Live Review: Panic! At The Disco & Tigertown, London 19/11/16

When an act announces just one show at London’s Alexandra Palace you know it’s a big deal, but two in a row is a statement in and of itself of how big the band are. With only one support act to fill out the night, Tigertown had big boots to fill to amp the crowd up before Panic! At The Disco took to the stage.

Kicking things off with a performance of high energy that couldn’t contain their evident euphoria of playing on this tour, Tigertown quickly engaged the crowd with their pop/electro/synth mix of music. Bouncing through their set the Sydney four-piece even had some sing-a-longs as the crowd accepted them as their own.

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Finally Panic! took to the stage, and it isn’t until you see them perform as a unit that you can appreciate just how well their music works as a collective. Storming through hit after hit, it’s hard to determine just what makes this performance so awe inspiring; the band are a well oiled machine, the jazz musicians fit in just right to incorporate those elements in the live version, but really taking the cake are Urie’s vocals. The falsetto he can roll out is just incredible and you can feel the awe in the room as he indulges us with it.

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In a venue this big it’s quite the test to see if the act can still hold the audience or if the space is just too big for them, yet addressing the crowd to inform us that Panic! have been in circulation for 12 years, Urie shows he is very much at ease commanding such a vast space. Songs such as Nine In The Afternoon are still as good to hear now as they were back in 2008, the ability this band have to throwback to their oldest material yet not have it feel outdated is a real triumph. On the other hand, the newest songs such as Victorious and Crazy=Genius are equally well received with fans showing just how well they know the material and singing every word with Urie.

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Rounding off their set with a three song encore; I Write Sins, Not Tragedies, This Is Gospel and Victorious, it’s evident why 12 years in and this band keep climbing. It’s the music, it’s the performance, this is more than a show, it’s a real spectacle. Only here will you be shouting along to Victorious whilst gold confetti rains down on the crowd.

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Beyond Recall – Selfish Scars [EP]

Striking you with a groove akin to Don Broco and Panic! At The Disco merged with the captivating style of All Time Low and Bring Me The HorizonBeyond Recall are geared to deliver their hugely compelling sophomore EP Selfish Scars which is set for a Friday 13th January 2017 release.

With a growing reputation and legion of fans, Beyond Recall have been making waves and turning heads throughout the UK and beyond for the past two years. Formed in Bristol, the Alternative British rock unit take emotion, honest lyrics and heavy vibes to a whole new level.

Selfish Scars immediately launches into a loud and heavy track, 140 Characters, which deals with the modern day emotions of quickly getting over something, the chorus lyrics say “I’m over it and over you”. Beyond Recall use this EP to really show off their diversity in the genre, each track is different and it feels more like album material than just an EP. The title track, Selfish Scars, sounds like a heavier Kill Hannah. Meanwhile Get It Right, the lead single from the EP, sounds more cheerful like Yellowcard‘s Ocean Avenue.

By the middle of the EP, the music starts to sound a little samey. Two heavier songs, Almost and Tomorrow are placed together, however Tomorrow backs off after a heavy intro. The final track is a remix of Almost, which incorporates some RnB influences and a much lighter guitar riff. It’s a nice ending after a few heavier tracks. It’s also the track that really showcases the musical talents of the group as the guitar isn’t distorted and the drums play a light snare in the background instead of the heavy crashes associated with the pop-punk genre.

The listener can imagine an epic light show to go with the music and imagine the group in a crowded small venue such as Nottingham’s Rock City or Guildford’s The Boileroom. The music on Selfish Scars is beautifully layered and the threesome make a huge sound and come across like they’re a five piece.

Go behind the scenes of the latest Every Time I Die video

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of Every Time I Die‘s latest music video for ‘It Remembers‘ which also features Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco fame? Well now you can with the latest video released over on Epitaph Records YouTube page. You can watch the video below!

This song features on their newly released record ‘Low Teens‘ which you can purchase physical copies as well as online versions HERE. They’ll be on tour in UK/EU December with ’68 and Drug Church this December.

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Every Time I Die Release New Track “Glitches”

Metalcore/Hardcore greats Every Time I Die stream new track Glitches taken from their up coming album New Teens. The release will be issued via Epitaph records and will be released 23rd September.

The album will be produced by Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). The album will also feature appearances by Tim Bellower (Deadguy, No Escape) and Brendan Urie (Panic At The Disco).

Pre-orders for the album are available now

The band will also be touring the UK this December, tickets are available here

December 8th – Southend, Chimneys
December 9th – Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
December 10th – London, Brooklyn Bowl
December 11th – Brighton, The Haunt
December 12th – Cardiff, The Globe
December 14th – Derby, The Venue
December 15th – Doncaster, Vintage Bar
December 16th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
December 17th – Manchester, Gorilla
December 18th – Glasgow, King Tuts
December 19th – Newcastle, Riverside
December 20th – Huddersfield, The Parish

Twenty One Pilots Release Official Video For Heathens

Taken from “Suicide Squad: The Album” which accompanies the main film being released this Summer, Twenty One Pilots have released their video for Heathens. The album also features tracks by Skrillex, Eminem, Panic At The Disco! and more.

Pre-orders for the album available below, with every Pre-Order receiving Heathens as an Instant Grat – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/suicide-squad-the-album/id1125281254?ls=1&app=itunes

Suicide Squad: The Album is released August 5th via Atlantic Records. Keep an eye out below.

TRACKLISTING

1) Skrillex & Rick Ross – ‘Purple Lamborghini’
2) Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (feat. X Ambassadors) –
‘Sucker For Pain’
3) Twenty One Pilots – ‘Heathens’
4) Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson] – ‘Standing In The Rain’
5) Kehlani – ‘Gangsta’
6) Kevin Gates – ‘Know Better’
7) Grace – ‘You Don’t Own Me’ (feat. G-Eazy)
8) Eminem – ‘Without Me’
9) Skylar Grey – ‘Wreak Havoc’
10) Grimes – ‘Medieval Warfare’
11) Panic! At the Disco – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
12) War – ‘Slippin’ Into Darkness’
13) Creedence Clearwater Revival – ‘Fortunate Son’
14) ConfidentialMX – ‘I Started A Joke’ (feat. Becky Hanson)

 

New Suicide Squad Soundtrack includes Twenty One Pilots, Eminem and Panic! At The Disco

The soundtrack for the new upcoming DC film Suicide Squad has been revealed and it includes huge artists. The first track that can be heard is Heathens by Twenty One Pilots which you can listen to on Spotify. The album also includes Without Me – Eminem and Bohemian Rhapsody – Panic! At The Disco. 

The soundtrack will be released on the same day as the highly anticipated film hits UK cinemas which is 5th August 2016. Check out the full track listing below and pre-order the album here.

1.       Purple Lamborghini –  Skrillex & Rick Ross

2.       Sucker For Pain –  Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors

3.       Heathens –  twenty one pilots

4.       Standing In The Rain – Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) (feat. Mark Ronson)

5.       Gangster –  Kehlani

6.       Know Better –  Kevin Gates

7.       You Don’t Own Me – Grace (feat. G-Eazy)

8.      Without Me –  Eminem

9.       Wreak Havoc – Skylar Grey

10.   Medieval Warfare – Grimes

11.    Bohemian Rhapsody –  Panic! At the Disco

12.    Slippin’ Into Darkness –  War

13.    Fortunate Sun –  Creedence Clearwater Revival

14.    I Started a Joke –  Confidential MX (feat. Becky Hanson)

 

Suicide Squad looks to be one of the biggest films of 2016 and focuses on DC Comic villains who are played by stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis. For more information about the film, visit the Warner Bros. website.