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I know my blog isn’t a music blog as such but I’d be lying if music wasn’t a huge part of my life right now. Im also really ill so I can’t really face putting makeup on and getting out of bed. I’ve always been a bit iffy about changing my content up and trying new things for the fear of people telling me to GTFO and do a gratuitous outfit post. But I think as I’ve changed in the last year, my interest in clothes has diminished and I’ve wanted to explore different types of content but without straying too far away from what I really like. While I'll still be doing outfits and stuff I want to add a music section to my blog and hopefully you’ll be into it! If not… I’m sorry (not sorry). Today I thought I’d talk about three new(ish) tracks that you should listen to. I have made a video of this on my second youtube channel but if you CBA to watch it I’ll be writing about them too. Here are a few things that are really floating my boat right now and I thought I’d share them with you all.

Alt J - Left Hand Free
I like and loathe Alt J ∆ . Mainly because they remind me of my ex boyfriend and I find the singers voice to be annoying sometimes. None the less their new track Left Hand Free is pretty funky. It's the first single from their new Album which comes out in September. A departure from their border psychedelic alt rock dub pop come jazz to something that's a little more old school rock and roll. It’s a very un-Alt J track, in fact it’s nothing like I’d imagined it’d sound. It’s a change for the triangle ones but I really like it - it’s dead good.

Death From Above 1979 - Trainwreck 1979
I absolutely love Death From Above 1979 and this new track has been a long time coming. It’s their first release since 2004 when they released their debut “You're A Woman, I'm A Machine”. When I heard they were releasing new material I was so excited. DFA are a scuzzy extra loud dance punk duo. Trainwreck sounds like Death From Above - energetic, pounding, loud as hell and something you can dance to. It lacks the aggressive undertone from other DFA songs but it’s something you can’t help move your feet to. I have a feeling it’s going to make them pretty big  and open them up to a totally new audience this year. It feels like a really radio friendly track, but I don’t necessarily feel like that's a bad thing.

I Hope this whole thing didn't Frighten You - The Hold Steady
I absolutely adore the Hold Steady. I tried desperately get tickets to their London show a few months ago but despite doing everything in my power I couldn’t get tickets. Their songs are basically about people, drugs, love/lust, partying too much and then redemption curves. My pick of their new album Teeth Dreams is I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You.  It’s a very Hold Steady style song, it tells a story about a person and makes you feel something. Craig is so good at characterisation. I do think Teeth Dreams was a weak album in terms of what the Hold Steady are capable of. Boys and Girls in America is literally THE best ever and I totally recommend listening to it.

So there are three tracks you should listen to right now! Let me know in the comments what you think about them and if you’ve heard anything new that you think I might like!


  1. Will have to listen to those! You might like The 1975 or Suede! They're my all time favourite bands!

  2. freakin love all these bands!! DFA are doing a tour but it sold out :'( cry. and you're so right thats not very Alt J at all its pretty upbeat for them!

    1. also try Darwin Deez I think you'd love them

  3. I love Alt J! You should check out Jamie T and Aer. :)

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  4. I love listening to new music! Will check these out. Hope you feel better soon.


  5. I love finding new music and I think it's a really good idea to do some 'music' posts every now and then- I think a blog should be more about posting things that you want to and are passionate about rather than things you think people expect you to post! I love Alt- J and I'm going to listen to the other two :) I've started doing music posts on my blog too recently so if you want any music recommendations there's quite a few on there :) xx

  6. btw my blog is blakktreacle,blogspot.com :) xx

  7. I hesitated for the longest time before started posting about music...and people don't really tend to comment (probably don't even read!) on these posts, but I LIKE IT so it's all that matters! I love reading about other people's interests and discovering new bands, so I'm glad you're doing it, we have very similar taste judging by what you've posted about so far (brand new, libs, tbs!)

  8. I really don't like alt-Js new song! I was SO super excited for it to come out and I like the sound of it but just not for alt-J! I can't be the only one thinking this?! X Sjoukje from www.lemontierres.com

  9. I liked Alt-J's first album because it was something pretty different but got bored of the songs very quickly! Enjoying this new rock vibe though x


  10. Hope you start feeling better soon! And it's your blog, you post whatever you like and I'm sure we will all like it! I like music lists like these, gives me some new songs too listen to!

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  11. I love the thought of music posts, its great to see what your listening too. feel better soon x


  12. WHATTTTTT I had no idea DFA1979 had a new release! they were a favourite of mine for the longest time, so thank you for bringing it to my attention haha x


  13. Lily I'm totally behind this move! Please do it. I've read your blog for longer than I can currently recall and have always enjoyed the tidbits you share about your other interests. Gigs? Yes please! GoT and other obsessions? Even better.


  14. awesome!

  15. I love the idea of adding a music section to your blog, I feel it's good to have a mix of content....and I reallllly love having a nosey at what other people are listening to!


  16. I love Alt J. I have some of the Hold Steady's stuff but haven't really given it a chance. You should listen to Flume. Amazing :) x


  17. I love Alt-J, but I am a bit skeptical about there new album without the origional singer! I haven't heard of the other two bands, but I shall definitely check them out!! H xx


  18. I've never heard of these songs but I am always in for finding new music :) x

  19. Alt J are the best! Great choices! :)


  20. Really like your choice of music :)


  21. Ya Dude! That was all Awesome, thnx for posting

  22. I like that you're sharing something a bit different on your blog as I know you're into your music :)
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  23. I love a random blogpost. Music is my drug so this was awsome! :D


  24. I love Alt-J they're so chilled out! Nice post :)


  25. Okay you've got me in love with DFA! Pleeeeease do regular music posts like this, nothing better than finding new bands! In terms of recommendations - Catfish & The Bottlemen are definite faves (I met Van at a festival I did some photography for last month and he is literally the loveliest most down to earth guy as well!). There's a band called Ball Park Music too whose stuff is SO catchy but noone seems to know of them. Not sure if it's your thang but y'know! x



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