Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Nordic Poetry

Nordic Poetry was set up in the depths of East London's bustling spitalfields market by a scandinavian girl with a passion for collecting the very best in fashion.

Nordic Poetry is a Retro/Vintage Fashion Company that prides itself on constantly monitoring the latest fashion & future trends in order to keep it's collection fresh & up to date, they are such a licious alternative to the high street as they carefully hand pick every garment to ensure quality & originality, they believe that fashion can ethical & by offering the very best in collected vintage, they hope you will enjoy the opportunity to own a unique garment from a range of era's that reflects your personal style *Happy Hunting*.

Let me showcase to you a selection of their gorgeous, stylish & licious fashion that they have to offer, all can be found on their website: www.nordicpoetry.co.uk make a purchase today and spread the word about this unique and retro fashion line that is 'Nordic Poetry'.

This retro neon pink turtle neck sweater is a must have for your summer wardrobe, wear with your vintage denim shorts or jeans.

Retro & re-worked gorgeous maxi dress in coral pink this dress is great for summer due to the floaty vintage material, team with sandals & belt at the waist to create a flattering silhouette.

Dark wash retro full length denim dungarees by Replay are one of the biggest trends this season, step out in style this summer & pair with a cropped t-shirt, chunky fierce heels/wedges and pile on the bling, it takes someone with serious fashion confidence to pull off this season's dungaree trend do you dare rock the 90's dunga?

Re-worked Pink & Green striped cotton shirt can be worn as a dress & looks great paired with leggings & flats or for a more edgy look team with skinny jeans & chunky heels.

Original army classic camouflage shorts these are great for relaxing in summer & creating a miltary look simply team with a vest and pile on the bling and licious accessories.

Gorgeous grungey black dress with slashes down the front revealing light pink material, great for a night out wear with chunky heels & a leather biker jacket for that ultra licious rock chick look.

Bright Neon Pink Playsuit with nautical stripes this playsuit is so summery & this magenta pink is the hottest colour around, team with a cute stylish belt, gorgeous sandals a pair of sunnies & hit that beach.

Dip Dye Retro Levis Bomber Jacket this denim trend is here to stay for spring/summer 2013 wear with vintage leggings/shorts or high waisted jeans.

Amazing high-wasisted retro jeans from the 80's by Versace with monochrome zebra print these are highly sought after & they make such a great fashion statement, simply team with a crisp white t-shirt.

Cool Retro Jumper with Hot Pink Kapow written on the front this sweatshirt is fabulous for creating that retro-tastic quirky ultra cool look, team with a gorgeous pair of shorts for summer.

Retro Peach Jumpsuit from the 80's these are great as you can just throw them on & hit the beach or just for ultra hip casual wear, team up with chunky wedges for the evening.

Leather Biker Jacket features red stripes on the arms for that rock biker chick look, team with black  skinny jeans/leggings & boots.

Gorgeous Pink Knitted Mohair Jumper this is luxury knitwear it was showcased all over the catwalk for winter 2012/2013, team with leggings or fitted trousers.

Jersey cotton t-shirt with vibrant 80's funky print pattern this top is perfect for creating a playful late 80's look, wear with denim shorts/skinny jeans.

This re-worked cropped retro tie-dye sweater in green is so quirky & boho chic this is going to be a huge trend coming spring/summer 2013, wear casually with your cute shorts or skinny jeans.

Ultra cool red classic adidas jacket from the 70's, this jacket looks great worn with a number of lush accessories team with a retro leather skirt for a laid back look.

This lush red 80's high-waisted jeans by ONYX are perfect to work the current denim & colour blocking trend, wear with vintage boots & a white crisp t-shirt.

Super cute short sleeved colour block print knit jumper this sports trend is still going strong, wear with shorts & converse for a casual look.

Love Nordic Poetry? I have fallen in love with their licious retro/re-worked/vintage collection they purely know what fashion is all about & they have a great eye for the hottest trends & look's around, Nordic Poetry are the ones to go too in need of some retro playful fashion fun let them unleash their vintage style know-how on you & make that ultra hip fashion statement embrace the amazing.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013


With their Brooklyn postcode & a debut EP released on an artfully pop-culture splicing tumblr page, MS MR are yet another boy-on-production/girl-on-vocals duo mixing goth pop & dreamy electro pop Lizzy Plapinger & Max Hershenow (who until recently kept their identities secret) have made a licious indie-pop record.

