Neighbourhood Festival // Manchester //07.10.17

22323812_315682008901057_1432625898_oA rainy day in Manchester didn’t even slightly put a dampener (no pun intended) on this day. I managed to persuade my best pal to come to Neighbourhood, due to the fact it’s in her hometown and she was desperate for a trip home. I’ve only been to Manchester once before, and that was for a swimming competition, so I didn’t really get to see much of the city at all. Of course, Manchester is renowned as a breeding ground for musicians and bands, Oasis, The Smiths and The Stone Roses to name probably the most iconic three. Before it sounds like I’m just saying nice things for the sake of it, I’d like to preface this with the fact that I chose the bands we were going to see, so I knew they were all good live and that I liked them.

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Putting a start to our day was Judas. This London-based band were a welcome, high energy start to our day. After walking across the city in the rain (because neither of us had any idea where we were going), we finally managed to find Refuge and hear the last three songs of Judas’s set, and it was worth it. Despite the fact that not many of the crowd knew their songs most people were still moving and enjoying the music which is a really good sign for these guys as they start to go on to bigger and better things.

 

22369071_315684775567447_543726301_oWe walked around the corner to Revs to see Oddity Road next. Now, I thought Oddity Road were pretty good and I do know a few of their songs. I think they’re a fab band with pretty solid prospects for the future. What really struck me about this was 1. The age of the crowd – there were honestly kids that can’t be much older than 13 who were absolutely loving it and 2. The size of the crowd – we were all completely packed into the venue which just shows how much these guys appeal to people and how their energetic indie rock is welcome to everyone.

22375150_315684788900779_181687790_oWe managed to find our way to Factory to see Outlya pretty easily. I’m pretty much always going on about Outlya, I honestly think they’re fab and I knew they were a band that Katie would love too. I honestly don’t think there’s anything that someone could dislike about Outlya. Their music is so positive and feel-good I can’t imagine anyone having a negative feeling about them. They’re particularly good live because a lot of their songs have easy-to-learn parts that the crowd can join in with even if they’ve not seen them before. I think they’re such good performers and I’m desperate for them to get more recognition for how good they are.

To my surprise, we actually managed to squeeze into the back of Bad Sounds, who – contrary to what their name might suggest – Make no bad sounds. I’m so glad we managed to get in, and I’m now beyond excited to see them in Notts next month. They were so good, they’ve got this kind of energy and sound that’s so individual which I absolutely adore. I love that there isn’t really anyone doing what they’re doing at the moment, which makes them really stand out. Everything they make has this kind of groovy sound to it, which is always a bit strange but it just works on every level imaginable.

22375342_315684798900778_1799614943_oI wouldn’t compromise on the fact that we were going to see Trevor Sensor. Since he’s US-based, I didn’t know when I’d next get to see him and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. I was so glad to see it was just him and his guitar because that’s how his songs sound best. He has such a cool voice and overall sound, it’s nice to just hear that completely stripped back and just hear his voice. Both of us were so impressed with him and I’m just so glad that I got to see him in such a small venue because I’ve no doubt he’ll soon move on to bigger and better things.

We stayed in the same venue to see Sam Fender and he was just as fab to be honest. I knew he was good, but he honestly surpassed my expectations and really impressed me. He’s not been playing with his current band long – or releasing music for that matter. He has a cool voice and I am obsessed with his overall sound. Greasy Spoon is just such a tune and seeing it live just confirmed it for me. As well as his incredible voice, I’d like to compliment him on his beyond amazing cheekbones, which I found equally impressive.

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At this point in the day, our feet were well on their way to being dead so we decided to take a bit of a break in one of the quieter pubs for a bit of chill time and some rest. We found our way to watch Dan Stock, who was really nice to listen to whilst we had a rest and a drink. He just had a lovely voice which we really appreciated for a half hour chill.

22345215_315684805567444_996206368_oI was excited to see Flyte, however I’ve just realised that I have a ticket to see them on Monday too, so maybe I should’ve branched out a bit and seen someone I didn’t know, but I knew Flyte were good live, so at least we’d definitely have a good time, which we did. After just releasing their debut Album, they graced us with a few of the songs from it. I loved hearing Cathy Come Home live, and it’s just made me even more excited to see them again. They were definitely worth seeing and everyone watching was absolutely loving them.

