music|shuffle the music tag

music|shuffle the music tag

shuffle-the-music-tag-1-e1501606260726 Thank you for tagging me for the Shuffle the Music Tag IndieSongLyrics – I’m really looking forward to seeing what I get! For those of you new to this tag, essentially it involves shuffling your music and writing about the first fifteen songs that you get. It’s a really fun idea, and I’m looking forward to seeing what I get!

I’ve a left a link to IndieSongLyrics’ blog {here} – go take a look if you have a minute – she has a great blog about music and lots more, so definitely worth a look!

This brilliant tag was created only recently by Life In A Blogshell and she has a really lovely blog too – so take a look if you have some time!

Let’s get started – I’m just hoping this isn’t going to be too embarrassing…

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag and link to their blog. ☑
  • Thank the person that nominated you for this tag and link to their blog as well. ☑
  • Shuffle your entire music library (no matter how old songs the songs are) and talk about the FIRST FIFTEEN songs that come up (anything like why they are there, if they signify something, any story, why you like them etc.) ☑
  • Mention the songs as well as the artists. ☑
  • Tag 7 people or more to do this tag and please let them know! ☑

I tag:

Louiselouloumusicblog

Lisalisarachelblogs

Paris C71featherstreet

Molliemolliewesthead

Terribly Personalterriblypersonal

Evangeline Laurelevangelinelaurel

RihannonGoodnightTheSkye

Please don’t feel like you have to take part but if you do decide to, let me know 😊

Here are my 15 tracks:

  1. Holding On – The War On Drugs
    • The War On Drugs remind me a lot of the bands my parents listened to when I was little, so I find their music quite comforting.
  2. Please Be Naked – The 1975
    • This time last year, I have to confess: I was absolutely obsessed with The 1975. When I first heard ILIWYSFYASBYSUOI (the amount of times I’ve typed that acronym – my fingers just naturally find the keys now… is that shameful?) I just thought it was so exciting (controversial, ik), and sounded so new – like nothing else in mainstream pop or indie at that time. This is an instrumental but I loved it as much as any of the other tracks and can hear those ethereal synth sounds in my head just thinking about it.Image result for the 1975 gif
  3. Shot At The Night – The Killers
    • A while back, I had this lovely, kind, but very traditional, Biology teacher, who  just happened to be a huge fan of The Killers – of course – I mean, when you think of Biology, you automatically think of indie rock, right?  This track always reminds me of her – and that there are no such thing as stereotypes.
  4. True Love Waits – Radiohead
    • I’m more of a Coldplay person myself so I conform to the tradition of not listening to much Radiohead, but this is among the few Radiohead songs I’ve made an exception for. It’s so very calming and the piano is just beautiful.
  5. Come and Be Alone With Me – The Jungle Giants
    • This was the first real surprise I got. I haven’t listened to this much at all – it was obviously something I absolutely loved for about a month four years ago. It’s still quite a good song – stands the test of time – but I don’t really have any personal connection with it, it’s just a simple, fun track!
  6. Running Up That Hill – Placebo
    • I had heard the Kate Bush original of this song, but when I heard the Placebo cover – it just clicked with that phase of my life. It’s so heavy, and so dark – so was perfect for that unexplainable misery and desperation to escape that seemed to descend on me for about two years.
  7. Shades – Alexandra Savior
    • I came across this in NME (aka Alex Turner Weekly) in article about – you guessed it – Alex Turner. He co-wrote this track with Alexandra Savior, and being an Arctic Monkeys addict, I had to give it a listen. I’ve had it on repeat since!
  8. I Don’t Love You – My Chemical Romance
    • A throwback to my failure of an emo phase – why don’t we just skip over that…
  9. Stranger In A Room – Jamie xx, Oliver Sim
    • This track still sounds quite fresh, with that flighty synth part – you might expect this on a new xx album. I only realised recently that they were actually members of the xx (hence Jamie “xx”… I’m such an idiot sometimes). This was a really good introduction into electronica/inditronica for me and has had me hooked on the genre since.
  10. Polarize – Twenty One Pilots
    • Sorry for any offence to the clique I may have caused by my use of capitals there – but like, grammar. A friend introduced me to twenty one pilots about 5 or 6 years ago – the post-regional-at-best/pre-vessel era and since then so much has happened – I feel like I’ve been through so much with them, and they’ve been through so much with me.
  11. You & Me – The Wannadies
    • Not only is this song probably the happiest song – ever – it has to be one of the corniest. It’s so cheesy, it’s a masterpiece. This song just makes me smile – it makes me think I’m in a romcom montage whenever I’m listening to it.
  12. Love Will Tear Us Apart  – Joy Division
    • This reminds me of long car journeys through old industrial cities – it has that same feel. I love to listen to this song,
  13. This Ain’t a Love Song – Scouting For Girls
    • Well this is embarrassing… I used to like Scouting For Girls. A lot. Now… not so much. I used to properly rock out to this back in the days when it was socially acceptable to say rock out – I cannot possibly describe to you how much I am cringing at eleven year old me right now…  Moving on…
  14. Therapy – Alibis
    • I found this song last year, and in all honesty, completely forgot about it. I imagine its song I accidentally came across then continued to listen to because I wanted everyone to think I was so hipster, and listened to really obscure bands… I totally don’t do that anymore… much.
  15. hold on – flor
    • I love this track – so much I wrote about it a few weeks ago (I’ll leave a link to that {here}). It’s just so happy, it seems bursting at the seams with hope and joy. It represents very much where I am at the moment – I’ve very much moved forward from the Placebo days, although I still accept those feelings and that state will always be a part of me and my life, just as Scouting for Girls will be too… I think this is a good point to end.

