So it’s been a while since I last talked about a track that I was obsessed with but I’ve certainly got one. I’ve listened to January Wedding by The Avett Brothers five times already in the last hour!!
I was introduced to The Avett Brothers a few weeks back when my boyfriend covered this track at a charity gig with some friends. It’s so lovely don’t you think? And always good to hear a bit of banjo in a song!
I couldn’t find a video for it and didn’t want to share a live version but I don’t think you need pictures….just enjoy the music:
If you haven’t already realised, I’ve got a bit of a thing for female vocalists.
The voice which is currently soothing my soul, comes from Daughter. I’ve been listening to her stuff for a while now but we bought her debut album, If You Leave, this weekend and it is absolutely beautiful. The sound overall is haunting and atmospheric, but mostly very easy to listen to. Just what you need on a Sunday night.
I posted about the wonderful SYKES some time ago with one of their other tracks, if you didn’t see it then you can check it out here.
I absolutely love their new track, Out of Your Hands. More appropriately it is a song that is hard to get out of your head!
Produced, recorded and mixed by the wonderful Cam Blackwood at Voltaire Studios – who has worked with the likes of Florence and the Machine, Take That, The Horrors, Hurts, CSS, Paolo Nutini, Blood Red Shoes, Primary 1, We are Scientists and Alabama 3 – it is probably safe to say they were in good hands!
Check out the video below and if you like it, head over to their website where you can get yourself a free download of it. Be sure to check them out on Facebook too.
Right. First up, I know….but for some reason I just can’t help but love Taylor Swift’s latest stuff. In my defence, it is an amazingly catchy song!
This new found love for the lovely Taylor started with the fact that one of my friend’s is actually obsessed with her music. And I mean to a somewhat unbelievable degree. Anytime you get in a car with her, you can guarantee what will be playing. But that’s ok, we’ve learnt to accept and grow our own love for it. Well, after hearing I knew you were trouble anyway!
I’ve encountered all sorts of people recently who ordinarily wouldn’t even dream of liking a Taylor Swift song who love this song. Therefore I’ve decided it’s okay. The fact that her album has been on in my car A LOT of late, should probably just be left by the wayside. After all it is my favourite new guilty pleasure.
Anyways, I’m sure you’ve heard this but just in case you haven’t, check it out below and enjoy some perfectly perfect pop goodness :)
Amazing Punjabi-Pakistani food from Needo in Whitechapel (everyone should go!)….SYKES playing at the Natural History Museum….arrival at the nhm for their lates sponsored by mastercard series….the tasty results of my little bro’s culinary skills….getting into the festive feeling with Mavala….30,000BC theme at London’s Supper Club….the rather interesting pig entertainment at Supper Club….the addition of my stickygrams to our fridge….feeling all star struck in my clothing choice….
I feel like I haven’t been up to that much lately but I guess I have! Can’t believe that it is December!
If you were looking for something to do this weekend then I recommend that you go and see LoveBite. Especially if you are a fan of quirky English comedy like the Inbetweeners. It is definitely along the same sort of lines of humour, which normally I’m not the biggest fan of and spend cringing my way through!
However, I was lucky enough to go along to the cast and crew preview for LoveBite and I was amazed at how much it made me laugh – and I mean proper belly laughs!
Now this is great for the guys and the humour will definitely appeal to a male sense of humour but for the ladies there is some proper eye candy – the lead in the film is played by Ed Speleers (you’ll recognise him as the hot new butler in Downton Abbey) and one of the lead supports is Luke Pasqualino (Freddie from Skins). Not to say the female totty is lacking, the female lead is Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl).
Now for the twist…the film is about werewolves!! But these werewolves only eat virgins….! So it is a race for the virgins of the group to get laid before they get eaten. Pretty out there but amusing none the less.
Check out the trailer for a bit more insight but it is good and worth a watch – and all the funny bits aren’t even in the trailer!!
If you go and see the film, listen out for the guitars and check out the boy’s name in the credits! :)
Time to share some more music I am stupidly obsessing over!
Right now I can’t get enough of Lucy Rose. Some of you may be familiar with her if you have ever seen Bombay Bicycle Club live as she has contributed vocals to a number of their tracks. Right now, her debut solo album, Like I Used To, is keeping me company (on repeat) in my car!
The thing that I love most about Bikes though is not the song (although it is one of my Lucy Rose favourites) but the video! I don’t often get obsessed with music videos, in fact I don’t often watch them. But I find myself watching Bikes over and over again! I guess it is just cool to see a small, young female holding her own and joining a bunch of tough looking machos….anyway check it out, it is well worth a watch and the song well worth a listen:
Have you seen any music videos lately which you think are worthy of a mention?
I’ve always kept an eye on Bat for Lashes in the background and although I own some of her music, I’ve never gone out of my way to listen to it.
That is until I heard Laura and some of her new stuff from upcoming album The Haunted Man. I could listen to it on repeat for hours. If you hadn’t noticed, i’m pretty into upbeat, chilled out melancholy at the moment! I love how many of Bat for Lashes songs are people’s names and are stories about them.
I’m equally into Let’s Get Lost, which has a completely different vibe to it. Just such a beautiful vocalist.
The Haunted Man is released on 15 October and is already causing a stir because it features her naked on the cover:
Race you to the shops on the 15th!! You get pre-order it from here.
I have been a big fan of the xx for a good few years now and I couldn’t wait for the release of their new album, Coexist, especially not after I heard this track. ‘Angels’ is the lead track from the album, is the first new song the released out into the arena and opens the album.
It is beautiful, there is nothing more to say about it.
I’m pretty jealous of the girl Romy (the singer) wrote it for. Oh to be the subject of such a beautiful song…
There album went to number 1 this week which they definitely deserve. If you haven’t bought it yet, or haven’t heard of them I would recommend this as one for purchasing. More info available here.
Please excuse me as I continue to swoon over this track :)
Music has been a little off my agenda of late so I’m now doing my very best to change that. I’ve recently discovered the full benefits of SoundCloud and to say I’m obsessed would be an understatement!
An artist who I have paid much more attention to since this new obsession began, is Bon Iver. He has been floating around on my radar for quite sometime but I cannot get enough of his track Skinny Love; yes it isn’t anywhere close to being a new song of his but if you haven’t heard it then I implore you to have a listen! Birdy has covered it recently in case it sounds a bit familiar and you aren’t sure why (check out her version on youtube here).
Although it has a title which makes me think of eating disorders whenever I hear it, I find it hauntingly beautiful and leaving me longing for more….
To follow Bon Iver on SoundCloud follow this link.