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!

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Don’t Stop The Maine Now – Part 2!

So yesterday, you were all able to see PART 1 of our hilarious interview with The Maine’s bassist Garrett Nickelsen and lead guitarist Jared Monaco. But due to a long interview, you’re all able to check out the rest of our funny chat with the lads in PART 2 below!

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– Have you ever asked for something ridiculous on your tour rider?

Jared: In the states, when we were doing a radio campaign for a little while – each time when you go to a radio station, you have a different rider than you would for most of your shows – and we decided to make it as ridiculous as we could.
Garrett: I don’t remember exactly… Oh, it was something like one and a half cigarettes.
Jared: Yeah, one and a half cigarettes, a baby-sized business suit and a collection of nice things.


– Did you get them?

Jared: Yeah! I mean they didn’t get us the baby-sized business suit, but they gave us a box full of stuff – so it had movies in it and candy, it was literally a box of nice things.
Garrett: Did we ever get the cigarettes?
Jared: I think we did, (laughing) the second one was literally broken in half.


– So you’re making new music soon, what can we expect or are you keeping it close to heart?

Garrett: No, I mean, there’s going to be guitars, there’s going to be some drums, I’ll probably play some bass. John will sing and there will be a record.
Jared: We’ve been working on stuff a while, I mean we’ve been writing and we now have a lot of material ready. I can definitely say that it’s not going to be a dark and more sombre rock record like the last one, it will be… well I don’t know yet, I don’t want to say anything yet, but we do have a lot of stuff written and we’re going to possibly write some more.
Garrett: I think it’s not going to be what people expect, which is a good thing.


– Any idea of when we can expect it?

Garrett: (laughing) December… twenty, not then. No… not until next year.
Jared: Unless… I don’t know, we could die. We hope not!
Garrett: That could happen! Or we could get in the studio and be like “F*ck! How do you work this stuff?”
Jared: And never get anything done, but yeah, I think we’re shooting for earlier next year but we don’t know yet, we need to record first.


– Is there any advice or motto that you live by?

Garrett: Make sure you go to bed.
Jared: Okay.
Garrett: What was that one now…
Jared: Don’t listen to anybody… I like that.
Garrett: Uhhh… Don’t let anybody tell you that you’re doing it wrong cause you’re not, say “f*ck that”…
Jared: I’m doing…
Garrett: What’s the quote? Scratch that! Go the bed, that’s the one.


– If you could be any animal, which animal would you be?

Garrett: Duck-billed Platypus.
Jared: I’d be a T-Rex.
Garrett: That’s a dinosaur!
Jared: It’s an animal still!

– But you’d be extinct?

Jared: Yeah, but at least I’d be sleeping peacefully.
Garrett: No, you’d be oil.
Jared: I’d be oil? Oh… okay, I pick… a woolly mammoth, wait they’re extinct too…
Garrett: You should have gone to the museum! There were tons of animals!
Jared: Okay, well I want to fly so I’d be an eagle.


– If you were to take the Queen on a date, where would you take her?

Garrett: In-n-Out.
Jared: I’d take her to a Marilyn Manson show.
Garrett: Oh… F*ck yeah! I’d take her to a Marilyn Manson show.

– Watch her in the mosh-pit?

Jared: Yeah and I’d help lift her to go crowd surfing!
Garrett: I’d take her to a haunted house and then she’ll hold on to me!
Jared: You’re not supposed to scare the Queen though!
Garrett: I don’t care!


– If you could be any instrument, which would you be and why?

Garrett: Tuba!
Jared: That would be awesome.
Garrett: Cause nobody wants to play Tuba.
Jared: But then you’d have everybody’s mouth on you all the time.
Garrett: (laughing) sounds good!
Jared: (laughing) I would be… a saxophone.
Garrett: Sexy Sax!
Jared: Yeah!
Garrett: F*ck yeah!


So there you have it!

The Maine are definitely one’s to look out for next year, with a potential new album on the horizon!

We wish them all the best and can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

They’re a group of highly talented lads, with incredible tracks within their arsenal!

Don’t forget to follow the lads on Twitter and keep an eye out for our ‘OR’ game, which will be available to read later today!

Don’t Stop The Maine Now – Part 1!

On October 7th, the O2 Academy in Birmingham was packed with ecstatic fans, waiting to see two separate shows! But while a bunch of highly dedicated fans were stuck outside in the midst of all the anarchy – Our Brumoters were having a lovely chat with The Maine’s lead guitarist Jared Monaco and bassist Garrett Nickelsen!

