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Monday, 28 July 2014

BRAND NEW: JACK GARRATT

I feel like there's an overwhelming amount of great new music out at the moment, and during the weekend before last I went to Leefest, a small local festival where for just £70 for the whole weekend I got to bask in the sunlight, discover some great new music and camp out with a big group of friends.

The first act that I managed to see was Jack Garratt.

"i'm used to speaking on the internet, i'm not so good with words on the outernet"
Jack Garratt's debut EP 'Remnants' was out last week, his single 'Worry' was featured on Zane Lowe's radio 1 show, and a few seconds into his set, it was clear why he'd recieved so much attention before he'd even released his first EP.

Each track on Remnants has a completely different sound, which helps Garratt to avoid being pigeonholed into a single genre, and his music seems to swerve away from the familiar cookie-cutter style of pop that many singer-songwriters tend to go towards, and instead draws inspiration from a wide range of current alternative artists from Jamie Woon to Bon Iver to James Blake, which makes for a solid record.

The second track I Couldn't Want You Anyway is a standout track: a brutally honest ballad which, when played acoustically at Leefest, managed to completely silence an entire tent of casual listeners, however the whole EP has an air of sophistication that sets expectations high for his future releases.


Remnants EP is out now on Turn First Records.

E x

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

one last call for alcohol

It's such a relief to say... my exams are finally over.

It cannot be good for somebody my age to be so unbelievably stressed, but in the days since I sat my last disastrous exam , I've had the chance to spend a lot of time with my friends (which I appreciate even more after hardly seeing them for the large part of a month) as well as visiting Chatham Dockyard, Marina Abramovic's exhibiton 512 Hours at the Serpentine Gallery, seeing the new film Belle. and began watching Game of Thrones.

Expect much more frequent blogging in the next couple of months!

( any friends with benefits/ the office us fans will know why)

E x




Saturday, 10 May 2014

may music

I meant to do a full blog post about some songs that I'm really into at the moment, but it turns out that AS exams (and life events in general) take up a lot of time, so with the help of Polyvore, I've put together a bit of a playlist with most of the songs I've been obsessing over.

may music


E x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

BRAND NEW: LEAKED LANA DEL REY TRACK

A new song from Lana del Rey was leaked in the early hours of yesterday, and while it sounds more a lot like the billions of previously unreleased tracks you can find on YouTube, it has a new, upbeat-disco sound that we've never heard from Ms. Grant before. Click below to listen to the full track and tell us what you think!


E x

Monday, 24 March 2014

BRAND NEW: NEW MUSIC FROM THE BLACK KEYS

The new music just keeps on coming at the moment, this time from blues-garage-rock act The Black Keys.

This track is from their eighth (!) studio album, Turn Blue, which is released on May 13th. It's slightly less immediately catchy than the singles from their last album, but still has that distinctly Black Keys-esque bass, this time with more of a 60s vibe.

Check out the track below, and feel free to leave a comment to tell me what you think!


E x

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

MIXTAPE: GET HOME


  1. BIPOLAR SUNSHINE - FIRE
  2. BEN HOWARD - ESMERELDA
  3. THE BEATLES - DEAR PRUDENCE
  4. TOM BARNES - MANY MOONS
  5. BASTILLE - GET HOME
  6. ALT J - TARO
  7. ANYA MARINA - SATELLITE HEART
  8. COLDPLAY - SEE YOU SOON
  9. LONDON GRAMMAR - STRONG
  10. JONSI & ALEX - HAPPINESS
  11. ALT J - BLOODFLOOD
  12. ARCADE FIRE - SONG ON THE BEACH
  13. AQUALUNG - STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL (I'LL PUT A SPELL ON YOU)