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So many of our members have moved on to further education focusing on music and music technology and most are still performing regularly on the local or wider music scene.
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Enjoy these images from our final gig on 20 December 2014 by fabulous local photographer Warren Millar.

Green Day '¡DOS!' review

When Green Day announced the album trilogy Billie said that '¡UNO!' what a new start of life, and the start of something, '¡DOS!' would as they said it be "more garage rock—a little dirtier, like you're in the middle of the party", showing that every ones life is full of mistakes and just having fun, and '¡TRÉ!' would be the end of life and the trilogy itself. People should expect to hear the more fun and fast songs on '¡DOS!' and the sad ones on '¡TRÉ!'. With this idea in mind I am going to review the second instalment of Green Day's album Trilogy, '¡DOS!'.

'¡DOS!' has many songs on it that backs up my point about what the album is about, for example 'F**k Time', 'Lady Cobra' and 'Amy", which is about Amy Winehouse and her drug-related death. This album accommodates the more fast songs that 'Insomniac' fans would want to listen to.

My favourite songs on '¡DOS!' are 'F**k Time' and 'Night Life' I like 'F**k Time' because it's showing that a typical life isn't perfect and it's about making mistakes, I like 'Night life' because it a whole new type of music that the band has never done before, it also has a female singer called Lady Cobra. I also quite like the song 'Lazy bones' because it's one of the only songs on the album that isn't fast, however it isn't sad.

My least favorite songs on '¡DOS!' are 'Makeout party' and 'When The Red Lights Flash' I don't like 'Makeout Party' because it's just basically 'East Jesus Nowhere' on '21st Century breakdown' infact I learnt to play 'Makeout Party' on guitar without looking it up, just from knowing 'East Jesus Nowhere'. I don't like 'When The Red Lights Flash' because it doesn't feel like a song, it feels like just guitar playing.

One thing I do want to point out about this new album is that there are a lot of songs, that sounds like other people's songs, 'Wild One' sounds like 'Super Sonic' by Oasis on 'Definitely Maybe' and 'Stray heart' sounds like 'Are You Gunna Be My Girl?' by Jet on 'Get Born'

Green Day have released one single for this album so far and released one music video for the same song, 'Stray Heart' to be really honest it is quite a weird music video that is funny too.

If I had to pick out of the two albums so far I'd pick '¡UNO!' because it has so many better songs, however i do recomend that if you're an old Green Day fan then you'll like this. I'll review '¡TRÉ!' when it comes out next month which I can't wait for because I think Green Day do good slow songs better than they do fast, but until then thank you for reading my review and giving me your time :)

Written by James Swift - AAA Member, Blogger, Songwriter.