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Make sure to check out the band’s track ‘Forever Halloween’ in the video underneath the hilarious interview!


– So for those who don’t know you guys, what makes The Maine, The Maine?

Garrett: We are five boys from Phoenix, Arizona and we like to play rock’n’roll.
Jared: That’s… I couldn’t do a better job.
Garrett: Thanks man.


– Can you describe your sound in three words?

Garrett: I just did, rock’n’roll.
Jared: But we can pick something else.
Garrett: Wait, I’ve got it. Rock…
Jared: Is…
Garrett: (laughing) Roll.
Jared: (laughing) Rock is roll.


– So you’ve been to the UK 9 times so far, what makes you keep coming back?

Garrett: It… seems like people like us here, like just a little amount of people.
Jared: Yeah, enough people to play a show in most cities.
Garrett: So that’s been cool.
Jared: We’ve been lucky enough to come back on a couple of support tours too, you know? We’ve been on the All Time Low tour, Deaf Havana tour and they do kind of help strengthen our fanbase over here so we’ve had these support tours, which have been great and it’s allowed us to come back and headline. It just made sense as we had some time at the end of this year and we wanted to make sure we showed our faces again.
Garrett: And we got to bring our buddies Lydia and Nick Santino over and we kind of made it like a family thing and they all seem to be excited so it works.


– Speaking about people you’ve toured with, who would you say were your favourite’s and why?

Garrett: I feel like one of the first tours we did, with Good Charlotte. They were great guys and I feel like we learned so much from them, just like from a live show and how to be on tour and how to treat people on tour. I feel like… just learning wise, that was a big one.
Jared: I really like when we toured with Taking Back Sunday, they were some of the coolest dudes ever. They were one of those bands where growing up, they were one of the reasons that I started playing local shows and to meet those people – especially Good Charlotte too – it’s good to meet those people and see that they’re awesome too and you can learn something from a band like that, who have been around for so long, so it was nice to be friends and learn so much from those guys.


– Was it a very surreal experience?

Jared: Yes, definitely. I mean, when we got the news that we were going to be on [Taking Back Sunday’s] tour], I think that was kind of the really surreal part and once we got ready really focusing on the tour, more so about business, getting out there and being ready for it. But it was definitely surreal.


– What are your favourite tracks to play live?

Jared: It’s always the newest songs that we’re playing live, at least for me. Right now we’re playing a song that is on the B-Side of our new record Forever Halloween, which is called Vanilla and that one has been really fun to play, it’s kind of fresh so…
Garrett: Yeah, that one’s been really fun. I’m going to agree with that.


– What has been your most memorable career highlight so far?

Garrett: (Laughing) I was going to make a joke… I don’t know, probably the whole Pioneer thing. That whole record process… it was f*cked up, but it was cool and just us being able to grow in that kind of way, it made us realise that we could actually be a band.
Jared: We had to fight out way off a record label so that was a whole situation for us.
Garrett: I mean, that aside, just the recording of it. Doing it ourselves and that whole thing was really awesome and proved to me that if we were put in that situation that we could handle it.


– While on the subject of memorable experiences, have you guys had any interesting fan experiences?

Garrett: Everything’s been pretty much awesome.
Jared: A guy said he was going to kill me in Amsterdam because I was American.
Garrett: Yeah.
Jared: And he got in my face and it got really bad. I really thought we were going to have to fight this guy. That was the day that we got there, before our show we were walking around downtown and we stopped for coffee and this guy just came up and started giving us all death threats cause he hated Americans so much… (laughing) and we were all wearing denim, so we all looked like cowboys… on this tour that was definitely the most stand out moment and I was like holy sh*t, hatred is still a thing in parts of the world, it was crazy.
Garrett: For me the best part was when I was playing with my buddy Jared over here on Madden and I beat him by one point.
Jared: Yeah, we set up the Xbox and started playing football on it… or I should say ‘American Football.’ Oh and I fell over and knocked over-
Garrett: Oh yeah, that was fun.
Jared: I was on stage the other night and our guitar tech Adam was kneeling down behind me as he was fixing some stuff and I didn’t see him. So I backed up, fell over him and I took out the whole wall that was behind me and I ended up on my back… I’ve never done that before, I mean you’ve taken a couple of spills.
Garrett: Yeah, I’ve puked on stage and knocked stuff over.
Jared: Well that was my very first experience belly up, so… it was pretty fun.


