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.
Monday, 12 December 2016
Filled to the brim with beauty tutorials, holly-jolly recipes and gorgeous gifts, complete with spicy scents and a candy cane!
Christmas is all around me!!!!
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Now, there are a select few bands that are on my bucket list to see: The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and Nirvana. Al though that last one is definitly not going to happen.
Monday finally marked the night that I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers live.
My friend and I have been big fans of them for quite a few years now, so when they announced a UK tour for December, we jumped on the ticket websites. After, a long, stressful ticket-buying venture (I'm not even kidding, never spent so long trying to get tickets!) we finally managed to snag some.
We went up with her mum who is also a big fan of theirs, and had the best time ever.
Our seats were quite far back but they were dead centre, so we had a really great view.
Babymetal were supporting and, well, they were an experience...
RHCP were incredible live! They have so much energy and sound exactly like the recordings.
Absolutely perfect night and I'm so happy to finally cross these guys off my bucket list.
If you ever get the chance to see RHCP live -do it!
Friday, 18 November 2016
At the end of last year Courtney Love released a gorgeous line with Nasty Gal.
This year she's come back for round two. And it is just as beautiful.
If you read my post on last winter's collection, you'll know I was completely head over heels in love with every piece.
Inspired by Love's own style, the collection is glamorous yet grungy, nostalgic yet timeless.
Hole's front woman has described her collections as "bad ass lingerie you can wear all day", and it definitely promises that.
The 90's are a super influential decade when it comes to fashion, with Love being highly regarded for her style. Her famous rock 'n'roll chick x dishevelled prom queen theme makes up the most this collection, and I'm sure her wardrobe, with almost every piece being versatile and adaptable.
Think babydoll dresses, satin slips, fishnet tights, kimonos and leather jackets. Throw a ton of jewellery and some sparkly platforms, and you've found a style even Courtney would be envious of.
The capsule starts from £13 is available exclusively from Nasty gal.
Now I'm going to destroy my bank account whilst making all my 90's dreams come true.