BREAKING NEWS: Before You Exit and Christina Grimmie Co-Headline Tour

American pop sensations, Before You Exit and The Voice superstar, Christina Grimmie are set to embark on a joint headline tour in the UK this February, stopping off at the Birmingham O2 Academy on Saturday 21st.

Before You Exit and Christina Gimme tour artwork (Feb 14)

Before You Exit are made up of Brothers Connor, Riley and Toby McDonough who have been performing pop hits since 2009 and after gaining a dedicated fanbase in the US, the trio are now heading to the UK for the first time.

Their latest release ‘Dangerous’ is pure pop at its finest and is dangerously catchy (see what we did there). The band have also toured and written with fellow Brumotions’ favourites, Alex Gaskarth and Olly Murs!

Before You Exit will also be joined by Youtube phenomenon and The Voice finalist, Christina Grimmie who has seen the backing from the likes of Adam Levine (Maroon 5) and Lil Wayne – This past year also saw the release of her latest single ‘Must Be Love’, which is an amazing pop track.

This tour has been eagerly awaited by our Brumoters and it is a show not to be missed.

Full dates are as follows:

Tuesday 17th – Brighton – Concorde 2

Wednesday 18th – London – O2 Academy Islington

Thursday 19th – Bristol – Thekla

Saturday 21st – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2

Sunday 22nd – Manchester – Club Academy

Monday 23rd – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2

Tuesday 24th – Glasgow – Garage

Tickets can also be purchased NOW from – kililive.com 

Make sure to check out both artists below and let us know what you think:

Covers of the week – Uptown Funk!

Covers of the Week is BACK!

It’s been a while since our last ‘Covers of the Week’ however after we heard this next track we couldn’t help but bring it back.

There are so many incredible covers of this song that it took us Brumoters a long time to limit ourselves to our favourite five, but we got there EVENTUALLY!

This week’s chosen chart topping track is…

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

If you haven’t heard the original version, check out the video below:

And here are the awesome covers that we have chosen this week.

Make sure to check them out and drop the artists some love!


Twenty 4 Seven – @24_7Official


Against The Current Ft. Set It Off – @ATC_BAND & @SetItOff


Kingsland Road – @KingslandRd


Sam Tsui – @SamuelTsui


IM5 – @IM5band


 So what do you think?

Let us know which one’s you liked or whether you’ve seen any other GREAT covers of this track!

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What’s On… February 2015!

5th February:
Rae Morris – Birmingham: Institute.

6th February:
Kaiser Chiefs – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall – SOLD OUT!

7th February:
One Night Only – Birmingham: Institute.
Gorgon City – Birmingham: Institute.

8th February:
Bailey McConnell – Birmingham: Institute.
Hudson Taylor – Birmingham: Institute.

10th February:
You Me At Six & All Time Low – Birmingham: Genting Arena.

15th February:
The Used – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

18th February:
Enter Shikari – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall.
George Ezra – Birmingham: O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!

21st February:
Before You Exit – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

23rd February:
Fightstar – Birmingham: Institute.

26th February:
The Script – Birmingham: Genting Arena.

BREAKING NEWS: All Time Low AND You Me At Six – Co-Headline Tour

English rock favourites You Me At Six are teaming up with American pop punk mega stars All Time Low for a co-headlining UK arena tour later this year.

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The two rock giants will play 5 UK venues in February, starting in Cardiff on the 9th and ending at London’s O2 Arena on the 14th, with the Birmingham show slotted in between on the 10th, at the newly named Genting Arena.

 Meaning it’s exactly one month away!

This tour is highly anticipated as one of the most exciting tours of 2015 and tickets are on sale NOW, from most reputable ticket sellers!

Full tour dates can be found below:

9th February: Arena, Cardiff

10th February: LG Arena, Birmingham

12th February: Hydro, Glasgow

13th February: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester

14th February: O2 Arena, London

What’s On… January 2015!

15th January:
Aaron Carter – Birmingham: Institute.

16th January:
Funeral For A Friend – Birmingham: Institute.
Alex Goot – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

20th January:
Gerard Way – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

23rd January:
Hozier – Birmingham: Institute – RESCHEDULED!
Queen & Adam Lambert – Birmingham: Barclaycard Arena.

27th January:
Charlie Simpson – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.
Jessie J – Birmingham: O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!

