Gig Guide 2019 – SO FAR

Gig Guide 2019 – SO FAR

Hello, hello and welcome back to my humble abode.

At the date of writing this, it’s currently the 26th of January, and in celebration of yet again purchasing some more concert tickets, I thought I’d share with you my gig guide for 2019, so far.

For some reason, I failed to do a Gig Guide for 2018, so I’ll do a really quick dot-point rundown of the gigs, festivals and concerts I attended last year before I move on to this year.

  • The Kooks – January, 2018
  • Rudimental/Jakubi, Australia Open Live Stage – January, 2018
  • Let Go Fest – February, 2018
  • Billie Eilish – February, 2018
  • Jet – March, 2018
  • Bruno Mars – March, 2018
  • Ed Sheeran – March, 2018
  • Blues Fest – March/April, 2018
  • Harry Styles – April, 2018
  • Niall Horan – June, 2018
  • Gang Of Youths – November, 2018
  • RINI – November, 2018
  • Peninsula Showcase – December, 2018
  • Falls Festival – December/November, 2018

So 2018 shaped up to be a banging year for music and live gigs, concerts, stadium tours and festivals, and if I continue the way I’m currently going, 2019 looks like it’ll be much the same.

Here’s the Guide so far for 2019:

Laneway Festival – February
Besides the disappointing news that my queen Jorja Smith won’t be performing anymore (I mean, a clash with the Grammy’s is reason enough I guess), I’m still super keen for this festival. I’m going with a great group of gal pals who I love, and I mean when I’m seeing Rex Orange County, Masego, Cosmos Midnight, Crooked Colours, G Flip and Middle Kids, I can’t complain too much. I am however missing Gang Of Youths because I have to leave early, but still, stellar line-up for what I’m sure will be a fab day.

Lauryn Hill – February
If you know me, you know this is a huge one. Heck, you know she’s one of my top favourite artists of all time, she featured in a squad of five artists I drew and framed for my room, and I’ve been singing Killing Me Softly since I exited the womb. My cousin, who I basically grew up with and have been best friends with since birth and I are going as a kind of celebration for her 21st birthday, and I cannot wait. If you read my write-up for Blues Fest which I attended with my family last year, you’d know I’ve already seen Ms. Hill, but a whole concert dedicated to her? A whole few hours of just Lauryn? Yes please.

Bene – February
Again. If you’ve been around the blog for a little while, you’ll know how keen I am for this concert. Hopefully you’ve read my write-up all about Bene and what a cool chick she is. Heck, I was 100% prepared to go to the concert on my own, luckily my best friend Jess jumped at the chance to come with me when I asked her if she was down. Currently Bene only has two singles out, so I’m keen to see what else she performs at the show!

Kodaline – March
This was a moment for 14-year old Priya. There are so many songs by this band that I listened to throughout high-school, so when I saw they were coming to Melbourne, I quickly messaged Jess who is 90% of the time always down for a cheeky concert, and booked our tickets straight away.

John Mayer – March
I’M SO KEEN. As soon as even the whisper of a concert was mentioned, I was on it. My mate and I waited for tickets and I spent the most stressful twenty minutes of my life trying to secure some decent tickets. Getting the confirmation email that we had our seats was such a relief and I’ve been counting down since that moment. John Mayer live, what more could you ask for? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Matt Corby – April
Another magical man I get to see and hear live this year, and again, I’m counting down. I’m going with two friends who I’ve never been to a concert with before so I’m excited to experience it with them. Again, if you’ve been around for a little while, you’ll understand my obsession with Matt Corby and his incredible voice. Stay posted for the blog post all about seeing this man in the flesh.

RINI – April
Literally the day after Matt Corby, one of my close friends and I are going and seeing RINI, a homegrown, Melbourne RnB artist who we saw only in November! I can’t wait to see him again, he’s released a few new songs, and I’m sure there’ll be some stuff coming out before this concert as well.

