Music and Meandering

Music and Meandering by yours truly, Heather-Davina.

I live, laugh and love in London, but I'm a Glasgow girl at heart.

I ramble a lot about music, literature, events and living life in general.

Well behaved women rarely make history.

@clash_music; saying everything I've ever wanted to say about Nina Nesbitt

Woah. Good start, nice voice, it’s all a bit KT Tunstal-y. Hopping and skipping around my ears. Maybe a bit over-produced, sounds like there’s a good song underneath. Interesting lyrics keep poking through. Again, another bad video, this is a dead medium. A catchy song though, I’d turn the radio up if I was doing the dishes. Overall then, I wouldn’t be disappointed if my kids listened to this. I just wouldn’t think they were very cool.”

Well said lads, well said. 

Crookers; when two become one

I highly doubt that Bot and Phra are Spice Girl fans, but alas it is true, Bot is handing over Crookers to Phra, announcing their split this morning. 

It all seems very amicable in their parting of ways; “We want to thank all our fans for supporting us from day one! Don’t be sad though, a new chapter is about to begin.”

Lets hope it was all smiles and happy memories, and not the old “It’s not me it’s you. Lets still be friends.” 

Phra’s keeping the beats goings, representing Crookers as a solo project at any upcoming gigs, so we can all keep dancing to Knobbers and We are all Prostitutes for the foreseeable future.

A nice wee remix of a track that’s been getting some daytime play on BBC Radio 1, this is the powercut remix of AlunaGeorge’s Your drums, your love.

There’s a fair few remixes out there, from the likes of Friendly Fires, Deebs and The Prototypes, but I think this is just about my favourite. 

The original is all about the vocals, but I love how accentuated the beat is in this version.

Listen loudly.

Lower than Atlantis at the Ballroom, Camden  (Taken with Instagram)

Lower than Atlantis at the Ballroom, Camden (Taken with Instagram)

Two artists I cannot get enough of at the moment. Angel Haze and her striking flow, rhythm, passion and energy thrown together with Jamiexx, who seems to turn whatever he touches into audio gold.

The drop is sick. Go get your nasty faces on (you know, bass face? The scrunched up, pretty damn ugly face that you can’t help but do when you hear a belter of a track? There you go, you know exactly what I mean) 

Happy hump day

Hump day is almost over- WE DID IT! We made it through! Lets celebrate by dancing to some bloody great music. Tall Ships’ new album, Everything Touching, is beautiful. An easy word to throw about, but it is. 

Click the link and just listen. Feel it for yourself. 

Glasgow folk- they’ll be with you on the 18th of October at the Art School.

London folk- I’ll need a gig buddy for the 22nd at XOYO.

Enjoy every last second of this and roll on the weekend. 

I am so digging this track right now. Actually, I am just digging this pair right now! Describing themselves as folk’n’b, this quirky pair have been snaffled up by Tape Club Records and have a lovely little album called La Trimouille out now. 

This London pair just ooze London Hipster, which I know sounds like a bad thing, but when you’re this talented, lyrically and vocally, adding exceptionally well dressed to the list of qualities cannot be a bad thing. 

With a distince 80s vibe, and competing against the likes of Two Door Cinema Club in sound and style, the duo still manage to bring a new and vibrant almost electric current through there music.

The contrasting vocals between the two bring a lovely, melodic and almost delicate edge to music that could have been lost to the generic indie pop noise that the music world is downing in. The distinction lies in their echoing yet passionately strong vocals. 

And since I am particularly fond of a good cover, here are the two doing Teardrops (no, not the Massive Attack, Teardrops, the almightly Womack & Womack, Teardrops!) while wandering around East London. 

Ullapool Loopallu #musicfestival #beautiful  (Taken with Instagram)

Ullapool Loopallu #musicfestival #beautiful (Taken with Instagram)

So eh… Guess where I am  (Taken with Instagram)

So eh… Guess where I am (Taken with Instagram)