I like a lot of bands like The Fray, The Script, The 1975, The Neighbourhood and Imagine Dragons. I’ll bet that if you’re reading this, you think you’ve got me all figured out based on my love for alternative and indie bands. But did you also know that I like One Direction? Nope, I didn’t think so.
Before you roll those eyes in judgement, let me tell you that I know they were a bubble gum pop band and when they were first starting out, I’ll admit I liked it. Now they’ve matured slightly with their music and so have I. They’re around my age so it’s not the worst thing to like them, in my opinion. If they steer their sound to a more mature sound that people my age would actually like, then they’d be ten times as bigger. Sadly, their demographic is a younger audience who buys their lunch boxes and back packs.
Still, that’s not the only mistake they’ve made. Some of their best songs and my favourites didn’t make the album, instead pushed out as bonus tracks for the deluxe editions. Irresistible didn’t make Take Me Home and Half a Heart didn’t make Midnight Memories and both slow songs show the band’s ability to sing.
So take a listen before you judge:
This band means something to me.
If Ron Weasley liked Muggle music then he may just like the world’s most popular boy band One Direction.
As it turns out, Rupert Grint likes the band’s single You & I and during an interview on BBC Radio 1 he did a very dramatic (and hilarious) reading of the lyrics.
I’ll admit, I found this way too entertaining. I just had to share this 🙂
There’s not a single song but rather three that I always find humming or singing when I’ve got time to myself or even when I’m bored in public. They’re all really catchy and I suppose it’s because they’ve got a similar ditty.
Magic- One Direction
Really Don’t Care- Demi Lovato
Somebody to You- The Vamps
(The songs are in chronological order of their release date.)
The Aussie band 5SOS consisting of Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Luke Hemmings, have shot to fame ever since opening for One Direction on their Take Me Home Tour and will rejoin the UK act on their latest tour i.e Where We Are.
Their video for their first single She Looks So Perfect was surprisingly amusing as is the latest one for Don’t Stop.
From masquerading as superheroes to rocking it out on a rooftop, the boys have done a good job with this one, making for an interesting and funny three minutes or so.
I was quite jealous I mean, who wouldn’t want to be a superhero?
UK music has had great years what with the new wave of the British invasion and 2014 is all set to see a massive explosion on a global platform. Here are three acts repping the UK that you should look out for:
One Direction: Whether you’re on board with these five lads or not, you can’t deny they’ve taken the world by storm ever since losing out on the X Factor. Members Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles have been rehearsing for their world wide arena tour Where We Are (WWA) kickstarting in Bogota, Colombia on April 25. The UK band’s biggest tour ever will end on October 5 in the US and that’s not the only sad thing. Fans younger than 12 have been restricted from going to their gigs while the under-16’s must be accompanied by an adult (because it’s every mom’s dream to see her daughter hold up rude signs saying ‘You light up that joint like nobody else’ and going tone deaf, right?). All in all, it makes us wonder what the boys have got planned for their tour. Based on the album title Midnight Memories, something a little more 18+ perhaps?
Ed Sheeran: His sophomore album Multiply (or X) is set to release June 23rd and it’s already created quite a lot of buzz. Sing and Don’t have already been announced as singles and in the coming month another will be revealed, hyping up the album release. Sheeran performed live on SNL to showcase his new tunes and give us a fairly good idea where his album has headed. Gone is the one man band and the loop pedal that fans have come to adore, make way for the new side of Ed-the scorned lover.While his album seems to be a diss fest, fans can hear a little bit of the old Ed in his new song titled All of the Stars on the The Fault in Our Stars OST which will be played during the end credits. After proving successful with his ‘I See Fire’ in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smog we’re sure to be amazed at his song writing talent (he’s just brimming with it, isn’t he?)
Little Mix: From being the first group to win X Factor UK to supporting Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour in the U.S, the four piece girl group has shot up in just a couple of years. Little Mix has announced M.O as their supporting act in their headline tour Salute. This year, Mixers may get to hear some new tunes earlier than they thought, with Leigh-Anne announcing that they have been in the recording studio, maybe working on their third album. LM have also recorded Word Up! their Sports Relief single, pepping up any athlete in need of a little motivation. All in all, the girls have had a great year so far,and an even greater one to come!