Thanks for sticking around if you got all the way here! I’m very surprised I didn’t get any Arctic Monkeys, or any Coldplay at all, seeing as combined, they consist of about 50% of my music. Admittedly, this is a pretty good representation of the sort of stuff I listen to though. Thanks again for tagging me IndieSongLyrics!

See you next time,

M x

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weekly|track|lover

weekly|track|lover

Track: Lover – Model Aeroplanes
⭐️Rating: Rising Star
Genre: Indie, (Indie pop/Indie Rock)
Listen: Spotify | 🍎 | Website

Dundee band, Model Aeroplanes, released Lover all the way back in June, and I’ve had it on repeat since. You may recognise this band if you’ve been lucky enough to catch Twin Atlantic, The View or Saint Raymond in concert, as they have supported them among many other well known artists, on tour. However, their latest release, Lover, proves that Model Aeroplanes are more than ready to headline.

This fun indie track is perfect for summer – it’s catchy hook will be stuck in your head for days. There is a hint of late-00s indie in there, but Lover leans more towards the neo-eighties sound of bands like Blossoms and The 1975. They’ve updated their sound since their 2013 breakthrough track, Crazy, but kept that light, fresh feel. What was formerly distortion and reverb, has been replaced with trendier synths and more complex production, making the track as a whole feel very professional.

What really makes this track stand out from other eighties-stylised indie pop floating around at the moment, is the guitar hooks: they’re incredibly infectious. Where other bands might have used a synth, disco/funk style Model Aeroplanes use guitars instead, which gives the track much more of a solid, indie feel. The fact that the guitar parts are eighties infused, makes the track feel quite vintage as well – very much a track for those of us born at the wrong time, nostalgic for the John Peel days.

This track is much grittier than what you might hear from bands like Blossoms, which seem to play very much on the pristine, clean sounds of synths. This is largely down to the guitars, but also partly to the vocals. The lead singer has a interesting voice, with a unique texture, that could definitely be made more of a feature.

To sum up: Model Aeroplanes’ Lover is an infectious, eighties-styled track that is an exciting glimpse into what is to come from this talented, young band.

