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Million-selling recording and live act Lifehouse has gotten back to its roots mindset-wise which significantly helped produced its latest album touted by both band insiders and tough crack critics as their “most daring and provocative release to date.”
“Almeria,” the name of the group’s sixth album, was crafted without the distractions usually brought by in-between touring and personal struggles that cuff the workflow of successful talents. The band worked with producers and co-writers Jude Cole and Jacob Kasher and A-list performers Peter Frampton and Natasha Bedingfield.
“It’s almost like we were reverting back to being teenagers in our parents’ garages, which felt really good,” frontman Jason Wade is quoted as saying. “We thought we were making this cool, 70s kind. We knew we had to shake things up creatively and go back to the drawing board, try something new.”
Sandwich will launch their new album: Fat, Salt and Flame on April 12, 2013 at Centris Walk, Quezon City. Get a chance to win a Sandwich Album Bundle which includes the CD, a limited edition Sandwich Shirt and a VIP Pass to the album launch. (5 winners)
Promo Period: April 5-10, 2013, 12 midnight
Announcement of Winners: April 11, 2013, 12nn
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“Raw. Aggressive. Heartfelt. Uninhibited.”
When asked to describe “Four” in four words, Matt Tong, drummer of Bloc Party, blurted out, with a bit of snigger and momentary hesitation. “Four”, the band’s latest album, is a surprise to the world of music. When the band decided to go on a hiatus in 2009, the fans weren’t sure they were getting back together. The truth was the four members of the band weren’t even sure either. Two years after, Bloc Party came back to the studio with grittier riffs and hard-hitting beats. Indeed, it is just as Matt said: “Four” is raw, aggressive, heartfelt and uninhibited.
Matt Tong, who was in Dublin, Ireland with the band for their show in Olympia Theatre, graced the Filipino media with a phone interview on February 13. It was about 12 noon there (8pm in Manila) when we got to talk to him. Apparently, he was having his breakfast. In good spirits, he took us, bit by bit, through “Four”, the band’s future and some of his personal quirks. Read on for the interesting conversation that transpired that evening.
Hiatus after “Intimacy” – how has this break contributed into building “Four”?
“…The break was instrumental in its ensuring we can get back and be decent human beings to one another. I think we grew up during that time. Having a couple of years away from the band made us realize that we valued being in the band and we valued playing music for each other as well.”
These are just some of the current Local/OPM Albums that you might win:
Parokya ni Edgar – Inuman Sessions Vol. 2 (Universal Records)
Chicosci – This is Not A Chicosci Record (MCA Music)
Noel Cabangon – Tuloy and Byahe (Universal Records)
Wolfgang – Ang Bagong Dugo sa Lumang Ugat – Unang Kabanata (Semenelin Music)
Gloc 9 – Mga Kwento Ng Makata (Universal Records)
Rico Blanco – Galactik Fiestamatik (Warner Music)
Callalily – Flower Power (Universal Records)
Kimpoy Feliciano – Kimpoy Feliciano (universal Records)
Bamboo – No Water, No Moon (PolyEast Records)
General Luna – Different Corners (Warner Music)
Johnoy Danao – Dapithapon (Cleveheads Media)
Ogie Alcasid – The Songwriter and The Hitmaker (Universal Records)
Moonstar 88 – This Year (Ivory Music)
Up Dharma Down – Capacities (Terno Recordings)
or any other current Local/OPM Album
1 Local/OPM Album of your choice (5 winners)
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Promo Period: December 2 to 31, 2012
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Keane’s Takes Their First Step to our Stangeland
By: Sandra Laureano
They are finally here, and the world knows we have waited a long time. Keane, the British alternative band that introduced the finely melodic tunes of “Somewhere Only We Know”, “Everybody’s Changing” and “This Is the Last Time”, takes their first step in Manila. They are slated to take on the MOA Arena tonight.
With four successful albums released, the band had definitely gone a long way from being just another English band. With Tom Chaplin on vocals, Tim Rice-Oxley on piano/keyboard, Richard Hughes on drums and the recent and special addition of Jesse Quinn on bass, Keane’s music continues to make milestones in the world of music.
In good humor and quick quips on the depth and quality of their music, they graced the press with their candid yet sincere answers.
How would you define your music as “Keane”?
Richard: “The thing that ties us together is our songs tend to be very melodic, really emotionally honest, and very much about us. We’re not very interested in being cool, or being in fashion, or playing any kind of game. or trying to be popular.”
What makes Strangeland different from all previous albums?
Jesse: “I suppose, it’s partly because of me, I guess. It’s probably the best album.”
(Everyone in the band laughs.)
He continues, “This one is the first Keane album where everyone played together in a group, as a band, rather than layering things up…It is the most true to what Keane really is like.”
Tim: “It was all about breaking out of our little town, where we grew up and seek our fortunes and doing something with our lives. Strangeland is about reflecting on where we’ve got to, part is looking back and thinking out what we were dreaming of and whether we’ve achieved that.”
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Battleground is THE WANTED’s second studio album which will formally be launched by MCA Music this Saturday, September 8, at Astroplus in SM North EDSA The Block. This exciting event invites all fans of The Wanted in a TW Fanmilya Gathering to celebrate not only Battleground’s release but also the highly anticipated first Manila concert of the British-Irish boy band on September 14 at NBC Tent. Games, premium items from The Face Shop, The Wanted merchandise, major raffle prizes (including concert tickets and meet & greet passes!) and up to 20% discount on tickets to seeThe Wanted Live! in Manila await all attendees and buyers.
Battleground debuted at number four in Ireland, becoming their first top ten album in the country. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number five. It sold 47,530 copies in its first week. The album features eleven tracks including the electro rave thriller “Gold Forever”, the monster Europop summertime No.1, “Glad You Came”, the exhilarating electro-pop “Invincible”, the tormented strings of “Warzone” and the hottest summer single “Chasing the Sun” among others.
Galactik Fiestamatik by Rico Blanco Album Launch
September 5, 2012
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