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The Playlist With Lilly Ahlberg

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I’m so excited to finally share with you all a brand new series on my blog called “The Playlist”, where I’ll be raiding some of my favourite musicians, tastemakers and trailblazers’ song stashes. I’ve got friends who are doing some incredible things, and who truly inspire me, so I’m going to be discovering the songs and melodies that are inspiring them, and documenting them right here every month in 2015. For the first instalment of The Playlist, I’ve … Continue reading

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JP Cooper

On Repeat: JP Cooper

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There’s a boy whose songs I have been playing a lot around my house. I mean, a LOT. Spotify already knows by now who I’m going to search for when I get home each evening; I barely need to type a J and there he is. His name is JP Cooper – the JP stands for John Paul (not to be confused with Sean Paul, and JP’s dreads are way better). With a sound pleaching … Continue reading

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New Year's Eve Playlists

Staying in or going out? Pick your NYE playlist…

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Well, we’ve nearly made it to the end of 2014. It’s almost time to brush off your sequinned threads, smear on a red lippy and head out to the midnight ball-drop. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll be getting cosy in your pj’s and watching Jools Holland on the sofa with a bag of popcorn the size of your head. I much prefer a stay-in NYE over a going out, but as I’m aware that some of you … Continue reading

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On Repeat: James Bay

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For discovering my new acoustic crush, I have only the lovely Hannah Maggs and Stefan Michalak to thank. When James Bay‘s song “Let It Go” began playing in one of their vlogs, I Shazam’d faster than I had ever done before. I then did what I always do when I get excited about new music, and began devouring everything he had ever recorded. This time last year, James Bay was a boy waiting in the wings. … Continue reading

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The Smiths Manchester music tour

A Weekend Escape To Manchester’s #HotelOfMusic, Part 2

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Picking up from where we left off last time in my weekend escape to the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Manchester (not read part one yet? It’s here!), in part two I’m talking all about my experience on a mystery Manchester music tour. The Radisson hotel kindly offered Clare and I the chance to go on a music tour on the second day of our stay in Manchester, and we both confessed to each other … Continue reading

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A Weekend Escape To Manchester’s #HotelOfMusic, Part 1

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Ah, Manchester. Home to perpetually rain-ridden skies, the 1980s ‘Madchester’ music scene, and once a playground for the likes of Steven Morrissey, Ian Brown, and Noel and Liam Gallagher. Manchester holds a fondness with me, not just for its rich and nonchalantly cool music history, but because it’s where my roots are. So, when an email from the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel landed in my inbox inviting me and my fellow music blogger buddy Clare … Continue reading

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Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro, Zane Lowe and Slaves for #RelentlessLive

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Image courtesy of Relentless Energy Hosting this year’s Relentless Live at the utterly vintage Troxy in London, was the perfect paradox. The 1930s art deco of The Troxy, in all its former decadence, gave a helplessly cool backdrop against which to paint music by the likes of Biffy Clyro, Slaves and Zane Lowe, and it didn’t hurt that the venue’s sound is as clean and bright as the sparkly ballgowns that once danced within its … Continue reading

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The November Playlist

The November Playlist

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Let’s just say that November, music-wise and life-wise, has been an exciting one for me, and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to soundtrack these milestone moments with new songs from some of my favourite bands. I’m talking: Foo Fighters, The 1975 and Fickle Friends. Oh, and the re-scoring of one of my favourite movies, Drive, was a welcome way to unwind amidst the chaos that November has brought with it so far. Along … Continue reading

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What’s your favourite movie soundtrack?

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It will come as no surprise to those that know me, that my favourite movie soundtrack is this one. On the date of the movie’s release, I had organised a night at the cinema. I settled into my front row seat cradling a box of salty sweet popcorn, fizzing with excitement (not just at seeing a tattoo-spangled Gosling), and sat transfixed at the screen for 2 and a half hours. I remember walking out with damp … Continue reading

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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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