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Music of the Week (25/02/22)

Battle of the bands, '2am' by Foals and Tears for Fears

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in Issue 1794

Don’t miss the gig - Battle of the Bands Heats @ Reynolds Bar, 25th February

The long awaited Imperial bands competition hosted by Live Music Society is going to take place at Reynolds Bar. Remember to make it to the heats and support your favourite bands. Tonight: Parc Firm, L. A. D., and more!

Single of the Week: 2am by Foals

Since their release of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part I', it was evident the Foals were beginning to test the waters with dance music – elements of which you can hear in the synth-driven beats of "2am", a single from their upcoming album "Life is Yours". Yannis Philippakis sings about life's various yearnings at 2 AM in a voice that fans can recognise from a mile away. Our favourite part of the song is undoubtedly the in-your-face percussion, mixing techno cowbell-sounding elements with their characteristic, highly articulate drum beats. 

Today in music history

It’s 1985 and Tears for Fears releases their sophomore album 'Songs from the Big Chair', featuring an eventual synthpop classic: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Meanwhile, in 1995, it's Frank Sinatra's last live performance, and in 1998, Roy Orbison and Bo Diddley receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards.

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