Luke Friend – Hole in My Heart

After appearing on The X Factor in 2013, supporting The Vamps on tour and working on new material, Luke Friend is FINALLY back with his new single Hole in My Heart, which will be released in the UK on Sunday 29th March and can be pre-ordered NOW!

The track has elements of a nursery rhyme feel with its simplistic tune, however the raspy vocals and trademark tone of Luke’s voice provides a dynamic and exciting track with pure emotion which flows perfectly from start to finish.

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The video shows Luke wondering the streets after his love interest and shots of him performing the track with his guitar.

Hole in My Heart is the perfect track to debut Luke’s sound and will no doubt be successful and is our Brumotions pick of the week.

Friend also embarks on a six-date tour on April 18 in Totnes, ending in London on the 23rd.

Check out his debut track below and let us know what you think!

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We’d cross Bridges for EofE!

On November 15th, EofE returned to Birmingham for their very own headline tour, much to the delight of their dedicated fans, most of which waited over 8 hours to see the lads perform.

The Black Country based band came to perform a sold-out show in Birmingham as part of their Unleashed Tour, which comes after the lads supported McBusted and The Vamps only month before.

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The group, consisting of Luke, Nicky, Tom, Reece and last, but certainly not least Dan (Left to Right), entertained the highly dedicated group of fans in the sold-out, packed venue with a range of original and cover tracks, including ‘If Only Your Boyfriend Knew’ and Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’.

However, before the young pop rocks graced the stage with their incredible performance and addicting stage presence, Of Kings and Captains, The Fuse and McFly’s Danny Jones’ sister VIX, all of which wowed the ecstatic crowd with their support sets.

The venue became completely deafening when the lads finally emerged on stage, kicking off with their debut single Lust, which reached number eight in the UK rock singles chart.

The lads energetic set featured a number of incredible tracks, all of which seemed to be fan favourites, judging by the crowds reactions as they erupted into cheers at the beginning of each track and proceeded to scream the lyrics back to the boys throughout.

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The incredibly talented band made sure that the crowd were thoroughly entertained with a short rendition of Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, we’re goin’ down’ straight after their lively performance of their own track ‘Kiss me like you mean it’ and a number of other tracks!

EofE rounded off their amazing performance with their newest release ‘Bridges’, which is available to download for free on the bands website – So make sure you check that out and download it while you can!

We definitely recommend going to see the EofE lads live as they have a bright future ahead of them, with a possible debut album on the way and an already impressive arsenal of tracks; no doubt it’ll be an incredible night much like this one!

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Brumotions give their performance 4/5 Microphones!

The ‘OR’ Game with… The Maine

When our Brumoters complete interviews with some of the amazing artists around, we like to play a little game called ‘OR!’

The basic rules are to give the artists two separate options and have them choose the one they like the most… For example, Pepsi or Coca Cola!

This particular game of ‘OR’ was completed with The Maine’s bassist Garrett Nickelsen and lead guitarist Jared Monaco!

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Click here to read PART 1 and here for PART 2!

and enjoy reading our game of ‘OR!’


– No TV or No Phone:

Garrett: No TV.
Jared:
No TV.

 

– Vampire or Werewolf:

Garrett: Werewolf.
Jared: Werewolf.

 

– Ability to fly or turn invisible:

Garrett: Lazer-vision.
Jared: Invisibility.

 

– Meet an alien or travel to space:

Jared: Travel to space.
Garrett: Travel to space, yeah.

 

– Fulfill Your Biggest Wish or Resolve Your Biggest Regret:

Jared: Wish! I have no regrets.
Garrett: Yeah, wish for sure. I don’t really regret anything.

 

– Be attacked by 50 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck:

Garrett: 50 duck-sized horses! That sounds cute!
Jared: I’ll take the giant duck.
Garrett: I’ll take the little horses. Imagine that! You’d have a bunch of them having fun! You didn’t come with us to the museum, they had little duck-sized horses.
Jared: Yeah, that sounds super cute. But you can put a saddle on a horse-sized duck and fly.

 

– Weather in Arizona or the British weather:

Garrett: Arizona!
Jared: Yeah, Arizona… Sorry!

 


So there it is!

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:

@themaine
@johnmaine
@kennedymaine
@jaredmaine
@garrettmaine
@patmaine

BREAKING NEWS: Winners of the 2014 MTV VMA’s are…

Last night, a wide variety of music artists gathered together at the Forum in Inglewood, California for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards!

Here is the list of this year’s MTV VMA winners, some of which were not announced during last nights show!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.

BEST MALE VIDEO: Sing by Ed Sheeran (feat. Pharrell Williams).

BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Dark Horse by Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J).

ARTIST TO WATCH: Miss Movin’ On by Fifth Harmony.

BEST POP VIDEO: Problem by Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea).

BEST ROCK VIDEO: Royals by Lorde.

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO: Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake (feat. Majid Jordan).

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD: Stay The Night by Zedd (feat. Hayley Williams).

BEST COLLABORATION: Drunk in Love by Beyonce (feat. Jay-Z).

BEST DIRECTION: Turn Down for What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon (Directors: DANIELS).

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Chandelier by Sia (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington).

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: The Writing’s on the Wall by OK Go (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine).

