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Linkin Park – Iridescent

Linkin Park are a band that always remind me of being 16 and dancing in ‘The Psychic Pig’, an alternative club in my hometown.

I still listen to them now for a bit of nostalgia.

www.linkinpark.com

Lissie – When I’m Alone

I went to see Lissie on Tuesday at Dingwalls. It was great. Bless her, she was really suffering with a croacky/sore voice however she still sounded great (although I can imagine her voice may not have felt great at the end!) Plus I kept thinking people would probably really like the husky voice sound themselves!

It was a really good gig and she was so sweet about the voice. I have loved listening to her on Spotify and she does some good covers as well.

On a side note I also love Dingwalls as a venue, small but with large stepped platforms, perfect for petite people! Can’t wait to go and see Brother and Bones there on the 28th of this month.

www.lissie.com

 

Fun. – Carry On

Fun. was indeed fun!

Fun. was indeed fun!

I can confirm going to see Fun. is fun!

I went on Thursday with friends to Hammersmith Apollo and it was great. Dancing and singing around and seeing the band hugely enjoying themselves as well as in awe of performing.

Fun, fun, fun.

www.ournameisfun.com

Vincent (Starry Starry Night) – Don McLean

The song Vincent by Don Mclean with images of Vincent Van Goghs work.

Will set you off in a dreamy state and drifting away into the Starry Starry Night. And that is always a good place to be.

Mugison – Kletturinn

My manager recently went to go and see Of Monsters and Men and she let me know Mugison was supporting. Her husband liked the guys beard… You can see here it is pretty impressive!

So I had a listen on Spotify and I liked his sound. The song Kletturinn in particular I liked as it sounds like The Wire soundtrack.

And when Spotify describes someone who makes music from ‘gentle laptop pop to heavy, flamboyant rock’, well you just have to take a listen don’t you?!

http://mugison.virb.com/

Felix Fables – Wonderful World

Half Moon Putney gig sign

Before Christmas I went to one of my favourite gig venues, The Half Moon in Putney – and this is not just because it is just down the road from me!

I went to see Brother and Bones who is one of my favourite new bands from 2012. They were supported by two great bands, one being Felix Fables.

I loved this song when they performed it, I love how it goes slow into the ‘wonderful world’ part. I also think it is a pretty good sentiment to sum up a new year and what to look forward to.

Overall a pretty great, fun and enjoyable night!

Image taken by me on Instagram

www.felixfables.com

Wallis Bird – Counting to Sleep

Wallis Bird Counting to Sleep is a beautiful song matched with Wallis’s great voice and amazing presence and enthusiasm on stage. You will often see her break many guitar strings when she plays live.

I choose this song because the line ‘Cos your’e a delicate feather that swings in the air’. After being at home I said feathers would be a theme this week!

www.wallisbird.com

Driving home for Christmas – Chris Rea

It is nearly Christmas and although I will not be driving home for Christmas this year, as I will be getting the train instead, this always reminds me of a mix CD a friend made me at university when I did in fact drive home 🙂

Everyone always has a favourite Christmas song, what is yours?

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

 

Emmy The Great – Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)

Emmy The Great produces some wonderful songs and you can get lost in the melody. I love the folk sound and reminds me of some of my other favourite soundtracks such as Peggy Sue.

I dedicate this to my friend to Tazeem. I often wonder how read or listened to these posts are and recently she let me know that she does listen to every one. It really made me smile. Thank you.

Blessed.

www.emmythegreat.com