gig review: darwin deez
I have to apologise people - my posts are probably going to get weirdly sporadic as I have exams coming up, so I will hit periods of high productivity or procrastination followed by nothing. I really am sorry and I apologise in advance. I have too many outlets and ideas and as such this has taken a bit of a backseat. This apology is just a warning and/or formality, who knows if anyone reads this...
A Musical Letter To My Nine Year Old Self: Humble...
As I draw closer to the impending conclusion of my childhood (I’m going to be 21 in less than 3 months), I have found myself thinking about how my musical tastes have dramatically changed. So whilst I’m procrastinating from revision, I have decided that I’m going to write a series of blogs: one about my younger music taste self, my parents musical influences, the myspace years...
gig review: the internet + kilo kish
Gig review pre-amble: I haven’t had a lot of time for this blog in the past couple of weeks - Why you ask? Who knows really, I just find myself pre-occupied with dreaming and trying to finish songs, even DJ-ing has taken a backseat. I guess the spectrum of the satisfaction of being the object writing the blog vs. the subject of the blog is shifting more in favour of the latter so I better...
my degree took over my life a little bit, but hold tight…
five reasons why the BRITs have completely lost...
So it’s the morning after the self-satisfactory random award giving ceremony charade that we used to call the BRITs. Somewhere in the country, record company executives are waking up smug, critics confused and PR teams sitting analyzing Ben Howard’s SEO statistics. I used to like the Brits, but maybe as I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve become more of music industry...
DOPE OF THE DAY Peace - Scumbag It’s...
the post-exam comedown
Finally exams ended and I’ve been so busying trying to rectify and restore normal order including my sleeping and eating patterns. Hoping to go to some more gigs and I’ve bought a mini recording studio because I’m AWESOME. I am trying as much as possible to do as much musical stuff. Here’s a playlist of what has been keeping me sane - pre and post exams. Also HAPPY...
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?– Here’s my Spotify playlist that’s got most of the wonderful musical treats that 2012 has served us. Missing from that list is Jamie xx - Reconsider mix Shift Key - Thong Song mix Cape Cod - We Don’t Have To I couldn’t include some of the cool newer bands on...
hype albums of 2013 #iftheapocalypsedoesntcome
Been long overdue a long post - but hopefully since it’s now the holidays and I will be on my way back to London, I should have more time to post. (This probably won’t happen, so please don’t hold me to this!) The tail end of 2012 has been a bit of a dry spell in terms of new releases but we have lots to be excited for in 2013, bands seem to be coming out - left, right and...
on the first day of christmas, my true love gave to me… a christmas...–
DOPE OF THE DAY Peace - All I Want For...
i interviewed mikill pane - he's a cool guy →
gig review : spector + swim deep + luls
I don’t have a lot of time to write this review as I should actually be doing work. So I’ve put a timer on my phone and when 15 mins is up, I have to stop and move onto my work for my Caribbean Francophone Writing seminar. As you do. What seems like an eternity ago, I went and saw Spector. It was actually a month ago so not that long. Here’s what I learnt. Be on time for gigs....
we have no time to stop and stare– Been illegally busy this week, running Open Mics, going down to Londoninium, singing in public (LOLWUT), and spending far too much time in the library. Also got to interview Mikill Pane and got the new VLAD EP - Gamma which you should all check out. Here’s what’s been keeping me sane!
gig review : everything everything + fiction
Been meaning to write about this gig for a little while. The second of my week of gigs was Everything Everything at Rescue Rooms. Supporting Everything Everything was the funked up four-piece, Fiction whose song, Big Things stood out amongst their set. With bouncy basslines, and a Hot Chip-esque synth line, Big Things was a bright slice of smart pop sensibility that won me over. Then came...
DOPE OF THE DAY Girl on Campus - Somnate “Who’s this? And why are you listening to it?” my mate said to me one evening with a slight accusing tone. “Well you are in my room so my music rules go, plus I’m not sure who the artist is, he randomly started following me on Twitter today.” I replied. “It’s good - I like it. Play more.” She...
gig review : peace
My mate usually manages to write whole reviews during the course of a gig. Not sure how he does it, but it was physically impossible to do for Peace. “MA - MA - MA - MA - MA - MA - MA -MAAAADNESS” - (Bellamy, 2012). I think that’s the only way to describe Peace’s gig, which made Palma Violets’ gig earlier this month look tame. Having been warmed up suitably by the...
gig review : life in film + wanderlings
Been to a crazy number of gigs in the past eight days or so feels like I’ve been on a grand headline tour of The Bodega and Rescue Rooms. I hadn’t actually planned to go to this gig but my housemate persuaded me otherwise. I had heard about and talked about the support band, Wanderlings before on my blog, so I thought that it would be a darn sight better than uni work. They...
DOPE OF THE DAY Why You Running Away? (Demo) -...
gig review : palma violets + childhood
There were a lot of firsts on the night of the 1st of October. It was the first time I wasn’t alone at a gig up here in Nottingham. It was the first time that a band (sort of) lived up to their hype. Ok, I lied. There were two firsts. Armed with the new friends I had made whilst waiting around at the door of Bodega, we drank cider in new found camaraderie. Childhood were on first -...
DOPE OF THE DAY Aaliyah - R U That Somebody (The D.A Dirty South UKG Bootleg) I’ve told you guys that I am a massive sucker and a huge believer in the power of the remix - it can often breathe new life into old songs or rescue a dire song. The Restless Souls mix of Dynamite, Nero’s mix of MJ Cole’s Sincere, the Gil Scott-Heron/Jamie xx remix album, Artful Dodger’s Sisqo...
DOPE OF THE DAY Everything Everything - Cough Cough I hate to say I told you so but I warned you that Everything Everything would blindside everyone with their new tunes. The experience of listening to a new Everything Everything song is exciting, I’ve had it on repeat for the past 15 minutes just so I can make sense of it all and still I haven’t understood all of what my ears...