What’s New? – Give Up on High Hopes Another Day

3rd February 2013

It’s that time of the week again; we’re here to give you a little sample as to how URN can aid your musical needs (but not in the glittery/jazz-hands sense). It’s been a busy week for the station, what with whirlwind arrival of Bastille and 650 of you lot that tagged along. What? You don’t know who Bastille are? It’s okay, no one noticed. Check this out and catch up.
Nevertheless, the music team got together and found something for each one of you… Everybody wins!

Miles Kane – Give Up
Miles Kane has done a little bit of everything. 2007 saw him as the co-frontman to The Last Shadow Puppets with Mr. Alex Turner, then as the frontman to The Rascals, but finally, he has gone solo. Give Up is the first track from his new album, due for release later this year. This bold decision and his edgy new track has got him nominated for NME’s Best Solo Artist of 2013. Listen and see why we’re looking forward to seeing him at the NME tour Feb 12th in Nottingham.

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMXaM5um6I]

Kodaline – High Hopes
Now for something a bit more chilled. This Irish quartet started with Steven Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May. These three lived within 5 minutes of each other as children. Bassist Jason Boland came along a few years later and Kodaline was born. No, not the World of Warcraft character (learn something new everyday). Claiming that they’re just “four lads in a band”, these boys have created a mellow sound, providing their listeners with musical “therapy”… Your musical needs? TOTALLY seen to. Their “screw it, let’s have a crack at it” attitude got them nominated for BBC’s “Sound of 2013” and MTV’s “Brand New for 2013”, have a listen and let us know what you think.

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4povfmX144]

Modestep – Another Day
If you were a fresher at Week One Finale 2011, you CANNOT have forgotten Modestep… Unless you spent some serious quality time with the bar that night. For those unfortunate enough to have missed it, Modestep picked up the pace and really got the crowd going. DJ-ing brother’s, Tony and Josh Friend along with Matthew Curtis and Nick Tsang combine dubstep, electronic rock (erm, what?!) and strong vocals to create tracks that get you head-banging and crazy-dancing like no one is watching. Don’t believe us? Have a listen. These boys will be in Nottingham on Feb 12th. Congrats to those with tickets, it’s completely sold out and we’re stupidly jealous!

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s53hi2NrOik]

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There’s something for everyone…