While it may already feel like summer here in North Carolina (trust me, it’s sweltering), the official start of summer isn’t until tomorrow. And what would summer be without some great tunes to go with it? We’ve got you covered here at Adore with a playlist full of bops to jam to all summer long.
1. Nice Guy–courtship.
2. You Could Have Been The One–Coasts
3. Video Sunshine–Knox Hamilton
5. Younger–Saint Raymond
6. Faded Heart–BØRNS
7. Carolina–Harry Styles
8. Something Beautiful–Joe Dolman
9. Summer–The Hunna
10. CIA–New Politics
11. Dead Young–Only The Poets
12. My My My!–Troye Sivan
13. Wolves (You Got Me)–DREAMERS
14. What Do I Know?–Ed Sheeran
15. Freshbloom–Sundara Karma
16. Favorite Record–Fall Out Boy
17. The Sound–The 1975
18. Sit Next To Me–Foster The People
19. Heartbreaker–Bad Suns
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Don Broco announces huge UK arena tour including Wembley date!
In early 2019, February to be exact, UK rockers Don Broco will be heading on the road for their biggest UK arena tour to date, which will climax with a date at Wembley.
From Michael Jackson to Madonna and Muse to Oasis; Wembley Arena, probably the most famous arena in the UK has seen all the greats and Don Broco can soon add their name to the list of artists who have played there.
Don Broco will be joined on this tour by Neck Deep and Issues.
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Just in case this wasn’t enough amazingly good news for Don Broco fans to take in, the band also released the video for “Greatness” and believe me when I say that it’s pure cinematic genius.
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Debut albums are an important landmark in a band’s career. It’s a first impression, the first chance to make a real statement about what kind of band you want to be. Pop duo courtship. just released their debut album, Denial In Paradise, and what an impression they have made.
Denial In Paradise is 27 minutes of feel good bops. Micah’s silky falsetto paired with synth-soaked melodies makes this the perfect album for summer. So go ahead, open up the sunroof (*wink wink*) and blast it on your way to the beach or have your own private dance party in your living room. No matter where you are or what you are doing when you listen to this album, it is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Check out Denial In Paradise below!
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Coasts may still be on their biggest U.K. tour to date but that didn’t stop them for announcing this morning that they will be back on the road in October with a ten date UK tour.
This tour revisits some of the cities from the band’s epic 38 tour including Leicester and Cambridge.
Coast’s third album This Life Vol. 2 is set for release on the 10th August so we can expect to hear new songs as well as old favourites. The question is, will “Wallow” make the list?
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You may or may not have heard that Only Shadows will be joining Coasts on their UK tour in late April, a fact that I am very excited about after having admired their music from afar. So when I saw that Only Shadows were in Leeds (24th March) on their last date before the tour, it was just such a perfect opportunity to check them out.
The Lending Room, a venue in Leeds, situated just upstairs from The Library pub is a very chilled out place with a 200 capacity that feels intimate yet with ample room to dance (a fact that I definitely took advantage of). Did I mention that there are also fairy lights? – you’ve got to love a place that has fairy lights.
First to the stage were Leeds based Cartel Flux whose alt. rock sound has true Yorkshire grit. Cartel Flux has only been around since 2016 but with carefree tracks such as “Summer” was a great act to open the night.
Courtyards, indie rockers from Huddersfield were next to the stage and brought along a string of devoted fans (and there I was thinking that I was the only one crazy dancing). Courtyards have got all the right ingredients to make it as an indie rock group…without the squeaky amp.
Only Shadows took to the stage thanking us for sticking around to see them and believe me when I say that it was totally worth staying for. From the highs of “Too Late” to even more highs in “Fight Milk” this alt. rock quartet brings the high energy alternative sound with spicy pop notes.
Also joining Coasts and Only Shadows in April will be Only The Poets, (managed by Sam Jackson, former tour manager for Coasts) which makes me wonder, maybe Coasts should change their name…..Only Coasts has got a certain ring to it.
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Ever since Coasts released their second album This Life, Vol. 1, we were left wondering “will there be a volume 2?”
The answer my friend is a glorious yes and Coasts announced today that their third album will be released on August 10th.
After a turbulent week of problems with Visas and rescheduling dates on the US dates (it was very stressful and I’m not even going on that tour) we were gifted not only with this wonderful news, but also an acoustic version of one of my favourite tracks (lol we all know that they are all my favourites) “Let Me Love You.”
When I first head LMLY I was floored by the gorgeous lyrics, rich imagery and then the beat kicked in. This time, however, there isn’t a beat to fall back on, and instead the acoustic version feels much more emotionally raw with a vulnerable tone to the vocals. And can we talk about the absolutely sublime piano?
Listen to “Let Me Love You (Acoustic Version)” below.
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Joe Dolman, a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Leamington Spa, just released his new single “Close To Home.” I’ve heard about this song for a very long time now, but wasn’t sure what to expect from it. It was far from anything I could have imagined.
I could use any number of words to try to describe this song. Heartbreaking, poignant, tearjerker. Just plain sad. But the fact is that no words can come close enough to really describing the emotions this song evokes. Joe tells the heart-wrenching story of someone suffering from dementia. His soulful voice delivers the moving lyrics with incredible passion, pairing perfectly with the soft acoustic track.
No matter how many times I listen to “Close To Home,” I always tear up. Even if I manage to make it through most of the track, the last line gets me every single time. Joe has painted a tragically beautiful picture of living with dementia. It’s a song that sheds light on a serious subject that very few artists would choose to focus on. This isn’t just a run-of-the-mill pop song engineered for radio play. It’s serious. It’s real. It’s life.
In short, “Close To Home” is a very powerful track crammed full of emotions. Grab a box of tissues before you take a listen. You’ll need them.
Check out the video for “Close To Home” below. It features people sharing their stories of how dementia has affected their lives.
You can also listen on Spotify here.