22375250_315684808900777_625780667_oSomeone else hot off releasing their debut album was Zak Abel. Now, at the start of this there were a few technical difficulties at the start of this set, which meant he had to cut his setlist short, and ended up cutting out Deserve to Be Loved, much to my heartbreak. However, that didn’t decrease the absolute quality of his performance. Zak Abel is a literal ball of energy and it’s so fun being in the audience at any of his shows, there’s no way not to have fun. I was hoping for a few of his old songs, but I guess in the short amount of time he really wanted to showcase the newer songs from the album, which is understandable. His voice really shines through live, and it’s so magical to see someone enjoying performing this much, it just fills your whole body with so much happiness it’s unreal. I really hope he’s doing more shows soon, he’s genuinely one of my favourite people to see live and I’d recommend it to literally anyone.

22368766_315684815567443_872041049_oNow, next we saw Feet, who neither of us had heard of but at this point, we didn’t think we’d be able to get into any of the other venues and quite frankly we didn’t fancy walking anywhere either. I’m so glad we stayed to watch Feet because they were so bloody good (also meant that one of us said something along the lines of “yeah, I’m so into Feet,” which is always funny). They had so much energy and their songs were all fab, it’s just a shame that there isn’t more of their music available to listen to regularly. I’ll definitely be looking out for these guys over the next few months because I had such a great time watching them.

22369081_315684835567441_2028234178_oThe big decision for me was whether we went to see Rat Boy or Declan Mckenna because I have tickets to both of their upcoming tours, so I’d get to see them both either way. I decided on Declan McKenna because I was meant to be going to see him in May, but I had to miss it for a competition (which turned out to be my last, so I probably should’ve just gone anyway like). I have nothing but love for Declan McKenna, I think he’s completely great. He’s got a great voice, great stage presence, and he’s just great (10/10 for variety of language). This has to be a highlight for me, because of the way every single person watching reacted. Everyone seemed to be captivated and loving it and even though they let on that there were some technical problems, if they hadn’t mentioned it, no one would’ve known. This was the first time I’d seen any of these songs live, and it seems that he’s really come into his own on stage, he looks so comfortable that it’s hard to imagine him doing anything else. All of his songs are so intelligently put together and I really admire the way he’s worked for this for so long. As a final flourish, he also brought out Tom Ogden of Blossoms for the end of Brazil, which was a pretty much perfect end to the night.

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I had a few worries about the way this festival was going to work after reading a few complaints online about people not being able to get in to any of the venues or anything, but for me Neighbourhood didn’t disappoint at all and was well worth the journey to see all these acts in one place and to experience as many people enjoying them as possible.

 

Zak Abel – Only When We’re Naked

This debut from Zak Abel is long awaited, not only because I’ve been desperate to hear it but also because the release date kept being bloody pushed back. I guess it was something to do with the high demand. Now, I already knew he was incredible live, but I’d only heard his older songs live really, he never really let much on about these new ones and damn were they a secret worth keeping.1200x630bb

I feel like Zak Abel really gives you a bit of everything, he’s got this totally individual indie-pop/garage sound. It really appeals to everyone because it just makes you want to dance. His music gives everything he can, there are some really beautiful songs on this album. I think he’s even better live than recorded because it takes out a level of editing and lets his voice really shine through for how incredible it is.

My favourite of his songs has always been Alchemy, there’s just something so cool about it. However, Awakening is really rivalling it. It’s such a great song and it just builds and builds as you listen to it. In a slight change of vibe Deserve to Be Loved is bloody gorgeous, and almost makes me think of Tom Odell. I love the way his voice and lyrics really take control on this one and it lets you see just how talented he really is. It feels really soulful and oh god, I just love it.

I don’t really know who I can compare him to, what he does is so new and fresh that it wouldn’t be fair to compare him to other people. I think he’s worked hard to carve out his own sound, and it really works to him and is bound to appeal to a really wide varied audience.

I fully can’t wait to hear these songs live soon, I just know they’ll be incredible. All in all, it was completely worth the long wait. He’s definitely going to go far based on this album. I wish him all the luck in the world, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

5 Songs for This Week 02.10.17

I started lectures again today, after a summer that felt like forever and damn, am I feeling rusty. It doesn’t feel right to be going back to living and breathing Chemistry after having all this time off, but back to it I guess.

