Tuesday, 3 December 2013

JAWS Cover Foo Fighters' Everlong

Today as part of JAWS' Christmas Advent Calendar (day 3) they have released a cover of Everlong originally by Foo Fighters. The band have recently been writing and demoing tracks for their debut album due to be released next year. Click on the image below to hear the cover and get a free download of it!

The boys are heading out on tour again in January so be sure not to miss them:
22nd - The Cavern, Exeter
23rd - Scholar Bar, Leicester
24th - Green Door Store, Brighton
26th - Kraak, Manchester
27th - Fruit, Hull
28th - Borderline, London

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Listen to these: Trust Me... I'm a Genius

~based on bands i have seen this year~

Friend Like You//Jaws (support band)
Honey//Swim Deep - seen at The Joiners, Southampton, 14/02

Follow Baby//Peace - NME Awards Tour
Last of the Summer Wine//Palma Violets
Default//Django Django -  seen at o2 Academy Bournemouth, 20/02

Surround You//Jaws - seen at The Joiners, Southampton, 30/03

Simple Kids//Story Books (support band)
Bam Bam//King Charles - seen at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 11/04

Superfood//Superfood (support band)
Lovesick//Peace - seen at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 23/04

Cold Skin//To Kill A King (support band)
River Jordan//Dog Is Dead - seen at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 29/04

Just A Picture//Hares (support band)
I Don't Mind//The Pigeon Detectives - seen at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 11/05

Fugitives//Jungle Doctors - seen at Blissfields festival, Winchester, 04-07/07
Digsaw//The Wytches
Two Doors Down//Mystery Jets *Headliner*
Laura Palmer//Bastille *Headliner*

Take Control//By The Rivers - seen at Simon Says festival, Leicester, 28/07
Fit For You//The Young Knives *Headliner*

Worry//Little Comets - seen at The Joiners, Southampton, 09/08

All I Know//Fenech Soler - seen at Victorious festival, Portsmouth, 25/08
Apply Some Pressure//Maximo Park *Headliner*

Fall Together//Bright Smoke - seen at Southsea festival, Portsmouth, 14/09
Let Me Go//Dolomite Minor
Alpha Romeo//MT
Toucan Surf//Jaws
All I Wanna Do//Splashh *Headliner*

Trust Me...I'm a Genius//The Family Rain (support band)
Come Closer//Miles Kane - seen at The Pyramids, Portsmouth, 26/09

Coastlines//Hares (support band)
Go At It Completely//The Pigeon Detectives - seen at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 31/10

Bloodsports//Drenge (support band)
Wraith//Peace - seen at The Pyramids, Portsmouth, 08/12

~i've made a playlist of all the songs mentioned above on 8tracks, click the picture below~

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Winter '13 Wishlist

 It has taken me a while to narrow down all the lovely Winter items that I need would really like this Winter, but I have managed to get it down to what I think is 15 top essentials. All images are taken from the shop's website which is also sourced beneath the item. Hope you enjoy it!


1) Tartan Scarf - River Island £25

2) Leather Jacket - H&M £29.99


3) Glittery Tights - H&M £6.99


4) Boots - Topshop £45


5) Dress - Topshop £34


6) Balcony Bra - Topshop £18


7) Floral Shirt - Topshop £40


8) Coat - New Look £59.99


9) Floral Dress - New Look £29.99


10) Cardigan - New Look £14.99

Other bits I want

11) Camera Lens Mug - Urban Outfitters £20


12) Golden Wonder - Lush £3.50


13) Star Light Star Bright - Lush £3.30


14) Luxury Lush Pud - £3.40


15) It // Alexa Chung - Waterstones £13.99 (saving £3 + free UK delivery)


P.S. Let me know if there are any items on here you want/already have and what items you think are essential to own this Winter! x 

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Fabulous Fall

I feel very festive today and I'm attracted to all things Autumn. I'm craving autumn/winter clothes shopping, hot chocolate, my duvet and cosy blankets, being snuggled up on the sofa watching films, carving pumpkins, going on an autumn stroll in the forest and lots of thick grandad jumpers. Oh and an open fire. Autumn is my favourite time of year, not just because it holds my birthday, but because the lead up to Christmas is super exciting and cosy, and the transformation from summer clothes to winter clothes just really excites me. (I know how sad I am, no need to tell me) 

cozy, warm

Autumn"Bobbing for apples"-styled decor. Apples & candles floating in tub. Can be used as a centerpiece or on a buffet table. Can be adapted to use at an entrance. Would use waterproof battery operated tealights.
Tea in the forest

