Sunday, 19 February 2017
February's edition of My Little Box has taken inspiration from our cold weather and icy evenings.
I'll be honest with you- this month is a little disappointing. You all know I'm usually in love with almost everything MLB send out, and while it's not the worst subscription box I've received, it's no where near the best either....
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
If you read this post from last year, you'd know how big of a Busted fan my best friend and I are.
November of last year finally saw the release of their third album, Night Driver and a tour announcement.
Katie and I instantly brought tickets to two dates, Portsmouth and Brighton, and started counting down the days.
Monday arrived, and off we drove to Portsmouth. Last night arrived and it was off to Brighton.
Honestly, both nights were amazing. We danced and sung our hearts out, and the new songs sounded incredible live.
Natives were supporting. I've seen them before a couple of times as support act for other bands, and they've always put on a good show. We met them afterwards and they were lovely.
We also met up with Chris both nights. (See bottom pics) He's currently selling merch and promoting his own music throughout the tour so go and say hi if you see him. Genuinely the nicest and funniest guy ever.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
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A couple of months back I made a post called We Need To Talk About Margot Robbie. It was all about her style and showcased my fashion favourites on her. Well, I've decided I'm going to make that into a little series. I love fashion and want to talk about it more on here. I'll probably make one of these posts per month where I talk about someone whose style I'm loving at the moment.
I've decided to start with my long term love- Suki Waterhouse.
The 25 year old is a model, actress and designer for her own brand, Pop & Suki, which she owns with her best friend, Poppy Jamie.
I've been girl-crushing hard on Suki for quite a few years now, with her vintage and bohemian garments, who can really blame me?!
Suki is a rare breed. Someone who manages to look incredibly cool and completely flawless, whilst also looking like she made no effort at all.
Working with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry and Prada, it's easy to see why Miss Waterhouse is one the coolest girls dominating the UK fashion scene.
Let me know what you think of this series because, so far, I'm really enjoying writing them!
Sunday, 15 January 2017
New Year. New You. That's what they say right? So My Little Box have made the ultimate starter pack to make sure you're able to reinvent yourselves in style!
The Fresh Start box is actually a bag... (My Little Bag???) Perfect for storing art supplies, make up, or to be used whilst travelling. I'll be using it for the latter.
So without further ado, welcome to 2017 MLB!
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Alice Chater started songwriting at just 14. Now age 21, she her songs are reminiscent of 90's Gwen Stefani with a modern day edge. Her 5 song EP, WonderLAND, was released in 2015, with influences of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Etta James.
She describes her music as being Sassy, bold and emotive, so it's a good thing her seriously insane voice is not shy to belting out a powerful song.
Remember the name Alice Chater. I think you'll be hearing a lot of her this year.
For Fans Of: Christina Aguilera, Lady GaGa, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry
Personal Favourites: No Title, Crash, I Don't Do That.
A few months back, I was recommended Black Foxxes by a local record store that I frequent at.
The three piece hail in from Exeter, and released their debut album last summer. A mix of haunting lyrics and unfiltered guitars, they create a beautiful blend of rock music that's contemporary yet utterly unique. Emotional outpouring from the start, Black Foxxes are raw and gimmick free, basically what the rock world needs right now.
If their debut album is anything to go by, Black Foxxes could be well on their way to world-wide success.
For Fans Of: Boston Manor, Lonely The Brave, Tigercub, The Xcerts.
Personal Favourites: I'm Not Well, Maple Summer, River.
An online friend recommended Knocked Loose to me towards the end of 2016. The Kentucky natives released their debut album last year, showing off their unique take on hardcore. I don't listen to the huge amount of hardcore -I usually stick to pop punk/ punk- so please don't judge me for saying KL are hardcore. This is about as heavy as I get.
There's insane breakdowns, catchy riffs and a disturbed depth to the lyrics. There is a real raw, urgency in lead singer, Bryan's voice. Over the past couple of months, I've listened to Knocked Loose a lot, and this album has not got stale in the slightest.
For Fans Of: Hundredth, Code Orange, Rotting Out, Counterparts.
Personal Favourites: The Rain, My Heroes, No Thanks.
I hope you all enjoyed my recommendations for 2017.
Make sure to check out part one here!
Who are your ones to watch for 2017?
Make sure to check out part one here!
Who are your ones to watch for 2017?
Sunday, 1 January 2017
Happy New Year Everyone!
To kick start this year off, I'm doing my annual round up of who you need to keep an eye on!
None of these photos are mine but they have been edited by me.
Starting things off, we've got Chris Bourne. I''ve known about this guy for years now. I'm a fan of his brothers work (see here) and I was a fan of his old bands, Hollywood Ending and The Bourne Insanity. On top of that he's helped write songs for 5 Seconds Of Summer. 2016 saw him releasing his own music, an infectious, retro pop punk vibe, perfect for dreaming about the 80's (even if you weren't alive then)
This year will see him headlining his own UK tour, and hopefully more music. Let's just say I'm excited to see more from Chris.
For Fans Of: Busted, Mcfly, R5, The Summer Set, We The Kings, Wheatus.
Personal Favourites: MFT80s, She Drives Me Crazy, Young Love Relapse
Moon Coven are a recent find for me. About a month ago, I was looking up a completely different band when I stumbled upon this psychedelic rock band from Sweden.
Their music is sludgy and grungy, but not to be confused with "just another stoner rock band". The five piece released their second full length in 2016, which was filled to the brim of aggressive guitar solos and dynamic and confident lyrics, sure to leave you dazed.
I can't hep but wonder why there hasn't been more talk about Moon Coven. Don't throw them to one side, do yourself a favour and take them in.
For Fans Of: Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Wasted Theory.
Personal Favourites: Storm, Conspiracy, White Sun.
Someone I know through youtube introduced me to this one. Tor Miller is a New Yorker who is unabashedly confident. His music consists of 70's throwbacks and tributes to his hometown.
The latest in a string of male solo artists, Miller has his odd quirk that sets him apart from the rest. He is refreshing, confident and his energy is anything but subtle. His song are catchy and inspiring yet intense with a dash of soaring choruses.
Inspired by Jazz, Soul and the icons from a time before his, Miller's debut album showcases his distinct and extensive vocal range, proving this may be a singer who becomes timeless.
For Fans Of: Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Jeff Buckley, Sam Smith.
Personal Favourites: Always, Hold The Phone, Midnight, Baby Blue.
Come back Wednesday for the last three!!
Sunday, 18 December 2016
This year has been a little, well, shit.
There's not really a good way of putting that.
From political arguments to way, way too many deaths, 2016 has been tough for all of us.
On a good note though, there have been some absolute stonkers on the music scene.
Legends returned while newbies marked their name, these are my top ten favourite albums of 2016.
No particular order of course.