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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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Style Notes: The Haim Gig

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What more could a girl want to help celebrate her birthday than a night in one of her favourite cities with her best friend, and tickets to see one of her favourite bands thrown in for good measure? That’s a tough one to beat in my book. Last weekend, my wonderful best friend took me to see Haim in Manchester, after she surprised me with tickets for my birthday. Having heard from all of my … Continue reading

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Cathrine Dal presents…the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition

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Let’s just get this out there. Presenter/fashion model/music mogul Cathrine Dal has to be one of the coolest people I know. It may be sycophantic, but the facts are all there: her taste in music is spot on; she has an overwhelming knowledge of the music industry and she’s basically an all-round babe. Cat hasn’t been on my blog since 2012, when she guested one of her many marvellous exclusively for me and my blog, … Continue reading

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Current Beauty Favourites

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Every now and then I get a hankering to tell you all about some of my favourite beauty bits; I’m one of these people that just loves to stockpile a list of things I love (Listography books are a weakness of mine), then dish them all out to friends and family so that they can go and discover for themselves; whether that be restaurants, films, bands to see live, places to go, and so on. … Continue reading

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5 New Acts To Love In 2014

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It took a little while to get there, but finally my excitement for new music in 2014 has started to kick in! Though January is usually the time I like to scope out the top tips of the year ahead, last month I felt a little bit of “new band fatigue”, not because I didn’t want to listen to anything new, but because nothing that I’d heard or read about had really excited me. However, … Continue reading

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