Reach – Tell Me (Acoustic)

Normally I’d be a little wary of a band who’s members have appeared in certain ‘talent’ shows, but apparently the musical quality in Scandinavia’s reality tv is a bit better than ours!  That’s why I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a big fan of Sweden’s REACH, whose guitarist appeared in ‘Swedish Idol’ in 2014.

If you’re not as convinced as I am, this lovely acoustic version of their single ‘Tell Me’ should do a lot to reassure you..

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IDestroy – Vanity Loves Me

Hey folks, sorry for the long silence! I’ve been busy running round London looking for the best new music to bring to you, and I’m back with some fresh punk-esque tunes, courtesy of Bristol three-piece IDestroy.

The trio have just released their DIY video for ‘Vanity Loves Me‘, and its a good one. Check it out below..

RC xx

We Were Promised Jetpacks – A Part Of It

If you’re going to see Death Cab For Cutie on their summer dates in the UK, you should definitely get there early. Edinburgh’s bouncy new indie rockers, We Were Promised Jetpacks will be there to get you in the dancing spirit (before you chill out to Death Cab, of course).

For just a little taster of what you’ll be experiencing, I highly recommend that you watch the below video. Unless you’re afraid of needles, in which case, look away now..

RC xx

Defy All Reason – Bad Blood

If you like your rock with a lot of roll, some southern vibes and slight Welsh twist, then you’re in luck! Defy All Reason take inspiration from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Shinedown, then bring their own burst of frantic energy to every track of their upcoming record ‘The Road Ahead‘.

Check out the video for first single, ‘Bad Blood‘ below:

The Road Ahead‘ is released May 11th.

RC xx

Quick ramble.. How not to dye your hair blonde

(I like to pull weird faces while I’m blogging..)

Right, I’m aware this is primarily a music blog, but its Sunday so I’m going for my usual ramble.

I’ve been dyeing my hair blonde for quite some time now. Before that, I tried most colours you can imagine – brunette, black, black blue, pink, red, purple.. to name a few!

I finally settled on blonde and haven’t looked back really, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t experimented a little with different dyes. Basically, blonde is bad for your hair. It really is. I’ve had awful moments where I’ve had to have loads of it cut off because its completely dead. I’ve had to dye is back to brown (which I hated) just so I could avoid the bleach for a bit, but I keep going back.

Anyway, here’s a few tips from me to you if you’re considering doing the same thing.

1. If you find a shade you like, stick with it. Its much, much easier if you keep using the same dye. Firstly. your hair will be the same shade. Secondly, you won’t suddenly end up with grey hair by accident. Trust me, this can happen.

2. Easy on the straighteners.  You’re already seriously damaging your hair. It WILL go straw-like if you carry on. Give it a break on the bleach or the heat, it can’t handle both.

3. Invest in some pretty hefty conditioner. I’ve tried out a few and stuck with Soap and Glory’s Glad Hair Day. I credit it with the fact that my hair actually feels soft and not horrific right now.

4. Hair masks. Yes, you’re already being good with the conditioner. But once a week, especially after dyeing, you should really leave an intensive conditioner on for a good hour. You don’t need to if your hair is feeling good, but if its a bit rough round the edges, definitely worth a try!

 

That’s all for now loves. Speak tomorrow.

RC xx