All photos above are part of my 'Autumn' board on Pinterest, which you can view HERE, the link will also show you the sources for the photos as none are my own. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Band Review: Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler have been a band since 2006 from Northamptonshire. Their debut, self titled album was released in 2010 featuring tracks such as Lies, Stop And Stare and Demons. This week was the release of their second album Rituals

I have seen the band twice, at Blissfields Festival and at Victorious Festival, and they are an incredibly good live band. When I first saw the band (Blissfields) I was unaware of who they are and what music they play but when I heard them I knew I'd like them. After the festival, I was intrigued and had to hear more of their music. I was thrilled when I realised that the band were due to play at Victorious Festival as I had been listening to their debut album non-stop. I managed to get to the front of the crowd at Victorious and take some snaps of the band. 

Personally, I really enjoy the band's music and I would most definitely recommend them to others. My favourite songs from Rituals are: All I Know, Last Forever and Magnetic, and my favourites from Fenech-Soler are: Golden SunStop And Stare and Demons

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Summer Breeze

Hello there! How're you doing? Sorry it's been a VERY long time since my last post but recently I have been a busy bee. Summer is over and Autumn is here, my favourite time of the year. I'm going to do a quick summer catch up and show you a few things I have been up to over the summer.

Chloe, Georgia, Me and Nicole at Blissfields Festival


My new kitten Sirius Black

The Young Knives at Simon Says Festival

Little Comets at The Joiners

Fenech-Soler at Victorious Festival

It's now the end of September and I've been meaning to write this post for about a month but in other news, I've been at college for 3 weeks now and I'm really enjoying it and I'm really happy about the courses I've chosen to take. I've got some ideas for some more posts so hopefully I won't leave it too long until the next one.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Laptop Meltdown

Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to finish the "30 Day Snap" due to my laptop taking a wrong turn. Luckily it is on the mend now, but beforehand it is going to have to be completely wiped, therefore losing all of my pictures from the past 3 years which is a huge shame. This post was basically just to say that I am still here and I haven't gone anywhere its just I can only access my blog from the iPhone mobile app which isn't very blog friendly so I won't be posting anything until I get my laptop back. Sorry for the lack of posts. 

Monday, 17 June 2013


As you probably know by now "Google Friend Contact" is being shut down (boo) so everyone is moving over to "Bloglovin'" for followers. I finally waved goodbye to GFC and have become a bloglovin' newbie.

Here's a link to my bloglovin' profile, it would be lovely if you'd follow me over there.

Monday, 3 June 2013

30 day snap

The idea for this post came from Sprinkle of Glitter's post about the 30 day snap. I was a bit hasty to begin with but then decided I'd give it a go because I'd recently just bought a new fancy pants camera (Canon 1100D) and thought this was a brilliant way to test it out. All you have to do is take a picture every day for the month of June and voila. This is the blog post I shall be uploading my daily pictures on to keep them all in one place so feel free to check back every few days. I will of course be posting on twitter everyday when I have updated it so keep and eye out over there. Lets go!

My brother Harry - 5 months old today
I went to an Ice Cream Parlour with my Sister and family - Peanut M&M Waffle
Blissfields Festival tickets arrived today - 1 month tomorrow! 
This photograph makes me squeal, she's adorable - my cat Ruby
(boring) Revision - Media exam tomorrow, eek
My niece Megan playing on the slide - playing in the summer sun

The hotel I stayed in the night before my sister's wedding - had a gorgeous view
The gorgeous couple - my sister Alice and her husband (tehe) Ben
Ended up staying in the hotel and extra night - view from the window 
#10 - #14 
Small selection of my favourite vinyls - this photo is for a long period of time  because I was busy revising and doing exams, sorry for the lack of pictures! 
My niece Megan came round for a "sleepover" this evening - I love it when she stays round, she's adorable

