Wednesday, 23 July 2014

I don't know why, but that quote got me.

This week I found my old blog from when I was about 14-16.
I don't know, it's kind of funny reading through it all.
I used to write what I was listening to at the time of writing it (might start that again) and they used to be really short, but it was updated every few days. 
I won't post the link because the blogs now private but it is kind of interesting looking at my 15 year old self from a 20 year olds perspective. 

Anyway, the one of blogs is just a quote from Dirk Mai. "I don't think everyone sees things the way I see them. Look a little deeper. There's more to it. I promise."

I remember writing that post. I gave it the same title as this one. That quote hit me hard. 
The post was written exactly 5 years to this day. Creepy huh? or just a concidence? 
I don't know. But it hit me just hard today as it did half a decade ago. 
Jeez. Half a decade. That sounds so long!!!

Reading over that old blog reminds how much I used to enjoy blogging. I had no idea how many people were reading my posts -it had no hit meter- but that didn't seem to matter. I liked having somewhere to talk about my day and things that I was enjoying. 
Recently, it's been harder for me to write on here. You may have noticed due to my lack of posts. But I like how I used to write and not care if anyone was reading. I know there are some because there's a hit counter. And that's lovely. But I'm going to try and start writing more. Even if it's just to say my week at work was great.

Oh, and I'm going to start with the "Currently listening to" again if thats alright. 
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Listening to: Sunnyday Real Estate- In Circles.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sun & Surf.

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have knwon that I went away last week. 
Yep, I went back to one of my favourite places, NEWQUAY!

The last time I went was summer 2012, with my cousin Jodie, for Boardmasters festival. Unfortunately, we couldn't go last year, nor will we be attending the festival this summer. Which upsets me very much.
However, me and my mum decided to go for a few days before the schools break up and Cornwall becomes packed.

We didn't stay in Newquay everyday. We did a fair bit of travelling. Driving to Truro, St. Ives, Boscastle and Perranporth amongst others. 
I did a ton of skating. The roads are better there than they are in my hometown, and it seems to be more acceptable since pretty much everyone does it. You literally can't even walk around the towns without seeing some form of skater/ board.

We also tried surfing for the first time. It was a lot of fun and I definitely can't wait to try it again. We even met some people that lived very near our town. 
There is a photo but I won't post it as it includes people I don't know and I'm not sure they want their faces posted on some blog. 

I had a lot of fun and met some really great people who I'm not sure I'll ever see again. But it was lovely knowing them for a couple of hours. 

If you've never been to Newquay, well it's like a completely different world. It's not even like the rest of the UK. It holds a ton of really great memories for me. And I love it there. A lot.

And now I'm genuinely considering moving there and just becoming a total surf/skate rat.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Review | 5 Seconds Of Summer- 5 Seconds Of Summer

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I came home from work today to find my 5 Seconds of Summer album had arrived!!
If you follow me on instagram/twitter/tumblr, you may have noticed they're becoming somewhat of appreciation pages for these Aussie boys. I would apologise but I'm really not sorry.

The band are currently travelling around the world on their SECOND tour with the One Direction lads.
Due to this they've become everyone's "favourite" and been dubbed a "teen-pop-boyband". But to me their more around the pop-punk mark. Maybe 100% there, but they're close. In fact the album sounds like a mix of music I grew up listening too. I guess if Good Charlotte had a love baby with Busted it probably would have been these guys.

Although, that's probably because they teamed up with some massive names for the creation of their debut.
The album consists of songs co-written by the likes of All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth, Boys Like Girls's Martin Johnson and Yellowcard's Ryan Key. It even holds one the Madden brothers wrote. All of which, if you don't know, are basically musical geniuses. (My opinion anyway)

It's an album that can easily be listened to anytime, anywhere.  There's a track on there to suit pretty much every situation since it covers all the fun teenage angsty-ness.

For Fans Of: All Time Low, Mcfly & Boys Like Girls.
Personal Favourites: "Beside You", "Amnesia", English Love Affair", "Never Be"

And after I've listened to it 100 times I might sit down and cry because there is finally a 5sos album.

Friday, 27 June 2014

One Direction & Depop

I haven't in almost a month. Woopss.
In my denfense I've been very busy. I recently got new managers at my job and I've been working alot. It's abit overwhelming. But they're lovely people and so far I'm enjoying working for them.

A couple of weeks ago I travelled up to London for One Direction's "Where We Are" tour at Wembley Stadium.
I've never been too a show that big before. To put it nicely I kind of wish I never went. 5 Seconds of Summer were AMAZING. As per usual. Although, the crowd the seemed to scream alot for them though only seemed to know "She Looks So Perfect"...
Still, I had a lot of fun dancing and singing along and they put on a very energetic performance. And I'm very much looking forward to recieving their first album in the mail soon.

I'm going to get absolutely slaughtered for this, but I didn't enjoy One Direction much.
I've seen live twice before this, and both times I've had alot of fun. However, they decided to put a load of slow(er) songs right in the middle of sets -like a massive chunk of slow songs- not just one or two.
Majority of the band didn't seem like they wanted to be there, or maybe just weren't grateful enough, maybe they're tired and overworked, I don't know. But at one point two members left the stage for a toilet break. That I found personally very rude.

