Saturday, 30 March 2013

weekly favourites #3

High Hopes - Kodaline
Once again, Kodaline have made it into my top 5. This is a beautifully crafted sad song. It gradually builds up to a loud and emotionally charged finished, much like their previous hit 'All I Want'. The video stars Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham and it's a great representation of the song. Anybody else think at first in the video, he's her dad? No. Just me, then.

These Streets - Bastille
I'm pretty much in love with Bastille these days. I went to their gig in Notts a couple of weeks ago and it was too good. Aside from their main tracks, Pompeii, Flaws and Bad Blood, this is a great song.

A Real Hero - College and Electric Youth
I watched Drive for about the 100th time last night and had to put this song up from the soundtrack. Let's all shed a tear for Ryan Gosling's break from acting.

when ryan gosling announced he was taking a break from acting....

Bones - MS MR
For all my fellow Games of Thrones fans out there.
"there is a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in its hand"
It's essentially a song about blood-thirstiness. How often can a song truly represent a subject so obscenely and get away with it due to the sheer beauty of it?

The Boxer - Jerry Douglas (ft. Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon)
This song is about acceptance despite human frailty and shortcomings, whether by God, by a father, or by us all. When the song first starts, you're a bit like 'meh', then all the voices join in...

Tell me what you think! 


Friday, 29 March 2013

fringe benefits

If I have a fringe cut into my hair, it'll make me look exactly like an amalgamation of the following, right?

Yes I definitely will? Great stuff, glad we got that cleared up.

(... and if you think the title's bad, be thankful I didn't go with 'she bangs, she bangs'.)


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

isle of wight festival

So, festivals? I'm hoping to go to Latitude and Isle of Wight. You?

Looking ahead to the summer, the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 is shaping up to be one of the best. The headline performances are from The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi. Plus, there's also the likes of Emeli Sandé (who seems to be everywhere these days), Jake Bugg, The Script, The Maccabees, and Ellie Goulding.

Not one to miss!

Follow the link here for more info and tickets!