Bitter sweet symphonies...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Well hello there,
Can you believe it's Wednesday already? I can't, this week has literally flown by and so far I have little to show for it apart from watching countless episodes of Pretty Little Liars and 80's movies; productive. Work tomorrow though and then I will (I promise!) get on with finishing some coursework and scheduling blog posts, before visiting an old friend in Dundee this weekend. I've never really been to Dundee except briefly when I went to see Mumford and Sons and it was dark and late... But I'm looking forward to a good catch up and a wee nosey about Dundee, before a family portrait on Sunday, here's hoping I don't wake up with a face full of spots...

Today's post is a little different, I've been off college and work too for a few days and have been listening to so much music and watching far too much tv, but I thought I'd share a few songs I've been loving. A sort of playlist if you like;

Bastille- Of the Night
A pretty new band to me that I actually discovered by me friend posting one of their song's on facebook (Thanks Gilly!) but I can't stop listening to their music and covers, I love how different they make songs seem. I also love love love the cover of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, with Gabrielle Aplin, it's hauntingly beautiful. I'm aching to go and see them live in Edinburgh next month, now just to persuade someone to come with me!


Frightened Rabbit- How Sue Met Cliff
Yet another introduction by the lovely Gilly, I can't believe I hadn't heard of them sooner. Frightened Rabbit have been on my radar for a while now but I've only in the last couple of months really gotten into their music, I listened to them in 'Session' on Radio 1 with Zane Lowe a couple of weeks back and it was brilliant, they did this spoof song, about Sue Barker from Question of Sport and Cliff Richards, random but brilliant. Their new album Pedestrian Verse is definitely worth looking out for.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- Same Love feat. Mary Lambert
If you'd asked me a couple of weeks ago who Macklemore was I'd have shrugged my shoulders and looked at you blankly, now thanks to the success and brilliance of 'Thrift Shop' I've found myself searching out and listening to more and more of the music made my Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I love 'Same Love' it's beautiful and shows how passionately Macklemore supports gay rights, which I agree wholeheartedly with. "No freedom till we're equal, damn right I support it." The video in itself it heart wrenching and makes me all teary (I can't believe how soppy I'm becoming...) Macklemore has definitely been a pleasant surprise to me.


Ed Sheeran- Wonderwall  
Definitely one of my favourite covers' ever, I don't think it needs much elaboration upon that, I love Ed's version, and urge you all to listen to it!

So there we have it a brief foray into what's been filling my ears the last week or so among other things, I hope you maybe have a listen to some of it :)

Happy Hump Day, till next time,
Iona