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  • My Weekly Top Three Tracks

    Jul 26 2011, 21h03

    Week ending: 19/06/11

    Dry the River - Bible Belt
    a really powerful song that I've had on loop
    here is an acoustic version of it:

    Battles - Ice Cream
    a really fun and catchy little song
    the official video for it:

    Laura Marling - Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)
    I really like the album but this week I found a new love for this particular track!
    here she is on Jools:


    Week ending: 26/06/2011

    The Decemberists - Rox In The Box
    I love the fun and unashameably folkish feel to this song, it is instantly catchy and just enjoyable to listen to
    the album version:

    Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
    again I love the summer fun of this song, I also love the bit in the middle when the song quiets then builds right back up again. Love the transformation that the band have undertaken from indie rock to folk and now to a indietronica-esque album!
    I love that constant piano throughout!:

    Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
    Recently aquired the Sun Giant EP and fell back in love with the singalong howling! Again a very summery and direct song!
    the official video:


    Week ending: 03/07/2011

    Frankie and the Heartstrings - Hunger
    I really like the energy of this song and can't wait to see them in August
    official (and annoying) video:

    Katy Perry - Peacock
    Heard this at a show and sort of like it. Sorry.
    comes complete with quite a gay video:

    Walk the Moon - Anna Sun
    Like an American Two Door Cinema Club; very fun and summery
    official video:


    Week ending: 10/07/2011

    Creep - Days
    I like how this track brings witch house to a new slightly more indie pop level making it much more accessible.
    I love the video so much!:

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Ain't No Easy Way
    I love the the simple and old fashioned feel to this song! And it's nice and catchy and the southern bluesy licks make it fun and likeable
    Official video:

    Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel
    Introduced this song to a friend this week and in the process I ended up listening to it a lot this week! The song is danceable and light
    Official video:


    Week ending: 17/07/2011

    Joy Division - She's Lost Control
    I bought the album this week and started listening to it again I just love the simplicity and the bass in the song. And that riff!
    The song live in 1979:


    The Horrors - Still Life
    A really strong album from the group and this is the lead track and the guitar and synth in the song loop so enticingly and I just love it!
    Psychedelic video reminds me of Cat's Eyes a bit:

    Dry the River - No Rest
    Their new single shows the band's ability to make an emotional and strong song. The song is a really fresh twist on indie folk which has got a little tired recently.
    Interesting official video:
  • List Of Bands I've Seen Live

    Mai 20 2011, 16h09

    List of all the artists I've seen live:

    -Alabama Shakes
    -Alesha Dixon
    -Alt-J (x 3)
    -Arctic Monkeys
    -Azealia Banks
    -Bastille (x 2)
    -Battles
    -Ben Howard
    -Benjamin Francis Leftwich
    -Best Coast
    -Bloc Party
    -Bombay Bicycle Club (x 4)
    -Bon Iver
    -Breton (x 3)
    -Cage The Elephant
    -Calvin Harris
    -Chic
    -Chipmunk
    -Citizens!
    -Cloud Control (x 2)
    -Cloud Nothings
    -Crystal Castles (x 3)
    -Crystal Fighters
    -Cults
    -Cyril Hahn (x 2)
    -Dan Haywood's New Hawks
    -Daughter
    -Devin Theirrault
    -Disclosure
    -Django Django (x 2)
    -Don Broco
    -Dry The River (x 2)
    -Eagulls
    -Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (x 2)
    -Elbow (x 2)
    -Elton John
    -Enter Shikari (x 2)
    -Everything Everything (x 2)
    -Fatboy Slim
    -First Aid Kit
    -Flamingods
    -Flashguns
    -Flo Rida
    -Florence And The Machine
    -Foals (x 2)
    -Foo Fighters
    -Foster The People
    -Francis
    -Franz Ferdinand (x 2)
    -Friendly Fires
    -Future Of The Left
    -Grimes
    -Hadouken!
    -Herb Diamante
    -Howler
    -Iceage
    -Idiot Wind (x 2)
    -Interpol
    -James Blake
    -Jamie xx
    -Jake Bugg
    -Kaiser Chiefs
    -Kanye West
    -Kasabian
    -Kid CuDi
    -Kwes
    -La Shark
    -Laura Marling
    -Lianne La Havas (x 2)
    -Local Natives
    -London Grammar
    -M.I.A.
    -Magnetic Man
    -Major Lazer
    -Metronomy (x 3)
    -Michael Kiwanuka
    -Miles Kane
    -MMOTHS
    -MONA
    -Ms. Dynamite
    -Muse
    -My Chemical Romance
    -Mystery Jets
    -N-Dubz
    -Nero
    -Noah & The Whale
    -Noisettes
    -Odd Future
    -Of Monsters And Men (x 2)
    -Outfit
    -Passion Pit
    -Paul Weller
    -Polica
    -Princess Chelsea
    -Pulp
    -Q-Tip
    -SBTRKT
    -Scroobius Pip
    -Smith Westerns
    -Snoop Dogg
    -Solange
    -Spector (x 2)
    -St. Vincent
    -The Black Keys
    -The Drums
    -The Gaslight Anthem
    -The Horrors
    -The Invisible
    -The Joy Formidable
    -The Kills
    -The Knife
    -The Maccabees (x 3)
    -The Naked And Famous (x 2)
    -The National
    -The Streets
    -The Strokes
    -The Tallest Man On Earth (x 3)
    -The Vaccines (x 3)
    -The War On Drugs
    -The xx (x 2)
    -Theme Park (x 3)
    -Toy
    -Tribes (x 2)
    -Trophy Wife (x 2)
    -Two Door Cinema Club (x 2)
    -Warpaint
    -We Are Augustines
    -White Lies
    -Wild Beasts (x 2)
    -WU LYF
    -Wu Tang Clan
    -Yeasayer
    -Young Jeezy
    -Young Montana
    -Yuck
    -Zulu Winter
    -Zun Zun Egui
  • Duet vocals bands which I like

