12 Days of Brumotions: Fall Out Boy – ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

On the 4th day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to you…

A Fall Out Boy single review

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American Alt-rock band Fall Out Boy are back with their newest and interesting release ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’, which is currently AVAILABLE to download!

The track will be featured on and shares it name with the band’s sixth studio album, which is set for release in the UK on January 19th.

‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ (which is being shortened to AB/AP) is an odd track… to say the least, with an even stranger music video – which we can’t help but like!

“We turned left when everyone expected us to turn right” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz told Radio One’s Zane Lowe after its first airplay, which we completely agree with!

Although their newest track is slightly similar to a number of the group’s other releases, it does see the lads heading towards a harder and heavier rock route.

Though we’re sure we’ll be playing the track on repeat as it’s an incredibly catchy, punk track from the FOB lads.

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Making the announcement on Facebook, the band said:

“the moment where a shadow lets you know where the sun was streaming in. the odd place where light and dark meet. there is a threshold. we all can feel it – it is something palpable… the idea that no matter how much an animal is domesticated – there is something wild in it. declawed but we take/make the best monsters. we semi-civilize them. we put bears in suits on tricycles.

“we keep wolves warm from the winter in hen houses. then we wonder why they maul the hearts of what we hold the most dear. but make no mistake you brought them into your house and thought they could become a pet. we have infiltrated you. now we are inside you like a disease. this is a modern love story – coming together and unraveling all at once….”

Which does help to slightly understand this incredibly strange music video released for the track, though it is still confusing and makes less sense to us with each view.

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‘AB/AP’ is the perfect track for Fall Out Boy to debut a new punk sound to their audience as it will no doubt be successful!

The group are an incredible talent, who we believe will reach great success with their newest track and we wish them all the best!

Make sure you take a look of the video below:

AB/AP is currently available to purchase!

Let us know your take on the new FOB track!

12 Days of Brumotions: Ben Haenow – ‘Something I Need’

On the 3rd day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to you…

A Ben Haenow single review

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This weekend saw the final of X Factor 2014, a series which has seen highs, lows, 8 boys standing in a row, oh and Stevi Ritchie.

X Factor season 11 has been hotly contested from the outset and climaxed to a competitive final between Ben ‘Sexy Rock God’ Haenow and Fleur ‘She’s got it all’ East!

Like the rest of the British nation, us Brumoters were left on the edge of our seats and we just couldn’t call the outcome.

After an array of stellar performances, Ben was crowned X Factor king, with his winner’s song – ‘Something I need’ which was originally penned by One Republic!

Something I need is a perfect track to showcase the raspy, yet soulful tone of Ben’s voice, which we loved from his initial audition.
Compared to the original, Ben’s version is just that little bit more upbeat and is one of those tracks you find yourself singing in the shower or after having one too many drinks at Christmas.

The Question is, will it achieve Christmas Number One, or will Ben get pushed from the top spot by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ newest collaboration Uptown Funk.

The single is available to DOWNLOAD NOW!

Syco will be donating 100% of it’s profits from the single to ‘Together for short lives’ – So get your copy now!

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!

BREAKING NEWS: The Vamps + Union J =???????

The Vamps + Union J = #UnionVamps

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Yes that’s right!

It has been revealed today (5th November) that two of the hottest boybands in pop are teaming up AGAIN! Not only for a joint tour next year but ALSO for a ‘re-vamped’ release of Union J’s latest single ‘You Got It All’ (see what we did there!).

This news was announced earlier today over Union J’s twitter where Jaymi said:

“Did you think Stereo Kicks were the only 8 piece boyband? #UnionVamps version of You Got It All PRE ORDER NOW! http://smarturl.it/UnionVamps  -Jaymi”

*Cue happy dancing from us Brumoters*

This collaboration will premiere tonight over Union J’s Firework Party livestream which starts at 9:30pm and will be released on 1st December and can be pre-ordered NOW!

Are these new super boybands here to stay? Especially after the success of McBusted and the new 8 piece X-Factor boyband Stereo Kicks.

Let us know what you think!


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Union J – Tonight (We Live Forever)

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British foursome Union J are back with their newest single ‘Tonight (We Live Forever)’, which is set to feature on their second studio album and is already reaching great success after entering the iTunes Top 100 Chart through pre-order sales alone!

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Union J, who are more popularly known for their time on the ninth series of The X Factor – consists of JJ Hamblett, Josh Cuthbert, George Shelley and Jaymi Hensley (Left to Right), who will be releasing their newest track on August 17th.

Tonight (We Live Forever) is an optimistic and bubbly track, which has the makings of a single worthy of a Number 1 chart position!

This uptempo track is a perfect summer anthem, which we know you will be blasting for a while.

