Ahhhh! So Parahoy! was the most amazing experience ever. End of story, end of review.
No, but seriously, when I say that it’s the best thing I have ever done, and probably will ever do, that’s no exaggeration. At this point, I don’t even think the birth of my first child could top it (sorry, future kids!). I will admit, I’ve never been one for a first-person account, but part of what made Parahoy! so truly special was the way everyone was invited to weave their own individual story on board. What was simply astounding - and potentially unrivalled - was the level of togetherness it provided. For us, as fans, for me, as a writer, and of course, for the bands. There is literally no other experience for music fans on Earth of the magnitude that the hosts, Sixthman, provide, and in all honesty it felt incredibly surreal throughout. For that reason, in order to do its personal elements justice, I needed to introduce this epic adventure (that I never wanted to end!) by speaking from the heart.
With the trip being so long and incorporating so many performances from the 6 bands, the DJs and the comedians, here are the highlights!
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For over a decade, Hayley Williams has been proving the critics wrong. Sexism and a male-dominated music industry immediately labelled Paramore as just another No Doubt copycat. Critics were quick to compare Hayley to Gwen Stefani, unable to see beyond her gender and see that she’s less Stefani and more Freddie Mercury, especially during live performances, when she electrifies crowds like a thunder storm of bubble-gum spunk and roaring vocals.
Perhaps Hayley is a rock ‘n’ roll super hero or Lisbeth Salander-tinged heroine, but what cannot be debated is her ability to inspire through infectious music that’s about as perfectly pop as cotton candy at the County Fair. Hayley is the exception to the rule: straight edge, vocally talented, and driven to succeed with her music rather than her behavior on the “scene.” If the recently wrapped 'Paratour' is any indication of the future, she seems to destined to continue shattering the glass ceiling, hanging with the boys, and proving that being genuine is the most valuable currency in life.
As if you didn’t love her enough already, here are five reasons why Hayley Williams is a true role model for the millions of teenagers chasing their dreams and following in her footsteps.
Paramore have released their awesome new music video for "Ain’t It Fun," which can be viewed by clicking read more.
Okay, we know it’s only January, but is it too soon to maybe call this the best tour of 2014?!
Paramore and Fall Out Boy have announced they will be heading out on a co-headlining tour this summer.
Find out if the tour is coming through to your town below. Support will come from New Politics.
Watch Paramore perform their new single "Ain’t It Fun" on the season finale of The Voice below.
2013 has been an especially good year for music. From newcomers to long-established artists, independent releases to massive commercial hits, the last twelve months has been a relentless torrent of incredible albums. It hasn’t been easy trying to pick our favorites, which means the ones that made it are extra special.
So, without further ado, here are our top ten albums of 2013:
Paramore have released their new music video for "Daydreaming," which can be viewed by clicking read more.
Paramore are currently touring across the country on their highly-anticipated Self-Titled Tour and ATP! were lucky enough to snap some great photos when the Tennessee trio rolled into San Diego, CA last week at the Viejas Arena.
Remaining dates and ticket information for The Self-Titled Tour can be found here.
Paramore kicked off "The Self-Titled Tour" last night (October 15th) in Seattle, WA.
Curious to see what the band is playing? You can check out their set list by clicking read more.
Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams has revealed the band will release a new music video for "Daydreaming" in lieu of their planned "Ain’t It Fun" video.
A message from Hayley can be found by clicking read more.
German electronic producer/DJ, Zedd’s new single "Stay The Night," featuring Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams is out now and can be streamed by clicking read more.
Paramore took to the stage earlier this evening in London, England as part of this year’s iTunes Festival.
The Tennessee trio performed the tracks "Last Hope" and "Part II," both of which the band had never been played before live until their current UK and European tour.
So what are you waiting for? Watch the footage from the show by clicking read more.