Monday, 5 August 2013

Music | August Playlist

Here's our August playlist. Let us know what your favourite August songs are!

  • Lullabies - Yuna (Adventure Club Remix)
  • Gold - Bondax
  • The Motion - Drake Feat. Sampha
  • Hold My Liquor - Kanye West
  • Open - Rhye
  • Indecision - Sampha
  • Holy Grail - Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake
  • All I Want - Kodaline

Sunday, 4 August 2013

CRUSH OF THE MONTH: Coastal Cities

With the revival of the boy band at an all time high, it's rare to be able to indulge in a band full of good looking boys who aren't choreographed to a T and aren't dancing to a backing track as opposed to playing their own instruments.

That's why when we stumbled across Coastal Cities we were hooked by the first hook (too easy and too hard to resist). 

Photo by Cecilie Harris  

Coastal Cities are from High Wycombe which, ironically, is not a coastal city (embarrassingly had to Google this...) and consist of Declan, Sean, Lewis, Dan and William. They've recently been nabbed as "utterly brilliant" by The Recommender and we can't help but agree. 

They have an 80's feel without being cheesy and their rough and raw guitar and vocals have a home-grown vibe without sounding too amateurish. I could go on about their releases of Entropic / Nothing Ever Changes but their music really does speak for itself.

Download their two singles here and you'll definitely understand why they're our CRUSH OF THE MONTH (sounds creepier the more I say  it...):
We wish them all the best and can't wait to say "we knew about them ages ago" when their inevitably selling out shows in minutes.

p.s: you can watch their music video for "Nothing Ever Changes" and observe their edgy/chiselled silhouettes and maybe fall in love with them (like we have) here:

Life's a beach

If work experience at an office has taught me one thing, it’s taught me how much I DON’T want to work at an office. Yack.  What could possibly be better than sitting cooped up inside a bleak office staring intently at a computer screen for 9 hours a day? Everything.
As I sat trawling through web pages I couldn’t help but wonder who actually does desire to dedicate such a large proportion of their life into their work? Not even the hefty pay cheque tempts me…not one bit.
It makes me sad that people devote their whole life to their job, putting it aside both their health and their family, and all in the name of money.
I’ve always been one to disagree with the overused quote ‘money can’t buy you happiness’ but I’m coming to realise that it’s actually not all that wrong.
Who cares if you’re earning mega bucks, yet you are working 6am-10pm in an office? Who cares if you can afford a matte black range rover if you have no time to drive it?
Despite it being a bit of a drag, this past week has taught me that all experience is good experience. That’s one other occupation crossed off the list of potential things to fulfil my life with.
Although the uncertainty of what direction I am heading in life is a little disconcerting, it’s also a little exhilarating.
The world is your oyster.
I suppose what I’m trying to say is that life is worth so much more than looming deadlines and high blood pressure tablets. There are so many things to do and so many things to see. Routines are tiresome and manage to make life feel like a chore at times but we really should take some time out to just look at the world and our life and think ‘Damn, this life is pretty sweet.’
Rant over.