I started loving music from a very young age. Throughout school I played keyboard, participated in instrumental and the choir, plus played the recorder (well everyone at my school was forced to play!) and since high school I have been obsessed with listening to music.
Music has got me through many tough times. It got me through year 12 VCE (the last year of high school), and also the every day struggles of being a teenager/young adult. I have many favourite bands. Over the years I have definitely broadened my horizons with music. I used to just be into pop/punk/rock, and never listened to females (I don’t even know why), but now I have branched out and have surprisingly discovered lots of artists that don’t fall under this category. My top favourite band is a very obvious one, but I will list some of them below, and why I love them, in no particular order.
All Time Low
I’m not even sure how All Time Low became my favourite band, they just did. They continuously amazed me, still to this day they do. They are kind hearted, fun guys who like to make music. I have been lucky enough to see these guys play live 3 times, and they are one of the best bands I have seen live. They really communicate with the crowd which I think is a great thing. At one of their shows, they had a few people up on stage doing shots with them! (it was an over 18 event of course!)
I just love their beat, all their songs and the lyrics. They have got me through some tough times, I will always cherish them.
Panic! At The Disco
Wow. Where do I even begin with Panic!? They were one of the first bands I ever fell in love with, and listened to. I remember listening to “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “But It’s Better If You Do” on the way home on the bus from year 8 camp. Which was more than 10 years ago. Wow. I also had a massive crush on Brendon.
Brendon’s (the lead singers) voice is absolutely incredible. He can reach such high notes it is crazy. They are still bringing out new music to this day, and they keep getting better and better. Though, I will never stop loving their oldies. They are amazing live, I’ve seen them once, and will be seeing them again next month!
I think I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to Blink-182. I hate saying this, but I never used to like them at all! But one day I started listening to their music and I loved it. So catchy, funny and true. They soon became one of my top favourite bands.
I have seen Blink play twice in my life, and both of those times were in 3 days of each other. It was a crazy few days, let me tell you! One of the days was actually my Birthday!
Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy was one of the first bands I ever listened to. I absolutely love their music. I have been lucky to have seen them live twice! I am a massive fan of their older stuff, and always will be. They’re new music is good, but I enjoy their past music better. I really want to see them live again!
Being Me The Horizon
I never used to like ‘screamo’ or ‘hardcore’. Though I slowly started listening to Bring Me The Horizon more and more and loved them more and more. They are an incredible band. They just keep getting better and better with every album. They have even steered away from the hardcore side, which I really like even more. I know some people won’t agree with me, but this is my opinion.
One of my favourite songs of all time is one of their songs called ‘Deathbed’. There’s just something about that song that makes me forget everything else that’s going on.
I have seen these guys live once, and it was an absolutely amazing show, I would love so much to see them again.
My Chemical Romance
Another band I loved from the very beginning. ‘Teenagers’ is the ultimate My Chem song, and the one I played on repeat from the start. It is a real shame that they aren’t together any more, I never had a chance to see them live. My Chemical Romance was every emo kids dream band.
Yet another band I have loved from the very beginning. I also had a big crush on Pierre for some time (still do a little). All their albums are great and I love their pop-punk styled music. I have seen these guys twice and they never fail to put on a great show, and they love Melbourne! Though they probably say that to every city.
So steering away from the bands for a second, Owl City is a completely different style of music. Adam is a one-man-show and plays synth-pop & indie rock. I absolutely love his style of music, and always have since ‘Fireflies’. I have been obsessed with his music since then. I have also seen him live, and he was fantastic.
Twenty One Pilots
This is the band I am obsessed with at the moment. Good ol’ Twenty One Pilots. I love their style of music, and also the lyrics. I usually have their music blasting in my car on the way to work. They are touring Australia soon, I so badly want to see them but unfortunately I can’t go because I have work commitments..
Yungblud is a newbie I came across a couple of months ago. His music style and lyrics come across crazy and insane, and I seem to relate to a lot of his lyrics. My favourite song by him is ‘Polygraph Eyes’ which is practically a story of a girl being sexually assaulted. I know that sounds weird, but go listen to it and you will understand.
These guys literally got my through year 11 & 12 (the last two years of high school). I was literally obsessed with these guys. I had posters of them stuck on my walls, I constantly had my earphones in listening to them and they were all I could think about, at the time. Short Stack were punk/pop/rock and I was very much in love with Shaun, the lead singer. He is now married and has a kid, so I think me and him are off the table now. Sadly Short Stack no longer are together. RIP.
Marina and the Diamonds
Two Door Cinema Club