to Wales now where unstoppable machine Manic Street Preachers releases their twelfth studio album Futurology.

WEEK THREE : Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business (16.7); John Hiatt – Terms Of My Surrender (14.7); Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls (14.7); Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me (14.7); Puss n Boots –  No Fools, No Fun (15.7); Fink – Hard Believer (14.7); Jason Mraz – Yes! (15.7)

Stable icon of pop/rock deep meaning music is musician and songwriter Morrissey who comes back with tenth studio album World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Bit of blues dose for this month comes from American singer John Hiatt and his Terms Of My Surrender. Another music icon is with no doubts heavy metal band Judas Priests who are two weeks from releasing their seventeenth album Redeemer of Souls. An amazing talent for improvisation accompanies American singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and hopefully won’t leave him on upcoming album Yes!

WEEK FOUR: Yes – Heaven & Earth (21.7); Theory Of a Deadman – Savages (28.7); Anberlin – Lowborn (22.7); Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye (29.7); Jesse McCartney – In Technicolor (22.7)

Yes, Yes, Yes. If you have not heard off them, you should be ashamed. This band is practically indestructible and their release of twenty-first!! studio album Heaven & Earth is just the prove. With same gusto creates music another veterans Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersHypnotic Eye is going to be their thirteenth studio album. End of career is part of anyone’s life, same drill goes in music and so American alternative rock band with Christian themes – Anberlin – is releasing their final album Lowborn. Not to leave Canada out we shall meet rock band Theory Of a Deadman releasing their fifth studio album Savages.