Intro to: Score Makes a Scene

I love films, but pretty often what I love most about films or TV shows is their score or soundtrack and the way they use it. In 500 Days of Summer for example, my favourite moments come as a result of the frankly brilliant placings of Hall and Oates’ You Make My Dreams and Regina Spektor’s Hero. My favourite scene in Game of Thrones is where Cersei blows up the Sept because the music makes it so ominous and climatic. In these examples, the music complements the screenplay so well that I believe it makes the scene. 

So that’s what this new series, “Score Makes a Scene” is. Continue reading Intro to: Score Makes a Scene

Catfish and the Bottlemen: The Balance – Review

A band who are more than capable of releasing a decent rock song, Catfish and the Bottlemen have also been less than adept at developing their own sound, let alone rock music as a genre. Enter their third studio release: The Balance. The difficult third album. Have they done anything new? No – and while that’s pleasing to some, it’s holding back a band who do actually have potential.  Continue reading Catfish and the Bottlemen: The Balance – Review

Aiden Hatfield: Chapter One – EP Review

With depth, power, and no shortage of great guitar riffs and solos, Aiden Hatfield’s debut EP sounds like something he has wanted to make for quite some time, which, in fact, it is.

The multi-talented instrumentalist has created something that reflects his own personality and experiences while sounding professional along the way. A great way to start his musical career. Continue reading Aiden Hatfield: Chapter One – EP Review