Sunday, 15 April 2012


 English/French Lit Major, Collin Caulfield from Chicago is "Young Man".

His music features spell binding guitar melodies which suit a warm summers day.

Strangers in particular features a somewhat dubious and dream like intro and then ventures into a foot tapping and somewhat charming arrangement of guitar riffs to really capture your imagination.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


Apologies for not posting in such a long time, but I have been a bit tied up with University projects.

As it's now the Easter break I thought I would post about a band that I discovered very recently called Oberhofer. From Brookyln, New York via Tacoma the band describe their genre as coincidence pop!

Fans of Animal Collective will probably like this band.

Check out, I Could Go:-

However, my personal favourite song of theirs so far is Dead Girls Dance:-

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

NEW RELEASE: Beach House - Myth

YES! Beach House are back with new Single "Myth"

They are announced to be playing at this years End of the Road festival so let's hope thats our chance to hear more and more new songs!

Friday, 2 March 2012

LIVE: Fanfarlo

Monday 27th February - Thekla.

Fanfarlo played a relatively early gig in Thekla on a drizzly Monday night in Bristol treating fans to songs new and old!

having heard a couple new songs already I found myself excited but also a bit uncertain as to what we should expect from the new album. Performing on the same day as the release of the new album the band seemed extra excited to impress and they did just that!

Since the gig I haven't stopped listening to the new album 'Rooms filled with Light' and I'm going to make it my aim to buy the vinyl.

Despite the songs from the first album like 'Walls are coming down' and 'Luna' being highly appreciated one of the big stand outs of the night was "Deconstruction" which reaches epic magnitude like that of Arcade Fire.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

NEW TO MY PLAYLIST: The Front Bottoms

With a name that will make most people cringe or smile The Front Bottoms are a two-piece band based out of Bergen County, NJ. Formed in 2006 with three members the bands keyboard player left in 2010 to concentrate on studies - the band now continues with two members.

For fans of Violent Femmes, Bright Eyes and Smashing Pumpkins.

The self titled album is a real treat!



Swimming Pool

Let's hope they come to England soon.

LIVE: Pulled Apart by Horses

Despite not being a massive screamy, shouty music fan, last Wednesday 22nd February I went to see Pulled Apart by Horses play in Southampton in a jam packed Soul Cellar.

Must admit though, I probably enjoyed The Computers more but not because Pulled Apart by Horses were bad but mostly just because I was completely amazed by their sound - I even bought the vinyl! With a hard to place genre, The Computers mix the best of old rock 'n' roll such as Jerry Lee Lewis with a modern sound like The Hives.

In an already warm packed room Pulled Apart by Horses took to the stage with one aim - to make it hotter. Having seen them a few times before I was expecting a lively show but I think I always forget just how bloody good this band are live. 

 Two fantastic live bands worth checking out.

Friday, 3 February 2012


There is NO Glastonbury Festival this year..what do I do with that £200+ that I normally splash out to go for probably the best experience of my life? SXSW is too expensive but Sasquatch seems much more affordable and equally as amazing!

Okay, so it's still going to cost around £800+ but thats still considerably cheaper than SXSW. The Sasquatch lineup was announced on Tuesday and I really wish I could afford to go. Once again I find myself envious of people living in the US (although I think last year's lineup will never be beaten)

Here is the lineup:

Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, The Head & The Heart, Portlandia, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, Explosions In The Sky, The Joy Formidable, Mogwai, Nero (DJ), M. Ward, John Reilly & Friends, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, The Civil Wars, Jamey Johnson, Little Dragon, Tune-Yards, Wild Flag, Blind Pilot, Wolfgang Gartner, Beats Antique, Apparat, The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mark Lanegan Band, Spiritualized, Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, Shabazz Palaces, Fun., Grouplove, Tycho, SBTRKT, STRFKR, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Deer Tick, Imelda May, Alabama Shakes, Dum Dum Girls, The Helio Sequence, Kurt Vile, Cloud Cult, We Are Augustines, Ben Howard, Here We Go Magic, Zola Jesus, The War On Drugs, Shearwater, Cass McCombs, Active Child, Trampled By Turtles, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Araabmuzik, Star Slinger, L.A. Riots, Com Truise, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, I Break Horses, Walk The Moon, Dry The River, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Gary Clark Jr., Purity Ring, Electric Guest, Yellow Ostrich, Nobody Beats The Drum, Coeur De Pirate, Lord Huron, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Beat Connection, The Sheepdogs, Hey Rosetta!, Said The Whale, Howlin Rain, Gardens & Villa, Felix Cartal, Craft Spells, Vintage Trouble, Poor Moon, Black Whales, Gold Leaves, Greylag, Awesome Tapes From Africa
Thee Satisfaction, Dyme Def, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Metal Chocolates, Grynch, Spac3man, Don’t Talk To The Cops, Scribes, Fatal Lucciauno, Fly Moon Royalty, Katie Kate, Nick Kroll, Beardyman, Todd Barry.

If you are lucky enough to go this year then congrats!

Thursday, 26 January 2012


After viewing The 405's "Ones to watch list" I discovered an Australian Orchestral loop specialist - James Wallace also known as Wintercoats.

Performing by himself and a wide understanding of loop pedals James produces beautifully music which allows you to drift away.

Working on a Dream, is my pick from his debut EP from 2011 called "Sketches".

Friday, 13 January 2012

FAVOURITE: Modest Mouse

I think most people will know of my love for Modest Mouse but I just wanted to post a little something about my favourite album from this fantastic band.

For me anyway, "This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About" wins best Modest Mouse album and quite possibly my favourite album of all time.

It's an album full of songs with emotion, songs with meaning and songs with energy.

I fucking love it! Dramamine, Beach Side Property, Novocain Stain, Tundra-Desert all amazing songs from this album but none are better than 'Talkin Shit About a Pretty Sunset' I also really like the video created to go with this video.


Recently stumbled across Young Buffalo, a fairly young band from Oxford.

They possess bags of energy. Listen to 'Catapilah'

Thursday, 12 January 2012

NEW VIDEO: Death Cab for Cutie - Underneath the Sycamore

Death Cab for Cutie have released a new video for the song 'Underneath the Sycamore' taken from their most recent album "Codes and Keys".

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

NEW SONG: Fanfarlo - Shiny Things

After a relatively quiet period for a couple years, Fanfarlo are back with new song and video 'Shiny Things'.

Very much looking forward to the new album if this is anything to go by!

The band are on Tour in February in the UK and are then off to America.

Monday, 9 January 2012


Last summer I spent much of my time listening to Cave Singers, I was so obsessed by them I was literally telling everyone I know to listen to them.

Today, I re-discovered that love. I find it amazing how easy it is to forget about something as important and influential as music. Cave Singers are a threesome from Seattle, Washington. Listening to their music has helped me find many other great folk bands.

The band has three albums the newest of which 'The Witch' came out in 2011.

This album is full of a great variety of Folk music, from the energetic foot stompers to the more relaxing and laid back.

NEW TO MY PLAYLIST: Great Lake Swimmers

Having lots of assignments to work through has it's positives.

I have recently discovered a band called 'Great Lake Swimmers' who are a five piece 'indie-folk' band from Ontario, Canda. Taking inspiration from Marilyn Bell who traversed Lake Ontario the bands name was decided.

Featuring instruments ranging from Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo and Violin the music is a perfect backdrop for Tony Dekker's charming voice.

Fans of Iron & Wine and Horse Feathers.

Check out Pulling on a Line.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wu Lyf Live on David Letterman

America had a big treat yesterday when Wu Lyf performed 'Heavy Pop' live on the David Letterman show.


I stumbled across this band recently and despite not really being too sure how to pronounce the name I have been listening to them as much as my time has allowed me.

Having been released in September 2011 'Metal Meets' is the bands third album and is described as the most mature and creative album they have produced. The band sing about the city in which they live which is Toronto, Canada.

"Wildfires" is probably my pick from the album, I particularly enjoy the instrumental break down in the middle which draws in a large range of instruments and creates a soothing sound.