The Wanted will stay Gold Forever!

After an hour of singing, dancing, throwing water at their fans and leaving two of our Brumoter writers very emotional, The Wanted left the stage at Fusion Festival for what could have been the last time EVER!

This comes after the group announced an extended hiatus earlier this year (But remember, we also spoke of their ‘last ever performance’ previously in April after their Nottingham show during the ‘Word of Mouth’ Tour so don’t despair TWFanmily, they may have more!)

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The group’s appearance sparked controversy even before the event, not only because this was to be their only UK festival appearance, but as it was announced 11 days before the show that Nathan Sykes would NOT be appearing due to solo music commitments!

Leaving fans devastated and the other four boys to go it alone, with the promise from Max George that ‘the proper Wanted’ would be on stage.

However, this didn’t dampen the spirits of the four piece who were determined to make us glad we came and they did not disappoint!

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Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaren and last, but not least Tom Parker – put on an electric show, bringing the fun and party atmosphere to the festival (like they’re well known for). Mixing oldies from their debut album, including ‘Lose My Mind’ and ‘All Time Low’ with newer crowd favourites like ‘We Own The Night’ and ‘Lightning’

The Wanted sure know how to put on a great performance as the four heartthrobs left tons of girls screaming and crying – though the lads were quick to comfort fans near the front of the stage to stop the sadness.

Tom even gave the ladies a cheeky flash of his rather perfectly toned abs (We know ladies, we know)!

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Even though there were a few vocal hitches and lack of singing in certain songs (Looking at you Mr. McGuiness) – which we put down to lack of rehearsal. However, their vocals remained strong  and their incredible stage presence and bond within the group showed throughout their performance, captivating the audience and showing the lads are pop, at it’s finest!

Before the show, both our Brumoters and fans alike were worried about the lack of Nathan Sykes, however, this didn’t seem to be an issue as the other lads seemed to express their personalities more and interact with the crowd. However, the question on everybody’s lips: Has Nathan already moved on? Or was it simply a case of bad timing (as reported)?

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The Wanted’s performance at Fusion Festival showed why they were and will always be one of the biggest boybands of our time, who will sadly be missed (though we hope not for very long, start planning that comeback gentlemen!)

Brumotions give their performance 5/5 microphones! (We apologise Jay, we know you wanted less!)

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Kingsland Road – Dirty Dancer EP

After a stint on last year’s X Factor and writing with some AMAZING music producers, Kingsland Road are back with their debut single AND EP for you to feast your ears on.

At Brumotions, we are here to give you a track by track breakdown of what to expect for the 4-track EP and we have to say that we were more than pleasantly impressed!

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Dirty Dancer:

As the lead single from the EP – Dirty Dancer is instantly catchy and shows off the group’s fun personalities. It’s a great summer anthem, which will put you in a good mood and leave you singing along.

Though we’re still not sure what a Cherry Chancer is… (Comment your ideas below!)

The song is somewhat different to the sound we had previously heard from the band during their time on the X Factor and it cements their place within the music industry as the band they always wanted to be, however, we do miss those cheesy dance moves.

Walk Away:

Walk Away is the edgiest track by far, detailing a failed romance, the beat of this track builds and falls to showcase the smooth and faultless vocals of the band.

The track has a great likability and is a great crowd-pleaser during live shows and seems to set them apart from the other countless boybands on the market.

Shoreline:

Shoreline is a bouncy, upbeat track, which makes you want to dance along to the infectious beat.

The track gets off to a slow start but builts into a song, which you can’t help but keep playing on repeat.

The song showcases the vocals of each member and the addition of Connor’s rap gives the song a great dynamic and summery feel.

Never Too Late:

Never Too Late is the slowest song on the EP and shows a different side to the normally energetic lads that we’ve grown to love. However, it’s a great ending song for the EP and leaves you wanting to hear more from the boys.

Kingsland Road’s Dirty Dancer EP is available NOW on iTunes and Amazon!

BREAKING NEWS: The Wanted to perform at Fusion Festival without Nathan Sykes?

Are The Wanted scheduled to perform at Fusion Festival without Nathan Sykes?!

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It’s been announced today that this is TRUE!

Only moments ago, Fusion Fest discussed this topic on there Facebook page, posting the following statement:

“Hi everyone – just to say The Wanted were booked as a four piece at Fusion Festival next weekend due to Nathan’s ongoing and longstanding recording commitments out of the UK that day. The band are really looking forward to seeing all their fans in Birmingham and are planning on putting on an amazing show!”

This comes as a surprise to most fans as the group’s appearance at the Festival was never called into question and there are only 11 days until the group’s performance.

Shortly after the announcement of Sykes not attending the festival, fellow bandmate Max George took to Twitter with a pretty sassy statement, tweeting: “Can’t wait for next weekend! The proper wanted turning up! Let’s have it! #FusionFestival

So what do you guys think?

Have you gotten your tickets for the event? What do you think about this announcement?

Let us know!

Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

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IT’S PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK TIME….

And this week here at Brumotions we have pulled together some of our favourite not so distant past, present and possible future hits and placed them in one big playlist.

This week has seen the release of Kingsland Road’s debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’ AND their show in Birmingham as a part of the ‘Kingsland Road Show’…us Brumoters loved it so much we though let’s include the single in our playlist AGAIN! (Click to read a review of their live show)

We have also seen an epic collaboration from three big female vocalists, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in Bang Bang which we LOVE.

And that’s not all ….

Rixton are also back with a brand new track – ‘Wait on Me’ which we think could be their best yet! (Click to read a review of their first single)

Check out the full playlist and make sure to let us know of your favourite songs by your favourite artists and they may just feature in our next playlist of the week.

 



 

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Kingsland Road are Dirty Dancing into our hearts!