The Lafontaines – Under The Storm

This got me through this morning. It’s probably more rock than I normally listen to but it still retains that kind of indie sound that tends to run through most of what I listen to. I love this because it’s both happy and makes me feel like I could kick ass at the same time, which is the ideal Monday morning pick me up.

Sundara Karma – Another Word For Beautiful

In the words of the song itself “Is there another word for beautiful, because beautiful doesn’t quite cut.” That’s literally how I feel about this song, there’s something quite haunting about this song and it is so so gorgeous and after hearing it live, it’s one that really stuck out to me that I’d never paid much attention to before. It feels pretty short and sweet but the sentiment behind the song is lovely and I just can’t get enough of it really.

Bad Sounds – Zacharia

Oh damn, this song is fresh. I think Bad Sounds have a unique sound that’s a mix of so many genres and it all comes together in this melting-pot-of-amazingness. I think that pretty much whatever you’re in the mood to listen to, you’d be satisfied listening to this. Pure funky this is.

Lina Maly – Schön Genug

I haven’t listened to something German in a while. I’ve missed it, when I was learning German I used to listen to German music all the time to improve my accent and generally pick up more of the language (a top tip, if you ask me). I stumbled upon this completely by accident when I was listening to Jesper Munk and I’m so glad I did because she has such a beautiful voice and it’s getting me back into listening to more German music.

Iluka – Blue Jean Baby

Goddamn I wish I’d found this at the start of summer! I bloody love this and it could’ve so been my summer anthem. She has quite a country soulful voice which works so well on this song. I really just wish I’d found it earlier, not that it’s going to stop me listening to this at all.

Sundara Karma // Rock City // 30.09.17

22199221_313327765803148_2086796755_oA sold-out Rock City feels like a massive venue but that didn’t stop Sundara Karma from absolutely dominating the stage. After seeing them previously – but only at Barn on The Farm – I knew they were good, but I wasn’t prepared for how insanely good the night would be.

Bloxx were the first support act of the night and they really turned it out. I’ve never seen a crowd respond so incredibly positively to a support act before. They really worked the crowd and got us ready with their indie-rock tunes.

Next, The Magic Gang came out and I bloody love The Magic Gang. They’re so bloody amazing and they just have this absolutely joyous energy when they’re on stage and it’s completely infectious. I’ve been listening to them for a while, but I’ve not yet managed to see them live, which is a massive disappointment now because I know what I’ve been missing. I’m an absolute sucker for an indie-rock sound and these guys deliver exactly what I’m asking for, so I’ll definitely be seeing them again as soon as I get the opportunity, and I’d also recommend everyone does the same.22164048_313327829136475_455906084_o

By the time Sundara Karma came on stage I felt well and truly ready. This night was about so much more than just the music it was a whole visual experience. I knew they would sound flawless live (which they did) but I wasn’t prepared for the fact that every visual detail, every moment had been thought through to perfection, which unfortunately meant I didn’t take many pictures because I was so mesmerised by what was happening on stage. The night had a huge element of theatricality to it, which I guess you’d expect from these guys, but it just worked so well.22199201_313327779136480_81633476_o

I felt grabbed right from the start of Another Word For Beautiful where Oscar’s voice speaks for itself, through one of their older songs Diamond Cutter and finally to ending on the explosive Explore. I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage. You can tell that they absolutely adore what they’re doing and the love they get from their fans by the fact that Oscar kept actually getting in the crowd and wasn’t afraid to have people showing him how much they love him. Every so often, his well thought out, deep exterior would break and let a really cheesy grin out, which just shows how much he loves what he’s doing.

What I really love about Sundara Karma is that they’re not afraid to be different. This is something that’s really close to me, they aren’t afraid to not sound like, and look like everyone else. They have a completely unique look and sound, which

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I think is what has drawn so many people to them. Listening to them isn’t like listening to everyone else, it’s different. I think it gives lots of people a place where they feel like they belong. I feel like over the past few years they’ve really cleared up what they’re doing and they’ve found their place. The way I see it, the only way is up for Sundara Karma.

