Paramore embrace change and provide a night of uplifting 80’s styled pop (Review)

Paramore are determined to show you that they’re not the band they were 15 years ago. putting their focus on last years brilliant 80’s inspired ‘After Laughter’, Hayley & co. show why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Spotlight: So Below

2018 see’s the launch of Spotlight, this is a brand new set of feature pieces on The Perfect Tempo highlighting the new artists you desperately need to hear. One of the things I enjoy most is telling people about the new music I hear and there’s no better feeling than watching them grow into massive artists in their own right. I’ll never forget going crazy over this young teenager Lorde on Soundcloud only to watch her flourish into a global superstar mere months later. We’re kicking off January in style with not one but two artists to Spotlight the first of which is…. SO BELOW

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HAVEN Festival announces it's first 12 names for 2018 - including a very special indie band

After a highly successful first year Haven Festival is set to return to Denmark on August 10th & 11th 2018. Today the organisers announced the first 12 names for the event including one of the world's most iconic and biggest indie bands, read on to find out the full list.

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Review: Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life “A passionately loud yet strikingly beautiful rock masterpiece”

Wolf Alice’s second album is at times indescribable, its always flirting between genres whilst somehow remaining an utterly compelling listen, it is a rare record that constantly drags you in, daring you to get lost in it.

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Interview: Clean Cut Kid

There really is nothing quite like Liverpudlian four piece, Clean Cut Kid, over the past three years the making and release of debut album 'Felt' has seen them go from strength to strength playing the likes of Glastonbury, Reading, Bestival and of course plenty of their own headline shows.

Prominent airplay on nationwide stations such as Radio X and Radio 1 mean you can't escape this rising rock band and their plethora of upbeat and singalong tunes, I caught up with drummer Ross Higginson as we discussed musical influences, the challenges of making their debut record and the highlights of a very busy 2017 for the band...

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Review: Nick Mulvey - Wake Up Now “Timeless folk with a very present message”

Nick Mulvey’s second album is full of bright melodies mixed with sing out loud choruses, however take a deeper look inside and you’ll find lots of strong, poignant lyrics that will make you question the world we live in and make you ask, are we doing enough?

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Interview: Nelson Can

When I went to HAVEN Festival last month I got the chance to talk to Nelson Can, the upcoming rock band consist of Selina Gin on vocals, Maria Juntunen on drums and Signe SigneSigne on bass, they are fast approaching the release of their third EP later this very month! (September 29th), Their set at HAVEN Festival was simply fantastic and the band are bound for greatness in the coming year that's for sure, especially if recent singles ‘Miracles’ and ‘Move Forward’ are anything to go by.

It was a pleasure getting to talk to the aspirational trio and we had a great conversation about their beginnings, their new and upcoming music as well as a very topical discussion about the role of female musicians in festivals currently and you can check it all out below.

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Haven KBH 2017: The National celebrate Copenhagen with a wonderful closing set (Review)

The National celebrated a fantastic first Haven Festival with a terrific set which showcased their new album as well collaborations with many of the festival acts in a high energy, highly emotional finale to this years event.

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Review: Arcade Fire - Everything Now ‘Bold, Beautiful & Blue’

Arcade Fire are the absolute definition of unconventional and with their fifth album ‘Everything Now’ they throw the rules out the window once again as they take a disco tinged left turn into the unexpected as they provide you with everything…. now!

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