Friday, 29 May 2015

Dot to Dot Festival 2015 - Manchester

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably be aware that I went to Dot to Dot Festival in Manchester last weekend. I didn’t stop tweeting about it for about a week. Apologies.

Dot to Dot is a festival that happens across Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham one weekend in May every year. The festival makes use of multiple indoor venues within each of the cities and hosts around 100 artists and bands (which makes choosing who to see quite a difficult task).

I went to Dot to Dot for the first time last year when I was living in Bristol, and knew I would have to go again. Heading back to Bristol couldn't work, as the people I stay with are right in the middle of exams, so my friend Jenny suggested going back to her hometown, Manchester. I didn’t think you could beat Bristol for great locations and quirky venues, but Manchester’s Northern Quarter is strong competition, and it’s definitely somewhere I’d go back to visit.


Friday, 15 May 2015

Review: James Bay - Chaos and the Calm

Top tracks: Need the Sun to Break, Scars, Let it Go
Songs to skip: Best Smile, Collide [Edit Sept 2015 - I now love these songs!]

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I first came across James Bay at the iTunes festival last September, as he was supporting the act I was there to see. I really enjoyed his performance, but it was a bit band-heavy and it was hard to hear his vocals, so it wasn’t until I discovered some of his acoustic tracks on YouTube that he really caught my attention. In fact, I think it was a live performance of Scars that I played on repeat for weeks, and it was the captivity of this song and this level of intense vocals that I was hoping for with the album.


Friday, 8 May 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - May

I’ve been putting off posting this for a while, because I’ve been desperately searching for a better title for this series of posts. When I posted one back last July I tried What’s on my wishlist, but this time I wanted to cover things I’m currently loving as well as things I’m hoping to see – do you see my dilemma?!

Maybe I’m setting myself up for disappointment by trying to fit these two concepts together, but I need to publish this post soon as I’m already speeding my way through episodes of Once Upon a Time, so I’ll just have to settle for Now Playing/ Wishlist for now.

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