Thursday, 20 March 2014


The picture taken at the gig, by Jack Edinger: here
I simply couldn't wait until the end of March to tell you about my love for the band New Politics.. I went to my second Fall Out Boy gig on Sunday 16th March, a five year gap from 2009, and New Politics were supporting before The Pretty Reckless.

Although I initially made fun of the band, I found them to be quite catchy, especially so with the song 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah'. At the start of the song you're pretty sure you're going to be listening to some version of Blur's 'Song 2', which is noticeable throughout the song, but this adds a feel good factor for me! Another song from their first album is 'Dignity', this is also worth a listen.. To me this sounds a lot like the songs from The All-American Rejects' album 'When the World Comes Down'.

They are a really energetic band, definitely shown by David Boyd, the lead singer, as seen in the video. They currently have two albums, their latest having just been released. This includes my feel good song called 'Fall Into These Arms' - unfortunately this is not on their Vevo yet. 'Tonight You're Perfect' is also a lovely lovely song.

The band is a three piece from Denmark, which instantly made me like them - unfortunately I have an unhealthy obsession with Scandinavia.. I say unfortunately but that can be argued!
I feel like they have brought all of my punk-pop/pop-rock love back. It has made me listen to +44, Bowling for Soup, Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm... To name just a few... My fourteen year old is craving to come out once more!*

I wore what I normally wear to festivals/gigs/places I could get messy (including UV Paint parties..) which is a cheap tshirt and Disco Pants. This time they were from due to their stretchy waistband and comfort. I also have some from Primark and New Look, but have found that Boohoo's are the comfiest. The tee is from Asda... I hacked into it. I'm also thinking of doing a tutorial on how to do this.. I cut the sleeves off to form a low cut and deep arm hole. I then cut down the back, and then cut strips from this and tied them together. I have also seen a skeleton version of this which I am eager to try. Unfortunately Asda do not do the top that I had anymore, but these are some of my faves that I'd love to cut up, all very cheap!: Back to the Future, G 'n' R's Paradise City, Rocking Meercats.

Lots of Love

*I have been feeling really nostalgic recently, I was 14 nearly 6 years ago. A lot has changed, especially with my music choices. I used to only listen to Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy and general punk/pop rock. I now listen to Classic, Hard, 'Screamo', Rock n Roll, Celtic Rock, Heavy Metal, Death Metal.. You name it I'll listen to it! 
I have also got over the naivety that once you like one type of music you have to listen to only that type of music.. I also listen to Electronic, Dance, Folk, R n B...

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