Richard Hawley – Open Up Your Door
A man with such a great voice who just happens to hail from my great city, there was no way that I wasn’t going to love his music. There is just something about Hawley’s music and voice that makes his tracks so wonderful and easy on the ear to listen to. I think his new album is going to be great, if this track is anything to go by anyway, and that would not surprise me at all.
Bring Me The Horizon – Throne
Another Sheffield act for you but this time very different from the last. I’ve always been a fan of Bring Me The Horizon from the screamo starts to the current rock meets alt-metal sound they have. The band have progressed so well over the years, changing their sound with every album but never losing sight of who they are and never alienating their fans. They may have been ridiculed at the start by many but now they are one of the most respected alternative UK bands on the scene and for good reason. After years of hard work and brilliant album after brilliant album, it is surely high time this band were given a festival headline slot to really cement their place on this music scene.