Noise of the Year 2014

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Every week we tell you what’s going around our heads in our Noise of the Week feature. Now that 2014 is coming to a close we thought it was time to tell you our albums of the year. Instead of ranking them, we’ve compiled our writers’ favourite albums of this year in one feature, and here they are…

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The Ghost Riders In The Sky

954789_549328605108205_322613099_nMost would have no idea what to expect when they learn that ex-Gallows guitarist Steph Carter has a new band, The Ghost Riders In The Sky. Fans of Gallows would’ve been surprised when Carter left in 2013, however, upon discovering his new band, you learn that it doesn’t appear to be a bad thing after all. (more…)

See the Kim Jong-un death scene Sony wouldn’t release

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Although North Korean officials have denied any involvement in the recent cyber attacks on Sony which leaked e-mails, stopped their computer networks on a worldwide scale and threatened terrorist attacks on cinemas, it has been reported by the US government that the North Korean government did in fact facilitate the hacks. The motives behind the Sony hack are not fully clear, but the recently cancelled film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, The Interview, are likely to have something to do with it.  North Korea previously described the film as an “act of war”, before promising a “merciless response”, and later praising the hack as a “righteous deed”.

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Mojang and Telltale Games join forces for Minecraft series

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Famous for its The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones story based games, developers Telltale Games have confirmed a collaboration with Mojang for a new game called Minecraft: Story Mode. The game will be an episodic series; “Set in the world of Minecraft, the series will feature an original story, driven by player choice,”.
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Beans on Toast @ Electric Ballroom – London

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Self-proclaimed drunk folk musician Jay McAllister (better known by his stage name, Beans on Toast) took to the stage of Electric Ballroom in London for his biggest headline show to date. As the final show of both the tour and the year, McAllister was determined to kick up a storm.

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Kontrust

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“Have you ever been to Austria? If you do, you’ll have to check out the lederhosen! They’re really comfortable!”

Kontrust take absolutely no shame in their infamous image. They are a six-piece band from Vienna, Austria, best recognised as a six-piece all clad in lederhosen, with frontwoman Agata Jarosz’s dress and blonde plaits plucked straight from backstage at a production of The Sound of Music. Their dress sense is a somewhat a blessing, considering how their metal sounds collide with rap, folk, electronic, and who knows what else, thus inducing a reluctance to introduce them by their genre, as vocalist Stefan Lichtenberger explains to Noise Cannon.

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Los Campesinos! @ Village Underground – London

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It’s been a bittersweet couple of years for Cardiff’s Los Campesinos!. Despite their fifth studio album No Blues receiving near-universal acclaim from fans and critics alike, in 2013 Gareth Campesinos! admitted onstage at London’s Heaven that all members of the band had work to go to the next day – making them the latest band to join the long, sad list of Yr Favs Wot Have Day Jobs. Since then, it’s become something of a rare treat seeing LC! live, a fact the band repeatedly lamented throughout Sunday night’s gig.

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