If I could only make one bold proclamation about music this year, it is this: LostAlone are the most underrated band in the world. Of all time. Ever. But their hope-filled new album Shapes Of Screams doesn’t need someone shouting its praises over a loudspeaker. It speaks for itself with one perfectly crafted, sonically overloaded song after another. (Plus the title of its 11th track, “Doooooooooomageddon,” could serve as a description if it.) As I described it in a previous playlist, the album “feels like a historical action film accompanied by a 700-piece orchestra.” LostAlone’s previous album, I’m A UFO In This City was close to perfect, and somehow their follow-up improved upon it. SOS’ conviction and honesty—and LostAlone’s grand way of presenting it—are going to make this one tough to top as my best album of 2014. — Cassie Whitt
Heavy Metal culture’s great, yeah? But we decided to bring in a fresh set of eyes to see what they made of all the mud, metal and madness. And who better…
Loads of ace deals over at our merch store including all our UFO era merch reduced to £9:99, the Guilty summer bundle deal and this 10% off code :) Happy shopping!
Bought a weekend ticket to Y Not festival, spent one day there and went to the other headline shows - 1000000% worth it!