konspirace20-deactivated2012090 asked: What was the most amazing concert you have been to?
What is your favourite Foster The People track and why?
I'll tell you my dirty little secret... →
Readers: the time has come to let you in on a little secret… Click the link for a quick way to research bands/artists that you will quickly fall in lust with… All you have to do is enter the name of an artist you adore and music-map generates a mind-map of similar artists to tickle your fancy!
As I bid the inevitable grey clouds and mere pockets of sunshine in London farewell and get ready to depart to the Greek Ionian islands at which sun, sea and sand await (jealous?) my mind wanders to none other than: holiday music. It is an all-time must, of course, to fill your iPod with summer music to put you in the holiday mood. I may not be able to hide you in my suitcase and take you with...
Top 10: 1) 500 days of Summer 2) Submarine 3) Amelie 4) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 5) Scott Pligrim vs. the World 6) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 7) Garden State 8) Kill Bill (Vol 1 & 2) 9) Little Miss Sunshine 10) American Beauty
‘An Indie Kid is not, as many people seem to believe, a pretentious tw*t who will only listen to obscure bands and cusses anyone who dares to like anything in the top 40’- Jess C (Indie Kid) Why is it, then, that people tend to associate Indies as having a superiority complex? Sometimes I believe there is good reason. It comes down to those who have tarnished the “indie” reputation...
Bed music is the music that captures those fleeting thoughts that send your mind pacing, captures them, traps them and disposes of them. This music let’s you be free, empties your mind and allows you time to breathe. Check out: 1) M83- Too Late 2) Bon Iver- Flume 3) Florence and the Machine- Falling 4) The Middle East- the darkest side 5) Industries of the Blind- I just wanted to...
Why bother mentioning I am a British Indian that is an indie-fanatic? I find it important to note whether stereotypes or assumptions based on your race can change someone’s opinion of you. When growing up I would listen to music that is typically associated with the Indian youth of my generation such as R&B, Hip Hop and Bhangra. I loved it and such music would often be a focal point for social...
Industries of the Blind
Twitter is my new best friend. Merely a few days of joining and a new follower: Industries of the Blind. I am excited to find they are an emerging, “Nine piece instrumental post-rock ensemble.” from Brooklyn, NY. Call me fickle but I had already fallen in lust. I reminisce of being in wintry bliss after visiting NY in February this year. Brooklyn was my favourite place. It can be...
MUST LISTEN: ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS
1) Bon Iver- Bon Iver 2) The Temper Trap- Conditions 3) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros- Up From Below 4) Two Door Cinema Club- Tourist History 5) Bombay Bicycle Club- I had the Blues but I shook them loose This was supposed to be 5 but I couldn’t leave them out so- 6) Vampire Weekend- Contra
Commercialisation of 'Indie'
Indie=Independent. Fact. The DIY approach to making music sends out a clear message: hell no to selling out to major record labels, let’s be real and make real music. Why is it that this doesn’t last for long? Soon enough an underground band becomes noticed. Initially it’s great- success at last! They’re still quite small and you feel special for knowing who they are and having sought them...
Spacehotel: watch this space.
After just two days of creating a Twitter account- success strikes in finding a scoop! (Big thanks to Joanna Geary from ‘The Times’ for stressing the importance of social networking)! My newest follower “Spacehotel” is what I stumble upon. “Spacehotel” is the exciting new sound created by solo-artist Paul Timson: an English...
American Indie- yes please
American indie band ‘Foster the People’ are coming to the UK this November. Their most popular song “Pumped up kicks” has been on my 25 most played for months now…I really can’t afford to keep going to all these gigs but they are on my MUST SEE LIVE LIST! I must live by the ‘see the band before they become mainstream and ticket prices go through the...
Alternative East London
Living in London’s East End wasn’t always so advantageous. It is only in the last decade that it has become a creative hub: buzzing with energy and charisma, artists and musicians galore! Last week I went to the ‘Alternative London’ tour. A quirky, indie, somewhat pretentious, hungover and hillarious tour guide took us through Shoreditch/Brick Lane area to uncover London’s phenomenal street...
How to be Indie (spoof)
Top Ten Tips! 1) Wear skinny jeans ALL THE TIME (buy lots and lots of them) 2) Get the ‘bedhead’ look (note: this really means spending lots of time in front of the mirror to perfect the look that attempts to give off the message you weren’t trying) 3) Buy a guitar (preferably second hand because getting a new sparkly one would not be considered cool enough- oh and don’t worry about actually...
Indie: a term so flippantly used. When I say I’m an ‘indie-fanatic’ what does this exactly mean? For me indie symbolises ‘alternative’: independence from the norm. It means difference and it means me. Indie music has been described as “…independence from major commercial record labels…an autonomous, Do-It-Yourself approach to recording and publishing.” That is exactly why I love it. No in your...