30th January:
Wiley – Birmingham: Institute – RESCHEDULED!

12 days of Brumotions: One’s to watch in 2015

On the 8th day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to you…

One’s to watch in 2015

We Brumoters LOVE to predict the future for music hits and today we’ll be focusing on what’s going to be hot in 2015!

From solo acts to bands, below are some artists that we believe that might just be lucky next year.

Ollie Marland

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For years Ollie Marland has been on the Unsigned Scene. However, in 2014 he signed with Crown Talent and Media Group with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Jessie J in their arsenal.

Ollie is set to break hundreds of girls’ hearts, but will 2015 be his year? We think so!

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

OMG we’re dating a Jonas Brother… It’s sooooo hot

We Wish!

Those days are over though for youngest brother Nick Jonas, who is pursuing a much more mature and modern style of music and let’s just say it’s something special.

We can’t wait for the release of his solo album and to see if he will be bringing his music live to the UK in 2015.

Please Nick!

Kingsland Road

Kingsland Road

We have covered Kingsland Road many times throughout 2014 and we feel that 2015 will be their year to finally shine to the masses.

They are now a four piece – Booo! – and are set to release their brand, spanking new debut album with a tour across the UK AND the US  – Yayyyy!

We are looking forward to what’s coming next for these guys.

Lawson

Lawson

We pride ourselves on always being on the lookout for top quality musicians and when we heard Lawson four years ago, we knew they were on to something good.

2015 is set to see Lawson release a brand new album, which if their last album Chapman Square is anything to go by, we can’t wait, and especially as in the land of Lawson this means a tour.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony

After taking the US by storm with their powerful, pro-female image and a strikingly amazing UK debut on this year’s X Factor, we wouldn’t be surprised if Fifth Harmony rocket up the UK charts in 2015, rivalling Little Mix for the top spot on the girl band front.

Hollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending are those Punk A$$ Kids that our Mama’s warned us about, they are infections, fun and that little bit naughty… but we LOVE them.

We definitely think they are some of the brightest young talents and are worth checking out as we are predicting big things to come from this four piece.

Stereo Kicks

Stereo Kicks

After leaving this year’s X Factor, we feel that Stereo Kicks have great potential on the Boyband front, an 8 piece hasn’t been successfully formed before and we are intrigued as to what is next to come from their original music in 2015.

Will they stay together or will the lads go back to being solo?

James Bay

James Bay

James Bay is an up and coming talent with a great voice and obvious promise to make it in the big leagues of the music industry.

In 2015, Bay is embarking on a UK tour and we personally can’t wait to hear what’s coming next.

Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes

After the disbanding of one of our favourite Boybands- The Wanted, earlier this year, which brought many tears from fans and us Brumoters alike, Nathan Sykes is set to make a comeback.

In 2015, the baby faced crooner, is set to release his debut solo material and its safe to say if its anything like his collaboration with Pop princess Ariana Grande, we are excited! Sykes will definitely be one of the most wanted in 2015.


So there you have it!

Here at Brumotions we love to hear from you, let us know if you agree  or if there are any other artists you think we should be featuring.

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12 Days of Brumotions: McBusted Album Review

On the 7th day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to YOU…

A McBusted Album Review

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McFly’s Danny, Dougie, Tom and Harry are teaming up with Busted’s James and Matt to release their collaborative self-titled, debut studio album ‘McBusted’!

And after seeing the lads live last year, we’ve been buzzing and very impatiently waiting for the release and to hear what this incredibly good looking group of lads have prepared!

The highly anticipated album was released on December 1st and we couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed as it features more misses than hits.

Check out our track by track review of McBusted’s newest release below!

And let us know what you guys think of the new album!


Air Guitar

This track was an obvious choice for a lead single from the album; it’s a feel good song with a great riff, infectious lyrics and a catchy, yet haunting bridge. It’s a great dynamic track to start the party and it really showcases the best of the McBusted lads.

Hate Your Guts

An incredible collaboration with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is the best way to describe this track!

Hate Your Guts is a much edgier and rockier sounding track to be featured on the album and shows the heavy influence that Hoppus had on the song. This is definitely one of our favourite tracks on the album and we wished the lads would’ve leaned more towards this sound for the entirety of the album.