So that’s all for PART 1 of our interview with Garrett and Jared from The Maine!

Make sure to check out PART 2 TOMORROW!

Where the lads will be discussing baby-sized business suits, new music and going to bed!
If you haven’t already, make sure to follow The Maine on Twitter:
@themaine
@johnmaine
@kennedymaine
@jaredmaine
@garrettmaine
@patmaine

Sing with Mike Dignam!

Mike Dignam impressed at his gig at the Institute in Birmingham last night, which was packed with a number of the young musician’s highly dedicated fans.

The Preston-born singer/songwriter came to the UK’s second city as part of his tour across the UK on his ‘Sing With Me’ tour.

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Dignam entertained the enthusiastic crowd with a range of songs that feature on the various EP’s, he has released throughout his career this far, including ‘Keep Up Lady’ and ‘Young’.

Though the setlist was expected to be an acoustic performance, fans were thrilled to find Dignam performing with a band. This fact didn’t change much though as fans continued to sing and clap along with the fantastic tracks (as they did with the support acts), while all standing in a very relaxed environment with a shared enjoyment of the performance.

After holding a competition to allow various fans or undiscovered musicians to support him at different shows during the tour. Birmingham voted and received two great musicians in the form of John Adam and Natasha North, who both completed amazing acoustic sets, which the fans happily listened to.

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Dignam, who has recently finished a tour with Tich and another support slot during 5 Seconds of Summer’s UK AND Australian tour, made sure to entertain the fans by playing a number of his older and more well-known tracks, including ‘Great Escape’.

We would definitely recommend seeing the talented young man live as his tracks are incredibly catchy and will have everyone singing along.

Brumotions gives his performance 4/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of Mike’s performance of ‘Great Escape’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

Covers of the Week – Mmm Yeah

It’s that time of the week again where we showcase our favourite covers of your favourite songs!

Covers of the week!

This week we have picked the latest single by American pop sensation Austin Mahone – Mmm Yeah Ft Pitbull.

If you haven’t already heard Austin’s original track, why not check out the video below before listening to our FIVE favourite covers and make sure to let us know what you think!


Alex Costa – @itsAlexCosta


Naeman Meier –  @NaemanMeier



Adam Christopher – @AdamChristofer


Mariah Bianca – @MariahWillz


Brandon Evans – @bevansisme

 

 

Nobody does it like Lawson!

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Many teens flocked to OMG Live yesterday at the LG Arena – Forum Live stage, for the event which featured both up and coming musicians, DJ’s and some of the finest names in pop including Ollie Marland and Hollywood Ending, to name a few.

The event was also joint headlined with Union J, where the night ended with possibly the most attractive band in pop – Lawson.

The band, consisting of Joel, Andy, Adam and Ryan burst onto the pop scene after gigging around the country and gaining a dedicated following of Geese (yes- the animal).

The band worked up the crowd with their high energy performance giving the venue an electric atmosphere. Fans were ecstatic to see the band after their time away from the spotlight to write their new material in which Front man, Andy Brown promises will be great.

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Lawson make their performances look effortless, mixed with their great vocals and contagious personalities and stage presence just shows they belong on the stage, entertaining their adoring fans.

Lawson captivated the mainly teen female audience, with an array of their hits including, first single ‘When She Was Mine’, ‘Brokenhearted’ and ‘Learn to Love again’ mixed in with a surprise mash up cover of Swedish House Mafia’s – ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ and Flo Rida’s -‘Good Feeling’ which left the crowd wanting more.

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The boys seemed stunned by the crowd reaction to their third single, Standing in the Dark, where they stopped and listened to the crowd sing the verse and chorus before continuing to play, showing their appreciation to the fans.

Unfortunately, their set list only consisted of 6 songs, which left us wanting more of Lawson.  The event felt a little rushed near the end as it was running over schedule meaning many had to leave early missing Lawson’s most recent single ‘Juliet’ which was a great ending to a great set.

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Here at Brumotions we recommend that you see Lawson Live especially on their own tour as they are talented and know how to entertain and play an exciting live show.

 Lawson are currently writing new material, and their new single will be out soon!

You can also see them at this years Fusion Festival! Tickets are on sale NOW!

We give their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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