But what do you think of this track? Let me know below!

Until next time,
M x


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weekly|top10|alt beach playlist

weekly|top10|alt beach playlist

 love summer wow beach perfect GIF

Summer wouldn’t truly be summer without a day at the beach, so here are my favourite alternative seaside tracks for those long days out, spent in the sun, getting covered in sand. I’m very wary of prefacing any playlist with the word “alt” but all the beach playlists I seem to come across are just full of pop, so I thought it was time for an alternative take on “beach playlist”. I say alternative, but I did stick some Ed Sheeran in for those who are of a more mainstream persuation.

This is the #4 top10 in the holdiay special so if you missed the last catch up {here}!

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  1. Seaside – The Kooks
    • Brighton band, The Kooks, sneak in with the opener to their debut album Inside In/Inside Out. They’re actually just back on tour again with their greatest hits album – The Best… So Far, which makes me feel incredibly old to think that they’ve already reached the best hits stage. Seaside is a subdued track, featuring only acoustic guitar and vocals, but is perfect for days out at the beach in the British summer.
  2. Oceans – Seafret (Acoustic Version)
    • Okay, I admit, not the cheeriest of songs for a beach playlist, but it’s so beautiful I had to put it in. Seafret are an indie duo from Bridlington, and their track Oceans is taken from the EP of the same name, but also appears on their debut album Tell Me It’s Real. If you’re into Passenger, give Seafret a listen – they have a similar acoustic sound but with more of a folk infusion. The guitar, particularly in the acoustic version, really helps to evoke the feeling of longing the lyrics are crying out.
  3. Beach Baby – Bon Iver
    •  A notstalgic track from Bon Iver, from the Blood Bank EP. Reportedly, he said that the song is about “when your ex-girlfriend is sleeping with someone else, but you get to dream about when you used to make out with her on a beach”, and that’s exactly what this song will make you think of – that slightly tainted view of happier days.
  4. Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
    • This track reminds me of those days sitting around with friends, with nothing to do but mess around with a guitar. Any negative feelings (so. overplayed. ) I have towards this song are far outweighed by the happy memories this track brings back for me. Its sweet guitar part makes it the perfect ballad for summer days.
  5. Swings and Waterslides – Viola Beach
    • Viola Beach were tragically killed last year in a car crash in Sweden along with their manager, just as they were starting to break into the industry.  Swings and Waterslides is their first single and has such a happy uptempo beat that it had to be added to the list. All the proceeds from this single are donated to the families of the members of Viola Beach so go give it a listen and don’t allow this band to be forgotten.
  6. T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
    • Circa Waves look back on simpler times spent in the sun with a rose-tinted notalgia. This track will transport you back to the family days out at the seaside, making you feel like building sandcastles and paddling in the ocean all over again.
  7. Make My Sunshine – Swim Deep
    • This track from under-appreciated band Swim Deep is just so laid back, which makes it perfect for sunbathing or just hanging out with friends by the coast.
  8. Oceans – Coasts
    • Oceans is the premier track from Coasts’ eponymous album. If you haven’t heard anything by Coasts before, Oceans is a good place to start, screaming of their unique indie rock sound. It’s a track that’ll make you want to escape  from mundane urban landscapes and seek out freedom down on the sands.
  9. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
    • Those legendary Beach Boys harmonies take you away to the Californian coasts. It wouldn’t be a beach playlist without The Beach Boys now would it?
  10. Waves – Miguel (Tame Impala Remix)
    • (ngl) Tame Impala have to be one of my favourite bands, and their remix of this track just works so well – you could easily think it was one of Tame Impala’s own. Their signature flanger works so well on this track, particularly with the seventies-esque guitar parts – a super way to end a great day out at the beach.

In all fairness there are some great beach-themed pop tracks – I’m loving Miley’s new-ish track Malibu at the moment – but I tried my best to stick to the theme.

What are your favourite beach-themed tracks? Let me know below!

