"Sometimes there's a song in my brain/
And I feel that my heart knows the refrain/
I guess it's just the music that brings on nostalgia
For an age yet to come" - Pete Shelley (Nostalgia - Buzzcocks)
It's been a long wait for the follow up to Flyleaf's superb debut album. 'Momento Mori' hits the stores on 10th November 2009. The first single from the album is called 'Again' and here's the official video released recently by the band.
They're back in business again. After an 8 year lay off Creed are back rocking the place up. The new album 'Full Circle' is not really much of a departure from the old stuff and no doubt those who hated them first time around will be up and at them again. But for those who were loyal to the band it is indeed a welcome return. In their absence it's bands like Nickelback who have taken their mantel, but Stapp and Co. are back to reclaim it!
Paramore have been getting lots of good press of late. With their latest release 'Brand New Eyes' knocking Madonna off of the number one spot here in the UK, to a successful tour supporting No Doubt, various cover shots of the important music magazines and an already sold out UK Tour coming up in December, they are the "in band" at the moment.
On October 28th in the USA they took part in an MTV Unplugged show and pretty good it was.
Here's the set list that Mike played on Sunday evening:
1. The Toilets: Alarm Alarm 2. Seventeen: 68 Guns 3. Eponymous: The Stand 4. Declaration: Tell Me 5. Strength: Walk Forever By My Side 6. Eye of the Hurricane: Rain in the Summertime 7. Electric Folklore: Rescue Me 8. Change: No Frontiers 9. Raw: Rockin in the Free World 10. Standards: Spirit of 76 11. Breathe: Breathe 12. Feel Free: Feel Free 13. Rise: Rise 14. Flesh and Blood: If I Ruled the World 15. Couloursound: I'm Alive 16. Poppy Fields: 45 RPM 17. Under Attack: Without a Fight 18. Counter Attack: Love Hope Strength 19. Guerilla Tactics: Alarm Calling 20: 21: The Rock and Roll 21. Alarm 2010- : Economic Pressure!
In between songs Mike shared tales of his musical journey through Punk Rock with The Toilets, Mod with Seventeen, The Alarm, his solo career and back to The Alarm again.
The three hour show was being filmed and recorded and it was a packed venue with standing room only at the Unviversity in Wrexham.