Katie Conway-Flood
Katie Conway-Flood is a music journalist, music publicist and general band enthusiast. For several years, since graduating university with a first class degree in music business, Katie has written single, album and live reviews, and regularly contributed to news stories and feature pieces for a plethora of online music publications. Katie is otherwise a pop-punk, pop-rock listener and ethical vegan.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: iDKHOW- Razzmatazz

A forgotten music-based entity, who initially faded away into obscurity back in the era of early 80’s pop culture, are back having hit the big time. Alternative duo I Don’t Know How But They Found Me have made it in the 21st century modern music world, by dropping their dazzling debut album 'Razzmatazz'. Legend has it this illusive two piece were first founded over forty years ago, embedded deep within unclear imagery of several retro VHS tapes. Recently recovered to show the duo's musical talents on works such as 'Modern Day Cain' and 'Choke', iDKHOW are following up the garage, glam and new wave of their '1981 Extended Play' with a full-length that goes by the wildly glamorous name of 'Razzmatazz', and it is nothing short of exactly that. 
Deep Cuts

MUSIC FEATURE: Deep Cuts – The Killers (Part 2)

Glamorous indie-rock and rollers The Killers are one of the twenty-first centuries biggest and best American rock bands. Now nearly two decades down the line, the Las Vegas get-up continues to prove their status of dominance to this very day, from the 80’s style indie synth-pop found on debut album 'Hot Fuss' to the matured Americana rock of recent record 'Imploding The Mirage'. In celebration of their sixth studio LP’s release, we've taken a deep dive into some of The Killers' best non-single tracks as part of our Deep Cuts series - read on to find out Katie Conway-Flood’s second round of picks from the band's blistering back-catalogue. 
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall

The musically multi-talented Machine Gun Kelly has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world as a renowned rap star, since storming onto the scene with debut studio effort 'Lace Up' some eight years previous. Proving his prowess with the full-lengths to follow, a stylistic shift has been lurking in the shadows of Kelly’s killer hip-hop career for years. The Houston born artist's most recent record, 'Tickets To My Downfall', is his ascent into the pop-punk universe, overhauling rap diss tracks in place for an alternative rock reinvention of the rapper, singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor himself. 
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: The Killers – Imploding The Mirage

Emerging out of the bright city lights of Los Angeles, the dusty desert land of Las Vegas and the more hilly mountain terrains of Utah, The Killers have come out of their comfort zone and return in colossal, stadium-filling style, with the release of their new studio album, 'Imploding The Mirage'.
Deep Cuts

MUSIC FEATURE: Deep Cuts – The Killers

Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada outfit The Killers have released some killer singles over the years. From bursting onto the indie-rock scene some seventeen years ago with their breakout 'Mr. Brightside', an absolutely infectious anthem that still remains heavily listened to this day. The four-piece have gone on to have a string of smash singles, from 'When You Were Young' to 'Human', 'Runaways' and the more recent 'The Man'. Despite decades worth of plays, purchases and streams across these popular singles, as part of our Deep Cuts feature we aim to take a dive into some of the lesser known tracks within the band's studio albums. Read on to find out Katie Conway-Flood’s picks from The Killers’ colossal back catalogue. 
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Palaye Royale – The Bastards

Flamboyant art-rock trio Palaye Royale have ramped up the musical theatrics for their long awaited third studio album, 'The Bastards'. As far as record release cycles go, The Bastards era by comparison to its counterparts, 'Boom Boom Room (Side A)' and 'Boom Boom Room (Side B)', has been a challenging campaign so far. From tackling troubles with UK venues, to facing the cancellation of the UK/EU run as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, overall it’s been a turbulent time in the run up to 29th May. However with successful pop-up shops, some Palaye in the parks and several shows under the belt, the band have defeated these difficulties, as Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig and Emerson Barrett of Palaye Royale have produced an adrenaline fuelled rock n’ roll record with 'The Bastards'. 
Features

MUSIC FEATURE: Standing By The Scene – Doing Your Bit To Support Music Through COVID-19 (Part Three)

Everything’s a bit weird right now isn’t? We at Bring The Noise UK hope you’re all being safe and looking after each other. Speaking of looking after people, now’s the time we could really look after the bands we love. So how can we all help the artists whose music has helped us through our hard times and been a soundtrack to the best night of our lives, now that they need us? Well, if you’ve got a little to spare, and only if you actually do, there’s a range of incredible limited edition merch out there. Here’s how you can help...
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Banishing the panda costumes and burning renegade jerseys alike, 'Wake Up, Sunshine' sees All Time Low look back briefly to their adolescent selves living out their teenage dream, before welcoming a wholesome, newfound sense of belonging in the here and now. It’s this refreshed and rediscovered attitude that has added to the glistening, youthful glow of one of the band’s best record in recent years.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Circa Waves – Sad Happy

Cohesively bringing together two of the most juxtaposing emotions is a hard balance for any band to strike, but Circa Waves' burning ambition to musically represent two extremities of modern society sees them pour their sad and happy state of minds into their latest full-length, 'Sad Happy'.
Reviews

EP REVIEW: Simple Creatures – Everything Opposite

The second wave of Simple Creatures EP’s has arrived in the fun-filled form of 'Everything Opposite'. Ready and raring to release new material a mere six months down the line, the supergroup sees Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus, originally of All Time Low and Blink-182 fame, taking the synth-pop sounds of 'Everything Opposite' to an extent that stretches to super strange spaces.
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