See you next time,
M x


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weekly|album|come out. you’re hiding

weekly|album|come out. you’re hiding

Album: come out. you’re hiding – flor

⭐️Rating: Rising Star

Genre: Indie pop

Listen: Spotify | 🍎 | Website

🖤 Track: hold on

If you’re looking for something a little less mainstream to add to your summer playlist, I present to you another great band from the Fuelled by Ramen label, flor. Their label is not all they have in common with bands like Paramore and twenty one pilots. They easily equal their counterparts in both talent and potential with their unique take on indie pop. Consisting of singer – Zachary Grace, bassist -Dylan William who has produced albums for artists such as Halsey, guitarist – McKinley Kitts and drummer – Kyle Hill, flor is the Los Angeles band that will make you feel like dancing, no matter what kind of day you’re having.

come out. you’re hiding is a petite album, coming in at only 36 mins, but packs a lot of content into the short space of time it takes up. Fitting for a NIKE ad, the theme of the album is “just doing it”. flor speak to those holding back in life, and capture the joy of just taking a risk in spite of your reservations. guarded in particular, illustrates the sentiment of letting your walls come down to truly experience all the joy that life has to offer.

Towering ’round home now, so guarded
Watch as they come crumbling ’round me
Everything, everything
Flows free

This euphoria is really echoed in the big, vibrant synth parts –  the backing seems to just burst with life at every chorus. This is not without contrast though; hold on sees synths taking a back seat, putting more traditional indie instruments at the forefront, until the anthemic chorus comes along, which seems to flourish with intricate and detailed electrics. The two blend seamlessly on this track in particular.

The guitars and kits seemed to be used more like studio effects, which is what makes this album unique. Bass parts are taken on by low pitch synths, making heavy use of studio effects which add a texture you don’t often hear in indie music. Harmony is also taken by more echoey synths you might find on a dream pop album. The traditional electric guitars, and kits tend not to hold much weight, but make the album more candid and save it from sounding overly algorithm generated.

To sum up: Los Angeles band, flor’s unique take on indie pop is bursting at the seams with life, hope and colour. This miniature mood-booster is definitely worth a few minutes of your time!

See you next time,
M x


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weekly|top10|cities playlist

weekly|top10|cities playlist

Planning on a city break this holiday? Me too! Great minds think alike 😉 Exploring the bright lights and busy streets of a foreign land is always exciting. No matter how many times you visit a city there’s always something new to discover.

As part of the six-week-holiday-special {catch up with the last top10 here}, I’ve put together a top10 of some of my favourite metropolitan themed tracks for whiling away the days, exploring urban landscapes.

{Listen On Spotify}

  1. The Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkel
  2. Barcelona – George Ezra
    • This song is perfect for train rides with the click of the drums echoing wheels on the track and the soft, flowing guitar line. Written as almost a love letter, the persona tells of his longing for his lover in Barcelona through this romantic ballad.

      Every time you have to go
      Shut my eyes and you know
      I’ll be lying right by your side
      In Barcelona

    • Honorable Mentions: Barcelona – Ed Sheeran, Barcelona – Freddie Mercury
  3. London Thunder – Foals
    • A more melancholic track follows Barcelona  – London Thunder from Foals’ foruth studio album. I visit London quite frequently, which is probably why my “romantic view” of the city is slightly distorted. Particularly with the echoing synth backing, this track feels like those grey, misty days spent in The City (which are all too frequent). Yannis Philippakis, Foals’ frontman, describes the song as having a ‘cool melancholy’ which fits London so well, despite the the subject of the song being almost nothing to do with the capital.

