Sunday, 31 August 2014
001. This week I've decided to do a little round-up of a few albums I've been listening to on repeat recently. So many of my favourite artists have been releasing new albums lately, so I thought I should a few of my top picks with you.
002. Milky Chance, Sadnecessary: This album is really cool to listen to. I would describe it as chilled-folky-electronic. The German duo behind the band are doing great things and have just been announced for the Falls Festival line-up too (which is AMAZING). Some of my favourite songs from the album are Stunner, Flashed Junk Mind and Down By The River.
003. Angus and Julia Stone (Self Titled Album): If you haven't heard of this talented brother and sister duo before, where have you been! So far I have adored every single album they have produced and this one is no exception. Seriously, both of their voices are so beautiful to listen to and have a really rock/folky vibe to them. My top picks from the album are My Word For It, a Heartbreak, Heart Beats Slow and Little Whiskey... actually scratch all that, the whole album is the best thing you will hear all day.
004. Asgeir, In the Silence: I was lucky enough to see this talented man at Splendour last month. His voice and music is incredible, and so beautiful to listen to. Probably the only artist on my iPod that is from Iceland too (just a fun fact). iTunes does a pretty good job summing up the genre saying "Asgeir specializes in soulful and intimate, electronic-tinged indie folk songs," and if that description alone doesn't make you want to go and listen to this album, I don't know what will. Favourite songs from the album are In The Silence, King and Cross, In Harmony and Going Home.
005. Sticky Fingers, Land of Pleasure: Another recent favourite band of mine... like I mean I've been obsessed with them probably all year now. Their sound is an ultra cool mix of reggae rock. They are super great live too, one of my favourite acts from Splendour. I'd also like to give an honourable mention to their previous album Caress Your Soul, which was very cool. My top picks from this new album are Gold Snafu, Just For You, Rum Rage and Dreamland.
006. Hope you liked this little music post and that it wasn't too long. I would love to hear what you have been listening to lately, pop your recommendations in the comments. I''ll have outfit posts returning by next weekend when I get a camera again!
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
1. go on a road trip to the beach and set up a blanket fort in the boot
2. explore your city and find rooftops for adventures
3. go out for breakfast at new cafes, with good food and good coffee
4. watch the sunrise/sunset on the beach under a blanket
5. sleep outside in a treetop fort (maybe hard to achieve, but still super cool)
6. have a picnic with lots of fresh food goodness
001. Lately I've been trying hard to save all my pennies but am getting a bit sick of hanging around at home. This post is just some inspiration to get some creative juices flowing for affordable, achievable adventures. Tell me what you think of them, or if you have any of your own ideas to add!
Sunday, 10 August 2014
001. As promised... some film snaps from the most magical three days of my life. Splendour is so hard to explain... it is honestly like a new little world in there, filled with music, dancing and good vibes. This was my first time making the short trip down to Byron for the festival and I have decided that I want to go every year from now on. I saw an insane number of cool music people over the weekend so I'm going to try and give a quick day-by-day summary of it all.
002. The first day of Splendour started off with the DMA's, grooving to Kite String Tangle and having a rad time at Ball Park Music (who always put on an amazing show). We saw Asgeir, who was very cool and very cute, ending almost every song with a little 'thankyou' in his Icelandic accent. Then moved on to Kelis, to make some milkshakes. Angus and Julia Stone were a definite highlight of Friday, I've loved their music for a few years now so it was so lovely to see them live. And of course, we ended the Friday night with headliners, Outkast, shaking it like a polaroid picture.
003. Saturday was possibly even better. Starting with a bit of Circa Waves, then moving on to Sticky Fingers (complete with the experience of sitting on a strangers shoulders and confetti). We saw the super babe that is Sky Ferreira and Future Islands, who have the coolest frontman ever. Foals were incredible... probably in my opinion a better choice than Two Door Cinema Club who they were replacing (even though I love them too). We then ended the night with a little bit of Rufus and Vance Joy.
004. By Sunday feet were aching and sleep deprivation was beginning to catch up, but it was the last day of Splendour so of course you ignore all that. The Sunday lineup was amazing. In the morning we caught The Creases, Skaters, D.D Dumbo, a little bit of Jungle and Sam Smith (who covered an Arctic Monkeys song and made me excited). Grouplove was insane, one of my favourite acts of the whole three days. Then Chvrches, Hilltop Hoods, Foster the People and Lily Allen. Such an amazing group of acts to end the weekend!
005. Wow, sorry that was a lot of writing... Posting this has made me miss Splendour even more. Tell me if you went too, or if you have ever seen any of these performers live, I'd love to hear!