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Jagaara, Cosmo Sheldrake, Frazey Ford and Vance Joy

My laptop’s been in the repair shop for the past two weeks so I haven’t been able to update ya’ll on all the music I’ve been loving, so really quickly here are my highlights from the past two weeks:

Jagaara, we saw these sisters for the first time at Latitude Festival, they’re great, and pulled off a lovely set in Stoke Newington last Thursday – they’re touring the UK this autumn.

I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Cosmo Sheldrake perform at the Barbican this week as part of Transgressive’s 10th birthday gig – I love how he makes his music!

Vance Joy played at the Empire this week, I love his album, but his Bruce Springsteen cover was one of the highlights of the gig. He’s one lovely australian.

And just because I heard this song on the radio this morning and fell in love with it completely, Frazey Ford September Fields.

x

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Laurel and Jenny Lewis

Autumn has well and truly begun and with it brings GIG SEASON. Can I get a woop woop?! WOOP WOOP. This week’s gig highlights came from the brilliant Laurel, and the awesomely cool Jenny Lewis.

Every one of Laurel’s songs is perfectly constructed, pop music at it’s utmost best. Shells just happened to be my favourite by a couple of notches this week, Nicotine Dreams a very close second. I can’t wait for an album!

I’m a new convert to Jenny Lewis thanks to a friend forcing me listen to the Voyager album, and boy do I LOVE the Voyager album. I couldn’t stop beaming the whole way through the gig, but she played With Arms Outstretched for her encore and it blew me away.

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Half Moon Run: Need it

My sisters had the pleasure of seeing Half Moon Run a few weeks ago, I opted out at the time having heard nothing but the current single. However, both sisters’ efforts to get me to listen doubled after seeing them live and they made me promise I’d check them out whilst I was at Latitude festival. Which I did. And they were oh so right.

Their live set was faultless (which is why I’ve chosen a live video, not from Latitude I’m afraid, although this one is and I’m pretty sure I was right behind the person filming it). I’ve now listened to the album Dark Eyes a number of times and am fully intending on seeing them at Shepherds Bush later this year.

This is Need It by Half Moon Run. Enjoy x

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Dancing Years cover Broken Social Scene

I know I keep going on about how awesome Dancing Years are, but seriously, how can you not get excited when you hear them?!

My sister and I have had the pleasure of seeing this Dancing Years gem a couple of times now. It’s a cover of Anthems for a 17 Year-Old Girl by Broken Social Scene and it’s so beautifully done. If you get the chance to see them live this summer, jump at it, they’re the real deal (unfortunately for me they’re not playing Latitude or Bushstock and my funds just can’t stretch to any more festivals!) x

 

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The Intermission Project: Winter Snow

I had the pleasure of seeing The Intermission Project at the Notting Hill Arts Club last night. These little heart-breakers were part of an awesome night of music, including Hopwood favourites Dancing Years, and Ajimal. I would definitely recommend seeing all three acts live if you get the chance x

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The Bookshop Band, A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls was one of my favourite books of 2012 and this song by the Bookshop Band, For An Ending, inspired by Patrick Ness’ book is simply put, perfect.

If you haven’t done so already, I urge you to read the book x

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Local Natives, Colombia

Local Natives performed at Scala last night and absolutely blew me away. I’ve seen them a couple of times before but not with the new album Hummingbird, as much as I love the upbeat tracks of Gorilla Manor, tracks like Colombia were the highlight of the gig for me. It’s such a beautiful song! Enjoy

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Bon Iver featuring The Staves

Two of my favourite artists doing what they do best. Absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy!

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Susanne Sundfør and Wise Children

I had the pleasure of seeing three great acts at the Notting Hill Arts Club last night, two of them particularly shone out: Wise Children, and Susanne Sundfør.

Wise Children have been on my radar for quite a while now so it was lovely to finally see them live, here’s my favourite song from the EP:

I hadn’t heard of Susanne Sundfør before last night’s gig, but apparently she’s really well known in Sweden – and rightly so – her  voice was amazing. White Foxes was my highlight of her performance:

 

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