      Comeback to London, thunder
      The sound of sirens in my room

    • Honorable Mentions: London Calling – The Clash, Cemetries of London – Coldplay
  4. Edinburgh – The Lake Poets
    • A recent discovery, The Lake Poets is a solo artist (Martin Longstaff) from Sunderland, who writes candid and often heart-breaking acoustic tracks, reminiscient of great artists such as Passenger and Neil Young. Edinburgh is an excellent starter track for getting into this artist bringing all his key attributes together. Although this is another downbeat track, the warmth of the guitar reminds me of rugged landscapes of the hills surrounding Edinburgh – a uniquely beautiful track, for a uniquely beautiful city.

      In that Edinburgh bar you said nothing was wrong
      Why were you lying
      … to me?

    • Honorable Mentions: There are lots of great songs (e.g. Lust for Life – from the film, Trainspotting) that remind me of Edinburgh, but not any specifically with “Edinburgh” in the title – maybe I’ll do an Edinburgh playlist some time exploring some more of them.
  5. Paris – The 1975
    • I’ve been full circle with ILIWYSFYASBYSUOI* and I’m back in the love phase. A track from the 2016 album, Paris is essentially a masterclass in creative people-watching (observing people and forming a storyline around them) – coincidentally a fun city activity I enjoy taking part in.

      Not enough noise and too much racket

    • Honorable mentions: Paris – The Chainsmokers (some of the remixes are definitely worth a listen – I love this launchpad cover {link here})
  6. Tokyo – Dan Croll
    • A fun track from Dan Croll’s latest album. This track will make you feel like singing along, no matter where in the world you are. The seventies style breakdown adds a whole new level to this seemingly simple song. It doesn’t have masses to do with Tokyo, admittedly, but is perfect for summer days exploring the city.

      No I’ve never been to Tokyo
      Never made my inhibitions known

    • Honorable Mentions: Tokyo – Vampires & Wolves – The Wombats, Tokyo – Lianne La Havas
  7. Düsseldorf – Teleman
    • The first track from Teleman’s second album, Brilliant Sanity – Düsseldorf is definitely “alternative”. The backing throws you back to the eighties – the era of Kraftwerk and other synth pop bands, but the there’s something inherently modern about this track. It’s alternative feel is perfect for a visit to a more obscure destination.

      I haven’t got a place where to lay my hat
      I long for the five-star life like that

    • Honorable Mentions: Düsseldorf – Regina Spektor
  8. Stockholm – Atlas Genius
    • I couldn’t have a top10 without at least some indie rock on it. The bass in this track is to die for… It’s definitely worth waiting for this track to really get started. I’ve never been to Sweden but always wanted to visit (not just because of IKEA, but a little bit because of IKEA) – this edgy track is perfect for any city escape though. If you play FIFA – you may recognise this from FIFA 16 – if you don’t you probably won’t 😉

      Won a moment, lost a bet
      Saw a mountain, went to bed

    • Honorable Mentions: Stockholm Syndrome – Muse (sorry to get you excited there Directioners)
  9. Amsterdam – Coldplay / Amsterdam – Daughter
    • I tried so hard to decide, but gave up – here are two great tracks called Amsterdam (although there are plenty more… check out the honorable mentions). Coldplay’s is probably the more famous of the two, but both are equally worth listening to and have equally little to do with the city itself. Chris Martin’s piano is simply sumptuous (okay I admit I’m running out of ways to say beautiful) in the final track from A Rush of Blood To The Head. This contrasts to the pensive feel of the acoustic guitar in Daughter’s track. Both are ideal for a weekend away in the vibrant and mysterious city of Amsterdam though.

      Skin off like lightning
      Breathing flames from Torres Strait
      Your eyes go gray frightening
      You lock your gaze onto my face  – Daughter

      Come on, oh my star is fading
      And I see no chance of release
      And I know I’m dead on the surface
      But I am screaming underneath – Coldplay

    • Honorable Mentions: Amsterdam – Nothing But Thieves, Amsterdam – Imagine Dragons, Amsterdam – Gregory Alan Isakov
  10. Perth – Bon Iver
    • This track gives you the same feeling of just slipping away into the endless noise and sounds of the city. The reverb contrasts against the soft acoustic guitar parts and Beach Boys style harmonies but it all culminates to form a glorious soundscape.

