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!

12 Days of Brumotions: The ‘OR’ Game with… The Secrets

On the 6th day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to YOU…

The  ‘OR’ Game with The Secrets! 

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!


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 We usually like to play a little game with those that we are interviewing, do you fancy playing a quick game of OR with us?

Lewis: Let’s play it.

The point of OR is, we give you two options and you pick one OR the other, for example Pepsi or Cola? You then just pick which one you prefer.

Lewis: Cola… I’m too into the game before we have even started.

Very competitive! So first one No TV or No Phone?

All: No TV.

Lewis: that was a unanimous decision… we’re going with no TV, are they correct? dun dun dahh… they’re right! …Sorry I’m weird.

Fulfil your biggest wish or resolve your biggest regret?

Luke: Biggest Wish.

Lewis: Resolve my biggest regret.

Josh: Biggest Wish.

Nando’s or Pizza Hut?

Josh: Nando’s for me, I love chicken.

Luke: Nando’s.

Lewis: See I just love food so I can’t decide; I’m going to stick in the middle of that, half Nando’s and half Pizza Hut. Nando’s is amazing but so is Pizza.

Josh: Cheesy Bites…

Lewis: Cheesy Bites are just unreal.

Luke: You can’t beat a full chicken.

Lewis: but you can’t beat a cheesy bites Pizza.

Luke: you can.

Ability to fly or ability to travel through time?

Josh: Travel through time.

Luke: Fly, I wouldn’t wanna mess up the past, and I wouldn’t wanna know what was going to happen.

Lewis: I think I’d quite like to travel through time I’d like to see if I changed things in the past, how would the future change – like how I’m living right now, sort of like the mosquito effect.

Josh: What’s that?

Lewis: like if you go back in time and kill a mosquito and the whole world blows up.

Josh: …you mean the Butterfly Effect.

Lewis: oh it’s the butterfly effect, sorry! wrong animal… I just smacked myself in the face for that one because I feel like an idiot.

Twitter or Facebook?

Lewis: Facebook.

Josh: Facebook yeah.

Luke: I dunno you know… I suppose Facebook… I do like Twitter, Twitter’s really good for chatting to fans and stuff but Facebook you can just do everything on it.

This is the final question of the OR game: Date your celebrity crush or the crush you personally know?

Luke: The Crush that I personally know because you don’t know the personality of a celebrity, you’re just looking at them, they could turn out to be an idiot, but the person that you know, you already know that they are a nice person.

Josh: me too.

Lewis: I’d say celebrity.

Who’s your celebrity pick then?

Lewis: I don’t know because I have a few… I’d probably say Hayley Williams from Paramore I’ve been in love with her since like 2000… I just made that year up – ever since Paramore started becoming big and like the first album, I just fell in love and I’ve been to  watch them loads of times.

Following on from this who are your celebrity Crushes?

Josh: Mine’s probably Taylor Swift.

Luke: Mine’s a girl called Christina Constanza from a band called Against the Current, she’s absolutely stunning.


So there it is!

The Secrets are definitely one’s to look out for in 2015!

We wish them all the best and can’t wait to hear more new material from the band!

Don’t forget to follow the lads on Twitter:

@TheSecretsMusic

12 Days of Brumotions: Forever The Secrets – Part Two

On the 5th day of Christmas, Brumotions gave you…

The Secrets interview part 2!

Sunday saw part ONE of our interview with soon to be pop sensations – The Secrets. Our interview with the lads was so long we had to split this into two parts.

This interview includes even more laughs and fan questions.

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If you had to describe each other in one word what would it be?

Luke:  I have many words to describe Lewis, I’d say the main one is Lunatic he’s absolutely crazy, he’s hyper all the time, and he’s just a general lunatic I’d like to get a word which incorporates his generosity and niceness in there as well but he is an absolute lunatic like he’ll go around Asda just screaming… he’ll probably be playing Bogies with himself.

Lewis: Bogies.

Luke: Like that.

Lewis: So mine for Josh, can we have a word that has like a – in the middle?

I suppose we will let you off with that…

Luke: That’s against the rules.

Lewis: Pretty – Boy, I think that’s my word for Josh.

Josh: WHAT?

Lewis: Not that I fancy Josh or anything but he’s just so perfect, like he’ll get up in the morning, he’ll literally look at his hair and spray it with hairspray quick and BAM he’s done and he just looks good straight away and he’s like so photogenic… so that’s my word for Josh.

Josh: Cheers Mate.

I feel a bit of a Bromance there…

Lewis: Oh yeah, I’ve loved Josh ever since day one, I’m holding his leg right now.

