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Feature: George Michael – An Editor’s Tribute

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a devoted music fan there is one thing that I have learned, especially over the last 12 months as we have lost so many of our long-standing music icons and idols; you don’t need to know someone personally in order to mourn their passing. For me, 2016 said goodbye to several artists that I...

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Best Albums of 2016

December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every week the team here at Renowned For Sound spin dozens of new records, eagerly listening out for the cream of the crop in new music. While many miss the mark there are plenty of releases that come our way that excite, inspire and keep us begging for more. With the year drawing to a...

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Featured Artist: Danny Brown (Part 2)

September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Danny Brown is not an easy artist to get into. His voice is high and raspy, and his beats are dark and intense. His subject matter is hedonistic, and his sense of humour is incredibly caustic. His music is very rewarding if one is willing to invest time into it, with his incredible gifts for...

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Featured Artist: Danny Brown

September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watching the music video for When It Rain, the lead single to Danny Brown’s upcoming album Atrocity Exhibition, is a surreal experience. Aside from the coiled menace of the beat, or the eerie, 80’s home-video stylings of the clips, the most confounding thing is that you actually get to see Danny Brown rapping. It feels...

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Featured Artist: Roxette

May 30, 2016 | 5 Comments

This week we celebrate the highly anticipated release from one of the true greats of the pop genre. Good Karma is the 10th studio album from Swedish pop icons Roxette and the release comes on the heels of the news that the band have decided to call time on the live element of their success...

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Featured Artist: Cyndi Lauper (Part 2)

May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the last several decades, few artists in music have made such an impact on not just the music industry, but the arts as a whole. Through visually vibrant fashion statements, eye-catching music videos and vocally and lyrically inspiring hit singles and albums, pop icon Cyndi Lauper has become more than just...

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Featured Artist: Cyndi Lauper (Part 1)

April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are not many musicians still around today that have had a career as successful or as colorful as pop icon Cyndi Lauper. The quirky personality donning and eccentrically appareled pop star has been gracing us with hits for the last 30-something years. Starting off in a string of covers bands before going down the...

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Featured Artist: Gwen Stefani (Part 2)

March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a hefty wait for new material coming to a quick close, Gwen Stefani fans have a lot to be excited about. This Is What The Truth Feels Like is mere days from its release, and constant teasers and singles from Stefani herself have positively doubled the excitement of fans everywhere; with the love and...

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Featured Artist: Gwen Stefani (Part 1)

March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Originally going solo during No Doubt’s 2004 hiatus, Gwen Stefani’s solo career has been as exciting as it has unpredictable. Coming after No Doubt’s fifth album, it acted as an extreme presentation of the changes the band had seen on Rock Steady; rather than focusing on ska or reggae, the electronic influences were taken and...

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Featured Artist: Turin Brakes (Part 2)

January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As fans prepare themselves for the eagerly awaited new album from Balham boys Turin Brakes at the end of the month, reflection is upon us here at Renowned For Sound as we name the Mercury Music Prize nominees as our latest Feature Artist. The band – which consists of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, as well...

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Feature: Glenn Frey – An Editor’s Tribute

January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I strolled down the street of my apartment this past weekend, a conversation caught my ear: Two friends talking outside a local cafe; one who I could faintly hear saying to other “so far, 2016 sucks!”. I thought to myself, upon looking back over these past 3 weeks, “you got that right!”. Over the...

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Featured Artist: Turin Brakes (Part 1)

January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a weighty back catalogue to proudly call their successful and expanding legacy, Turin Brakes have, for the past 15 years, pushed the boundaries of songwriting and musicianship to new heights. Bursting onto the indie scene back in 2001 with their groundbreaking Optimist LP debut, Balham boys Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian set out to craft...

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Best Albums of 2015

December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every week the team here at Renowned For Sound spin dozens of new records, eagerly listening out for the cream of the crop in new music. While many miss the mark there are plenty of releases that come our way that excite, inspire and keep us begging for more. With the year drawing to a...

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