BEST ART DIRECTION: Reflektor by Arcade Fire (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro).

BEST EDITING: Rap God by Eminem (Editor: Ken Mowe).

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Pretty Hurts by Beyonce (Directors of Photography: Darren Lew & Jackson Hunt).

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Pretty Hurts by Beyonce.

BEST LYRICS VIDEO: Don’t Stop by 5 Seconds of Summer.

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Beyonce.

Let us know which awards you agree with or whether you thought someone else should have won that award!

In Hindsight’s tunes are dangerously catchy!

On June 1st, Midlands based pop/rock band In Hindsight joined the jam packed line-up for the FutureProof party at the Islington Academy in London, alongside FutureProof themselves, Kingsland Road, Jake Sims and Canary Swing with headliners Loveable Rogues, just to name a few.

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Two members of the band – Issac and Michael (as Daniel was revising for his exams… Good luck Daniel!) warmed up the audience with an exclusive acoustic set list as a preview of what’s to come on their own tour in July.

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The band performed an array of original songs including ‘Sweet Valentine’ and their next single ‘Dangerous’, which left fans screaming back the lyrics to the two ecstatic lads.

They also performed many covers including Pharrell’s  number one hit ‘Happy’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Billy Jean’, which was a great addition to their set.

We have previously seen the full three piece band and were impressed with their set, therefore we were slightly disappointed that we weren’t getting the full In Hindsight experience. However, even with the acoustic set, both Michael and Issac really impressed the audience and left many of them wanting to find out more about the group.

Check out their new single ‘Dangerous’ below!

And why not book tickets to see the group live on their UK tour in July with special guests Orchard Hill.

Brumotions gives them 3/5 Microphones!

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Everything’s All Right with FutureProof

In a huge send-off to a fellow band member, FutureProof performed a packed Gig/Party at the O2 Islington Academy in London and thoroughly entertained their ecstatic fans, along with other guests who were invited along to perform.

FutureProof, consisting of Kiran, Jonni and their now, ex-bandmate Charles, who will be missed! (Left to Right) entertained the crowd in the middle of the gig – we suppose they wanted to party the rest of the night away to properly send Charlie off – which was well deserved after their incredible performance, which rounded off their UK tour!

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Joining FutureProof and performing throughout the afternoon were a number of amazing acts, such as Jake Sims, Canary Swing, Rewind, Tich, In Hindsight, Kingsland Road and the headliners of the party, Loveable Rogues!

The bass-pop trio that is FutureProof shared their relentless energy and fantastic performance with the eager crowd – some of which had been queuing to see the group’s last gig with band-mate Charlie since 8am!

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The group made sure to include fan favourite’s ‘Good Vibes’, ‘Party Hard’ and ‘Everything’s Alright’ into their setlist, which obviously gained a positive response from the fans who proceeded to scream the lyrics back to the slightly emotional lads.

Although Charlie has now officially left the group, Jonni and Kiran promised the fans that this will not be the last we see of the lads and we sure hope not!

We definitely recommend that you see these boys on tour at your next given opportunity as they’re incredible live with a number of catchy tunes in their arsenal.

Brumotions gives their performance 4/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance for ‘Everything’s Alright’ from the gig on Sunday and let us know what you think!

And if you don’t already make sure to follow the lads of Twitter:

@FutureProofBand
@JonniWedge
@KiranMarshall
@CharlesLeftwich

All about McBusted!

After facing their own demons in their own band counterparts and selling out a number of shows across the UK (including three already held in Birmingham alone), the year old band, McBusted triumphed at their fourth and last show in Birmingham!

McBusted – the joint collaboration between one of our favourite group’s McFly and 2/3 of our childhood obsession Busted – performed at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night, much to the excitement of the energetic crowd!

Danny, Dougie, Matt, James, Tom and Harry (Left to Right) entertained the crowd immensely from beginning to end, with an array of Busted and McFly singles, including ‘Air Hostess’ & ‘Five Colours In Her Hair’, a Jackson 5 cover – which featured some pretty smooth moves from the lads, as well as a bunch of much loved innuendos and dirty jokes!

With a line-up of McFly and Busted members, it was obvious that the lads were going to pull out all the stops. However, unlike the previous Birmingham shows, which featured a number of songs on top of a UFO above the sound desk.

That’s right people, McBusted performed on a UFO.

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 The last Birmingham show were left to question where the UFO had disappeared to, as many of us had spoken so highly of this section of the show!

However, not all was lost as the Busted boys showed up on stage in a DeLorean (and we’ll forever wonder whether it was the real one… if so, we’re jealous!)

And three inflatible boobs turned up during their performance of ‘Year 3000’ – Probably wasn’t the best show for the young people attending.

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The relentless energy from the McBusted group was shared by their highly intense and dedicated fans as everyone in the venue screamed, sang and cheered to their hearts content.

The sixsome rounded off their incredible setlist with McFly’s ‘All About You’ and Busted’s ‘Crashed The Wedding’, which has us oldies reminiscing about the good ‘ol days, while still singing and dancing along.

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With a McBusted album on the way, we wish the boys all the best in the future, whether that be in their respected groups or McBusted!

And we definitely recommend that you see them at your next given opportunity!

Brumotions give their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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