Slight Change of Plan

I did say that when I was off, I would start writing a lot more, and would be publishing a lot of reviews. In that time, two things have happened, and that’s why this blog has stayed relatively dead.

Last Monday, I had an email from AltSounds, letting me know I had a place as an intern writer for them (I had been in contact with them for a few months). AltSounds have about 2800 likes on Facebook (This blog has 3), so they have a lot larger audience and I prioritise them over my own writing. You can see what I publish on Altsounds here.

The second thing to happen was an idea. Whilst driving to London last weekend, I decided I was going to set up an online magazine, written by teenagers, for teenagers. That was when Whippersnapper was born. I have a good team already, and we are looking at getting more writers. We will be launching as soon as possible, although we have yet to buy the domain. The magazine will have a lot of different content, not just music, so I will get a chance to write about other topics. I will still be writing reviews and news for the magazine. I will post a link once everything is in place.

I am sorry for more reasons for my lack of writing, but you’ll be able to find my work in other places, and I will try to update this blog with my progress.


Good News!

My exams are basically dealt with. I shall be off on holiday as of next week, and will free for about three months. Of course, I’ll only be able to write during gaps in my busy social life, so in the end, I’ll only be able to write for about 99.9% of that time. I have a massive list of albums to review, and more keep getting released each week. I shall try to get all of them written, but seeing as my list extends back a few months, I’m not sure how many I can do. I also have a Slow Club review to finish, I think that will be the next post I will publish.

Last night, I manage to write about 500 words on very little. I think it probably coincides with my internet being turned off. The blog post is here.

Sorry For The Short Break

Sorry, I have not posted anything for over one month. I am coming up to a period of exams and, due to external reasons, I have not be able to/allowed to write anything for a while. During revision breaks, I have been writing up a review of a Slow Club gig, and I shall post that when it is done. I will not be able to get back to writing properly until around June 1st. Until then, this blog shall remain desolate.
You may of also noticed that I have just given the blog a bit of a spring clean and a make-over, I hope you like the new layout.

Its All Under Control

You may have noticed a new theme on the blog, I got a bit bored off the old one and I did not really like the look. This theme is a lot cleaner and I prefer the layout.

At the moment I am really digging a band called Cloud Control. They are an Australian indie four piece. I have seen them live twice this year and did an interview with the drummer and bass player in my alter-ego as a radio presenter. They released their debut album in the UK this year, it is called ‘Bliss Release’. I don’t think there is a bad song on the album, at the moment my favourite songs are ‘Gold Canary’ and ‘Ghost Story’. Their music is easily recognisable, one of the main reasons being that the lead singer, Alister, has a rather distinctive voice. They are currently touring with The Drums

The first song of theirs that I heard was ‘There Is Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight’, it is such a good song with a strong beat and a nice chorus. For some reason I love the guitar sound, it is just amazing. They have a really fresh sound, full of rich tones and some quality vocals.

Another song I thought I should talk about is ‘This Is What I Said’. It probably had my favourite lyrics on the album as well as being one of the best live tracks. It is such a good song to dance to, not that the rest are not but it just sounds like a happy song. I am listening to it now and I have a stupid grin on my face because the song makes me so happy, I’m just that sort of guy. The song below is called ‘Gold Canary’ and it has a cool video.

New Blog, First Post: Wye Oak

Hi Everyone, I’m Jacob, you can read more about me in the about page at the top, and this is my new blog. Watch this space and subscribe at the bottom to keep up with my various rambles about music. I will try and keep the site regularly updated.

Now for my first post, to start off my blog I thought I would write about someone that is quite new to me, so I picked a band called Wye Oak. They are from Baltimore and are sort indie rock with a bit of folk and pop mixed in. To put it simply they are awesome.

I first found out about them while watching a 2:54 video on YouTube and one of their songs popped up in the corner, it was love at first sight, if you don’t mind me using a cliché. I really like the song I have posted bellow called ‘Holy Holy’; it reminds me of Blood Red Shoes and The Joy Formidable, both amazing bands. They played in London last night and they will be supporting The National and Local Natives these coming weeks.

You may of heard them before as one of their songs called ‘Civilian’ was featured in the advert for ‘The Walking Dead’, an American TV series about zombies that I won’t claim to have watched. I can’t really think of anything else to write, I can only emphasise the fact that they are immense, so I will stop writing now. Check one of their songs out below.