Friday, 9 March 2012
Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
The video here is from Jools Holland's show, which is where I first heard these two. The guy reminds me of a cross between Johnny Depp and Jack White (visually).
The Shins - A Simple Song. Great if somewhat depressing video
Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine
Now that spring is upon us, this is particularly appropriate. If you're not familiar with the Super Furries, you might still recognise this song from (the best teen drama ever) The OC.
Lana del Rey - Million Dollar Man
My favourite LDR song so far, even if it sounds uncannily like the Spice Girls' Too Much (and I mean that in the nicest way possible). Presumably the man in question is Lana's daddy who funded her album.
Y Bandana - Siwgwr Candi Mel
This is a song by my favourite Welsh-language band. It's not their best song but sadly there isn't much of their music on YouTube. If you can, get your hands on a copy of Dal dy Drwyn/Can y Tan.
The Cribs - We Share the Same Skies
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Miss Selfridge, £3.75
These religious bracelets are everywhere at the moment. At the same time hideously tacky and brilliantly youthful, I feel both terribly blasphemous and childishly playful wearing mine. I don't know if it's because I spent a year living in Italy, but I am finding myself increasingly drawn to religious iconography (or 'tat' as some may view it). This bracelet makes me think of teenage summer days but also serves me up a helping of Catholic guilt; wearing it doesn't replace a Sunday in Mass.
Friday, 24 February 2012
This dress is gloriously summery and seeing as the weather is heating up ( I saw a man in short and flip flops yesterday; that's right, shorts and FLIP FLOPS), there is no excuse not to buy it.
IF this sunny weather is not set to last - which, considering it's February, maybe it isn't -then I wish to spend the next few months in this Vivienne Westwood beauty. Hell, a girl can dream.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Patrick Wolf was definitely one of my favourite acts at this year's Reading. I have only become a fan recently (yes, yes, I know, I am definitely a Johnny-come-lately to Patrick Wolf and will never be a true fan etc.) but I was desperate to get to see his set. Unfortunately for me, I missed the first half due as I was watching another band on the main stage with my brother who was more than reluctant to go and see "that NME twat" (his words, not mine).
Whilst it's unlikely that his view of the flamboyant Londoner remains the same, I was taken aback at what a great live act Mr. Wolf is. Never before has a video paled so much in comparison with the real thing and I urge anyone who is considering it, to go and see Patrick live. Not only is he an entertaining and engaging performer, but he has got a great band behind him, too. I am even considering picking up the saxophone (as in learning, not physically picking up the instrument) just to master the 'This City' solo!