Saturday, 28 September 2013


Do ya like a bit of Grimes? Partial to a little Charli XCX? Good then you should like Chvrches! They have a similar electropop flavour with cool sounds and brill vocals.
The Scottish trio who have just released their first album are one of the BBC's Sound of 2013 finalists.

Checkout debut single 'The Mother We Share'

Lauren Mayberry provides the stand out vocals to Iain Cook's and Martin Doherty's super synth sounds.
All 3 members have been in other bands but you can tell this is the one with the chemistry and sounds to do great things.
The v in Chvrches is to help you find the band on Google!
Lauren told NME magazine that her style icon is Winona Ryder "very understated and she's incredibly cool. Maybe she seems so stylish because she's very talented and great at what she does." That's certainly a deeper reason to be a role model than just being married to a rich footballer!

'Gun' is their most recent single.

Their next big tour starts in their home town Glasgow on October 10th. 
Playing many festivals and all over the world has made them already an accomplished live act who can get the crowd groovin'.

Lots of energy live. 'Lies'

'Bless us heavenly father as we are so good it's a sin!'

Their debut album is out now.
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Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Naked and Famous

I like The Naked & Famous and watched them live 2 years ago. I'm surprised that their career has not taken them to bigger fame and acclaim. 

Songs such as 'Punching In A Dream' and 'Young Blood' had great vocals and anthem potential but they still have not fulfilled their talent and real fireworks in their career still await that crucial spark. This is how they looked back then.
Their new album In Rolling Waves was released this week and is the result of the band moving to LA to pour everything they have into the record. 'Hearts Like Ours' is the lead single.

As always it's singer Alisa Xayalith's haunting vocals that grab you.

I think the video and the styling are missed opportunities for this single. Badass lead singers don't sit comfortably on sofas wearing cream sweaters. She's the main asset and upping the style and impact would help the talents of the band get more recognition. Think Hayley Williams of Paramore.
They spent a lot of time touring and this can often be draining and lead to things getting stale. I've read this about a lot of bands in NME magazine.

Alisa and co-singer Thom Powers's relationship  had teething troubles during the last two years and provided inspiration for the new album. That works really well for Adele!

I think their music could get edgier and have more attitude. Get angry guys! 

Stick it to the man!

Alisa's feisty vocals on ' Punching In A Dream' is what I'm talking about.


You have the talent

You have the style

Maybe it's time to join Haim!

The new is album out now and received 7/10 from NME magazine.
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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Harajuku Girls Juria Nakagawa and Hirari Ikeda

In the mood for a bit of Harajuku guys? Need to catch up on the Japanese grunge vibe and learn more about pastel goths? Then let's meet Juria Nakagawa and Hirari Ikeda, two of Tokyo's finest fashionistas.
With Nicola Formichetti amongst their fans, these girls inspire and influence many with their eclectic fashion, hairstyles, kawaii vibes and kwl accessorising.

Hirari Ikeda
This is how to do the tartan trend in a unique and eye-catching fashion.
You have to love cuddlies, stockings, and be ace at make-up to join this club.
Don't forget statement shoes.
Plus Ear-bling!
Try out Pastel Goth.

Experiment with that hair colour!
Find similar friends to hangout with.
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'Oh dear!' is your new catchphrase.

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Pump up the jam, Punk it up!
Wear your winter coat a lil differently.
Now you can chill.

Hirari Ikeda
Hirari is more into punk and experiments with her hair BIG times!
'Walk this wayyyyy! Talk this wayyyyy!'
Bright hair, lips, clothes, bright everything!
On the lookout for a Japanese boy.
Brill accessories.
Gwen Stefani check this out and make a new video!
A kiss is not just a kiss.
'What's that cow lookin at?!'
'I'm not speaking to anyone today!'

Pink and blue supremo oh oh.
Hello Kitty is a must.
Be hard to imitate.
Check the neck piercing and Jeremy Scott for Adidas pants.
Zombie stylin for your moody days.

Try all Asian styles.
Dress up occasionally and throw some dirty looks.
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