It’s my bday month (!!!) so I’m on the lookout for the goodies I’m going to treat myself to – because if you can’t do it on your birthday, when can you?! I love being a summer baby, partly because I’m one of the youngest in my friendship / year group, so while for every previous coming of age milestone I’ve been irritated to have to wait my turn (drinking, driving…) now it’s kind of a blessing because I’m still 19. Although not for long. And while it’d be dreamy to stay a teenager forever (please, let me) I’m super excited to be celebrating with some of my closest friends in my fave way: a garden party. That’s the other thing I love about having a birthday slap bang in the middle of summer – it’s a smashing excuse to have a barbie, crack out the Pimms and get your boogie on in the garden, come rain or shine (most probably rain, this is Wales after all). So, here’s whats on the top of my list this year (hint hint).
Longer days, brighter weather and the knowledge I have a stretch of summer freedom in front of me paves the way for creative thinking. A cloud of images and plans have been rambling through my head in preparation for the excitement and anticipation of summer, so I’ve gathered my inspirations for a brainstorm on what’s captured my eye recently and what I’m looking forward to in the coming months.
The band visited Nottingham on their Different Creatures tour, supported by INHEAVEN and star act The Magic Gang.
The indie rock band kicked off the first of Topman On Tour with NME’s shows with a vibrant performance at Nottingham Trent Student’s Union.
Hello from 2017, here’s wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year (which won’t be hard if it’s even a bit better than 2016…). I apologise for my incognito stance for the past few weeks, I’ve been making the most of the holidays and completely relaxing – which actually fills more time than you’d think (explaining my absence to weekly posts). But I’m back and full of ideas which I’ll try my best to fit around uni work.
With less than a week till Santa comes our way, I’ve compiled my last minute list in case the big man has any extra room left in his sleigh… It includes more party gear (because we can definitely drag the party season out until at least February) and inspirations for the New Year.
The first I heard of Slaves was back in 2015, half asleep on a long car journey (just to clarify I wasn’t driving.) From the moment ‘The Hunter’ came on Radio One I turned it up, intrigued with the blunt lyrics and punky rock rhythm. Sick of hearing the same old radio shit, their sound hooked me instantly and I wanted more – so I did some Spotify research and they soon made it to my starred playlist (where only the creme de la creme go). And on Wednesday night they proved why they deserved to be on that playlist.