Breaking social media barriers

I don’t have to be the one to remind you that the world we live in nowadays is a digital one. Hell, you’re probably reading this on a phone screen or some other kind of tablet that’s yet to be invented.  We were always told at school: ‘don’t talk to strangers’. It was practically drummed into us really, plastered all over walls, Powerpoint presentations and in campaign video after campaign video. However, I think our world has changed.

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Live Review / Sam Smith @ Wolves Civic Hall (22.03.15)

Considering his recent Grammy and Brit Award successes, Wolverhampton’s Civil Hall was an unlikely home to Sam Smith for two sold out nights on his recent tour in support of his worldwide number-one album, In The Lonely Hour. Judging by the likes of the people queuing outside the Civic, it was clear that his music reaches a wide spectrum of people – I’d say I was one of the younger people there to watch his performance.

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Loner in London

I love London a hell of a lot. Having not been there since December with my best friend, it was time to revisit one of my favourite places in the country. I ended up selling one of my tickets for Catfish and the Bottlemen at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, mainly due to lack of money (and lack of friends willing to travel to the capital with me). This meant that as I was desperate to see them live, I’d make the trip down by myself.

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Live Review / Catfish and the Bottlemen @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (1.04.15)

Headlining not one, but two nights at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush, the crowds were lining up outside in the rain for Welsh indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen on April Fools’ Day on their largest headline tour to date. Following support from northern band Little Comets, a puzzling choice for some seeing as they are a much more established act, the London audience were ready and waiting in numbers for that Pirates of the Caribbean theme to start and signal the start of the show.

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Playlist / Eat, Sleep, Read, Repeat

Need a break from all that revision and essay stress? Can’t sleep? Well… I must have a playlist for everything, whether it’s for walking to university, getting the perfect songs together to help me through an essay and even when I’m relaxing and trying to sleep. This playlist is one I’ve compiled with some gorgeously comforting songs to listen to when you want to wind down and eventually drift off to. I’ve embedded my Spotify playlist below and also written a bit about some of my favourites on the list too…

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