What Happened to Your Band

Written by James Bourne with the Busted counterpart of this group in mind, What Happened to Your Band was actually written back in 2007! And has only just been released as a McBusted track on the album – although you can watch James performing it live in the video above!

The track screams Busted, with it’s 90s feel and the heavy appearance of both James’ and Matt’s vocals, which were a nice change from the other tracks. However, it is a slight miss in terms of matching the rest of the album and some of the other incredible tracks on it.

Get Over It

This song is penned to be the second single release from McBusted, though the date is still to be announced, it is due to be released in early 2015.

Our Brumoters will be very pleased if this track will be released during it’s expected dates as it will kick start Pop Rock music released throughout the year. We’re quite relieved to hear Danny’s vocals make a further appearance on this particular record as it produces a more mature sound, which tends to be lacking in the other tracks.

Riding on my Bike

On hearing the title of this track, we were slightly worried that the McBusted lads were going to lose the mature sound held in the previous tracks and instead choosing to appeal to a younger audience.

However, Riding on my Bike has become one of our favourite tracks on the album for it’s fun sound and for making us smile every single time we listen to it (…which we admit is a lot!)

Gone

This song is one of the mature tracks on the album, both in theme and the gorgeous vocals by the lads. Written by James, Tom and Danny, this particular track holds a McFly sounding tone to it, which is a pretty refreshing addition to the album amongst the new McBusted based tracks.

Sensitive Guy

Sensitive Guy is one of the less serious tracks on the album, which still manages to get us to like it! It has a great tune, with catchy lyrics and an addictive instrumental that will no doubt have you rocking along with it.

Beautiful Girls are the Loneliest

This is another track that was written by Busted’s James, before McBusted was officially formed and was later tailored to suit the lads. However, this is one of the tracks that our Brumoters are not too keen on.

Beautiful Girls are the Loneliest sounds weird on this album, especially as it instantly cuts through the more hyped up feel from the previous songs. However, the track is definitely cute and James’ voice is certainly not unwelcome.

Before You Knew Me

Once again the album begins to pick it’s pace back up again and it’s a good track to do exactly that. Before You Knew Me is an extremely catchy tune with some amazing guitar riffs, which helps make it another track that our Brumoters would love to hear live.

Back in Time

This track is practically written about a dream we once had… waking up in bed next to a member of McBusted? Yes please!

It’s an incredibly catchy track, which has been stuck in our head since the release of the album and reminds us of an early McFly single – which could be proven true, especially as the track was written by McFly’s very own Tom Fletcher.

How’s My Hair?

This is admittedly our least favourite track on the album and is the track that was constantly skip when playing it. It’s the most immature song featured and we find it very difficult to like – the tune is the most simplistic and although the lyrics are incredibly easy to learn, we find ourselves not wanting to remember them or listen to the track.

Getting It Out

Getting It Out reminds us of an old school Pop song (Aka Busted!), it’s a track which is sure to be a crowd pleaser – especially when it will finally be played live. It’s pretty easy on the ears and Dougie’s vocals make a well deserved appearance (which make us extremely happy!) and shine throughout the song.

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This track is a pleasant addition to the album, though it certainly isn’t the most exciting song on the album – However, it does grow on you the more you listen to it and we have found ourselves putting it on repeat a lot in the office.

In Da Club

In Da Club is a fun track, which makes us want to rock out in our rooms, while singing into our hair brushes (pretending we have incredible voices… and maybe dating one of the lads, do you blame us?), it has an infectious tune and actually makes us want to head out to party – especially on a Friday night, like tonight!

It’s repetition cements itself into your mind and we can’t help but love this track.

I See Red

The McBusted lads definitely chose the right track to finish the album with, although the beginning of the song reminds us heavily of Letters of the Cleo’s version of the single ‘I Want You To Want Me’ (…You know, the version featured in 10 Things I Hate About You with the incredibly young and gorgeous Heath Ledger?)

This song is incredibly catchy and has us dancing around the office every time is comes on! The lyrics quickly implant themselves within your mind alongside the tune, which is pretty addictive.


Overall, the album is slightly disappointing – though the few tracks which are pretty incredible make it a decent album.

It was definitely interesting to finally hear the sound that McBusted are using – especially as it sounds nothing like any of Busted’s or McFly’s previously releases. We admit that we love a few of the tracks on the album, though some of the others could be better.

Let us know what you think about the new McBusted album and sound!