    Mai 15 2011, 9h18

    Inspired by my recent purchase of Cat's Eyes' self-titled debut I have remembered my love for male-female dual vocalists. Here is my list of my favourite selection of bands:
    -Cat's Eyes
    -The xx
    -Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
    -The Naked and Famous
    -Metronomy
    -The White Stripes

    My favourite male-female duet tracks:
    -Isobel Cambell & Mark Lanegan - Revolver
    -Cat's Eyes - Face in the Crowd
    -The xx - Heart Skipped a Beat
    -The Naked and Famous - The Sun
    -Metronomy - A Thing for Me
    -The White Stripes - Well It's True That We Love One Another
    -Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws
    -Noah and the Whale - 5 Years Time

    there will be more......
  • 30 Day Song Challenge - my answers

    Mai 7 2011, 15h09

    1.) Favourite Song: The xx - Heart Skipped A Beat
    2.) Least Favourite Song: Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
    3.) Song that makes me happy: Foals - Electric Bloom
    4.) Song that makes me sad: Johnny Cash - Hurt
    5.) Song that reminds me of someone: The Drums - Best Friend
    6.) Song that reminds me of somewhere: Bombay Bicycle Club - Magnet
    7.) Song that reminds me of a certain event: Kanye West - Coldest Winter
    8.) Song that I know all the words to: Arctic Monkeys - Still Take You Home
    9.) Song that I can dance to: Magnetic Man - I Need Air
    10.) Song that makes me feel asleep: Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place
    11.) Song from my favourite band: Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
    12.) Song from a band I hate: McFly - 5 Colours In Her Hair
    13.) Song that is a guilty pleasure: J-Lo & Pitbull - On The Floor
    14.) Song that no one would expect me to love: Britney - 3
    15.) Song that describes me: The Smiths - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
    16.) Song that I used to love but now hate: Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
    17.) Song that I hear often on the radio: Adele - Rolling In The Deep
    18.) Song that I wish I heard on the radio: Jamie xx & Gil Scott-Heron - I'll Take Care Of You
    19.) Song from my favourite album: Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
    20.) Song that I listen to when I'm angry: Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
    21.) Song that I listen to when I'm happy: Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I)
    22.) Song that I listen to when I'm sad: Radiohead - Karma Police
    23.) Song that I want to play at my wedding: Tallest Man On Earth - Love Is All
    24.) Song that I want to play at my funeral: Bloc Party - This Modern Love or The xx - Crystalised
    25.) Song that makes me laugh: Eminem - Shake That
    26.) Song that I can play on an instrument: The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army (on guitar)
    27.) Song that I wish I could play: Queens Of The Stone Age - Mosquito Song
    28.) Song that makes me feel guilty: Eminem & Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
    29.) Song from my childhood: Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man/Boyzone - No Matter What
    30.) My favourite song this time last year: Pendulum - Watercolour
  • My favourite albums of 2009 (that I know of)

    Mai 6 2011, 20h52

    (in order!):

    1.) The xx - The xx
    2.) Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    3.) Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
    4.) Mumford And Sons - Sigh No More
    5.) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    6.) Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
    7.) Jamie T - Kings and Queens
    8.) Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
    9.) The Horrors - Primary Colours
    10.) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

    Here are my favourite tracks from those albums:

    The xx - Heart Skipped a Beat:
    Fever Ray - Triangle Walks:
    I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose - The Giantess:
    Sigh No More - The Cave:
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Lisztomania:
    Gorilla Manor - Sun Hands:
    Kings And Queens -Spider's Web:
    Invaders Must Die - Omen (Reprise):
    Primary Colours - Sea Within A Sea:
    It's Blitz - Heads Will Roll:
  • My Top 10 Albums Of 2010, so far.....

    Mai 6 2011, 20h29

    (in no order):
    -Foals - Total Life Forever
    -Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    -The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
    -The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggresive You
    -Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
    -Yeasayer - Odd Blood
    -Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    -Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws
    -The Drums - The Drums
    -Everything Everything - Man Alive


    And my favourite tracks from each album:
    Total Life Forever -
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy -
    The Wild Hunt -
    Passive Me, Aggressive You -
    Tourist History -
    Odd Blood -
    The Suburbs -
    Flaws -
    The Drums -
    Man Alive -