The Sound of Muse

Muse are one of the biggest rock bands of the 2000s. But they’re not just a rock band. In fact, the unique sound of Muse is the result of a group of influences from Rage Against the Machine to Rachmaninoff. This is the story of that sound. Continue reading The Sound of Muse

The five best tracks from Metallica’s S&M

The mix of metal and a symphony orchestra; it just works, and Metallica’s S&M Live album proved that. With the announcement that the heavy metal behemoths are set to play a one-off show on the 20th anniversary of the album, here are five tracks that made the adaptation great.  Continue reading The five best tracks from Metallica’s S&M

Aiden Hatfield discusses his debut EP, Chapter One

“I’ve always wanted to be a successful musician and I’ve been working at it since I was a teenager” says Leeds-based alternative multi-instrumentalist and singer, Aiden Hatfield. Ahead of the release of his debut EP Chapter One, I interviewed the founder of In Music We Trust about his love of music, what motivates him, and how it felt to achieve #1 on the Amazon Rock Album chart. Continue reading Aiden Hatfield discusses his debut EP, Chapter One

[Archive] Is Modern Rock overproduced?

Philip Auslander states that ‘the authenticity of rock has always been measured by its sound and most commonly, by its voice. Obviously, given the contexts in which rock was made available to the majority of its fans, it is not surprising that its ideology would focus on sound’. Thus, if rock’s sound changes in the studio, which will result in a change in how it sounds live, where does that take the genre? Continue reading [Archive] Is Modern Rock overproduced?