 

 

 

Tom Grennan // Rescue Rooms // 26.09.17

Nottingham was the first night of an almost completely sold-out UK tour, and for good reason. Tom Grennan knows how to put on a bloody show.22068980_311765645959360_915977368_o

Supporting Tom on this tour is Lily Moore who, unfortunately for anyone not seeing her on this tour, has no music available at the moment. There’s something about getting older that makes it seem like emerging artists are getting younger. At 19, Lily is my age and there’s nothing like seeing someone your age with an incredible talent. I mean, no joke she has a stunning voice, that’s somewhat reminiscent of Duffy, and I can’t wait to hear what she does next.22092549_311765729292685_846963623_o

Tom Grennan is an unstoppable force with a voice second to none. Tom’s rise in the music industry has been pretty impressive, as he put it it feels like he’s grown an inch each time he returns to play in a city. I’d say this is pretty accurate, he seems to be going from strength to strength. I’ve been able to see growth in him in only a few months, already since I saw him at Barn on The Farm I can see he’s more at home on stage. I find the journey of his career so impressive, after singing at a party with his friends, he taught himself guitar in a year (!!!) and started gigging on his own at weekends. That takes insane dedication and I have nothing but respect for him for that.

Something that really stood out to me about Tom is how completely lovely he seems. He comes across so humble, funny and sweet, which can be hard to do on stage sometimes and it just shows how charismatic he is. He was so chatty and he seems so grateful for the support that people are showing him He also has a cracking fashion sense, which I think every time I see he’s put a photo on Instagram.22070251_311765662626025_1386294168_o (1)

The first time I ever heard one of Grennan’s songs I got a feeling I’ve only ever felt when listening to one other artist, and that’s Amy Winehouse. This could be because of the soulful, but individual nature of their voices. It’s that feeling where all the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and its spreads throughout your body from there, now this doesn’t sound like a good feeling but I promise it actually really, really is.

As well as some new songs from his upcoming album, he played some of his older songs which was so amazing (not to say that I don’t love the new songs, because I bloody do). I was over the moon to hear him play Sweet Hallelujah, because it’s such a beautiful song and it was just incredible live. Hearing a few more of the new songs from the album has really made me buzzing for it, and I don’t want to wait until March to hear those songs again. They were so good, and I was so happy to hear Barbed Wire and Run in The Rain again, and I just wanna be able to listen to them all again now.22050623_311765659292692_1344059752_o

If I had to pick a negative part of the night, (without sounding like a dead cheesy-Suck-Up) it would be that it ended. I kind of wanted to just live surrounded by their voices forever, if that’s possible. I think that everyone needs to go and see him because I would say that it’s 100% worth it. I can’t wish him enough luck and know that he deserves all the success in the world.

Vega Bay & Short Weekends // Rescue Rooms // 25.09.17

So I was meant to be writing this about King No One, but there was a whole drama where the last train home was cancelled so I had to run across Notts at 9pm to get the last train (which I then missed, so I sat on the floor and cried for 20 mins – a perfectly reasonable reaction). This obviously meant I had to leave before King No One’s set, so it’s gutting that I missed that but I couldn’t not write about last night because Vega Bay and Short Weekends are so damn good.22068623_311275209341737_128836735_o

I overheard some people in the queue talking about how excited they were but saying that they were just gonna go to the bar until 9:30 because “you’re never gonna hear anything good at a gig before 9” NAAAH MATE. That’s just so wrong, and it seems so illogical to me. All bands had to start somewhere, everyone has been a support act at one time in their life and it’s people coming down to support them that keeps them going. It’s so important to go and see the support acts because a lot of the time they’re local bands and it gives you access to all your local bands. I don’t know, it just really annoyed me that comment, because most of the time you find a new band that you really like, and well I guess their primary goal is to get you ready for the gig and in the mood. Anyway, rant over I guess but I would always urge people to get down to gigs early to see the support acts.22050431_311275192675072_616751156_o

Seeing Vega Bay was incredible, they have this sort of energy and love on stage that is infectious. You can tell that they adore playing live and that really passes on to the crowd which is so nice to be a part of. They’ve got some amazing songs. In particular, I really like Sometimes It Rains, it’s just such a pretty song and I love how guitar heavy it is, it makes it quite different from a lot of other music around at the moment and is something that really makes them stand out. I was struck by how actually talented they all are and Sam has a really beautiful voice (and has really cultivated the 90s Leo look and I can always appreciate that). They’re the kind of indie music that just grabs you and is good for your soul.22047292_311275206008404_1773199730_o

Short Weekends really bring it with their upbeat indie pop tunes and I’m so into it. Their music has really grabbed me over the past few weeks and I love love love it. Going Nowhere and Make it Easy are really great songs lead with absolutely gorgeous vocals making them just a treat to listen to. Live they were so energetic and the whole crowd loved them, so I think there’s only good things to come from these guys.