Don't get me wrong. I still enjoyed myself. I just think I expected more for the amount the tickets cost.

Anyway, enough negativity. I recently made a depop account. Which if you don't know, Depop is a fun app for buying and selling items (mainly used  for clothes and jewellery but I have seen people selling CDs/DVDs)
I'm trying to sell quite a few things to make some money for travelling and also because I either don't wear them or haven't worn them in an extremely long time. And I need to make space in wardrobe  because it's literally filled up.

It's super easy to use and I will love you forever if you go have a look. I'll be putting more items up over time as well. 
I'm selling things pretty cheaply so if you'd like to have a look either the link just under the above photo or my username is @emmalou93

I apologise for half of this post being negative but I'm on holiday in a couple of days so next week I'll hopefully have a fun blog post for you all

Saturday, 31 May 2014

"Whatever Happens, Just Remember To Put One Foot In Front Of The Other"

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When Katy Perry brought her California Dreams tour over to the UK in 2011, I missed out on tickets. When she added new dates, I missed out again.
I brought her DVD and was insanely jealous of anyone who got to see the tour in person. 

On Wednesday, I finally got to see her live at London's O2 Arena for her Prismatic tour.
My hopes were high. And she did not disappoint.

Her vocals were on point. Production was crazy, and her outfits were perfect.
It probably sounds biased coming from me since this woman is literally my Queen (not joking) but I've never been to a show like this before. Sure, I've been to plenty of concerts over the years, and many have had a big stage set up. But nothing on this level.

She had gladiators with neon mohawks, a giant cat play area, floating emojis, a garden and a MASSIVE birthday cake. She dressed up as cat (hence play area), danced around in an inflatable car, covered Madonna's Vogue, and floated around the whole arena with balloons (see below)

I had standing tickets and managed to get third row. Everything was perfect. 
The whole venue was filled with love and happiness. I danced my socks off and sung my heart out. 

I've seen alot of people bashing on her recently and that kind of upsets me. She clearly had a lot of fun creating a magical show filled with weirdness and I for one, completely love her for it.

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Birthday                                                                       International Smile/ Vogue

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunday Thoughts.

Photo from my Instagram.

I spent the whole day at the beach today. It was absolutely lovely.
Saw someone I haven't seen in about 2/3 years. We used to be basically best friends but after we left school we kind of drifted apart due to not really seeing each other. Now it's weird seeing him and talking to him.
I think it's really sad when that happens.
He starts university in September and I hope I'll be able to see him some more over summer before he moves away.
We used to be so weird and goofy whenever we hung out. Because we could. Because we just didn't care.
I don't think I've ever had a relationship like that with anyone else.
Hopefully we can gain some form of friendship back. I think I'd like that.
Plus I think I need a dose of goofy-ness in my life.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Aussie Bands Take Over!

Photo Credit: One, Two, Three

For some reason, over the last few weeks, Aussie bands have taken over my twitter. A few have recently followed me and sent me sweet little messages asking to check out their music -which I politely did so. And a couple have been spoken about via people I follow on there. 
One of them is Forever Ends Here. 

The first song I heard by these Sydney locals was Yours Sincerely, I Believed I then checked out their other songs, downloaded their EP, and completely fell in love with them. I've basically had them on repeat for about a month now. 
The band -which consists of brothers Luke (Vocals/Guitar) and Kane (Drums) and their best friends Jackson (Guitar) and Mav (Bass)- have clearly been inspired by one of my favourites, All Time Low. However, they've definitely put their own spin on the pop-punk genre. Luke has a really unique voice and I'm sure you'll find yourself falling in love with these Aussie lads.

Also I'm halfway through a drawing of these guys which you'll be able to see on my Instagram.

For Fans Of: All Time Low, Tonight Alive, You Me At Six.
Personal Favourites: "Yours Sincerely, I Believed" "100 Times Over" "Somewhere Somehow" "Here's To The Night" "Starships (Cover"

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I think I discovered these guys through another Australian band that I listen to. 
The Adelaide quartet also play pop-punk and have also been inspired by the likes of All Time Low, Blink 182 and Tonight Alive, much like Forever Ends Here. 
Also like FEH, Day Break have put their own little spin on the pop-punk style. They make me want to dance around and sing really loud (rhyming not intentional)
Marcus (lead singer/guitarist), Vis (Guitar), Nic (Drums) and Jaxon (Bass) have already toured with the likes of  Tonight Alive, With Confidence and the boys from FEH. They regularly update their YouTube channel with orginal songs and covers by The  Summer Set, All Time Low, Hot Chelle Rae and others.

They make me happy and I highly suggest you listen to them. 

For Fans Of: 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, The Summer Set.
Personal Favourites: "Dear Amelia" "Not Another Teenage Melodrama" "Fallen For You"

Hope you all enjoyed a bit of Australian-ness (is that even a word)
Hopefully one day these two will make it over onto British land.

What do think of the Australian music scene?