Lost In A Melody
Here’s all the bands/acts I saw live in 2012

In chronological order and everything…

  • Marina And The Diamonds
  • Parade
  • The Wanted
  • EJ
  • A*M*E
  • Queen Of Hearts
  • HandS
  • Bright Light Bright Light
  • Little Boots
  • Kanye West / Jay-Z / Rihanna
  • Roxette
  • Misha B
  • Charli XCX
  • Josh Kumra
  • Labrinth / Plan B / Tinie Tempah
  • Natalie Duncan
  • Muse
  • Miaoux Miaoux
  • Dragonette
  • Sean McGowan
  • Delays

I was gonna write about who was the best and worst, but to be honest the quality this year has been far too high. Not only did I get to see some amazing acts that I’ve been dying to watch live for years (Marina, Little Boots, Muse, Roxette), I got to witness incredible fresh new talent like A*M*E, CHVRCHES and Charli, who all absolutely blew me away. Delays were as legendary as always, The Wanted continued to prove they know their way around an arena show, HandS were absolutely hilarious and Rihanna’s guest appearance during the Watch The Throne gig nearly reduced me to tears. I still idolised her at the point, you see.

What an amazing year. The bar has been set very high for 2013. I’d love to finally see Grimes, Unicorn Kid and even Björk if she fancies doing something. Gutted I didn’t get to see Madonna or Lady Gaga though, so perhaps I will be able to rectify that as well!



In today’s other Diamonds news (following the Zola Jesus cover), Rihanna has posted this terrific remix of the track, featuring some suitably sparkling verses from Kanye West, on her official SoundCloud page. CS

LOVE IT. I want a new Kanye album :(

Someone made a song based on Kanye and Jay-Z’s “Mary Kate & Ashley” sample and it’s glorious.

Oh the joy. THE JOY.

Aside from the fact that Plan B acts like a total dick in this video, his cover of Kanye’s Runaway is very nice.

But then again, its one of those songs you just can’t get wrong.

It Was Almost A “Nelly Fest” … Until Kanye Showed Up…

New on the blog today…

Nelly Furtado: Fuerte (Music Video)

Nelly: Just A Dream (Music Video)

Kanye West: Runaway (Trailer)

Notable Live Performances Of The Week

The good:

The bad:

The ugly:

And the bizarre…

"Ooh crikey, she’s only gone and sung a top-secret, brand-new song all about her incident with Kanye West at last year’s MTV VMA show on this year’s MTV VMA show”

We would like to think that this song will not be overshadowed by its subject matter and the context of its live debut - because regardless of all that, it’s really quite wonderful.

Fair play to Swift for staying down to earth and not being dreadfully OTT with this whole thing. She’s handled it with admirable subtlety and finally managed to put the controversy to bed (we hope).