I may not be able to see them on their UK tour this year, but I’ve just pre-ordered Rooms of the House :D 

I may not be able to see them on their UK tour this year, but I’ve just pre-ordered Rooms of the House :D 

The Wonder Years, State Champs, A Loss For Words.

I just bought my ticket for the Sheffield date :D now I just need to find a way to get to a Real Friends and La Dispute gig!

Slam Dunk 2014

Slam Dunk Festival has been the best part of my year for the last three years, so naturally I’m over excited about the 2014 line up.

I’ve been compiling a list of bands who I suspect will be playing the upcoming Slam Dunk Festival and I thought I’d share it and see if anyone had picked up any other bands that could be added to the list. 

In order of likeliness:

Real Friends very very likely
- I spoke to one of the guys after their gig in Newcastle and he basically slipped up and said that they’d be back in the UK in May to play Slam Dunk along with a new full length.

La Dispute very likely
- they are on a UK tour in May that finishes a few days before Slam Dunk.

The Wonder Years, State Champs & A Loss For Words likely
- again, they are all on a UK tour together in May that finishes a week before Slam Dunk.

Panic! At the Disco long shot
on a UK tour in May that finishes a couple of weeks before Slam Dunk.

Brand New even longer shot
- on a UK tour a month before Slam Dunk. Yet to add more dates though.

I remember how you smiled through the smoke
in a crowded little coffee house
and laughed at all my jokes.

~ Andria.

Title | Echo

I thought I’d try something a bit different, so my new song is heavily influenced by my love for La Dispute. Please check it out!

Lyrics:
There was an echo to my footsteps, like the hallways were alive.
Or something far too close behind me, just a fraction off my stride.
I felt a breeze roll in and kiss my skin, it whispered to me fly.
So as I reached the point of no return I fell into the sky.

There was a flash of light, a rush of blood and thoughts I had forgot.
I brushed her hair behind her ears and smiled at the years I’d lost.
Always the past tense, never future. Always missing, always lost
inside a catacomb of bed sheets, dead roses and wasted love.

Forever searching, never satisfied, a blur of sweet regret.
Not brave enough to fight the storm, but dumb enough to still get wet.
Dismissed the church that brought me up, denied the girls I actually liked
There’s just too much risk in placing my faith just to feel satisfied.

I’ve spilt my guts in drafts of poetry on love and art and sex.
I’ve given everything I have, but landed far from at my best.
There is no frame around my canvas, I bleed fast into the seams.
I am the love you lost, the friend you watched become a memory.

My top albums of 2012.

1. The Early November - The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path (513)

2. The Wonder Years - Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing (457)

3. Balance and Composure - Separation (451)

4. The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt (357)

5. Real Friends - Acoustic Songs EP (340)

6. The Early November - In Currents (323)

7. Into It. Over It. - Proper (315)

8. Mixtapes - Maps (293)

9. La Dispute - Wildlife (290)

10. Man Overboard - Real Talk (275)

"I recall once on the church steps,
when I moved to kiss your chest.
How we paid such close attention
to each sweet and stuttered breath.
I should’ve stopped to paint our picture,
captured honest pure affection.
Just to document the difference
between attraction and connection”


- Nine.

Title | Nine, La Dispute

Love this version!

I’ve been using last.fm for exactly a year today and I’ve managed to get 5 different artists to 1000+ plays.
Ignoring the other 313 artists I’ve listened to in the last year I’ve clocked roughly 383 hours between just these 5 artists. I regret nothing.

I’ve been using last.fm for exactly a year today and I’ve managed to get 5 different artists to 1000+ plays.

Ignoring the other 313 artists I’ve listened to in the last year I’ve clocked roughly 383 hours between just these 5 artists. I regret nothing.