AWOLNATION at O2 Shepherd’s Bush

AWOLNATION’s momentous debut album launched them from nowhere to international stardom. With epics like ‘Sail’ and ‘Kill Your Heroes’, the lengthy ‘Megalithic Symphony’ felt like a slightly premature magnum opus. The challenge of course for these Californians is to follow such a beast with strong new offerings.
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Rohan de Saram plays Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto in B minor

Venue: St. James’ Church, Sussex Gardens. Orchestra: Oberon Symphony Orchestra. Soloist: Rohan de Saram.

Lyrical and tender, broad and expansive, Antonin Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor deservedly takes its place alongside some of the best known and loved works of the Romantic period. Steeped in Bohemian folk traditions, personal tragedy and written with a devilish virtuosity, it demands an extraordinary soloist.  Continue reading “Rohan de Saram plays Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto in B minor”

The Feeling: An Interview

Few bands have had to work quite so hard to fight preconceptions about their music as The Feeling. After reaching #2 and #1 in the charts with first two records, their third studio album was a relative flop, both critically and commercially. But 2 years on and newly signed to BMG Chrysalis, The Feeling are back with a new album, ‘Boy Cried Wolf.’
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To Kill A King: An Interview

Having recently signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, things are looking up for To Kill a King. After 4 years of hard graft, the Leeds folk-rock quintet now regularly draws comparisons with the likes of Mumford & Sons, The National and Frightened Rabbit.  They venture into the realms arena rock but they retain their folk sensibilities throughout. Continue reading “To Kill A King: An Interview”