      I’m tearing up, across your face
      Move dust through the light
      To find your name

    • Honorable Mentions: There are some great remixes of this track – the  Teen Daze and Paper Tigers remixes to name a few (they’re quite different to the track itself, I should probably let you know). Also, Daughter’s version of Perth vs Ready for The Floor is definitely worth a listen.

That concludes this week’s top10 – as you can see, I had real trouble picking out my favourites (that explains the extensive Honorable Mentions). What are your favourite city – themed tracks? Let me know below

See you soon,
M x


*I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It – The 1975

weekly|track|seafoam

weekly|track|seafoam

Track: seafoam – LAVE

★Rating: Rising Star
Genre: Lo-fi, Pop, Indie-pop, Alt-dream, Indietronica

Listen: Spotify|Website

For some reason, very few people seem to have heard of LAVE (yet), but they have to be one of the most exciting bands around at the moment. seafoam is the second track (ever) from the Columbus duo, consisting of Joey Biesiada and Joey Teale who formed LAVE earlier this year.

The dreamy synth lines of seafoam take the indietronica concept somewhere completely new – taking the cool of bands like The 1975 and the genius of composers like Brian Eno to form a whole new sound. A more natural sound, in comparison to other synth records, is explored, evoking imagery of waves washing against the coastline, sweeping back and forth – the perfect atmosphere for those summer nights.

As a whole, the song is minimalistic – but in no way lacks substance. Production is largely to thank for this: it does in fact repeat the same synth line for the whole song, but makes clever use of studio effects (that I won’t list for brevity) which keep every phrase feeling fresh.

The drum line is used a little more like seasoning (I’m hungry, can you tell?), but it’s not an after thought by no means. It’s so relaxed that you’re hanging on every beat.

Emotion leaks into this electronic landscape through soft, echoey vocals. Honestly, I can’t tell you what the lyrics are about – I would love to find out though. I have some theories, but they’re just that, theories…(e.g. the persona is mourning the death of a loved one…?) Nevertheless, the lyrics are in keeping with the natural themes of the song  – which is very comforting to listen to.

To sum up: seafoam cleverly combines nature and technology, to form a beautiful landscape of sound. You’ll be left thinking, why isn’t everyone listening to this?

See you next time,
M x

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life|The Liebster Award (x2)

life|The Liebster Award (x2)

LeibsterWow, two awards in a fortnight… thank you so much!
Go check out my sunshine blogger award nomination {here}

Thank you to Holly and Marilyn, who both nominated me for the Liebster Award! Holly (from hollyonablog.com) has lots of fun lifestyle and travel posts over on her blog so go check it out – my favourites are her Charity Shop Steals so I’ll leave a link to one of those {here}. Marilyn (from carefreeandcurly.wordpress.com) is also a lifestyle blogger who posts lots of useful advice, tips and lists that’s particularly useful for teens – so I’m finding it a really helpful blog to be following atm. {Here} is a link to her 7 Study Tips You Must Know 🙂

If you don’t know what the Liebster Award is, it’s an award that’s sort of passed around the blogging community to help share new blogs. It’s a really lovely idea, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

Rules:

  • Recognise the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 11 questions you were asked
  • Tag 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers on Twitter, Facebook, or by email subscriptions (in progress)
  • Create 11 new questions for your nominees
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Source: jonathanrolande.co.uk

Holly’s Qs:

