Thursday, 30 September 2010


I have recently been following the series of videos Palladium are making, exploring hidden, forgotten and abandoned places in urban environments. It is called "explorations"...

The famous boots brand have pulled out all the stops with groundbreaking coverage of new and, more importantly, relevant stories for young people. Very interesting! This issue follows Johnny Knoxville.

Today, the young people of the Motor City are making it their own DIY paradise where rules are second to passion and creativity. It seems to be a hub for new business because of the increased freedom and being a lot cheaper than centres like New York. They are creating the new Detroit on their own terms, against real adversity. It is so inspiring to see what can be done when the youth come together to try and build on what future generations once had. It's really worth watching!


Monday, 27 September 2010


A great new band discovered on the grapevine, their new single Toothache (free to download here) is a fresh new take on indie, away from all the kooks-style mellow guitars and whiney singing, more like a chilled Kasabian with a dance edge. Very much my sort of thing! Can see big things for them, especially after their UK tour and playing KOKO in November. Can't wait to catch them live and review it! Also worth a listen is the moody "white light passenger" which I have just fallen in love with! Definitely one for fans of Massive Attack, it weirdly manages to be unsettling and calming at the same time.....

Catch them at:

Sept 30th Buffalo Bar London
Oct 13th Dublin Castle London
Oct 31st Whistle Binkies Edinburgh
Nov 1st Tunnels Aberdeen
Nov 2nd Nice N Sleazy Glasgow
Nov 4th Night & Day Manchester
Nov 5th Bowery Sheffield
Nov 6th Flapper Birmingham
Nov 11th Haymakers Cambridge
Nov 13th This Feeling London
Nov 19th KOKO Club NME London


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Two Door Cinema Club

I was very lucky to be given a ticket to this show at the Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire, I haven't been into the band that long but they certainly delivered! Opening with their more well known stuff like Undercover Martyn and continuining with singles and more stuff from Tourist History, throwing in a new song too. Ending with I Can Talk, and a stream of red and white confetti. I also loved the fact that the lead singer looks just like my house mate Kev. The atmosphere was good, not as mainstream yet as I would have expected which was lovely, support from WE HAVE BAND was good but so not what I expected! The Two Door Cinema Club lunchboxes for sale were awesome, which would have come in especially handy as I gave mine away yesterday... Just an excuse to go see them again! x

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