I couldn’t have asked for a dreamier stay during my first ever visit to Hamburg than at 25hours Hotel Hafencity.
It. was. glorious.
From the nautical theme to the whole room dedicated to vinyl, the place just got me, ya know?
It goes without saying, I love to travel. I’ve been so lucky this past year to do so much of it, flitting about here and there for city weekend breaks and extended trips overseas – but I have to say, the most daunting part of travelling for me is the packing. I always put it off until the last minute, end up throwing anything into a bag in the middle of the night before the airport run, then wonder what the hell I’m wearing when I finally get where I’m going, or can reel off a list of important things I’ve forgotten. So here are my most important travel essentials…
I’ve had a little bit of spare time on my hands this month (after the hectic festival marathon that was July!), so I’ve been using it to catch up on tunes old and new and updating the trusty iPod with some cracking music – it was SO in need of an update, after the Jonas Brothers popped up the other day…
There’s one question that I seem to be getting quite a lot lately which is rapidly starting to become a bit of a pet peeve of mine: “So, what are you actually planning on doing with your life then?”
Yep, that old chestnut.
Because the truth is, I have no bloody idea what I’m planning on doing with my life – except to live it.
Electro-pop singer, songwriter, and producer Shura has come a long way since worrying about her first live radio performance at the BBC’s infamous Maida Vale studios – smashing multiple hit singles out of the park and cementing her place on our radio ever since. I caught up with her before a fantastic set at LeeFest: The Neverland to chat about the album, playing live, and an alternate career path…
I’ve been a little quiet on the ol’ blogging front lately due to some exciting news – I was chosen to be StubHub’s UK #FestivalPro!! I know what you’re thinking… what the hell does that mean?! Well basically, I had the awesome opportunity to attend three European music festivals and give you guys the lowdown on all the the real action from the ground across all of their social platforms, as well as my own. Cool, huh?
Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, is the new kid on the block when it comes to exciting new sounds for summer. With her debut album Fading Lines released on 3rd June, I caught up with Annelotte to talk about recording the album, what influenced her sound and the exciting paths that have led her to where she is today.