A big ol’ life update

It’s been a while since I last wrote one of these. Over a year if we’re counting. But hello, hola, bonjour, etc. The blog is back! For the remaining few of you who I’ve not rabbited on to or irritated with several Facebook updates: I’ve moved to Wales. I’m living with my lovely boyfriend in… Continue reading A big ol’ life update

Album Review / Chris – Christine and the Queens

"I initially set out to smash against macho culture and macho men […] what does it mean if I’m still this figure, and I’m a woman? Does it make me an aberration? Is it joyful?" Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, is daring. In reference to her first single in over two years, ‘Girlfriend’, the… Continue reading Album Review / Chris – Christine and the Queens

Interview / Luke Pritchard

The National Student gave me the chance to have a chat with The Kooks’ outspoken frontman, Luke Pritchard, about their brand new album, Let’s Go Sunshine. The Kooks’ 2014 album Listen was a drastic change in style for the UK indie favourites, met with mixed reaction from fans and critics alike. Fast forward four years to find that… Continue reading Interview / Luke Pritchard

Album Review / Something to Tell You – HAIM

It’s been a long four years, but the wait is finally over: the HAIM sisters are back with their sophomore release, Something to Tell You. Being hailed as a breezy, soft-rock revival, the album sounds a far more polished, glossy effort, which is hard to believe given the high production value on their 2013 debut, Days Are… Continue reading Album Review / Something to Tell You – HAIM

Year Abroad / Hasta luego, España

I realise most people will be reading this post thinking 'wait, didn't you get home ages ago?!' Technically yes: I got home almost two weeks ago. I guess I've just been putting off writing this post for a while. I originally planned to write it while still in Spain and post it as my final… Continue reading Year Abroad / Hasta luego, España

Year Abroad / Madrid in 48 hours

Hey lovely people! Last week saw me embark on my last proper trip of my year abroad, spending the weekend with my friend Celia in Madrid. Celia and I met during my second year of university when she was an Erasmus student at Birmingham, and we've been trying to work out time to see each… Continue reading Year Abroad / Madrid in 48 hours

Album Review / After Laughter – Paramore

With yet another change in line-up, Paramore are back with their fifth studio album After Laughter. Following Jeremy Davis’s departure, Hayley Williams and Taylor York are re-joined by Zac Farro, one of the founding members of the band who previously left alongside brother Josh in 2010. With this new line-up comes a whole new style… Continue reading Album Review / After Laughter – Paramore