Blues Fest – April
I’m super duper keen for Blues Fest. Like more so than I was than last year. ALSO! I’d like to make a small announcement. A few months back, I wrote an short article about a band called Ocean Alley, and said this:

 


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Low and behold, guess who was added to the Blues Fest line-up earlier this month? Ocean Alley. But anyway. Besides Ocean Alley, they’re are a heap of artists who I love coming to the festival, like Norah flipping Jones, Tash Sultana, Six60, one of the first bands I ever wrote about here, Allen Stone, Jack Johnson, Snarky Puppy and heaps more. Plus, this time my family and I decided to book an apartment in Byron Bay rather than camp at the festival, so I’m keen to enjoy some beach time and wandering around Byron before heading into the festival for the day.

Shawn Mendes – April
Possibly the cutest concert I have booked this year. I’m going with my best friend Kate, my little sister, and my little sister’s best friend. I genuinely can’t wait to see Shawn live, his vocals and his lyrics are amazing, and there are so many songs off his latest album that are sure to be hits in an arena setting.

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 6

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 6

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another blog post where all my creativity flies right out the window, so in an effort to keep ya’ll entertained and happy, I turn to one of favourite, yet easiest posts to write ever.

That said, on reflection of the last few of these I’ve done, quite a few of you have liked these posts, leaving lovely comments and actually listening to some of these songs, so how about we just look at it as me giving the people what they want?

Sweet.

As usual, my narcissism does take over for a few seconds, and I am obliged to tell you that all the songs below are on my Spotify account, all curated nicely for you already in a playlist called songs you should probably hear, which is linked for you so that you don’t have a decent excuse not to have a listen.

 

Need Somebody To Love – Ady Suleiman
Doctor – Josh Levi
Karma – ALMA
Jusfayu – Brother KAMAU ft No Wyld
Trophy – Charli XCX
Always Like This – Bombay Bicycle Club
Mr. Watson – Cruel Youth
Going Gets Tough – The Growlers
All I Ever Do – Zak Abel
You Change With The Seasons – The Night Cafe
FFYL – Quin XCII
Love No More – Astn
Life Is But A Dream – Engelwood
Tadow – Masego
Falcon Eye – Off Bloom
Your Favourite Song – Eighty Ninety
Red Rental Car – Jack GRay
Your Orbit – Ecca Vandal
Hope You Understand – Grace
Hometown – Luna Bay
Where Did I Go – Jorja Smith
Drop – Chloe x Halle
Chophouse – Ava Love
Supernova – House of Lions
Bloodstain – Wrabel

 

There you go friends. As per usual, I hope you find some new tunes from this list to enjoy, let me know in the comments!

x

Priya

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Australian Music from Australian Artists

Australian Music from Australian Artists

Hello friends, and welcome to another blog post.

Today I’m going to be sharing with you a list of songs, from Australian artists. The Australian music industry obviously isn’t as huge as the American music industry, and a lot of our artists end up heading over there anyway, but we still have some amazing artist, releasing amazing music.

Please don’t mind the copious amount of posts that are linked throughout this list, as is clear, I’m passionate about Australia artists and Australian music, hence why I’ve already covered quite a lot of these artists and seen a few of them live. Hopefully you find some new music to listen to!

Give It To Me – Olivia Escuyos
Sweet Lady – Little Finn
Slow Mover – Angie McMahon
Emerald – RINI
Killing My Time – G Flip
The Heart Is A Muscle – Gang Of Youths
Younger – Ruel
Heartburn – Wafia
Follow Me – SŸDE ft Evan Klar
Waiting – KIAN
Daddy’s Got A Gun – Molly Millington
Dance With Me – Tentendo, Jordan Dennis
Selfish – The Kite String Tangle
Future Heroine – Ecca Vandal
I Said Hi – Amy Shark
Monday – Matt Corby
Fools And Their Gold – PLGRMS
Marryuna – Baker Boy
Do Right – Glades
2000 n Something – Kaiit
Let You Down – Peking Duk
Wild Horses – Bishop Briggs
Life Goes On – E^ST
Feel The Way I Do – Jungle Giants
P Plates – Ruby Fields
Too Far Gone – Vince The Kid, KIAN
Couch Potato – Jakubi
Time – Gretta Ray
Mistake – Middle Kids
Be Alright – Dean Lewis

I hope you had a listen to some of those songs, I honestly love all of them, and am very passionate about all those artists. Definitely check out the linked posts as well, they’re all a fun time! Let me know if you enjoy any of the songs or the artists I’ve shared!!

x

Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should

Songs You Don’t Know But Should

Hello friends.

