15 Mar

Hey everybody! It’s been a while. How have you been? I suspect that some of you have grown beards and had kids since the last time we spoke.

Just to let you all know (I say all, I have no idea if anybody is reading this), You Heard It Here First is currently hibernating.

There are a million and one reasons for why I’ve not been posting about new music in the past few months but the main (and most important) reason is simply due to time restraints, I can no longer commit to the level of what I used to do. I started the blog up when I was at uni and hammered it when I was unemployed. The sad fact is that due to full time hours and a busy social life, I don’t have the time to put into discovering new music as much as I used to.

As a result, I don’t want to sell myself short because I only write about bands that I like. I have never written about anything to be popular or cool like other blogs. Simply put, I don’t have the time to put in and I don’t want to have a regularly updated crap blog when I can have a great one. I just need to figure out how the hell I’m going to do that.

So, for the time being, this is it. Not a goodbye, just a see you later sorta thing. In the meantime, follow me on Twitter and send me your music. I’m by no means turning my back on it, just taking the monkey off my shoulder for a bit.

Thanks to everyone for the comments and for putting up with my lazy journalistic style. I think this video says it all really…

So long, farewell. Auf Weidersehen, goodbye.


Wu Lyf

10 Feb

Make no mistake, Wu Lyf will be huge! Of all the ‘bands to watch out for in 2011’ bands that you’ve read about everywhere – this is one that are genuinely going places. That’s not to say that the others aren’t. It’s just to say with 100% confidence that Wu Lyf are the dog’s dangly bits!


11 Jan

MINKS bring to the table euphoric misery. That is neither a compliment or insult. It’s a description of their sound. Here are a band that manage to sound uplifting but at the same time, leave you feeling sombre.

If I was to liken MINKS to a situation in modern life, I would say their sound is the musical equivalent of being beaten up by the most beautiful girl in the world. Being kicked in the man area hurts but at least you have a nice view to soften the blow.

There’s a chat up line for all you single people to use…

MINKS – Kusmi


6 Jan

You may recall that I wrote about┬áModestep┬álast summer and spoke of their kerfuffle with EMI regarding an Enya clearance that they tried to get. EMI tried to shut them down completely. Well, how they must be feeling now. Since then, Modestep’s popularity has grown at an alarming rate. With no releases and just a couple of DJ sets here and there, they have managed to gain almost 30,000 fans on Facebook off their own back.

Cee Le Green – Fuck You (Modestep remix)

The video (see below) for their debut single ‘Feel Good’ was posted up as a Christmas treat for fans and was viewed by over one million people in less than a week. Hats off.

Since then, they have been placed on the Radio 1 playlist and are gaining fans across the world quicker than you can say “wobble-wobble”. Their debut single is available to download on February 7th on UKF (a dubstep YouTube channel-cum-label that signed the band). Watch it explode!

Does the music make you feel good?


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