Album opener 'Hurricane' is trip-hoppy while 'Bones melds booming drums & a doomful melody, 'Fantasy' is a cross between Lana Del Rey & Florence & The Machine love the video where the cheerleaders throw up glitter something strangely beautiful about that, 'Head Is Not My Home' starts a bit like a subdued Round The Twist Theme before heading into Laura Marling at one of her darker, more forceful moments, while 'Think Of You' turns a military drum roll tattoo into a thumping singalong.

 The duo's vintage sound is undeniable & much more authentic & charismatic than a number of fellow alt-pop musicians you've probably jammed into, but also unlike their competitors MS MR presents a dreamy, extremley current element to their choons too, leaving an incredibly unique balance that we haven't been able to get out of our heads, Pitchfork awarded their groovy & haunting single 'Hurricane' the 'Best New Track' award & the tracks May 2012 video quickly garnered more than 1.5 million youtube views.

Take my word for it Secondhand Rapture is a licious gem among this seasons album releases & you  don't want to miss out.
 With hypnotic & mesmerizing hooks like these MS MR need to be on your summer playlist!!!!

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Fireflys

The Fireflys are a 3 piece alternative rock band which formed in Runcorn, Cheshire in 2007, based on the songwriting of singer/guitarist Lee Wylding the band includes: Bassist Stephen Roberts & Drummer Andie Packer, marking the beginning of a new generation of guitar bands, they have a new album due out on the 5th August entitled 'Embers Of The Autumn' which branches out from the big rock sound of the band's debut.

 They are so emotionally charged they are extremley passionate about their work & are indebted to the british invasion, crafting ringing melodic 4 minute guitar songs featuring great vocals & harmonies, constantly changing genre sensibilities i love it when bands get experimental this really shows their strengths & that they enjoy showing different sides to their sound & style they keep it exciting & entertaining they keep you longing for more pure genius.
 Driven purely by the DIY approach of punk although not a punk band, the manifest of independent loyalty looms very large in the execution of the band's music & ethos, their influnces range from the likes of The Who, Joy Division, The Beatles, The Cure, R.E.M & Pearl Jam.
  The Firefly's are seen by their fans as something to cling to in times of bleak despair & alienation & it's this in lee's lyrics that resonates with the dislocated souls that have never truly found their place in this world.

Their last album 'Cathedral For Your Ashes' recently reached No.22 in the Amazon Download Rock Chart, beating the success of their debut album 'Better To Burn Out' which reached No.27 in December 2010 & stayed in the Radio Caroline album chart for 12 weeks, reaching No.17, 'Cathedral For Your Ashes' & 'Better To Burn Out' are available now on itunes & Amazon.

Check out their music on Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/the-fireflys other songs include 'Easel', 'Dear Emily', 'Jenny, Play Your Guitar', 'Talking To The Satellite' & 'Rolling River'.

Their music has been played by BBC Introducing including 'Julianne' & upcoming new single 'Humming Bird', 'Julianne' hit No1 on Amazon & hit the top 40 on the itunes chart 15hrs after it's release & they have also graced the front page of the May edition of Intamission Magazine which includes a 2 page interview check it out here: www.issuu.com/intamissionmusic/docs/issue5

The album launch for 'Embers Of The Autumn' is confirmed for 27th July more details to follow, demand for the band has hit an all time peak 'Ralph's Blog Spot' voted The Firelfly's the most blogged band back in March & posted a feature of the band check it out here: www.fruitbatwalton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ralphs-chart-30313.html

Their upcoming album 'Embers Of The Autumn' is featured on The FML Blog read it here: www.thefmlblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/the-fireflys-embers-of-the-autumn

Nanobot Rock has also reviewed the new album read it here: www.nanobotrock.com/reviews/3647

They have such amazing feedback about their music here are some of them:

'The album is earthy, emotional & awesome'

'Sure to set the summer ablaze when they release their new album'

'Things can only get better as this band continue to excel musically'

'The right elements to stick in your head for a long time'

'This is the face independent music needs'

'Ambient guitars & unblemished harmonies'

'Signature guitar riffs & deep bass'

'There is charm & alot of different styles & influences that lay just beneath the surface'

They play for love but they would really appreciate being a part of the Liverpool Music Awards this year, if you love their music then please nominate them for 'Band Of The Year' it's free you can visit their facebook page to vote: www.facebook.com/thefireflysband

If you haven't already heard of The FireFly's give your ears a chance & check out their awesome music for yourself every track is outstanding, you can download their music for free off their soundcloud page they are just great to listen too.

Follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thefireflysband

Check out their music videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/thefireflysband

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Kate Nash 'GIRL TALK'

Spectatular rare gem that is Kate Nash is back with a third album 'GIRL TALK' it echoes feminist punk, full on hard-hitting grungy punk *PunkTastic*.

