Thursday, 20 October 2016

5 Bands To See Live

5 Bands To See Live
I don't know about you but I absolutely love live music. Whether it's a band I've listened to over and over or an artist I've not listened to before, I can't get enough. Fortunately, I've been able to see a few bands in my short years (that is nor a height nor age pun) so it's a pleasure for me to share these with you today.

These bands made this list not just for their music but for their performance, for doing something more than selling a ticket. Here are 5 bands I loved and I would 100% recommend seeing live.

Mallory Knox I've managed to catch these guys on their album tours for Signals and Asymmetry and they were incredible. I've never seen five men so passionate about what they do. They have so much enthusiasm and always connect with the crowd in a way you don't see much anymore. Whether you're a die hard fan or if you've never listened before, it's a great show. If you ever get chance, see them at Manchester Ritz and stand on the balcony. You'll thank me afterwards.

Pendulum I know their shows few and far between these days but I genuinely think that seeing Pendulum was one of the best gigs I've ever been to. There was such a buzz about the crowd and seeing them in Manchester Central made all of the difference. I was only sixteen and I'd never been to a venue like it. It suited the music and their fans so well. Perfect.

Meat Loaf If you know me, you'll know how much of a Meat Loaf fan I am - you can laugh, everyone else does ha. I used to listen to Meat Loaf on car journeys with my family when I was younger and I never thought I'd get the chance to see him in concert. He toured when I was eighteen, he was sixty six. It didn't matter, he sung his heart out and I joined in. Note: This is not a crush.

Sigma The energy in Sigma's sets doesn't even compare. The first time I saw them, I was in complete awe and didn't want it to end. I can't imagine what they would be like at a smaller venue but having seen them at two festivals, they're on my watch list for next year. Even if you think you don't like their music, you won't be able to resist.

Def Leppard This is cheating a little bit because I've never actually seen Def Leppard live. I have however watched and listened to Viva Hysteria and wow, I would have given anything to have been there. They're one of my favourite bands and I wouldn't hesitate to see them if they toured again - especially if it was in Vegas.

I'd love to hear the bands you've seen or want to see live, let me know!


Thursday, 6 October 2016

10 Things To Do This Autumn

Autumn leaves
How is it October? More to the point, how are we a week into October? I genuinely feel like this year is flying by faster than any before and I can't believe I caught myself looking at Christmas baubles earlier. This year, I thought I'd make the most of the autumn/fall season so I've compiled a list of 10 things I want to do.

1. Carve Pumpkins - I've only started doing this in recent years but I absolutely love it. Sure, it's a tonne of work, incredibly messy and emotionally draining (Am I selling this yet?) but the end result is brilliant.

2. Buy Bath Goodies - Can we all take a moment to appreciate Lush's new collection? I love that it's Halloween themed and I'm happy that the Christmas goodies have started coming out. Queue bath season.

3. Burn Candles - Need I say more? I'm all about the tobacco candles for this season, I love their rich smell and can't get enough of them on these colder nights.

4. Wear Cosy Jumpers - Naturally none of the jumpers from last year fit me now so I've placed a tiny order with Very. I'm feeling mustard yellow and green.

5. Go to a good pub - Cosy by the fire style after a delicious Sunday roast. Are you feeling me yet?

6. Plan your social calendar - Halloween parties, sleepovers, bonfires, you name it get them all pencilled in with your best pals.

7. Go For Walks - We all know how beautiful the sunshine and leaves are in Autumn. Let's get out and see them instead of liking them on Instagram.

8. Cook Hearty Meals - Sunday roasts, juicy steaks, bowls of chilli and most definitely a good stew. I love eating meals like this in the colder months.

9. Read a book - Sometimes I actually forget about reading. With all of the content available on the internet these days, picking up a book is not something I think of doing - but I want to. I'm determined to read a couple of books over this season. Let me know what you recommend!

10. Blog More - For me, sometimes the cold weather can be unbearable so what better excuse to blog more. Think of all of those autumnal themed posts. I can almost see it now.

There you have it, a list of 10 things I want to do this autumn - I'll let you know how many I tick off.

What’s on your list? Let me know!

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