Music

Absolute Trash I Used to Listen to as a Teen

My last post was rather heavy, so I thought I’d write something more fun.. at the expense of my teenage self. My music taste has expanded immensely, I started off listening to Good Charlotte and Linkin Park as a kid, started get into the Post Hardcore scene as an early teen and now I listen to alot more Metalcore and alternative rock. However, there has been a few bands/songs that I’ve listened to over the years that makes me shake my head at myself. Luckily I have made most of my YouTube music playlists private so no-one can laugh at me, but I do sometimes go back and look at them for nostalgia reasons, my god have I found some gems.

BrokenCyde:

I had to start at one of the worst songs in the history of music.. BrokenCyde – Freaxxx. BrokenCyde were somewhat relevant in the mid 2000’s, mostly listened to by the Scene community. So you know how awful it is, one of their lyrics are “Let’s get drunk tonight, baby, we don’t have to fuck… And bring your friend along: maybe we can have some fun” … Yeah, it’s absolute trash it it’s best. I think I only liked this because the whole song was about getting drunk and having sex, I was trying to be edgy and listen to something my Mum would have definitely not approved of. You can all shake your head at me, trust me, I’m doing the same.

The Millionaires:

 

Basically female BrokenCyde, The Millionaires were popular around the same time and was big on MySpace with the likes of Jeffree Star. The Millionaires were formed by sisters Melissa and Allison Green and are actually still performing now (surprisingly). I literally only liked this song as it was featured on the third season of Skins during Katie and Emily’s episode, I was borderline obsessed with that show and everything to do with it.. including this song. Literally the whole song is about getting drunk, as you can tell by lyrics like “This bitch is trying to take a shot, she can’t down one, what else she got? Jaeger, vodka, even whiskey, down that shit, don’t be a… Pussy”. Again, I think I only really liked this song because I was only 14 or 15 and really shouldn’t have been listening to it in the first place..

Hawthorne Heights:

This band and song is by no means the worst on this list, I’ve only put it here because this song is just so damn depressing and as an easily influenced teen, I really shouldn’t have listened to this song. With lyrics like “So cut my wrists and black my eyes”, you can really assume what the vibe of this song is.

Metro Station:

Again, not the worst band on this list, but not the best either. Metro station was formed by Miley Cyrus’ brother Trace Cyrus and Miley’s Hannah Montanna co-stars brother Mason Musso (that was a mouthful). They were most famous for their 2008 hit ‘Shake It’ which hit number 1 in the UK, but I preferred the other songs on their album (yes I had the album too.. -facepalm-). I’m about 90% sure the song is just about drugs, alcohol and partying, but it had a good beat at the time and was quite a fun party song. In all fairness, I’d probably still listen to this if I was drunk enough haha.

The Medic Droid:

Another Scene band I liked who made it big on MySpace, this song was played 2 Million times on the site. They only released one full length album, but toured with the likes of Enter Shikari, InnerPartySystem and We Are The Ocean. In all honesty, I have no idea why I liked this song.. maybe it was because me and my friend from School used to sing the last verse all the time, we even learnt it off by heart so it became our song in a way. Still, it is complete trash if you read the lyrics.

I hope you enjoyed laughing at my poor music decisions, once I find my old ipod I might make another list of the non Scene/Rock bands I used to like that were awful. Comment if you have any trashy bands you used to love!

xox

 

 

Music

My Favourite Bands Right Now

Since I can remember music has been a huge part of my life. Starting from sitting down crossed legged surrounded by vinyls and CDs with my Dad to the countless gigs I have had the pleasure to see. I have had a consistent soundtrack to my life, every song and band linked to certain events in my life, wish I could make a physical Soundtrack of all these songs and memories. So here is a list of all my favourite bands right now, some of these bands I have listened to for years and others are new bands that are unforgettable. I hope you find some new bands to listen to and love like I do!

Issues

This band has been my favourite band for around 3 years now. I first heard them when my friend played me their song ‘Hooligans’ on the beach, I remember saying “what the hell is this?” as it was so different to what I usually listened to at the time. Issues are a Metalcore five piece from Atlanta, with three full albums (Black Diamonds, Issues & Headspace) and an EP (Diamond Dreams). The vocalist Tyler Carter has a very beautiful R&B voice which mixes well with their Metalcore vibe.

Bury Tomorrow

Bury Tomorrow are a five piece Metalcore band from Southampton in South England, consisting of brothers Daniel Winter-Bates (Lead Vocals) and Davyd Winter-Bates (Bassist). They have released 4 massive albums (Portraits, A Union of Crowns, Runes and Earthbound) and 1 EP (The Sleep of the Innocents) all in 10 years since their formation. Dani Winter-Bates harsh vocals mixed with Jason Cameron’s melodic singing makes Bury Tomorrow one of the best in the current Metalcore scene.

Don Broco

A little different to the rest of the bands on the list, Don Broco are an Alternative Rock four piece from Bedford in England. They have released two main Albums (Priorities and Automatic) and four extended plays (Living the Dream, Thug Workout, Big Fat Smile and You Wanna Know). What makes them different to the other bands on the list is they almost have a Groove to some of their songs while still keeping the alt rock edge.

Years & Years

The only Electronic band on this list is Years & Years, I saw them at a Gaming Convention in April and they blew me away.  Years & Years are a trio fronted by former actor Olly Alexander from London in England. They have only released one studio album so far called Communion, however it went straight to Number 1 in the UK and Ireland. What also makes this band great is how much work they put in to help Anti-Bullying and Mental Health charities.

Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses are a five piece rock band from Canberra in Australia and one of my favourite newer bands. I first saw them in 2013 when they were supporting Sleeping With Sirens but stupidly forgot to look them up again, luckily they popped up in my YouTube suggestions (thanks YouTube, I owe you one!). They have released five albums (Formation, Ground Dweller, Unimagine, Reimagine and Dissonants) and an EP (Snow Sessions).

Sumo Cyco

Sumo Cyco are an independent four piece band from Ontario in Canada, you might remember the lead singer Skye Sweetnam from her work in the early 2000’s on the Barbie TV shows. The only way I can describe Sumo Cyco is that they are basically a  female fronted Skindred. They have released two studio albums (Lost in Cyco City and Opus Mar) and countless music videos that they have scripted and produced themselves. One reason I love Sumo Cyco is that they are completely self reliant and still produce great music, also they do a some great covers of popular songs (Dua Lipa , Macklemore & Red Hot Chilli Peppers).

I’d love to hear what everyone’s favourites bands are right now, I am always open to hearing new bands and music.

xox