Me and my Dad outside Manchester City's Stadium - zonks of years ago
Latest In Beauty free sample box arrived - plus a few samples from magazines
My friend Georgia took her polaroid camera to school - last day of school FORVER! 
Winding down with a bath and a face mask - p.s best face mask ever
Induction Day timetable arrived for college - so excited (but nervous/scared)

Friday, 31 May 2013

The End Is Nigh

Woah, 2013 has already flown by and I feel like I've done nothing with my time, except go to the odd gig or... seven. I cannot believe that finally, after 12 years of being at various schools I am nearly at the end, I can see it but I'm not quite there yet.
I won't quite know what to do with myself when I have left, no revision to be doing, no dragging myself out of bed at 7am every day, no longer having to see some people I have known longer than I can remember. It is all just a strange concept and at the moment, I am very unclear of how I feel about it.
I know that I am glad to be leaving school, but there's a part of me that will miss it, not necessarily some of the people, but just school in general.

However, I cannot wait to go to college! I am super duper looking forward to no longer being forced to learn subjects I don't want to learn (cough geography, science and german cough). Being able to finally do what I want to do excites me and hopefully it will bring a whole new adventure for me, finally I can be the person I want to be! Goodbye weirdo school girl and bonjour even weirder college student. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Gigs Galore

April has been a crazy month for gigs, (3) but nonetheless it's been a wonderful month. On Thursday 11th April I was lucky enough to win tickets to King Charles' gig that evening at The Wedgwood Rooms in Portsmouth. As it was such late notice I went to the gig with my mum but still managed to have an amazing evening. My favourite songs of the night included Bam Bam, Love Lust and Mississippi Isobel. The crowd's vibe and excitement was unbelievable. When listening to King Charles' album LoveBlood it is completely different from the live shows. I'd previously seen King Charles at Blissfields Festival last year and I immediately fell in love. After the gig the King himself came out and I managed to get a photo with him and he signed a poster I'd just bought; a true gentleman.

King Charles
Next up was Peace. I'd previously seen them at the NME awards tour in Bournemouth when they had been given an extended set as Miles Kane was unfortunately ill that evening. This time I went to see them at The Wedgewood Rooms on 23rd April and as usual they were fantastic. Every single member in the audience was blown away by their upbeat songs like Lovesick, where sassy frontman Harrison Koisser attached his iPhone to his guitar and was filming the crowd, to their more peaceful songs like Float Forever and California Daze. The indie boys had everyone singing along to every song. The evening was just incredible. Their support band Superfood opened the show with a bang and entwined everyone with their rocky pop sound. Superfood closed their set with their self titled tune Superfood which was the only song they've currently released online and quite a large amount of the crowd were singing along.

Finally was Dog Is Dead, the gig I'd been waiting for since last Halloween when I'd seen them play at Thekla in Bristol, a truly outstanding and memorable gig. Yet again they were absolutely fantastic. Definitely my favourite gig this month by far and also in my top 3 gigs (Dog Is Dead x2 and Swim Deep). The support bands were Kassassin Street and To Kill A King who were both really good and I'm definitely going to buy TKAK's album now. To begin with the crowd was quite small and I guess because it wasn't a sold out show it was obvious that it wouldn't be full up. They opened with a new song titled "Sin" which sounded brilliant. They then moved onto play tracks from their debut album All Our Favourite Stories (blog post about it).
Talk Through The Night
Any Movement
Do The Right Thing
Get Low
*I'd Never Hit You Back*
Two Devils
Burial Ground
River Jordan
Glockenspiel Song
Young (acoustic)
Teenage Daughter
*new song*

Dog Is Dead
Before playing Glockenspiel Song, Joss (keys) and Rob (lead vocals, guitar/bass) persuaded the crowd to form a "Wall of Love", and Joss crowd surfed during the peak of the song. They then left the stage and just Rob reappeared with his acoustic guitar announcing "this will be a quiet one" and came down to play at the barrier. After the first verse of Young the rest of the band rejoined and created a sexual harmony for your ears. Ending their fantastic set on Teenage Daughter was the right thing to do (pardon the pun) as the whole crowd were singing the song back word for word. It was a truly remarkable gig and Dog Is Dead are definitely a band worth checking out.

Someone was lovely enough to film various songs at the Dog Is Dead gig so here is a link to a playlist I've created of them all. 

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