Tag Archives: Music

Bonnie Prince Billy: Bed is for Sleeping

I’m seeing Bonnie Prince Billy next week. Bed is for sleeping is one of my favourites x

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Jenny Lewis: She’s Not Me

Love this song, love the video, LOVE the album. That is all x

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London Folk Fest 2014: Highlights

Last weekend my sister and I headed to the Bedford to enjoy the best folk music London has to offer. Here are my highlights.


Right at the top of the Bedford is a little room called the Tavistock, we grabbed ourselves a sofa and sat enchanted for the entirety of Ledra Chapman’s set (which included a terrific Jamie T cover!)


First up on the Theatre stage on Friday was Aimee McKenzie, a young singer songwriter with siblings in tow. Not only were they adorable but their music shows immense promise, I’ll be keeping tabs.

(Ok so I chose the above video mainly because the little one’s wearing a superman outfit, but also because they played this song and it reminded me of Taylor Swift, which is a good thing in my books).


We spent all Saturday evening at Vin’s Night In. By far the best night of the festival, the night was hosted in the round so all the acts took turns to play songs and it was just lovely!

Stephanie Fraser

Evan Jack

(Beard crush)


There were so many amazing acts on Sunday, but the one act that made me really want to buy their CDs were Lily and Meg.

(I should probably point out that I’m trying to learn the harmonica so watching someone play the banjo AND the harmonica seriously impresses me at the moment.)

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Rae Morris: Cold ft Fryars

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Rae Morris a number of times, she’s adorable. Cold, however, is my favourite track so far, if this is a sign of what to expect from now on I am very excited x

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Hard Life

After being introduced to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on a desk swap earlier in the year I’ve been slowly working my way through his records and falling in love with track after track. The very same colleague who introduced me to the ‘prince’, reminded me of this absolute beauty this week, and I can’t stop listening. Go on, fall in love with it x

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Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky

My flat is sat between two building works at the moment, this song is helping me drown out all the banging (so much hammering!). I can’t wait for the album, everything I’ve heard so far is promising an absolute treat x

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Ane Brun: Rarities

We all know artists love playing a good cover at a gig, sometimes they slip one onto a single as a b-side, or even as a sly album track, but what if an artist had performed so many stunning covers that they could actually get away with releasing a double CD of them? Yup, Ane Brun’s pretty something.

The record in itself is seriously beautiful and perfectly Ane Brun. She makes every song her own and some of them, yup, I’m going to say it… so much better than the originals. The below are my absolute favourites x

Jóga (Björk cover, live at the 2010 Polar Music Prize)

Ain’t No Cure For Love (Leonard Cohen Cover)

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I had the unexpected surprise of having two of my friends* exclaim that they’d never heard of Volcano Choir this morning. I didn’t quite know what to say, I had rather lazily assumed that they must know who they are. So … this is for those of you who haven’t had the joy of discovering this band yet, I envy you, and I apologise for not blogging it sooner.

I’m seeing them on Monday and I really hope the stage lighting is as well timed as this video x

* Not just any friends I might add, ones that I have been to gigs with, swapped mixtapes and discussed on length the merits of a good string section, you know, the music-conversationalist type.

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Mononoke: Alice

I love it when classic children’s books get mentioned in songs, especially when done as beautifully as this Alice in Wonderland delight. Mononoke has created such a gem of a song x

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