I was lucky enough to get press for Common People festival again this year, and much like last time, my favourite part of the day was The Uncommon Stage. Local bands were full of raw… More
It’s the second week of my music diary, and to be really honest, I thought coming up with ten new tracks would be hard. Not so much. Within minutes of posting last week’s, I had already made up half of my playlist and it has been so stimulating for my music hungry brain. Yes, I am a little concerned about the upcoming week, but what I’ve found is that I’m planning to go to more gigs, looking into more artists and realising that my passion for music is never ending, so I really don’t think it will be too hard at all.
Here goes, my attempt to keep looking for new music to love and adore, whether it’s the latest tracks from the big bands, listening to recommendations from friends or just browsing through new artists myself. I’d like to make a new playlist each week with just a few songs I’m loving at that moment in time. It may be that some tracks are more current than others as I may find an album from a band that had previously missed my radar, so if their EP from 2012 piques my interest, then so be it.
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I recently reviewed Jen Gloeckner’s new album VINE for Vulture Hound and was fortunate enough to be sent a free copy of the record on vinyl, which clearly made me very happy.
Not too long ago, I was introduced to Meadowlark, a Bristol based duo with a sweet pop sound steeped in emotion. Having recently announced the upcoming release of their debut album (30th June), I took to Vulture Hound to feature the title track, ‘Postcards’ as Track of the Day.
It has been a while since I’ve connected to an album as strongly as I did with Tashaki Miyaki’s debut LP, The Dream. As soon as this album was put forward to the Vulture Hound team for review, I just had to take it. Dream pop? Shoegaze? Yes please. That’s my thing. Even one of the editors said he would have put at least £20 down on me taking it. I can only assume that, as a music journalist, being predictable in terms of music taste is a good thing, right?
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Just a few days ago I was introduced to Bruno Major, a songwriter with smooth vocals and brooding rhythms. I was immediately captivated and knew I had to feature him on Vulture Hound straight away. Having been sent a promo to his latest single (as part of a monthly series), I set out to put ‘Second Time’ as track of the day alongside its release on Friday. Continue reading “Bruno Major – Second Time || VH Track of the Day”
Following my review of Leif Vollebekk’s latest album, Stay Loose PR asked me to check out another band on their roster. This time it was Bristol based duo Meadowlark with their latest EP, Nocturnes. I think it’s safe to say I was hooked immediately.
I recently wrote a retrospective review of Kings of Leon’s third album Because of the Times, as part of Vulture Hound’s 10 Albums at 10 series. As you can probably guess it takes a look at ten albums from ten years ago, my choice being a Kings of Leon classic, with the likes of ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Charmer’ on the track-list.
It’s always nice to get a little recognition from a PR, to the point that they come directly to you in regards to reviewing one of their artists. It’s just the kind of ego boost that every writer needs. So when Ellie from Stay Loose sent me over Leif Vollebekk’s latest album Twin Solitude, I was absolutely up for giving it a listen.
It’s a Friday night, and I’ve turned up to The 1865 in Southampton on my own. There’s music playing, people coming together for a great cause. As I’m stood in the middle of a benefit show for someone I’ve only recently heard of, a flood of anxiety runs over me, why am I here? Is it bad that I came to see some bands I liked while other people came to support the cause? Continue reading “My Relationship With Music”