It’s so so nice to see some local bands really finding their feet on stage and getting used to performing. They’re all such talented boys and I really hope people continue to support them and they get the chance to expand and get bigger and bigger.

 

5 Songs for This Week 18.09.17

I’ve so missed going to gigs for a while and it was so nice to have one to look forward to this week, all my pals from  home are either off back to  uni or starting this year, so I popped home to say bye to  them and wish them all luck before I don’t see them for a few months The reality of going back to uni again has just hit me, I got my timetable today and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at the amount of work I’m going to have to do.

Martin Luke Brown – Opalite

After not releasing tunes for a while Boy is really cranking them out now! This is fully a Tune, a Groove, a Bop and everything in between. This is pretty different to anything he’s made recently, which have all been really beautiful and heartfelt. The intro is really reminiscent of Alt-J, but once he starts singing it changes the whole vibe of the song. I’m really into the stronger beat of this song compared to his other stuff, and I’m so happy he’s starting to make more experimental music, because that’s what I love about his music is that he’s not scared to make something super cool and experimental.

Billy Sanders – We Like To Dance

Oh Lord, I love something a bit more acoustic and this is just hitting the spot for me at the moment. He has a gorgeous voice and this is easily my favorite of his songs. It’s just a short, sweet song and there isn’t much more to say really. It’s gorge and I won’t hear anyone say differently.

Clay – Saint

Ahead of going to Neighbourhood with my pal, I’m trying to listen to a few more of the acts, and this song by Clay is so so goddamn catchy. I really like this, the kind of electronic tone is really appealing to me at the moment, and I’m buzzing to see them live now. This is so chill but also cool and fun and I just think it’s definitely worth a listen. Their other songs are lovely to listen to too, but this one is just slightly different to me and that’s why it’s really jumped out at me

Hey Charlie – Hey

This is something pretty different for me at the moment and is taking me back to the days where I used to exclusively listen to Nirvana because of the fuzzy, grungy guitars. It’s nice to have some female voices on a track like this because it creates a contrast, as most of the girls I listen to sing much sweeter, more relaxed songs (which I also love) but this is just a cool change and a different sound.

Trevor Sensor – Judas Said to Be a Man

This is definitely my Brother’s influence; Trevor Sensor is his fave at the moment and it means that whenever I’ve seen him I’ve been listening to him. This is a more upbeat song and I love love love his voice. That gravelly rough tone mixes so well with a rougher more low-fi guitar-led track. I bloody love something more folky-sounding and this, and it’s exactly what’s been missing from my playlists for a while.

The Sherlocks // Rock City // 16.09.17

 

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Tipped by many people to have a Catfish and The Bottlemen style blow up in popularity, The Sherlocks took to the stage to give an incredible show on the sold-out Nottingham leg of their tour.

First, early support came from local boys Mowbeck. As I’ve written about Mowbeck a few times now, everyone knows I think they’re fab. It’s so nice to be able to watch as a band get better and better live, they seem to be getting more and more confident every time I see them, and developing their own stage presence. I’ve seen them a total of three times now, and the Rock City crowd all seemed to be super into them too, which is a good sign for these guys. I even heard the people around me talking about how much they liked them and they were trying to find their music as soon as they finished, which was lovely to hear.21845494_308627689606489_868210512_o

The next support came from Ashfields, I’d never listened to these guys at all before and I’ve gotta say they really stole the show. They were bloody amazing, and I’m so glad I saw them. They all had brilliant energy, and their songs, now they were just too good. Especially Is it Alright Now? was probably my favourite one I heard. I just think they seemed like such absolutely lovely guys.

