I’ve always loved September — it’s always felt a bit like January. Starting a new school term, going off to uni, moving to a different country… It’s a chance for renewal and fresh starts, a time to let go of what has been dragging you down and to set new goals for the remaining few months of the year. Read More
There’s music that you want to listen to, and music that you want to listen to. Music that you’ll happily sing along or bob your head to, and music that’ll make you want to sit as quietly as possible and listen to every little word, every single story, and take them home with you. Read More
When the rain keeps coming and going, there’s nothing you can do except frantically look for a back up plan, then rush to the park and get on with your original idea when the clouds finally go away!
Yesterday’s line-up at the Big Comfy Bookshop was so beautifully inspiring! I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves music that tells stories and takes you somewhere else entirely… All three artists managed that perfectly, sharing their songs inspired by books and folklore — and, well, life — with refreshing sincerity.
One crowdfunding campaign and two crazy years of hard work later, Speak, Brother have (finally!) released their album Young & Brave and shared it with the world! I’m obviously slightly biased here, what with being married to one of them an’ all, but to me this album is a beautiful collection of songs about innocence and courage, growing up and letting go of fears… Songs that I’ve heard develop and come to life, and that have been part of my own journey since moving to the UK. Read More
It was such a pleasure being back at St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday night for the launch of Adam Barnes’ brand new record, Vacancy at Nasa, with support from Joe Hicks and Christof van der Ven. I first visited the church last November for Joe Dolman’s headline show and couldn’t wait to go back – it’s such a stunning venue!