Music Scene

Louise McQuade

New album from Kings of Leon is on its way

Kings of Leon
In a tweet posted last weekend Kings of Leon confirmed that their seventh LP (the follow up to 2013’s Mechanical Bull) is forthcoming.

Both Jared and Nathan Followill have tweeted hints at the record’s title, using the hashtag #WALLS and there are reports that a new

Kings of Leon song called ‘Waste A Moment’ has been slotted for release on September 12.

No other details have been officially released. Keep an eye on the New Music NI facebook and twitter for more information.

The Coronas

The Coronas

My pick of the upcoming Belfast gigs

• KT Tunstall – Mandela Hall
Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is just announced a return to Belfast with a headline show at Mandela Hall on October 30.

• You Me At Six – Limelight 1
You Me At Six have recently announced they will play at the Limelight 1 on October 9.

• The Coronas – Ulster Hall
The Coronas have announced a return to Belfast and will play at the Ulster Hall on Tuesday, December 6, Note: all three Dublin gigs have sold out so be quick.

Jamie N Commons

Jamie N Commons


NOT necessarily a brand new artist but I’ve been listening to Jamie N Commons quite a bit recently. He’s a London based singer songwriter who you will most likely recognise from the BBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics with his track ‘Not Gonna Break Me’ providing the soundtrack as well as Jay Z’s monster hit ‘Jungle’.

Born in Bristol, Commons was relocated to Chicago as a child. Brought up in the city of the Chicago blues he returned to England at the age of 16, taking with him a clear sense of the blues.

He learned how to play the guitar and moved to London to study music emerging in his 20’s with a hoarse, gravel-laced voice. He quickly attracted critical attention, released a debut EP ‘The Baron’ in 2011, a second EP ‘Rumble and Sway’ in 2013 and in 2014 released single, ‘Karma’, which went on to become the official theme song for the popular video game Battlefield Hardline.

In 2015, he released single ‘Marathon’ which had featured on the FIFA 14 soundtrack, other soundtracks featuring Commons include Suits, Need for Speed, Hercules and the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead soundtrack which featured track ‘Lead Me Home’.

He has just released a track with French DJ ‘Kungs’ titled ‘Don’t Know Yet’, a certain hit. Go check him out on Spotify or Soundcloud.


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