The Deluxe Edition featuring the amazing singles '3AM', 'DEATHPROOF' & 'OMYGOD' includes 3 Bonus Tracks 'Mermaid Blue' 'Free My Pussy' & 'I'm A Feminist You're Still A Whore', plus a DVD loaded with bonus features this is the soundtrack to my summer.

Girl Talk sees Nash at her charismatic experimental best her music is constantly envolving, it is completely different from her two previous albums 'Made Of Bricks' and 'My Best Friend Is You', on this album it's more in your face *Punk Galore*, she goes all the way using her unique poetic lyricial brilliance all her songs have a story to tell which we can all relate too she is a lyrical genius.

Girl Revolution Nash has re-invented herself as a proud riot girl or grrrrrl i love her individual-ness i really admire her she is freedom of expression in it's finest form.


Nash fanatics will absolutely love it, think 'Mansion Song' except a lot louder!!!

If you love her punk side you will love it, this album is powerful stuff it's just sooooo licious every song is amazing so more like this please Miss Nash.

Fan's of Nash's first album might be shocked when they hear 'GIRL TALK' but anyone who enjoyed 'My Best Friend Is You' shouldn't be to suprised, she has gone full-blown punk on this album with gritty bass & guitar work along with raw emotion & aggressive delivery, highlights are the summery pop of 'OMYGOD', '3AM', the anguished 'Sister' & the raw punk girl-pop fusion 'Cherry Pickin', 'Oh' is a sentimental somber & touching ballad, 'You're So Cool I'm So Freaky' is a low-fi cute choon, 'All Talk' is the mouthy grungy punk that you would expect from the re-invented Miss Nash, 'Lullaby For An Insominac' closes the album effectively & ends in an utterly surprising way that it forces you to re-think the entire album.

Kate Nash is clearly an extremley talented musician who is total control of her art & it's thrilling to hear she puts her own stamp & spin on things she knows which direction she wants to take, on 'GIRL TALK' she mainly concentrates on her inner rebel & feminism but in a base way never commits to any type phasing which is really clever but hey that's Girl Talk!!!! She is just fabulous love her trademark of quirky mix of choons & i love the fact that she is so changeable!! Soooooooo nice to have Kate back she now does darkly delicious punk mixed with poetic rage so prepare for one hell of a rollercoaster ride.

Hit that repeat button 'GIRL TALK' will be your most played it's explosive and utterly compelling had me hooked from start to finish, she has brought a brand new dimension to her music, you will have withdrawal symptoms when you stop listening to it i've been playing it non-stop since getting my mitts on it, everything i loved about her last two albums is still on-going in this album but new elements have been added to spice things up.

Nash delivers a unique interpretation of the world around her & has a wonderful way of expressing herself & i'm lovin' every moment of it 'GIRL TALK' shows what a spectatular true talent Kate Nash really is, she has managed to twist a bit of darkness into her happy-go-lucky choons adding grungy guitar riffs, she has grown & developed as an artist i love her immense passion this album truly defines what she is all about i totally get her music.

So happy that i am experiencing this experimental journey with Kate Nash & that i am one of her 'Girl Gang' fans so jump aboard & be part of it, Nash loves having a strong connection with her fans she needs us we are her 'Girl Gang' she loves knowing that all her most loyal bad-ass fans in the world have got her back.

I really want go to one of her concerts & of course meet her that would be just so amazing please come back to Manchester Kate :) xx

You must own this licious album!!!!!!

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Thursday, 9 May 2013


You'll probably want to remember this band's name, chances are you will be hearing alot more about them in times to come.
 To have your first official release 'All The Way' produced by Grammy Award Winner Steve Orchard, whose track record includes working with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Travis & Paul McCartney bodes extremley well for the future.
 Kobi is a Scottish Indie-Pop Rock act while they draw their inspiration from a massive range of musical sensibilities from the 80's up til now, these guys ultimately love to put it all into one format which just never ever grows tired.
 Released on 22nd April 'All The Way' unselfconsciously aims high and they pull it off extremley well, their 80's influences are apparent and happily claimed, with refreshingly earnest vocals, epic guitar solos and unrestrained drumming, they are very much a modern-day band in essence it makes one want to see them live, their music is the type to get crowds madly excited about a new act.