Kingsland Road impressed their dedicated fans at their SOLD OUT show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night with a jam packed, energetic performance!

The East London formed group came to Birmingham as part of their debut tour across the UK.

KingslandRoadBirmingham.jpgThe group consisting of Matt, Connor, Josh, Jay and Thompson entertained both the old and new K-Landers with a range of songs, including the one’s that are set to feature on their EP, which will be released August 10th!

Four support acts were included during the gig, acoustic performers Jess Havens and Ellie Rose’s vocals wowed the sold out crowd during their own twenty minute sets!

Then Canary Swing took to the stage, bringing an incredible amount of energy and talent with them that left the crowd wanting more, before rapper Jessica Alice took to the stage with an equal and amazing amount of stage presence to those before her.

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Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for, Kingsland Road ran onto the stage and performed ‘Walk Away’, a track set to appear on their EP, which their highly dedicated fans had already learnt the lyrics to and proceeded to shout them back to the ecstatic lads.

The boys incredible set featured tracks for both the old and new fans, including a small, hilarious performance of ‘My Dog’ for the older fans and a cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’, which was posted to their YouTube channel in February.

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The group, more popularly known for appearing on the tenth series of The X Factor, had the packed venue singing and dancing along throughout their entire performance, ensuring that everyone was thoroughly entertained!

Kingsland Road rounded off their incredible performance with their debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’, which is another track to feature on the groups debut EP!

We definitely recommend going to see Kingsland Road live as they have the talent (both singing and dancing) and an impressive setlist, which is without a doubt, going to take them far. We have no doubts, that – like they did last night – the group will keep you thoroughly entertained and leave you wanting more!

Brumotions gives their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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You can pre-order their brand new, self-titled EP, which will be available from August 10th on iTunes!

Why not watch the video of their performance of ‘Treasure’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

What A Night with the Loveable Rogues!

On June 1st, a large number of fans had travelled from across the UK to the FutureProof party at the Islington Academy in London, for which the incredible Loveable Rogues were the headline act!

Joined by a large number of other acts, including FutureProof, Kingsland Road, In Hindsight, Canary Swing, Rewind and the Loveable Rogue’s friend Tich, the lads thoroughly impressed the packed crowd.

Loveable Rogues, consisting of Sonny, Té and Eddie – more well known for coming in fourth place during their time on the sixth season of Britain’s Got Talent – entertained the crowd at the end of the afternoon with an incredible performance, which had both old and new fans singing and dancing along.

It was obvious to see that the trio enjoy performing live and are very humble when listening to the fans singing their lyrics back to them and dancing along to their tunes.

The group made sure to include fan favourites Love Sick and What A Night to their setlist, which gained the largest response from the crowd who waited through 4 hours of other performers to hear these guys play and it was well worth the wait!

‘Honest’ from the boys EP of the same name (which is currently available on ITunes!) also made an appearance on their impressive setlist. The alternative pop track is very catchy and those who weren’t fans of the lads previously were able to catch on and sing along with them.

We definitely recommend that you see these boys live as their tracks are catchy and their live performance is impeccable!

Brumotions gives their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance of ‘What A Night’ from the gig on Sunday and let us know what you think!

It’s Never Too Late to love Kingsland Road

On June 1st, many teens flocked to the Islington Academy in London for the FutureProof party, featuring FutureProof (obviously!), Loveable Rogues, Rewind and of course, Kingsland Road – just to name a few of the acts which appeared on the jam packed line-up.

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We recently reported on Kingsland Road and how much we LOVE what they’re doing and after hearing their new material, which will feature on their EP (out August 17th) – it will definitely not disappoint!

The band seem to have steered away from the ‘X-Factor’ image that had swamped them – swapping those brightly coloured, matching suits for a more edgier style, which also seems to be reflected within their new musical direction.

But don’t worry!

This is NOT a bad thing! Kingsland Road are still those cheeky charmers that you (and we) fell in love with – we are FINALLY seeing the REAL Kingsland Road through the music that they always wanted to produce! – On their own terms!

The band, consisting of Jay, Josh, Connor, Thompson and Matt (Left to Right) sent the venue into a complete uproar as many ecstatic fans had traveled from around the country to hear the group’s new material.

Their set was both energetic and fun, with a number of new tracks being performed including Shoreline and Walk Away. However, the lads did break out into some of our older favourites like Lemon Tree which featured some good ‘ol Kingsland Road thrusting!

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Kingsland Road’s cover of Ellie Goulding’s Burn had both the crowd and the band jumping, leaving behind an electric atmosphere and had everyone claiming that it was better than the original!

The fivesomes vocals were undeniably strong (even though Connor tweeted that he had a cold), their set seemed particularly polished, even though it’s a fairly new set-up and these songs have been performed only once or twice before!

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The friendship between the lads is obvious within their stage presence and it’s clear to see why they perform so well with one another!

Kingsland Road finished their set with Heaven Knows – during which a number of incredibly lucky girls were serenaded by the boys as they jumped into the crowd, a smaller numbers of those girls also got particularly friendly with both Connor and Josh as they tugged up their shirts to feel their abs (looks like someone has been hitting the gym).

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Here at Brumotions, we definitely recommend that you see Kingsland Road live!

The band are embarking on their own tour in August, in an effort to promote their new single ‘Dirty Dancer’ and their EP, both of which are released in August!

Although the Birmingham gig has already SOLD OUT, why not try and see the lads elsewhere as the journey will be well worth it!

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Brumotions give them 5/5 Microphones!

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

And if you don’t already, make sure to follow them on Twitter:

@Kingslandrd

@ConnorKingsland

@Josh_Kingsland

@Matt_Kingsland

@ThompsKingsland

@Jay_Kingsland