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Hayley is taking over the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Twitter on Friday at 7:30pm BST! Send your questions to @OfficialRandL with #RandLQA.
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Hayley is taking over the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Twitter on Friday at 7:30pm BST! Send your questions to @OfficialRandL with #RandLQA.


Grumpy cat is kind of bummed she isn’t on our Lana Del Rey cover.


our Rock Sound covers are in UK & Ireland shops now, or you can download them from their website now if you like! :D

Physical copies: http://smarturl.it/findme5sos
Digital download: http://smarturl.it/5sossound


The persistence of Ms. Jackson
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast
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The persistence of Ms. Jackson

The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast

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10 Instruments You’ve Never Heard Of

1. Didgeridoo 

What is it? A wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.

2. Array Mbira

What is it? A hand-crafted modern musical instrument with a unique harp or bell-like sound.

3. Glass Harmonica

What is it? AKA the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica. It is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction.

4. The Launchpad

(This one you may have heard of recently, it is becoming more and more popular)

What is it? This device is an audio controller that you can use with your computer. It consists of an 8-by-8 panel of buttons. Each button is used to launch an audio event – a sound sample, a rhythm, melody loop, etc. Start a rhythm from the library of provided samples, then layer additional sounds on top, edit to taste and bingo, you’ve created a song.

5.  Bandura

What is it? A Ukrainian plucked string folk instrument. It typically has 12 to 68 strings.

6. The Double Violin

What is it? It is exactly what it sounds like, two violins sharing the same fingerboard. 

7. The Harpejji

What is it? An electric stringed musical instrument developed in 2007 by Tim Meeks. The instrument aims to bridge the gap in sound and technique between the guitar and the piano.

8. Sitar

What is it? A plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music. 

9. 6 Necked Guitar

What is it? A guitar that has multiple fingerboard necks. They exist in both electric and acoustic versions.

10. Hurdy-Gurdy 

What is it? A stringed instrument that produces sound by a crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings. The wheel functions much like a violin bow, and single notes played on the instrument sound similar to those of a violin.

Do you play any of these instruments??


Our Favorite Couples

It’s Valentine’s Day and there’s nothing better than listening to some of our favorite couples’ songs to celebrate!

John Mayer and Katy Perry

Just when we thought they couldn’t get any cuter, John Mayer and Katy Perry released this video for their song Who You Love and… well, we were wrong.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Speaking of cute couples, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert wrote together Over You, but since the couple doesn’t appear together on the video for the song, we choose a live performance that will make you fall in love with them!

Jay Z and Beyoncé

What can we say? The sexiest, richest, most powerful couple in the music business. And they make really good music!

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavign

They’ve already been considered one of the weirdest couple in rock and roll, but they seen to be pretty in love and that’s the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Although it’s a sad song about breaking up, after writing Let Me Go, Avril and Chad not only continued working together, but also started their relationship. 

Alex and Sierra

They won the X Factor USA last year and also won our hearts. Already one of the best couples in music!

We’re so lucky that these couples decided to work together! We can’t wait to see their next project. What about a baby?!

Warped Tour 2014: 5 more bands announced

According to last night’s episode of the tv show Warped Roadies, Motionless In White, The Word Alive, Real Friends, This Wild Life and Courage My Love are the bands that just joined this year’s Warped Tour line-up. Here’s a little bit of them:

Motionless In White 

The Word Alive

Real Friends

This Wild Life

Courage My Love

Warped Tour starts on June 13 in Houston and tickets are already on sale. For more information, go to www.vanswarpedtour.com/

#HotInSaloote – Echosmith

First time we saw Echosmith, the three brothers and one sister were playing a small stage on Warped Tour 2013. Since then, they had already released their debut album “Talking Dreams”, on October 8th, and has recently been selected as MTV's 2014 Artists To Watch.

Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota grew up playing multiple instruments and their father, who’s a music writer and producer, was the first to put the four of them together to play.  They describe their music as indie-pop, sometimes inspired by the 80’s and bands like Coldplay and U2.

We hope you fall in love with them as fast as we did!

You can find more from Echosmith on www.echosmith.com

Best Singles – January 2014 Edition

We’re back and we brought our favorite singles of January with us! Check them out:

Ellie Gouding – Goodness Gracious

We wouldn’t mind living in Ellie Gouding’s colorful and cute video for her latest single, Goodness Gracious. Can we?

The Used – Cry

They’re back and they’re mad! The Used’s new single “Cry”, off their upcoming album Imaginary Enemy, is a song about revenge. You won’t want to hurt them…

Bruce Springsteen – Just Like Fire Would

Well, he’s still the boss!

Lilly Allen – Air Balloon

No social criticism, it’s just Lilly Allen being Lilly Allen.

Paramore – Ain’t it Fun

Here’s the band breaking ten world records. Hey Paramore, call us. Let’s be friends!

This year is already musically awesome! What’s your favorite single of the month?

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