Indie

Sam Fender – ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ UK Tour 2021 Concert Review

Photo Credit: Emma Viola Lilja Almost immediately after bursting onto the music scene, Britain’s Sam Fender was hailed as the future of rock music; winning the esteemed Brits Critics Choice award – previously awarded to the likes of Adele and Sam Smith. Fender’s full-length debut largely delivered on his early promise; filled with anthemic, timely… Read more

Holly Humberstone – ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Phoebe Fox London musician Holly Humberstone released her first EP Falling Asleep at the Wheel in 2020 and has recently returned with a follow-up EP, The Walls are Way Too Thin. While the artist fits in comfortably with the current wave of deceptively-quiet-but-brutally-honest young female singer-songwriters, Humberstone still manages to carve a niche that is all her… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Top Selling Albums of All Time

Every now and then you might wonder what the ten biggest-selling albums of all time might be. As it turns out, it’s not an exact science: while we’re pretty sure a couple of people did buy Michael Jackson’s Thriller, different outlets have different ways of measuring overall album sales, say nothing of the fact that with the… Read more

Luke Hemmings – ‘When Facing the Things We Turn Away From’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Scottie Cameron Brought on by the stillness of the world, 5 Seconds of Summer’s lead vocalist Luke Hemmings found himself reflecting on his life over the past few years. In this forced stillness Hemmings found himself confronting demons and thoughts that he had pushed away while his life consisted of writing music, recording,… Read more

Bleachers – ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Matt Salacuse When Bleachers released their 2017 album, Gone Now, the band was still relatively undiscovered. The band had a taste of widespread success with one of their first singles, “I Wanna Get Better”, and followed it up with a strong debut and sophomore album that was well-received by both fans and critics. After… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Artists on the Rise in 2021

In the past two years, a lot of new artists have exploded onto the music scene, harnessing the free time that the quarantine provided to hone their musical talents and the power of social media to build a fanbase and gain recognition. Here at Music Matters Media, we rounded up 10 of our favorite artists… Read more

The Snuts – ‘W.L.’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Gaz Williamson As you read these very words, the Snuts – yes, that’s the band’s name – are probably already old news in the UK. Their debut album, W.L., entered the charts over there at No.1 and achieved the identical feat in their native Scotland (the band hails from Whitburn in West Lothian)…. Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Rock & Indie Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021

Top 10 Rock and Indie Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021 #10. Sorry Photo Credit: Sam Hiscox North London band Sorry serve up a hodgepodge of synths, guitars, hip-hop and shoegaze (etc. etc.). The band will probably be an acquired taste for some, but many others will be sorry if they don’t at… Read more

Pale Waves: Loving Them is Easy and Here’s Why

Photography: Jordan Curtis Hughes Pale Waves are an Indie pop group from Manchester, England. The band is composed of four members, Heather Baron-Gracie, Ciara Doran, Hugo Silvani, and Charlie Wood. Heather met Ciara while they were in college and decided to make music together. Heather was the lead singer and guitarist and Ciara was the… Read more