Josh: Ahh this is awkward… Luke, I’m not sure I’ll probably just say he’s just cool, just the way he dresses, the way he acts… he’s pretty cool to be fair.

Luke: I was expecting a word beginning with S and ending in T… well thank you Josh.

If you were to take the Queen on a date where would you take her and why?

Josh: Nandos.

Lewis: A chippy in Bolton, It’s one of the cheapest chippys that I’ve ever seen, you can get a burger, chips AND a can of coke for £2.

Josh: So you’d take the queen there?

Lewis: I think that’s where I’d take the queen and I’d be like check what we’re living – Poverty that’s where it’s at.

Luke: I went on a date once at the Tamworth snow dome, I would definitely recommend tobogganing.

Lewis: The Queen tobogganing? She’d fall apart.

Luke: She would absolutely love it and there’s a Starbucks there afterwards, so I’d buy her a ginger spiced Latté so that would be a perfect date for me and the Queen.

We have a couple of questions from your fans, so the first one is from @Amieeyoung1996 and she wants to know what’s the best thing about being in a band?

Lewis: I’m going to say the interaction with the fans, I mean everything’s great about being in a band, the playing side of its amazing and actually learning to practise writing your own music is all amazing but up until starting The Secrets we never actually had dedicated loyal fans and you’ve got to make friendships with your fans,  it’s really amazing that we can  go busking and we can say what time we are going and a load of our fans turn up and we can hang out with them, it’s just amazing.

Luke: Yeah I’d agree with that.

Lewis: it’s nothing that we have ever had before and it’s such a crazy concept for us and we absolutely love it.

@OfMiceandMcvey asked who is your biggest inspiration?

Luke: Mine would definitely be Ed Sheeran because I feel like the way he acts about everything, his personality comes across really well in everything he does, he seems like a really genuine guy and he does music for the music, he doesn’t do it for the money or the attention he does it cause he really loves it and I’d like to imitate that in a way like I’d love to be him.

Josh: I’d probably say Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake to be honest, ever since I was little I listened to them all the time and just the way they are, the music they produce, the music they write it’s just amazing.

Lewis: A lot of artists have always inspired me but I think the main person would have to be my Dad cause the first band I was in, was when I was 11 but before that my whole life he’s always been in bands, so the only things I have had around me has been bands so when I was younger I was going to gigs and seeing the fun they had and how happy it made everyone by playing music I mean if you’re playing in a pub to a load of friends it’s not like you’re doing it for the money you’re doing it purely for the love of the music and that’s what’s sort of rubbed off on me.

So, @GiraffeVamps wants to know, how did you all meet?

Lewis: Well, me and Luke were in a band together called FYI and that started about 4 or 5 years ago, we met from being in the gig scene, everyone always gigged together in different bands.

Luke: Actually, Lewis and I were both in bands and the singer of Lewis’ band was ill and he asked me to come in and sing for them cause he’d seen me at other gigs and we went on to that other band, after all that, that band broke up we all went our separate ways and Josh messaged me on Facebook asking me to start a band and then we met up for a coffee and really got on and then I got in Lewis and it was love ever since.

@UnicornsAreFxb asked, who picked the name The Secrets.

Lewis: It was actually a joint decision; we had like 100’s of names, it was a choice between The Secrets and a few others, The Craze so we could call our fans The Crazies but I think the best one that really stuck out was obviously The Secrets.

Luke: At first we weren’t really sure on a name and then after a month or so, the fans just loved it so it was a good decision in the end.

@WallisChloe53 said if you weren’t in the band what would you be doing?

Luke: I’d probably still be doing music, before the band I was doing my own stuff on YouTube saying that though I was working at McDonalds so hopefully I won’t have to go back to working at McDonalds.

Lewis: Yeah I’d definitely still be doing music, I was working for Domino’s before the band, even though I was working like 40 hours a week I was still busking in the day times trying to just do the music it’s always been a passion.

Josh: Well before the band I was working with my Dad doing Fire Protection, but I mean, with music, it’s just what I want to do forever, pretty much it’s just great, I just love it.

Luke: What would you do if the band like ended, what would happen?

Josh: It’s not going to end.

Luke: Yeah I know that but let’s say it hypothetically it got blew up… yeah if the band got blew up.

Josh: Yeah, just continue with music.

@FxckTheSecrets wants to know what colour socks you’re wearing?

Lewis: Right now I am wearing, black and blue succulent fluffy socks, which are unbelievably warm… ah Luke’s are well good… go on Luke.

Luke: I have Mr Men socks – Mr Tickle is now on my foot, he’s not tickling them but he’s on my foot.

