The App That I Can’t Get Enough Of

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What do you get when you cross an Instagram-like app with every song on the iTunes store? You get hours of procrastination, a whole spectrum of music-induced “feels” and a chance to soundtrack your favourite moments and memories. Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom. I don’t know about you, but Tunepics just begs the question, “why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?”. It seems like such a simple concept to pair songs with snaps – after all, downloading music … 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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My Beach Weekend Makeup

My Beach Weekend MakeUp

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By the time summer weekends come around, piling up my car with bags and heading to my parents’ house on the coast becomes a thing of the norm. On Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll most likely find me sunning myself at the beach with my hair piled up, shades on, and not a scrap of makeup to be seen on my chops. In the week, I just can’t go without my signature liquid liner as I … 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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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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