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So, recently I posted on my Facebook that I was listening to Lostprophets – Start Something. Thankfully, some people can appreciate that Lostprophets are a good band and that is an utterly stunning album, but there are always a few who complain, calling them “a baaaaad band” and saying “They sound more and more like Youmeatsix and All Time Low and all that crap every time they release an album… I never noticed how bad they were getting until their latest album, half of which is mainstream conformist bullshit and the other half sounds like gospel or something…?

what follows is an edited version of my reply. Continue reading

Reading & Leeds Announcement

Blink 182 and Guns N’ Roses Are to headline the festival.

Other bands playing are: Paramore, You Me At Six, Limp Bizkit, Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Lostprophets, NOFX, Billy Talent, The Gaslight Anthem, Weezer, Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Cypress Hill and All Time Low.

Lostprophets – For He’s A Jolly Good Felon Video

Bad Blood Between Lostprophets And BFMV

Lee Gaze (Lostprophets guitarist) posted this on his Twitter:

“Anyone see the the rocksound article with MattTuck? What a cock. He is consistent in sounding like an asshole.”

We’ll have to wait to see if Matt Tuck responds to this. Why cant all the Welsh people be friends.

Lostprophets – The Betrayed Review

Lostprophets - The Betrayerd

The Betrayed

4 years in the making, the Welsh rockers Lostprophets return with their new album, The Betrayed.

The album opens with a¬†lacklustre¬†track, If It Wasn’t For Hate We’d Be Dead By Now, but this¬†soon explodes¬†into¬†the¬†fantastic Dstryr/Dstryr, a track that sounds almost metal, and is reminiscent of the bands second album, Start Something. tha band said this album had “the bite that Start Something had, with the song-ability of Liberation Transmission but personality of Thefakesoundofprogress.” they were right, The Betrayed is an amalgamation of all their previous work. and it sounds great.

The first single, It’s Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here, is a great anthem with a fantastic chorus, the band keep up the¬†sing-along¬†factor with the next single Where We belong, which borrows from U2 ever so slightly. After two more radio friendly tracks, the blistering Next Stop Atro City brings back the¬†heaviness.

Between some of the songs on the album, there are short instrumental interludes, which also remind the listener of  Start Something, which did a similar thing, this causes the album to flow perfectly.

For He’s a Jolly Good Felon,¬†Streets Of Nowhere & Dirty Little Heart are all fantastic songs too, but the album closer, The Light That Shines Twice as Bright… is something else. Dark and epic,¬†slightly¬†NIN-ish, an astounding way to close an utterly brilliant album.


Highlights: Dstryr/Dstryr, It’s Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here, Where We belong, Next Stop Atro City,¬†Streets Of Nowhere & The Light That Shines Twice as Bright…

Lostprophets Tour Dates

Welsh band Lostprophets have announced a UK tour, Heres the dates:

Feb. 04 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Feb. 06 Hull, Ice Arena
Feb. 07 Nottingham, Rock City
Feb. 09 Margate, Winter Gardens
Feb. 10 Porsmouth, Guildhall
Feb. 11 London, Brixton Academy
Feb. 13 Doncaster, Dome
Feb.14 Leeds, Academy
Feb.15 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Feb.17 Birmingham, Academy
Feb.18 Glasgow, Academy
Feb.19 Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
Feb.21 Yeovil, Westlands
Feb.22 Norwich, UEA
Feb.23 Newcastle, Academy
Feb.25 Manchester, Apollo
Feb.26 Southampton, Guildhall
Feb.28 Bristol, Academy
Mar. 01 Port Talbot, Afan Lido