[NEWS] SECOND WAVE OF READING AND LEEDS ACTS ANNOUNCED

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Following the first wave of announcements late last year, the legendary festival revealed more acts that will be playing this year.

Acts include indie poster boys Two Door Cinema Club and one of 2014’s favourite acts Imagine Dragons. Also added to the bill, Parkway Drive, Fetty Wap, Nothing But Thieves, Jack Ü, Crystal Castles, Oliver Helens, Hannah Wants and The Internet.

However, the main feature of the announcement was that Foals and Disclosure will co-headline one of the nights, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers. The final headliner yet to be released.

Speaking to Newsbeat, Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) said that landing this headline slot was “humongous” and that having a dance act such as themselves playing on the main stage of what is predominantly a rock festival is a massive achievement.

Reading and Leeds festival takes place 26th-28th of August. For ticket purchases or anymore more information check the official festival website. Links below.

Leeds Festival -http://www.leedsfestival.com

Reading Festival- http://www.readingfestival.com

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Words by Izzy Minogue-Corps

[TRACK REVIEW] SAM SMITH – WRITING’S ON THE WALL

Music Reviews

With the release of a new Bond film there is always anticipation surrounding the new theme song. Sam Smith has not disappointed with the release of ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, the first ever Bond theme to reach the top spot in the UK. With the help of producers Disclosure and writer Jimmy Napes, the new track for film Spectre is everything a Bond theme should be—exquisite vocals alongside dramatic pauses with tension building piano and orchestral instrumentals. Following 53 years of Bond films and 23 signature songs Smith has done well to keep the Bond theme fresh, exciting and effortlessly cool.

 

Words by Sophie Nayler

[ALBUM REVIEW] DISCLOSURE – CARACAL

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Following their 2013 debut, Settle, the dance duo’s second album, Caracal, features Sam Smith, Lorde, The Weeknd and plenty more stars.
The duo have grown up since their debut and followed a mature pathway. They create a really laid back house sound thats easy to grove too without pushing any boundaries. However even though the lads have ditched the mad raver vibe, we have to give them credit for shinning light on up and coming artists like Jordan Rakei, who Guy’s friend uncovered while travelling in Australia.
The dance duo kick start the album with Nocturnal ft. The Weeknd. The song keeps the same moderate tone throughout completely lacking excitement.
The collaboration with Sam Smith is an epic club anthem, well once its been remixed. Smith’s vocals fit smoothly with the electronic synths, creating a great, exciting vibe while the music slowly builds up the subtle drop.

Listen to Magnets below:

Words by Lydia Smedley

[TRACK REVIEW] DISCLOSURE (FEAT. SAM SMITH) – OMEN

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After 2012’s hit track Latch, electronic duo Disclosure have teamed up with pop giant Sam Smith to produce another slinky dance track. They merge Smith’s irresistible vocals with the moody, dynamic beat to create another alluring, foot tapping track. After Smith’s recent string of powerful ballads that have won him enough awards to fill multiple shelves over the past year, it is refreshing to see him return to the buoyant house-pop that first launched him into the public eye. The synthetic sound and smooth lyrics set the track to be a hit on the new album Caracal, released in September 2015.

Words by Sophie Nayler

[NEWS] DISCLOSURE & RUDIMENTAL ANNOUNCED WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

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Disclosure and Rudimental have announced that they have set up their very own festival. Wild Life, that will take place at Brighton City Airport on June 6th and 7th will feature a carefully curated lineup with such acts as George Ezra, Maya Jane Coles, Andy C and Jamie XX alongside some seriously big names in house, pop and drum and bass.

Tickets are available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Wildlife2015 at £119.90 (including booking fees and return shuttle bus).