APRIL 2014 PLAYLIST

So the weathers getting warmer and we’re getting ever so close to the summer and yep you guessed it.. festival season!

I for one am incredibly excited with many a festival etched in the diary, so in sticking with that, the April playlist has a tonne of good feeling summer vibes. It’s all a little chillwave with a bit of rock and rap chucked in for good measure.

I Got U ft Jax Jones – Duke Dumont

It’s probably embarrassing the number of times I’ve played this track on my iPod already, but I don;t care as it’s puts me in the best mood! I love the Jamaican steel drums over the house beat it just works so well!

Waves (Robin Schulz Remix) – Mr.  Probz

Another one with far too many iPod plays but again another amazing combination of a classic instrument with a house beat. The vocal in this are gorgeous as well! Get me to the beach!

Cinderella (She Said Her Name) – Bob Sinclar

This song is actually kind of romantic and beautiful which I think it was makes it even better. But it’s techno vibe break down and vocal sample are a perfect pair in this one. It’s a total game changer for Sinclar and he should stick with it.

Changes – FAUL & Wad Ad vs Pnau

Another chillwave track that uses the classix saxaphone to give it a jazz edge. It just works okay?

Hideaway – Kiesza

Seriously where did this girl come from!? She’s just suddenly appeared and grabbed the no.1 spot with her debut track and it’s pretty darn good! 

Summer – Calvin Harris

I can’t help but like this guys stuff. A great dance track as always from the newly transformed DJ hottie.

Gonna Make My Own Money – Deep Vally

Yeah I know it’s a year old but these two ladies still fucking rock. This has always been one of my favourite tracks and get me in the mood to rock out at a festival.

The Edge – Tonight Alive

My current obsession is the new Spidey. Seriously go and see it. IT IS THE BEST FILM YOU WILL SEE THIS YEAR. FACT. So naturally as Tonight Alive (a band I love purely because they fit nicely into the female-led punk pop genre) have done a track I love that too. Can’t help myself to a bit of punk-pop under killer female vocals.

Sweetest Thing – The Pretty Reckless

As always these guys along with the viper that is Taylor Momsen have produced a hard rocking track from one bloody good album. Warning: the riffs in this track could make your eyes water.

Cry – The Used

It’s been a while since I’ve listened to these guys, but as there new album ‘Imaginary Enemy’ came out not too long ago I thought it was about time they got my attention again. Yeah it sounds like The Used but I still can’t help but love them. This tracks got a pretty sweet catchy vibe too it as well.

100 (ft. WatchTheDuck) – Iggy Azalea

Oh Iggy how my love of you grows as you fill my obsession with strong females. The New Classic was by no way a let down and this track has become one of my favourites with its summer guitar vibes. 

Peace out!

Sam :)

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ROCK & RAW 2014: Jakwob, Cuckoo Lander & The Montauk Project

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Jakwob. Photo: Jakwob.

He fed my love of house music with this new track. It’s pounding beat paired with Tiffani’s seductive vocals are perfect for the dancefloor.

ROCK & RAW 2014: Jakwob

 

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CuckooLander. Photo: CuckooLander.

This female has incredible bite with fierce yet delicate debut single ‘Dum Dee Diddy Dum’. Big thanks to Charli XCX for pointing me in the direction of this one as CuckooLander’s her touring drummer. She’s bloody cool already and her track sure puts her in the ranking for 2014.

ROCK & RAW 2014: CuckooLander

 

The Montauk Project. Photo: Effective Immediately PR.

The Montauk Project. Photo: Effective Immediately PR.

Huge thankyou to a friend for pointing me in the direction of these psychedelic rockers. ‘Lady In White’ has some brilliant 80s infused guitar riffs and with these five American punk rockers pulling together influences from some the legends including Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nirvana, they make an incredible racket!

ROCK & RAW 2014: The Montauk Project

March Outfit Highlights

So, as you may have noticed I’ve been incredibly lazy with ANY outfit posts for 2014. (I know I suck!) The reason being I have no free spare time anymore to do shoots as I was lucky enough to grab an Music PR internship in London whilst still working a part time job at weekends! (Yay for me!)

But, despite no outfit posts, what I have been doing is trying to document all my outfits and new clothes I get on my Instagram and taking plenty of snaps on my phone. So I thought a cool feature to do would be a round up of my favourite looks and items I’ve bought from the last few weeks.

This way it takes a little less time for me (which is way more manageable with the little spare time I have) and you guys can still get some fashion inspo! 🙂

So here’s the latest from March!

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T.U.K.K. Creepers, Primark Leopard Legging

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Primark Crop Top and Tartan legging.

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Both chunky sandals from Ebay.

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All Black Milk.

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Dress & Fringe Bag H&M

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Topshop Maxi Dress

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Missguided Maxi Skirt, H&M customised crop top, H&M lace bandeau

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Cute To the Core Flatform Trainers

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Nike Downshifter 5’s.

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H&M Sunglasses.

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H&M Top and Jeans, River Island Leather Jacket

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Topshop Chunky Boots

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H&M Mesh Maxi Dress

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Luffers custom made skirt, H&M Cropped Biker, Topshop custom crop

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Luffers custom made Dress, Jeffrey Campbell Mulder Platform Boots.

Peace out.

Sam :)

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Rock & Raw 2014: Tycho, EMA & Tokyo Police Club

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Tycho. Photo: Stereo Sanctity

With echoing, cascading riffs, San Francisco- based Scott Hansen takes you too the rolling hills of California with track ‘Spectre’. That summer feeling is getting closer and closer.

ROCK & RAW 2014: Tycho

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Tokyo Police Club. Photo: Enganche Press

It’s hard hitting indie-rock electro at it’s best with Tokyo Police Club. Taking you back to the energetic and colourful sound of the 80s in track ‘Tunnel Vision’, it could mean big things for their upcoming album at the end of March!

ROCK &RAW 2014: Tokyo Police Club

EMA Press shot

EMA. Photo: Stereo Sanctity

I can’t help myself to a hard rocking female and EMA kicks true Rock n’ Roll ass just like The Runaway’s did in the 70s. ‘So Blonde’ has bite with it’s message on the pitfalls of modern tech culture accompanied with a nostalgic video. Move aside men.

ROCK & RAW 2014: EMA

Rock & Raw 2014: The Notwist, Ugly Love & Lolawolf

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The Notwist

A pinch indie-folk, a dash of electronic and you have the incredible sound of  The Notwist. Taken from upcoming album Close To The Glass, the band have created a truly captivating sound with added animated visuals from  Japanese filmmaker Yu Sato in new track ‘Kong’. Take a listen a look after the click.

ROCK & RAW 2014: The Notwist

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Lolawolf. Photo: Freeman PR.

This trio are a true Barbadian treat with drumming beats and synthesisers layered under Kravitz’s gold soaked vocals, track ‘Chainz’ is infectiously catchy with it’s pop undertones.

ROCK & RAW 2014: Lolawolf

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Ugly Love. Photo: Ugly Love.

UK rock just got punked for 2014 with Kent lads Ugly Love. New track ‘No Model’ will have you wanting to rebel against the man with it’s trash-pink vibes.

ROCK & RAW 2014: Ugly Love