(A Very Musical) Favourites || October ’16

Okay so this monthly post is going to be a little bit different to the others, in that it’s going to focus on all my music loves of the month. I don’t know, for the most part October has been all about the music and very little of anything else, so you best grab your headphones…
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Lush Christmas 2016 || My Personal Faves

Halloween may be just around the corner, but head to a Lush store and you’re stepping into a wonderland of Christmas goodies, and I’m not just talking about the bath bombs. For me, Lush has really outdone themselves across the whole store. The bombs and bubble bars are all super exciting and I can’t wait to stock up on my bath time goodies, but with dreamy body lotions, tasty new lip scrubs and life saving cleansers, Lush Christmas 2016 as a whole is the best collection by far! Here are some of my faves.

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By The Sea – Dreamland, Margate || Live Review

Here’s a piece I recently wrote for Vulture Hound, find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/10/by-the-sea-festival-dreamland-margate-festival-review/

Last year saw Margate’s newly re-opened amusement park, Dreamland, host Hot Chip and Foals as headliners for the first ever By The Sea Festival. The seaside town put on two nights of shows, with its success sparking interest for another show in 2016. Headliners this year included Wild Beasts andSuper Furry Animals on Friday, with Bat For Lashes and Wolf Alice on Saturday.

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The Wytches – All Your Happy Life || Album Review

Here’s a piece I recently wrote for Vulture Hound. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/09/the-wytches-all-your-happy-life-album-review/

The Wytches have come full throttle with their second album All Your Happy Life, taking on a grungey note of psychedelia and inviting us in to a warped world of mayhem. With main inspiration coming from their changed perspective of English life, seeing it in a new light since the release of their debut (Annabel Dream Reader) in 2014, this album comes across as an exploration of a newer self. From intensified guitar and enraged vocals to slower, slacker-rock, The Wytches rock all over the place, in a mishap manner that only they can pull off.

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Temples of Youth || VH Artist of the Week (26/09/16)

Here’s a piece I wrote for Vulture Hound a little while back. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/09/artist-of-the-week-260916-temples-of-youth/

Now we’re done with festivals in the sun and dancing under blue skies, it’s time for the comedown. However it’s not all doom and gloom, the music world never stops going and while we might not be camping out in fields any time soon, there’s plenty of acts to see in venues nearby.

If you are indeed looking for something to soothe your festival blues, Winchester duo Temples of Youth might just be the band for you. Continue reading “Temples of Youth || VH Artist of the Week (26/09/16)”

Submariner – The Talking Heads, Southampton || Live Review

Here’s a piece I wrote for Vulture Hound a little while back. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/09/submariner-the-talking-heads-southampton-live-review/

The relocation of The Talking Heads in Southampton has definitely served the venue well – easier to find, closer to the train station, open for business more than ever. Bands pour in and out of this venue, both local and those from afar. Last week the venue saw Submariner, an indie band hailing from the South Coast of the UK, celebrate the release of their debut EP, In The Dark.

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Favourites || September ’16

September may have been the month in which I spent more money than I should have done. Mind you, there are absolutely no regrets. I saw the month through, all while treating myself and having a great time. Worth it. Anyway here’s some of my favourite bits and pieces…

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