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”
If anything is going to grab my attention when browsing for the latest albums available for review, it’s this statement:
“This must be up someone’s street…”
A little while ago I received several emails from Chalk Press Agency about an artist called Declan McKenna. After getting over my birthday relaxation period, I finally took notice of these emails and listened to his latest track (after all, they had been ever so kind last year having sent me a private link to The Big Moon’s Formidable video prior to its release). I thoroughly enjoyed what I heard, he puts his passion for music and politics together in such an ingenious way, stating the problems of the world, while giving us something to sing about. Continue reading “Declan McKenna || VH Artist of the Week (23/01/17)”
By no means do I live a life of poverty, but neither do I live in luxury. I work just short of ‘full time’, write for free, and pay my own rent and bills etc. The standard. Yet I have a careless attitude when it comes to spending, treating myself a little too often, to the point that come the last week of the month I’m just about getting by.
Continue reading “My Budget and I”
When it comes to the new year, I’m personally still in a zone of vegging out for at least the first two weeks. Perhaps it’s because my birthday is on January 9th and I just can’t settle on a new healthy lifestyle routine before the day that I’m supposed to stuff my face with cake. However, that day has passed and I’m ready, not to create a new me, but to make this year the best it can be.
The debut album from Sundara Karma came out the other day and it is a massive moment for the band, definitely not one to be missed. Continue reading “Sundara Karma – Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect || VH Album Review”
Last month I reviewed Caught In Still Life, the debut album from Vaults and I fell in love with the captivating vocals and the immersive nature of the record. Continue reading “Vaults – Caught In Still Life || VH Album Review”
Oh lord, oh my giddy aunt, Ry X, you enchanting soul. I’ve been into Ry X’s music for a little while now, however in the last year or so I may have neglected him a little. This was until I found out there was an opportunity to get guest list through Vulture Hound for his recent UK tour. I just had to go to his show at Shepherds Bush.
If you’re up to date with my monthly favourites (or my constant tweets), you’ll know that I am absolutely head over heels in love with a gorgeous little band called The Big Moon. For this reason, when it came to my turn for picking Vulture Hound’s latest ‘Artist of the Week’, there was no better fit. Continue reading “The Big Moon || VH Artist of the Week (14/11/16)”
It’s been a fair few months since I had my first ever spa experience, (let alone a Lush Spa) and I think I ought to finally tell you about it all.
5th April 2016
It’s a sunny day in Poole, the Dorset town in which Lush was born 21 years ago. Its quaint little high street, matched with the stunning quays make for the perfect back drop for the most relaxing day of my life. The time between my train arriving and my treatment beginning offers me the opportunity to explore Poole, and take in its peaceful energy, yet there’s that little bit in the back of mind that’s anxious about the idea of a full body massage. Is it going to be weird? Am I wearing appropriate pants?