Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Having grown up in the 80s/90s with music-obsessed parents, Tears For Fears are firmly in the soundtrack of my youth. Probably more so in my older brothers' as my mum used to sing Shout at him when he was a baby to stop him crying. (Her trick for me was the Neighbours theme tune which I'm assuming is where my obsession with Australia began.)

Speaking of that part of the world, Kiwi du jour Lorde has done a dark and dramatic cover of a Tears for Fears favourite for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Which I am champing at the bit (and also nervous) to see.

As a cover of a classic pop song, maybe this version's not so great. As a song in its own right, in the context of the Hunger Games soundtrack? It's perfect.

The Hunger Games OST is out 18th November.
(HINT: We have one three copies to give away over on the BLISS Twitter, comp ends Monday.)

Monday, 11 November 2013


Aw yeeeeeeeeah, they're back! The band released this with some stargazing app tonight but eff that, I waited for the Soundcloud. Nothing to do with my phone being too full to take even one measly photo. (Should have got more than 8mb shouldn't I? #povvo) Anyway,on first listen this track feels like it never really gets off the ground, but after a few listens it becomes clear that it will probably be a grower, much like their previous offerings. Which I adore. 2011's The English Riviera was the soundtrack to my er, 2011 French Riviera holiday which was a dream and a half. (It was also the holiday on which we discovered you could pan fry a pizza.) 

I'm assuming the rest of the band have drowned in the pink gloop?

My housemate has just come into my room and done the most horrific dance to this (there was thrusting) which I think means it's catchy if it was enough to lure him up the stairs.

I'm Aquarius is out now. 
New album Love Letters is out 10th March 2014.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


Give this a couple of listens and you'll be slowly sucked into a world of warped Sade-esque vocals and a heart-wrenching tale of regret. All shot in simple black and white, minus the over-caked make-up in most music videos. I bloody love it when artists are allowed to look like actual people. Speaking of, in the below shot, how much does she look like Daria Werbowy?

In love with that ornate back thing (fashion speak) she's wearing. Internet stalkery reveals it's from Culietta

The Right Thing EP is out 2nd December.
Listen to Rosie's Soundcloud here and stalk her every move here.

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