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On The Road Interview: Get Inuit

On The Road Interview: Get Inuit

Hailing from Sittingbourne, Kent, four-piece Get Inuit may be relatively new on the scene, but they are already proving to be quite the connoisseurs of dirty, summery pop. Having been hailed as Record of the Week on Radio 1 and named as one of DJ Annie Mac’s One To Watch for 2016 after releasing a stream of critically acclaimed singles, it’s safe to say that we can expect to hear a lot more from the lads in the coming months as their star continues to rise. The band have since stuffed their summer with festival appearances in-between supporting hot newcomers VANT and Spring King and recording their debut album, so I caught up with them before their set at LeeFest to see what they’re all about…

Now Playing: October

Now Playing: October

So this month I’ve mainly been fangirling over We Are Scientists (it’s an obsession that I just can’t shake) as after only catching festival slots, I finally got to go along to a headline show at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff – which was insane. But here are some other tunes that have been floating my musical boat this month.

Now Playing: September

Now Playing: September

If there’s one thing that is certain about this time of year it’s that gig season is about to kick off. The festivals are over, which means waving goodbye to lazing in sunny fields cradling a cider and a hangover and saying helloooooo to getting intimate with new acts in your fave venues. Kick-start the season with the September playlist!

A Summer Guide to Hamburg

A Summer Guide to Hamburg

I’ve kicked off a bit of a love affair with Germany lately, having been to a few festivals and soaked up the glorious weather they’ve been having (and OF COURSE the beer and sausage), so when I was invited to pack my bags and fly away to discover what Hamburg had to offer for the weekend, I jumped at the chance.

My Travel Essentials

My Travel Essentials

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…

Now Playing: August

Now Playing: August

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…

3 Reasons Small Festivals Rock

3 Reasons Small Festivals Rock

Last weekend I packed my pop-up tent and headed down to Kent for LeeFest, having never heard of it before but spying a few bands I lurrrrved on the bill, and from my first step on-site had the feeling that I’d stumbled across a total gem of a festival.

On The Road Interview: Shura

On The Road Interview: Shura

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…

My #FestivalPro Summer of Music

My #FestivalPro Summer of Music

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?

On The Road Interview: Amber Arcades

On The Road Interview: Amber Arcades

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.

Songs From The Road

Songs From The Road

My playlist of songs from the road and epic performances from Tom Odell and Sam Palladio along the way.

5 Songs for Spring

5 Songs for Spring

Looking for some fresh new music? Look no further, with these songs for Spring you’ll be breezing effortlessly into the longer hazy days!

On The Road Interview: MOTHXR

On The Road Interview: MOTHXR

I catch up with Penn Badgley to hear all about the birth of one of the hottest new bands from Brooklyn, NY – MOTHXR.

My Year in Music

My Year in Music

I don’t know if you know this about me already, but I cannot get enough music. It started with a love of Aqua and Blue while I was still in pigtails and identical outfits with my younger sister; before progressing to pop-punk and fawning over […]

On The Road Interview: Nothing But Thieves

On The Road Interview: Nothing But Thieves

Essex boys Nothing But Thieves have had one hell of a year. After hit single Itch was awarded Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World, the band’s self-titled debut album shot straight to #7 in the UK Charts and #3 on iTunes. Having supported Muse […]

On The Road Interview: Ash

On The Road Interview: Ash

(This interview was written by yours truly and originally posted on Gigslutz) After swearing off albums in favour of singles in 2007, Ash sprang back onto the scene this year with full length studio album Kablammo!, and man, have we missed them. Having showcased the new […]