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I’m Relentless’s Official Blogger for 2014!

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Rewind back to two weeks ago on a bleary-eyed Tuesday morning, and you would have found this little blogger in giddy elation having just received confirmation that I had won Relentless’s music blogger competition! Not only am I over-the-moon excited about a new achievement to add to the blogging roster, my prize includes an AAA pass to a string of festivals and gigs across the country so I can get up close and personal with … Continue reading

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The August Playlist

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Wowza. How did we end up in August already? The sweetest season of the year is sadly flying right past my eyes, so I’m taking this opportunity to quell those “SUMMER’S NEARLY OVER” woes, and bundle together a whole handful of sun-soaked songs (and a sneaky couple of Hozier tunes, because I think I’m in love). Maybe, just maybe, these will help to bring that delicious heatwave back? Yeah, sun? Let’s not waste any more … Continue reading

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The Best Music Reads (In My Humble Opinion)

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If you know me well enough by now, you’ll know that I love a good blog. I’ve previously written about my all-round favourites here, but I thought I’d make this one all about music, as that is the backbone of this blog that you’re reading right now. Whaddyaknow! Whether I’m on the hunt for some new jams, wanting to read up on the latest under-the-radar bands, or I just want to know how Refinery29 scored … Continue reading

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Glasto 2014: My 5 Favourite Moments

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When it comes to the Festival with a capital F, I’ve developed a routine that, sadly, doesn’t involve the real-deal jaunt up to Worthy Farm. To make up for it, I will record every little piece of the Beeb’s coverage on my Sky+ box, whack out a surplus stock of munchies and twist the volume up as loud as possible to at least pretend I’m there amidst the sea of floral headbands. So until that … Continue reading

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The June Playlist

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With the official start of summer beckoning, I had no doubt that my musical choices for this month’s playlist would follow a similar, summery suit. But even I surprised myself with this edition – though I do love a good wallow in a roster of self-regarding songs, I’m a big advocate of straight-up awesome, upbeat tunes to keep the sun shining and to get those moves out of your system. Summer jams, after all, are … Continue reading

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On Repeat: Catfish & The Bottlemen

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Lately, I’ve been listening to one band over and over (and over) again, and they’re a band that take me back to my teenage days when my music go-to was always indie rock – a phase that me and most other teenagers experienced in the height of The Kooks’ and Arctic Monkeys’ fame. Now in my current relationship with electro-funk, Welsh wonderkids Catfish & The Bottlemen make me feel like I’m having a love affair … Continue reading

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Easter By The Seaside & A Sam Smith Obsession!

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It’s a bit of a tradition to spend Easter by my seaside hometown in North Wales. The combination of sunshine, chocolate, friends and a warm beach is a tough one to beat in my book, and that’s exactly how I spent Thursday – Monday. In between, Jen, Dan, Mum and I set up our own yoga retreat in the garden (it was something I thought Russell Brand would have enjoyed), caught up with my friends, … Continue reading

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The Liverpool Sound City 2014 Edit: 5 Bands You Can’t Miss

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After having so much fun at last year’s Liverpool Sound City festival (see that post here), I’ve been busy devouring the 2014 line-up in every way possible. Just like my blog, Liverpool Sound City champions the ethos of discovery. It’s a festival that you can dip in and out of as much or as little as you like. It rebels against your typical tent-and-denim-shorts, run-of-the-mill festival format by giving you over 25 of Liverpool’s coolest … Continue reading

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The April Playlist

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I’ve been doing a lot of singing along lately, a lot more than usual. I think this has been caused by a few things: a) I’ve been busy planning my year of trips, getaways and festivals b) There are a bunch of irresistibly catchy songs out at the moment c) The sun is out and I’ve been frolicking around like a crazy fool! So, I thought I’d share this particularly upbeat set of songs that … Continue reading

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An Afternoon With Bombay Bicycle Club

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of whiling away a Friday afternoon listening to the sweet, sweet sounds of Jack Steadman and the rest of his indie rock outfit, in the middle of the day and with just a handful of other BBC buffs in tow. Telling friends about my plans to go to a gig in the middle of the day usually leaves them with a confused expression on their faces, understandably. “What kind of … Continue reading

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