The lads have said: “The track sums up what Union J are about it terms of our sound and it also reflects who we are together – a group of friends having the time of our lives.” – Which is pretty easy to see when watching the incredible music video.

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Although Union J’s newest track is completely different to the single’s released from their debut album, we expect the lads to be receiving the same amount of success!

Tonight (We Live Forever) has already raced through the charts before it’s official release, so we have no doubt that this track will soon be bouncing into the UK charts!

Union J are currently planning a 2015 UK tour, so make sure to keep up to date with us, here at Brumotions – and we’ll bring you the details ASAP!

Tonight (We Live Forever) is available for pre-order now!

And why not check out the amazing video (Directed by the incredible Direction X) for the track below:

Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

*Drum Roll*

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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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:

Richard Rawson ft Tom Parker – ‘Fireflies’

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After the disbanding of N-Dubz and an eye opening life style change – Fazer aka Richard Rawson is back with his debut solo single – Fireflies, under his own name, producing the music he always wanted to make.

Rawson’s rap is insightful, personal and alongside the melodic piano undertones gives us a look into the stars past; the highs and the lows, whilst likening his journey to that of a firefly, which leaves you wanting to keep listening to find out more.

“I swear I’m like a firefly,
I require darkness in order to shine”

Fireflies has an extremely catchy and memorable chorus which is sang by ex- The Wanted hottie Tom Parker and is his first solo appearance after the band announced an extended hiatus earlier in the year.

“As I stare across the sky
I see nothing but a million fireflies
reminding me that I can make my light shine
it’s not over, over, over”

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Tom’s strong vocals bring something that little bit different and exciting to the song, especially as it’s not a collaboration we would have naturally expected, where Tom’s AD-Lib (Improvisation for those who aren’t musically tech-savvy) near the end of the track leaves the audience on a high.

The video is a great addition, showing the light and shade in the song compared to the feelings of the artist and is perfectly executed to portray the strong message of the song.

Fireflies showcases both artistes versatile, solo talents and is a great track that us Brumoters Love!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

You can also pre-order the track on Itunes.

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Cher Lloyd – ‘Sirens’

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After having a three year break away from the UK, Cher Lloyd is back and better than ever with her newest track: ‘Sirens’

Lloyd showcases a new musical direction, a more mature sound and amazing vocal talent on her newest track, which is set to feature on her second album ‘Sorry I’m Late’, which will be available only next week!

Lloyd, who became popular after finishing in fourth place on Series 7 of The X Factor UK, signed to Syco Records shortly after the final of the competition – has spent three years extending her career across the pond and now she’s back home and planning on conquering the UK charts.

And Sirens is just the track to help Lloyd achieve her goal!

Not only is Lloyd’s newest track extremely catchy, but the young star’s fantastic vocals and the track’s amazing power-ballad melody will have you playing the track on repeat for a while.

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And if the lyrics don’t already have your eyes watering from the emotion, then the music video will surely do that!

Especially as Lloyd has revealed that the music video for the track was heavily influenced by a childhood event in which her father was arrested when she was only five years old!

The lyrics perfectly reveal how music Lloyd has grown and improved as an artist!

And it’s great to finally see the young star moving away from Swagger Jagger and adding her name to tracks that people can relate to.

We, Brumoters have no doubt that this track will be jumping into the charts fairly soon!

Cher Lloyd is an incredible artist who has only grown over time, so we can’t wait to see what the young talent comes up with next and we hope that she has a number of amazing announcements for her incredible UK fanbase soon!

Sirens is available NOW!

And if you haven’t already, why not check out the amazing video for the track below:

EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scene’s of Leo ‘Golden Child’s’ new music video ‘All About You!’

If you’ve been stalking the Brumotions twitter recently, then you would’ve seen our announcement for today’s BEHIND THE SCENE’S article from LEO ‘GOLDEN CHILD’S’ newest music video ‘All About You!’

Our Brumoters spent July 13th in Birmingham City Centre with Leo himself and a number of his incredibly dedicated and lovely Birmingham Street Crew, who had shown up to watch the shoot and to help the talented musician in promoting to the great Brummie public!

The new track will be available to hear soon, alongside the amazing video, in which Leo tries to win over a potential love interest in a number of recognisable locations around the city as well as a scene with a random dog appearance (How cute!)… However, we can’t tell you much more, too many spoilers!

So make sure to keep an eye out for both the track and the video (we’ll bring you more details soon!)

But for now, why not watch our video featuring photos and video clips from the shoot, where we not only watched Leo act, but we also got a chance to check out his ‘impressive’ skateboarding skills, check out the video to see what we mean:

And also check out Leo’s track ‘Stay Positive’, which has been used within our Behind The Scenes video, below:

So are you excited to see the new video?! Let us know below!

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