Author: David J. Lownds

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

It is often easy to forget that there was indeed more than just one member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Perhaps it is a pity that Hendrix has eclipsed the formidable talent of his rhythm...

Review posted on 12th May 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

In 2006 the Red Hot Chili Peppers released a 28-song double album - out of which they took a relatively large number of singles' - assisted by super-producer Rick Rubin. The former co-founder of Def...

Review posted on 10th May 2017

At The Drive-In Interalia Album Review

At The Drive-In Interalia Album Review

At the Drive-In's newest is an alternative album, knowingly so. At least some of its words seem inaudible and often appear to lack a clear meaning. The guitar lines unleash more corrosiveness, and a greater...

Review posted on 3rd May 2017

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

While there are plenty of raps out there that are not as deep as the writings of Aristotle, Dostoevsky or even your average student majoring in Philosophy, most hip-hop songs deliver one or more messages...

Review posted on 9th April 2017

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

With all the recent coverage regarding another 1960s superstar, Bob Dylan, here at Contactmusic, it may have been easy to let him steal the spotlight from his most popular contemporaries from that era, The Beatles,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd April 2017

Bob Dylan - Triplicate Album Review

Bob Dylan - Triplicate Album Review

On his new album, Bob Dylan sings, “I’m weary all of the time”. If the more upbeat tracks were less energetic, that would be a good summary of all the content found on this horribly...

Review posted on 1st April 2017

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Grammy Awards 2019: Our predictions for the big winners

Grammy Awards 2019: Our predictions for the big winners

With the 61st Grammy Awards fast approaching, we have revised the long list of nominees once again and think we've made up our mind about who will be...

Sleeper - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 02.02.2019 Live Review

Sleeper - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 02.02.2019 Live Review

After a 21-year gap between albums and a full 19-year break as a band, Sleeper seem at last to be back in earnest.

Beans On Toast - Dreamland, Margate 01.02.2019 Live Review

Beans On Toast - Dreamland, Margate 01.02.2019 Live Review

Jay McAllister - otherwise known as Beans On Toast - brings his raucous road show to Kent's infamous seaside town.

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Billie Eilish - Bury A Friend Video

Billie Eilish - Bury A Friend Video

Having announced her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', Billie Eilish unveils a sinister video for her new single 'Bury a...

Imagine Dragons - Bad Liar Video

Imagine Dragons - Bad Liar Video

Imagine Dragons have now unveiled the official video for their single 'Bad Liar', following their recent animated lyric video.

Tom Walker - Just You and I Video

Tom Walker - Just You and I Video

Brit Award-nominated Tom Walker unveils the video for his newest single 'Just You and I' taken from his debut studio album 'What a Time To Be Alive'.

Stalker Miller - Homegrown By Joan Album Review

Stalker Miller - Homegrown By Joan Album Review

Stalker Miller have seen a will and determination come to fruition with the release of their debut album 'Homegrown By Joan'.

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