After actually seeing The Sherlocks live in person, I can see why people draw the Catfish and The Bottlemen comparison. Yeah, their music is somewhat similar, but the crowd is what makes it seem like you could easily be at a Catfish gig. The love for their music was actually something you could feel. Kieran came out repping (can I pull off repping? Propably not) their new merch. It’s crazy to see him performing on stage because of the voice that comes out of him really isn’t what you’d expect. When he sings, this massive, deep voice comes out which is so amazing, and is so much a part of their signature sound. I found that I couldn’t take my eyes off drummer, Brandon, I thought he was so talented and what he was doing on stage was so, so impressive. Normally (at the risk of sounding super ignorant) I often forget that a drummer is there, and just take for granted that of course there is one, but I don’t know what it was that really made him stand out on the stage.21769494_308627706273154_2011596692_o

It’s so crazy how much hearing a song live can change your perception of it. I’d never really paid much attention to Motions, and I definitely didn’t think that it was one of their best songs – I’ve always been an escapade girl – but after seeing it last night it’s definitely one of my favourites. It was so lovely live and just bloody beautiful if I’m being honest. After seeing them for myself I think The Sherlocks are even better live than recorded, when they’re performing live, they have a rougher, less polished sound which I think works with their music so well.

After releasing a debut album which charted in the top 10, and a UK tour where most of the dates sold out, this is obviously just the start of many successes to come.21684654_308627719606486_1935901197_o

5 Songs for This Week 11.09.17

I’m actually starting to get so bored and restless with nothing to do here (which is something I’ll deeply regret saying as soon as I’m mildly busy). I’m just kind of walking round with no real purpose, which was nice for a bit, but now I feel like I need to be doing something.

Bellyaches – No Hot Ashes

This is a proper tune and it’s undeniable. It’s one of those that makes you do a lil’ strut walk when you’re listening to it (which I personally dig) and there’s something about the slightly gravelly vocals that makes the sound super cool. It’s a song that I’ve been loving for a while now and I always make people listen to it when I see them because I just think it’s got something for everyone.

Better Now – Etham

This song is bloody gorgeous. Etham has such a beautiful voice that I think it’s possible that he’s an actual angel. Oh my god there’s something in the beauty of this that makes it the perfect shower song (which doesn’t sound like I compliment, but I can assure you it is). This, and his previously released single Control have both made it clear that Etham hasn’t come to play, he’s seriously talented and is sure to move on to big things.

Systematic – King No-one

These guys are really cracking out the singles ahead of their uk tour, and the frequency of release should in no way be seen as a negative reflection on the quality of them. They release beautiful song after beautiful song, and there are some really cool (and glitter filled) videos to go along with them. If you can snag a ticket to one of their shows later this month it’s deffo worth going to.

Girlfriend – Fears Chella

Fears Chella have a kind of a California sound to them, which is probably something to do with their laid back fuzzy guitar and romantic lyrics. Anyway, that’s beside the point because whatever their sound is, really works. They’re definitely worth a listen, and especially this song because I just can’t get enough.

Expolre – Sundara Karma

I’m feeling so ready to see these guys again at the end of the month. This song is my favorite of the second release of their album, it’s got kind of a different sound for them but I’m super into it. I love these guys and how theatrical and cool all their music is, and I think everyone should be listening to them.

 

5 Songs for This Week 04.09.17

Another week of late nights and feeling rough – and therefore incredibly sorry for myself – has left me with plenty of time to listen to music doing pretty much nothing else. However, the arrival of my housemates has meant that I have to be a lot more considerate about when and how loud I am playing it.

Say What You Say – HAUS

I’m pretty surprised I haven’t written about this song because I listen to it literally every day without exception. I’ve got a lot of time for these guys, especially their recent releases have been so impressive and Say What You Say is an amazingly catchy song without being annoying – which I find is something that easily happens with songs that get stuck in your head. I really enjoy their sound and I find them so easy and fun to listen to.

White Noise Boys – Airways

Since hearing the intro to this song purely by chance I’ve been completely obsessed, this is such a crazy good song, and I don’t really have any criticism at all for it. It’s that kind of indie rock that’s just irresistible to me, there’s something about it that I can’t get enough of.

Howl – Outlya

This is such a happy song and it’s so beautiful I don’t think anyone could resist singing long to it (well I know I can’t). For those moments when you’re down and you feel like you need a little pick-me-up this song is absolutely perfect.

Treat Me Like A Lover – Will Joseph Cook

I had forgotten about this song and had a moment of enlightenment last week where I was singing one line over and over again and couldn’t remember what the song was and then it hit me. It was this bad by. Everything Will (I feel like first name basis is probs okay) produces is truly lovely indie pop that just so so good for your soul.

Days are Gone – The Sulks

This gives me serious libertines vibes, I think that’s just because I’ve been watching a lot of Gavin and Stacey recently and it’s just imprinted on my mind. This is such a cool song and I’ve just been forcing anyone I’m with to listen to it.