Strandberg Boden OS 6 First Impressions

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Strandberg Boden OS 6 First Impressions This Week In Music we check out the Strandberg Boden OS 6 headless guitar! This is a pretty unusual instrument so I was pretty keen to film my reactions. I totally wasn't expecting this! The Plini signature Strandberg I discovered Plini in the last few years and he has become one of my all-time favourite guitar players. Since I first ... Read More

‘The Human Condition’ by Jon Bellion – Album Review

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Don't judge 'The Human Condition' by it's cover This Week In Music I talk about Jon Bellion's album 'The Human Condition'. If you can forgive the Disney vibes on the cover, this is a great album! Watch the video below to find out why I think you should give it a listen: The making of 'Guillotine' 'Guillotine' is one of my favourite tracks ... Read More

Ariana Grande Is A Dangerous Woman

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Ariana Grande is a Dangerous Woman Somehow, I missed this album in 2016. I knew it had come out. I knew what the cover looked like. I just didn't listen to it. Check out This Week In Music to find out why that was a big mistake! About the AuthorMatt StuartMatt Stuart is the founder of Activate Music Academy. A guitarist and ... Read More

Is Ed Sheeran Dividing His Fans?

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Is Ed Sheeran dividing his fans? 'Divide' is finally here! I've asked a lot of my musician friends what they thought of it and they all had similar opinions. I've listened to the album a lot since it was released last week and I've finally made up my mind; I love the album, but I'm not sure if I like ... Read More

Why Chance The Rapper’s Grammy Win Is Important For Musicians

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Why Chance The Rapper's Grammy win is important for musicians I'd heard of Chance The Rapper, but I hadn't paid enough attention. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I didn't actually listen to his album Coloring Book until after he won three Grammy's. Chance was nominated for seven, but ended up walking away with: Best New Artist Best Rap Album Best ... Read More

How Clean Bandit Caught My Attention

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Collaboration is king Discovering Clean Bandit for the first time really reminded me of how important it is for artists to collaborate with each other. It's a great opportunity to expose yourself to an audience that might not have heard you otherwise. I've talked before about how much I love Anne-Marie as a vocalist, so when I saw that she was ... Read More

Are you down with Marian Hill?

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Is it love at first sight? Apple introduced me to Marian Hill. I was watching one of their Airpods advertisements on YouTube and was immediately hooked by the song. Glitchy vocals, great melodies; I had to find this artist! 'Down' by Marian Hill was the track that caught my attention. It's the first track on the album and I think it's the ... Read More

Is Hamilton Hype???

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14 hours well spent I'd heard about Hamilton. I'd heard how it was one of the biggest new musicals on broadway. I'd heard how it had taken a topic that seemed extremely dry and boring, turning it into a story that kept you on the edge of your seat for the whole show. I was determined to find out everything I ... Read More