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7 releases you won’t believe turn 5 years old in 2019

You can accomplish a lot in 5 years, progressing from the BBC Radio 1 Stage, right up to headlining the Main Stage, a university degree and more. Just think back to what you were doing five years ago, were you rocking out to these releases?

Foo Fighters – ‘Sonic Highways’

Foo’s eighth studio album, ‘Sonic Highways’ blessed us with the tracks ‘Something From Nothing’, ‘Congregation’ and ‘Outside’. Dave travelled across eight cities in the United States to talk to musicians, recording engineers, record producers and others to discuss the city’s musical history; which he then interpreted into the song’s lyrics.

You Me At Six – ‘Cavalier Youth’

It’s hard to believe YMA6’s huge fourth album, ‘Cavalier Youth’ is five years old already. Their instantly recognisable stadium-filling choruses, rolling drums and epic guitars ensure you’re always coming back for more from the Surrey band.

Anderson .Paak – ‘Venice’

Glitchy beats, keyboard washes and Paak’s signature vocal style make ‘Venice’ an unforgettable album. This was one of the freshest drops in 2014, and dare we say it… ahead of its time?! Yeah, we said it.

Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’

Turbocharged, heavy-riffing, blast-worthy, crank it up to 11, good old-fashion rock and roll. The juggernaut choruses on this record mean that the Brighton-band deserve to have their faces on a wall of fame or something similar – maybe we could pin them to a tent at the festival? Either way, this still slaps 5 years on.

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Quiet Is Violent’

Only a true Bandito will have this in their collection, released in August 2014 the ‘Quiet Is Violent’ EP features six various live versions and remixes of songs from the ‘Vessel’ album. The live recordings on this will have you wishing you could fast-forward time to Reading Fest.


Charli XCX – ‘Sucker’

After having the summer hit of the year with ‘Boom Clap’ and lending her vocals to Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’, it was only right that Charli dropped one of the most underrated bops of 2014. Someone fetch our wig from the back of the crowd when this goes OFF this year, please?

Mura Masa – ‘Soundtrack To A Death’

Dreamy minimal synth hits and clean percussion absorb you into Mura Masa’s ‘Soundtrack To A Death’. If you’ve not treated yourself to this one before, we recommend whacking on ‘Hell’, this is a 10/10 banger that’ll have your hips shaking and ass on the floor, or maybe that was just us on Friday night. Whatever.

Update your playlists with some of these 5-year-old belters and then we’ll see you down the front in August. Sound like a plan? You better make sure your tickets are snapped up and in your bag then.

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