5 Seconds of Summer: The Unstoppable Foursome

, 11:01 am PT by | No comments

It hasn't even been four years since they were a band but 5 Seconds of Summer has achieved levels of success previously unknown to mankind.

The Australian band first gained momentum in 2012 following the release of their debut EP Unplugged, which caught the attention of One Direction stars Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. Their big break came when they were hired to be One Direction's opening act on their global Take Me Home Tour, which led to them being noticed by music industry big-shots and eventually earned them their first record deal with Universal's Capitol Records...

Read

Interview: Allen Evangelista from 'Project Almanac'

, 6:55 pm PT by | No comments

Allen Evangelista is a face television fans will recognise. Having risen to prominence playing FireWire in Zoey 101 and Henry Miller in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Allen is now heading to the big screen in exciting sci-fi thriller Project Almanac.

"Project Almanac is about a group of friends who stumble upon blueprints to build a time machine. It asks the question, 'What would you do if you had that kind of power?'" Allen told Musichel in an exclusive interview. "I'm extremely excited about Project Almanac's potential. I think it's going to surprise a lot of people." Spearheaded by Transformers director Michael Bay, the film explores time travel—a subject that has provided the foundation for a slew of Hollywood films over the past decades—in a way the world has never...

Read

UNEARTHED: 'Lost' by Gentle Bones

, 8:27 pm PT by | No comments

UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Lost" by Gentle Bones

Genre: Indie pop

Description: Born and raised in the sunny island of Singapore, Joel Tan aka Gentle Bones has been making serious waves in the Singaporean music industry over the past year with his self-written music. With his debut EP charting at #1 (which includes chart-topping singles “Until We Die”, “Elusive” and “Save Me”) on Singapore’s iTunes charts, Gentle Bones is a hidden gem that the rest of the world needs to discover.

For fans of: Ed Sheeran, The Civil Wars, Jayesslee

"Lost" is a song for easy listening and is perfect for a slow rainy day...

Read

UNEARTHED: 'Tonight' by Chasing Grace

, 7:33 pm PT by | No comments

UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Tonight" by Chasing Grace

Genre: Indie pop

Description: Hailing from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, four-piece band Chasing Grace (Phil Plested, Grace Ackerman, Phil Leigh and Matt Holmes) are old school friends who have been making music together for over four years.

For fans of: Mumford and Sons, James Arthur, Jessie Ware

"Tonight" by Chasing Grace is the perfect road trip anthem. Oozing youth and freedom with hard drum beats and clever lyrics, the song was produced by one of the hottest producers today: Naughty Boy...

Read

Rising Stars: The Superstars of 2015

, 8:32 pm PT by | No comments

Extraordinary talent deserves to be recognised. Returning for the third consecutive year is Musichel's annual Rising Stars feature, where we highlight musicians and actors who have what it takes to be the next big things of 2015.

Before we reveal the five personalities for this year, we'd like to recap last year's nominees: actress Kira Kosarin, American boy band IM5, actress/singer Dove Cameron, British singer-songwriter Brad Kavanagh and Australian pop-rock band Set in Motion. All of these incredibly talented people have accomplished a lot in 2014 and we couldn't be prouder of them.

Now, here are our Rising Stars that will surely—excuse the internet jargon—SLAY in 2015!


Sofia Carson

Photo: Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images

21 year old singer-songwriter Sofia Carson has been m...

Read

'Girl Meets World' reunion episode brings nolstagic 'feels'

, 3:47 pm PT by | No comments

Disney Channel has been teasing fans with a reunion of Boy Meets World characters on Girl Meets World for the longest time, and while some original cast members have already appeared on the spin-off series, this week's episode marks the biggest reunion on the show thus far.

We've seen Cory's grade school nerdy nemesis Stuart Minkus, we've seen Cory's high school tormentor Harley Keiner and we've seen Cory's favourite teacher and neighbour Mr. Feeny. This week, in a Christmas-themed episode titled "Girl Meets Home for the Holidays", the Matthews clan celebrates Christmas with Grandpa Alan, Grandma Amy, Uncle Joshua and Uncle Shawn.

"Shawn's coming!" Cory exclaims before hanging a "Cory & Shawn 4-evah" ornament right in front of a Cory and Topanga wedding ornament on the Christmas tre...

Read

5 books that should be adapted into film

, 7:04 pm PT by | One comment

Name one film in 2014 that wasn't adapted from a book. Interstellar and Ouija are the only titles I can think of off the top of my head.

Hollywood has found its new key to high box office revenue: taking two-dimensional words on a page and transforming them into a three-dimensional production that tantalises the visual, auditory and emotional senses of the audience. With this in mind, major production studios have brought several best-selling novels to life, creating a magical experience for book lovers everywhere.

There are, however, immensely popular novels that have not made this transition from paper to silver screen. Take a look at some of these novels I feel should be adapted into film along with dream casts and vital scenes that should stay status quo.


Matched by Ally Condie

Op...

Read

Review: 'Marlisa' by Marlisa

, 7:08 pm PT by | No comments

Everyone is familiar with television music competition The X Factor, which has been adapted by many countries around the world. Fresh from Australia's X Factor competition is Marlisa Punzalan, who made Australian history this year when she became the youngest winner of The X Factor (Australia). The fifteen year old vocal powerhouse released her long-awaited self-titled debut album Marlisa on Nov 7, 2014.

Marlisa opens with "Stand by You", Marlisa's debut single which was her X Factor winner's single. The track was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association with over thirty-five thousand copies sold in Australia alone. A beautiful song with meaningful lyrics, "Stand by You" motivates each and every listener to love themselves...

Read

Recap: 2014 MTV EMA

, 9:28 pm PT by | No comments

MTV is known for its lavish award ceremonies and among its famed award shows is the annual MTV Europe Music Awards (better known to the public as the MTV EMAs). Held at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Nov 9, 2014, this year's EMA was hosted by "Anaconda" hit-maker Nicki Minaj. Read on as we recap our favourite parts of this year's EMA!

Stealing the show with her out-of-the-world wardrobe changes and her elaborate performances, Nicki blew our minds with a mash up of her hits "Anaconda" and "Super Bass". She also took the opportunity to debut her newest single "Bed of Lies", on which she was joined by singer-songwriter Skylar Grey .

America's iconic ponytail-wearer Ariana Grande let down her hair in Glasgow that night as she snagged not one but two awards: one for Best Song and another f...

Read

Review: Disney XD original movie 'Pants on Fire'

, 9:29 pm PT by | One comment

Recently, there has been a lot of hype surrounding Pants on Fire, Disney XD's second original movie in its five-year programming span, and unsurprisingly so: the film stars two of Disney's most recognisable faces. Fans will see Bradley Steven Perry of Good Luck Charlie and Mighty Med fame team up with Lab RatsTyrel Jackson Williams in this highly-anticipated teen adventure-comedy.

Pants on Fire follows 15 year old Jack Parker (Perry), who takes pride in his superior lying skills. His biggest lie to date is Mikey (Williams), a made-up friend whom he claims to tutor in order to get himself out of undesirable situations. All of a sudden, his perfectly made-up life crumples right in front of him as every lie he's ever told comes to life. Mikey? Check...

Read