Your summer anthem just got a video…

... and it's awfully pretty. Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris love it up on I Need Your Love and it's predictably hip. It's all very sunny and road-trippy and Instagram-worthy. Coachella-envy is a go-go … [Read more...]

Demons – The National

This is going to sound blindingly obvious, but if you like their genre, you just love the National. Granted it's quite specific, it's a slow-jamming-mournful-and-thoughtful-jazz sound. But if that's your jam, there's no way in hell that you won't like The National. Go listen to like all their music now, and get excited for their latest album, Trouble Will Find Me which has a UK … [Read more...]

LIVE: The 1975 @ Subterranean

I think we've run out of new pictures of The 1975 to use in our blog posts, so  I'm going to gamble and use this golden oldie. With the four piece rock band over in the USA for the first time, and with me, myself and I comfortably revising for exams in Chicago, we seemed a match made in heaven on a freezing cold Chicago evening. … [Read more...]

5 songs for the sun, sea & sand

Finals are dragging me down right now, but my one saving grace getting me through days otherwise filled with compensating variation, deadweight loss (Oxford Comma?) and the Glorious Revolution is the thought of going home to the beach in a few days. One of the most important parts of beach preparation is the playlist. When all your friends show up tan and beach ready and you've … [Read more...]

Chance the Rapper’s Juice is the most creative rap song you’re going to hear for a while

I know, not a very creative name, but definitely one of the most creative rap songs that I've heard in a while. Chance the Rapper hails from the Chi, hence the Sosa reference, and is another one of the young guns to watch out for in the future. He recorded his first mixtape 10 Day while on a ten day suspension from Jones Prep School after his teachers laughed at his desire to … [Read more...]