Introducing Marianas Trench…

We Brumoters love a good sassy, group of musicians and our recent obsession Marianas Trench are no different!

Not only are these lads able to pen incredible songs (most with a hint of sass – including their newest tune Pop 101, which references Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jason Derulo and more!), but they’re also pretty sassy on Twitter!

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The Canadian pop rock band is made up of (from Left to Right) – Mike Ayley (Bassist & vocalist), Josh Ramsay (Lead Singer & rhythm guitarist – who also helped pen Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit ‘Call Me Maybe), Ian Casselman (Drummer & backing vocalist) & Matt Webb (Lead guitarist & vocalist), who we believe are going to take over the UK with their incredible tracks (though this is as soon as they decide to come to the UK… that’s right lads, we’re waiting!).

Although a few of our Brumoters had found this group nearly 7 years ago, when the band released their debut studio album – they only recently re-discovered the band after the release of their latest tune

And they lads are yet to officially release their albums and tour over here in the UK.

Though if the group are to announce a UK/European tour, we will announce the details for you all!

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With three albums and two EP’s under their belt, the band have a large arsenal of amazing tracks for you all to check out – like Shake Tramp (the video is just as hilarious as the track title) and Desperate Measures, both of which you’ll be able to listen to via the video below!

The group’s most recent track ‘Pop 101’ is currently available to purchase on iTunes & Amazon, so why not listen to it below before purchasing it!

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Covers of the Week – Bang Bang!

It’s that time of the week again, where we gather our favourite covers of a number of amazing tracks!

Covers of the Week is back!

And this week, we have chosen the newest track released by a trio of beautiful and talented ladies…

Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj!

If you haven’t already heard the original version of this track (which we find hard to believe!), check out the video below:

And here are the AMAZING covers that we have chosen this week!

Make sure to check them all out and drop them some love!


Mackenzie Johnson – @KenzieMusic26


Jonathan Young – @jonathanymusic


Joseph Vincent – @josephvincent12


Daniel Davila & Jared Bloom – https://www.facebook.com/danieldavilamusic


Pros and iCons – @ProsandiCons


Opinions?

Let us know which one’s you liked and whether you’ve seen any other amazing covers of this catchy track!

Our next ‘Covers of the Week’ will be available on October 12th so make sure to check it out!

And why not suggest possible tracks for a future article of ‘Covers of the Week’!

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!

OneRepublic – ‘Love Runs Out’

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American pop-rock band OneRepublic are back with their incredible new track ‘Love Runs Out’, which will be released in the UK on August 3rd.

The track was originally intended to be the first single on the group’s third album Native, but the release was delayed due to the track not having a chorus written. But the wait has been worth it as the track is incredible and released just in time for the Summer!

If you’ve been keeping up to date with our amazing Playlists of the Week, you would’ve seen this incredible track included in a Playlist back in June!

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‘Love Runs Out’ is completely different to the incredible tracks that this chart-topping group have released before and yet it’s just as incredible and catchy as those tracks that we’re sure we’ll be blasting it for a while.

The track’s pace reminds us heavily of Kanye West’s track Love Lockdown, however, singer Ryan Tedder brings a touch of uniqueness with his incredible vocals, which makes this track a touch more addictive to listen to it on repeat!

The tune has a minimalistic, 70s rock and soul vibe driving the track with Tedder showcasing the vocal acrobatics that have made the group a popular household name.

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‘Love Runs Out’ is the perfect track for OneRepublic to debut a new sound to their audience as it will no doubt be successful!

The group are incredibly talented and we believe they will reach great success with their newest track and we wish them all the best!

‘Love Runs Out’ is available for pre-order and is out August 3rd!

And if you haven’t already, make sure to check their video for the track out below:

5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 Tour’ Dates Revealed!

After completing a small number of shows in both the UK and Europe, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer have FINALLY announced a full-length arena tour!

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Luke, Calum, Michael and Ashton have confirmed the details of their first ever headline arena tour, which covers both places and we CAN’T wait to hear some of the tracks from their debut album LIVE!

‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015’ will see the chart-topping foursome perform a number of live shows across the UK and Europe in May and June 2015, including a show at the NIA here in Birmingham on June 5th!

The UK tour dates are as shown below:

1/6 – Glasgow, UK//The SSE Hydro.
2/6 – Newcastle, UK//Metro Radio Arena.
3/6 – Leeds, UK//First Direct Arena.
5/6 – Birmingham, UK//The NIA.
7/6 – Cardiff, UK//Motorpoint Arena.
9/6 – Manchester, UK//Phones 4U Arena.
12/6 – London, UK//The SSE Arena Wembley.
13/6 – London, UK//The SSE Arena Wembley.

Tickets will be available at 10:00am on Friday July 11th!

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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Nothing to Lose with Emblem3!

Emblem3 wowed at their gig at the O2 Academy2 in Birmingham last night, much to the delight of their dedicated fans.

The Washington based trio came to Birmingham as part of the UK leg of their #Bandlife tour!

The group, consisting of Keaton, Drew and Wesley (Left to Right) entertained the energetic crowd with a range of songs from their debut and only album thus far: Nothing to Lose, including 3000 Miles and Teenage Kings.

The impressive set also contained a short acoustic performance by the trio, which gained a great reception from the fans, who sang along with the group’s relaxed version of ‘Riptide’.

Although the group entertained and impressed with their relentless energy and catchy tunes, much confusion was raised as no ‘special guests’ made an appearance, even though they were announced.

Plus the audience were left to wait for nearly two hours, inside the venue before the band performed.

The group, popularly known for appearing on the Second series of the X-Factor USA and making it to the semi-finals, finishing in fourth place didn’t have a large audience to entertained as they aren’t well-known here in the UK, but their eager fans made up the atmosphere considerably as the lads took to the stage.

We would definitely recommend going to see them live as you have nothing to lose when seeing this group of talented boys – they have the talent and an impressive setlist to make it far!

Brumotions give their performance 3/5 Microphones

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