Monthly Archives: October 2012

ellie goulding – halcyon.

I’ve been waiting for this album since probably last February when the singer suggested she hoped for a release before the end of 2011. But since then she’s been off getting over Greg James and hanging out with Skrillex in America. A year later than promised, Ellie’s second album, Halcyon, is due for release this week.  Continue reading


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If you’re a regular Radio 1 listener you might have heard this band being touted by the likes of Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton of late. This was how I first heard them, tuned into Zane Lowe, driving a minibus full of rowdy seventeen-year-olds up the Welsh coastline and desperately trying to drown them out by cranking up the volume. And All I Want seemed to be the perfect track. It’s soothing and thoughtful and has that nice acousticy guitar quality that I’m so fond of. In many ways, it’d fit quite nicely in my current music selection (think Lucy Rose, Daughter, Mumford etc). For a number of reasons though, it’s not actually a good representation of the rest of their self-titled EP, which I’ll come to later.  Continue reading

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