Kobi are rapidly developing into a powerful proposition in the live environment and quickly building a strong following throughout the country.
 Keen to consolidate a wide range of influences they are an artistically disparate outfit, inventive, experimental, interesting and very distinctive.
'All The Way' finds them in unashamed pop territory, drawing on a love of the 80's acts like The Cars, The Blue Nile, Aztec Camera as much as contemporary acts such as Foals & Arcade Fire, it's a single full of indie-pop energy & amazing hooks & passionate melodies it's one that reflects the band's extraordinarily diverse list of reference points & influences yet it's ultimately all about the band's shared love of the classic three minute pop song, frontman Gary Thain said 'The time is right for us to unleash this track, we've really embraced our pop sensation/pop sensibilities on this & have been blown away by the crowd's reaction when we debuted the song as part of our live set'.
The single has already started to bring in positive quotes such as 'This is a little bit lovely' - AltSounds, 'A Chorus you will be finding yourself singing to yourself over & over again' - Off The Radar Indie Music, 'One of the strongest pop/rock songs you've heard in years' - Highland News.

Having recently completed a series of promo dates for 'All The Way' Kobi are delighted to announce the following shows:

17th May - Inverness (IG:LU)
14th June - King Tuts (Glasgow)
26th June - Death2Disco at Notting Hill Arts Club (London)

Kobi are: Gary Thain - (Vocals/Guitar), Dave Smith (Drums) & Steve Robertson (Bass), in the first year Kobi have picked up a growing support base with show's at key scottish venues such as King Tuts in Glasgow, The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen & Ironworks in Inverness.
 2012 also saw the band play festival slots at Rockness (Clash Arena) & Belladrum Festival's main stage which was broadcasted on Tv as part of their coverage at the festival.

Listen to their music & share with your friends start spreading the word on this distinctive yet passionate unique band that is Kobi, you can purchase their song 'All The Way' off Amazon, ITunes & most digital retailers.

Catch the video exclusive for 'All The Way' at AltSounds www.hangout.altsounds.com/features/157973-altsounds-video-exclusive-kobi

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Friday, 3 May 2013

The Strangers

Hardcore Rock meets licious rap with lots of cockney swagger (London's Hip Hop Rock 'n' Rollers) i introduce The Strangers!!!

The Strangers from North London consists of: Songwriter/Rapper - Covo (Inferno, London Urban Collective, Spa Cru), Singer/Songwriter - Robert Bowers (Universal Music Emerging Icon 2012), Lead Guitar - Rob Foster, Bass - Craig Taylor, Drummer - Andy Burt & Keys - Daisy Conquest.

Alot of their influences and inspirations come into play when listening to their music they don't try and sound like anyone they have got their own distinctive style going on which is absolutely what you want they combine lashings of Indie, Rap & Rock, they are raw & edgy rockness extremely hot talent who are just awesome with their wicked drum beats & double the guitar magic & sexy bass lines it paves the entrance for the front man who binds this band so perfectly together, they have unique style & texture and would easily fit into any well known festival for instance Glastonbury, they are not to be missed they will be your most played as you will find yourself addicted to their infectious choons, i'm a fan & you should be too.

Their influences range from alot of different genres including: Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Clash, The Verve, The Who, The Jam, Eminem, Dizzee Rascal, Plan B, The Streets, The Stone Roses, Led Zep, Tupac, Jimi Hendrix and lots more.

Having released debut single 'Stranger' as a duo in 2011, Covo & Robert formed the band & began writing, recording with Hackney's finest producer engineer & pedal steel player Steve Honest who has worked with such artists like (Bobby Womack, Oasis, Das Psycho Rangers, Culture Club & Dolly Parton).

New single 'I Feel Strange' & EP 'There Is No Genre' is available to download for free off their website: www.meetthestrangers.com

They are playing UK dates including the headline slot at The Troxy on the 22nd June www.boxoffice-promotions.co.uk other gig dates include:

16th May - The Purple Turtle (Camden London)
14th June - 229 Club www.229thevenue.com
15th June - The Garage, Ben Kinsella Trust www.benkinsella.org.uk

They have had some great comments about their music here is a few:

'More Cockney swagger than The Long Good Friday - great to see a front man still giving it some' - Steve Jones, Sex Pistols

'It's Fucking decent...every man can relate to what you're saying and your concepts touch all walks of life' - Man Like Me.

'A collection of fine talent you should consider this The A Team of unsigned music, A love of rock and mod-friendly indie meets rap in a delicious cockney morsel of BANGING tunes' - Emerging Icons

'On the top of my breakthrough list for 2013' - Alex Kerr-Wilson, Discovery

Check out The Strangers on these links and start spreading the word unleash this licious Rock/Rap sensation that is The Strangers.