Josh: I’ve got black, blue and orange socks on and I’ve just found a penny inside them.

Luke: They are my socks… you thief… yeah Josh is wearing my socks, just so you know.

As you guys are called The Secrets, are there are secrets that you can tell us?

Lewis: uhm we don’t really have any secrets because me, Luke and Josh all live together but if we did have secrets we wouldn’t be able to co-exist as we have done.

Luke: I think she means do we have any secrets to tell them?

Exactly, we don’t live with you guys…

Luke: One little secret is that Lewis takes like three hours in the shower.

Lewis: That’s not a secret, that’s for anyone to find out.

Luke: Josh is a very good cook; he makes spaghetti Bolognaise with red wine in it.

Lewis: oh Yeah, Josh has an unbelievable Germ phobia which is good in a way in a sense that he is obviously clean but it’s so annoying when it’s  like Dude can I have a bit of your drink, I’m really thirsty and he’s like uhmmm well no then you have to find a glass or something and you have to pour it into that, it’s just really annoying, he’s really really anal about it.

Luke: I also fancy Josh’s mum.

Josh: WHATTT Dude.

Luke: I’d like to say I’m joking but I’m not.

If you could be any animal what would you be and why?

Luke:  I’d personally say, a cat because they get what they want, when they want, they get fussed over all day, they get fed, if they are still hungry they go out and just kill something and eat it, it’s just an all round chilled out animal.

Lewis: I’d like to be a cat – but a big cat like a lion or something like that, I’d like to be the dominant man of the pride like grrr if anyone steps near my family I’m gonna kill you, I’m very protective so I think that portrays my animal world.

Josh: I’d like to be a Monkey but I have no idea why they are just cool, I just love Monkeys.

Luke: So you can be in the new One Direction video.

Josh: Yeah.



 So there you have it!

The Secrets are definitely a band to look our for in 2015!

We wish them all the best and can’t wait to hear their new material.

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

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!

Brumotions Playlist of the Week – Fusion Festival Special!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with a special FUSION FESTIVAL edition!

With less than a week left over until the Birmingham based festival, we figured… why not have an amazing playlist packed with the videos from the incredible acts gracing this year’s stage!

So here are 22 AMAZING tracks, including Saturday’s headliner Pitbull, with his newest track ‘Fireball’ and Sunday’s headliner Jessie J, with her incredible track ‘Bang Bang’ (featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).

And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in the next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on September 7th!

If you don’t already, make sure to follow us on Twitter:

@Brumotions

Fusion Fest is the place to be!

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Here at Brumotions, we LOVE festival season (Even the British weather can’t damper our love of Music Festivals)

And we’ve reported TWICE already on the INCREDIBLE line-up for this years Fusion Festival in Birmingham!

And we have news that another 5 acts have been ANNOUNCED!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Longbridge and promises to be an AMAZING show, which will be bigger and better than last year – which seems like a hard task, but this line-up is proving this statement to be true.

With amazing acts like RIZZLE KICKS and M.O joining this year’s FANTASTIC headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J, the weekend looks to beat last years by miles!

With performance’s from the incredible DIZZEE RASCAL, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and PIXIE LOTT!

and the newly announced bunch: RIZZLE KICKS, WILKINSON, M.O, NINA NESBITT and AIDAN DAVIES!

We are unable to contain our EXCITEMENT!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY avaliable – With Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets available for everyone (VIP and Golden Circle Weekend & Sunday Tickets are now SOLD OUT!) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

So GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

If you haven’t already, why not check out what you can expect at the Festival, by watching last year’s highlight reel:

Covers of the Week – Clarity!

It’s been another two weeks since our last ‘Covers of the Week’ post!

But we’re back as always, with an incredible track and FIVE amazing covers from a number of up and coming musicians!

This week’s track isn’t fairly recent, but it’s just too good to ignore, so without further ado, this week’s track is…

Clarity – Zedd Ft. Foxes!

If you have trouble remembering this track, which was released over a year ago, why not check out the video for the original version below!

So here are this week’s amazing covers!

Make sure to check them out and follow the incredible artists on Twitter!


Alex Goot, Luke Conard & Landon Austin – @alexgoot, @LukeConard & @LandonAustin


Kim Viera – @Kim_Viera


Andrew Garcia & Andy Lange – @andrewgarcia & @andylangemusic


Nicole Concilio – @nicconcilio


Our Last Night – @OLNband


What do you guys think?

Let us know which one was your favourite or whether you’ve seen any covers of this great track!

Our next ‘Covers of the Week’ will be available on August 17th so make sure to check it out!