  1. Explain your blog’s name
    • I suppose it refers to what I blog about really. I’m “young” and I blog about culture (loosely). Add a definite article as a nod to narcissism and there we have it!
  2. What is your blogging do and don’t?
    • DO – blog about stuff you’re actually interested in: you won’t enjoy writing about and researching events or products that are of no interest to you and your readers won’t enjoy reading it. DON’T – lose your narritive voice: that’s what makes you unique!
  3. What is your advice to your younger-self?
    • Don’t worry about fitting in, worry about not standing out.
  4. What summer fashion trend are you loving and why
    • The retro/vintage “micro-florals” that everyone seems to be wearing atm (including me).
  5. The craziest thing you have eaten?
    • Standard “everyone is doing this so I will to too” one – paper. I was curious…
  6. What inspires your blog posts?
    • All my weekly posts are based on music that I really love at the moment. Life + Culture are just things I want to talk about.
  7. Where you do you see you blog in 3 years?
    • The same as now probably, but with less frequent posts.
  8. Who was the last person you followed on twitter?
    • @irishveggiegirl – hi if you’re reading this!
  9. Favourite cosmetic/skin care brand?
    • NYX but I’d love some MAC.
  10.  Who is your style icon and why?
    • Alexa Chung? I don’t really have one to be honest, I just wear whatever’s comfortable, but she always picks clothes that I’d love to wear.
  11. What blog should we all be following and why?
    • Pitchfork – it’s a massive blog (ik), but I love reading their articles and really admire the different writing styles for posts and reviews (I must admit it’s my secret dream to write for them).

Thank you for those Qs Holly – some of them were a little tricky, because I know absolutely nothing about fashion or makeup, but I did my best to answer all of them.


Marilyn’s Qs:

  1. Is blogging a passion?
    • Absolutely, I’ve just started (properly) but I love it!
  2. How do you describe yourself?
    • Shy, easy going and loyal.
  3. How did you first got involved in with blogging?
    • I started in 2015, because I used to read a lot of blogs and music magazines and decided that it would be much more fun to write one! I started again this year, because I want a serious hobby that I actually enjoy – the time I spend blogging is my “me time”.
  4. How would you describe your blogging style?
    • Relaxed? I’m not a proper “blogger” really – I just do it for fun and because I love talking about music.
  5. What do you do in your free time?
    • This haha. The rest of my free time I spend on music (listening, playing, learning).
  6. What’s your favorite blog post? Why?
    • Why We Need To Stop Comparing Ourselves to Others  {toomuchtooyoungblog.wordpress } – It’s really difficult in the “social media age” to not be caught up in the rat race for “perfection” – Chloe is absolutely right, we need to love ourselves for who we are.
  7. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to
    • Pitchfork – several bloggers but as a blog as whole I really admire it (+ all the blogs I follow – too many to name atm, and I don’t want to miss anyone out)
  8. How frequently do you write/post blogs?
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    I’m glad you asked – check out my last |weekly| {here} !
    • 2x Weekly (I aim for – I’m frequently late tho…)
  9. What’s your dream job?
    • I’d love to write for a music magazine or be a tastemaker at a radio station.
  10. What do you want to achieve by blogging in the first place?
    • Make lots of blogging friends and have fun!

These Qs were really fun – thank you Marilyn!


Nominations (- will add more when I find more):

Louise – https://louloumusicblog.wordpress.com/

Madhavi – https://growingup150.wordpress.com/

Katie – https://katiechadwickblog.wordpress.com/

Sophia  – https://spookitude.com/

+ you reader – if you haven’t been tagged yet,  leave me a link below and I’ll check out your blog!

As always, please don’t feel like you have to do it (and sorry if you’ve been tagged before). Let me know if you do decide to take part!

11 Qs for nominees:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Who is the biggest inspiration for your blog?
  3. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  4. Name three tracks you’ve been listening to this week.
  5. What’s your most used/favourite meme (or emoji if you’re not about memes)?
  6. Are there any bands you used to like when you were younger but can’t listen to anymore? Why?
  7. What is the best thing you’ve bought recently for under £5 (or the equivalent where you are)?
  8. What do you wish you’d know before you started blogging?
  9. If you could be in a band, which would you like to be in?
  10. What’s (are) your favourite lyric/s?
  11. What’s your favourite song that reminds you of summer?

See you soon,

M x