I definitely understand and deeply apologise for how condescending the title may see, but the nature of this blog lends itself pretty well.

As is with most selections of music I share on my blog, I most definitely have a Spotify playlist for this exact little collection, titled ‘songs you should probably hear‘, and you can find my Spotify account linked at the bottom of this post.

Now for the good stuff. Here’s some songs I’ve got on that playlist, that I believe, you definitely should get to know.

(Genres and styles vary)

Get Lucky (triple j Like A Version) – San Cisco
Bandaid – Two Friends
Trust Myself – Sam Perry
Acid Rain – Thomston
Until Morning – James Vickery
Boys Will Be Boys – Stella Donelly
Hey Ya – Sweater Beats, KAMAU
better days – JAIE
Cold Ice – Efjay
Slow Mover – Angie McMahon
Love No More – Astn
In The Dark – Alice Kristiansen
Lover, Where Do You Live – Highasakite
Everybody Wants To Be Famous – Superorganism
PICK IT UP – Famous Dex, A$AP Rocky
Honey (Remix) – Geoffro
My Favourite Clothes – RINI
Fifty One Cards – Soar
Get To Know – Cosmo’s Midnight, Winston Surfshirt
Dear Richard – Just Like Fruit
Moon River – Frank Ocean
How Long (Jerry Folk Remix) – Charlie Puth, Jerry Folk

Okay, I feel like surely that’s enough for one post, but if you’re keen for more, remember to check out my Spotify, linked down below, because there’s currently over 300 songs on my ‘songs you should hear’ playlist, and I can guarantee that you need to hear all of them.

Making playlists is one of my favourite things to do, but I enjoy listening to music and playlist recommendations equally as much, so if you have any songs or albums or artists or playlists you reckon I need to hear, make sure you leave them in the comments below, otherwise let me know if you had a listen to some of the songs in this list, and if you enjoyed any of them!

x

Priya

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Lover of Covers

Hello hello hello!

Today I have another list of songs that I believe need to be shared and loved by others, so as is the nature of my blog, I’m going to aggressively share them with you. These songs are all covers.

I have pretty high standards when it comes to covers, because a lot of the time, they do fall short. Probably due to how emotionally invested and connected I get to the original song. However, there are definitely quite a few covers out there, that I absolutely love, so for today’s post, I’ll be introducing you to some of my faves!

Drunk In Love – Lakyn

Everybody Hurts – Jasmine Thompson

Big Yellow Taxi – Lennon and Maisy

Billie Jean – The Civil Wars

Moon River – Frank Ocean

Girl Crush – Harry Styles

City Of Stars – Gavin James

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Ariana Grande

Believe (triple j Like A Version) – DMA’s

Wild Thoughts – William Singe

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Ella Eyra

If I Ain’t Got You – James Bay

Tears Dry On Their Own – Dua Lipa, Gallant

Torn – James TW

Boom Clap – Lennon and Maisy

…Baby One More Time – Ed Sheeran

Fancy – Xavier Dunn

Say My Name – William Singe

How Will I Know – Sam Smith

Crazy In Love – Oh Wonder

The Chain – Harry Styles

Wicked Game – James Vincent McMorrow

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

Better Together – Us The Duo

Shake It Off – William Singe

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Haley Reinhart

Thats my list!

Let me know in the comments if you gave some of them a listened and enjoyed any! I’d also love some new covers to listen to so leave suggestions as well!

x

Priya

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