8:13 am; Tuesday in San Francisco’s East Bay. Despite the considerably cooler breeze of the morning, I still find myself melting alongside a cup of iced coffee. The culprit: Whitney’s gem of an album, Light Upon the Lake. While their time together has been relatively brief, talking about the band is like describing a longtime crush -- easy on the eyes, a voice that can make you blush, and an inherent ability to romanticize the most cumbersome of exchanges...Read More
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On a particularly un-Sunday-like Sunday morning which found me running around selling my bike, collecting tickets from Liverpool Street and then making my way to Victoria Park, I could not have been more pleased to arrive at Citadel Festival to discover minimal chaos and lines, and a lineup that was perfectly suited to a wind-down from a manic weekend...Read More
Waking up this morning, looking out the window at a clear blue sky, made me immediately long for the ocean...Read More
London weather can be ludicrously unpredictable. Just yesterday I was battling through torrent winds and patchy rain showers just to get to the bank. Today I sit on the banks of the Thames river with the vague concern I might be getting sunburnt...Read More
We are kinda a little bit (ok a lotta bit) excited to be heading up to Monterey this weekend for First City Festival. It's only the festival's first year and it has already managed to rack up an amazing line-up. We're personally hoping the Monterey fairgrounds will be a small area, because unless either of us manage to clone ourselves or obtain some sort of super powers within the next 48 hours, there is no way we're going to manage to see everyone we want to see, and trust me, that's almost everyone...Read More
It’s a time of celebration for girl group HAIM as it has just been announced that they have just finished recording their debut album much to the relief of all their dedicated fans who have been patiently waiting for the time to come. Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana have already been working hard throughout the year touring as well as planning more upcoming tour dates...Read More
Hello! I'm Charlie, British as they come, avid fan of Willow Wood Music and about to launch into my first ever blog post on a band who I firmly believe is one of the best bands to come out of the UK in the last year (bold statement, I know...) ...Read More
When asked to guest post for Willow Wood there was no way I simply could not turn down the offer. As a Brisbane local, it only seemed fitting to introduce the Willow Wood community to a Brisbane based songstress who just oozes of talent...Read More
It was with great sorrow that I reluctantly left the wonderful land of Australia again today/yesterday/whatever timezone you are in... But not before compiling a collection of 'CHUNES' (bogan slang for songs) that I've collected over the past two months from both Australia and New Zealand.
This collection of songs is honestly a complete jumble. Some come from great new bands that I've just discovered, some are friends of mine so I'm probably biased to their talents, some are just bands I've loved for a long time. The one thing that ties them all together (because their sound and genre sure don't) is that they are all Australian and New Zealand artists, and they deserve to get played to the rest of the world, if they haven't already.
Now, I better get out of the airport before someone comes and arrests me or calls security (I've literally heard about 40 announcements about reporting unattended items and suspicious behavior since sitting here). Enjoy.
We've just created some seasonal playlists, if we had records to give you or even cassette tapes, this would be presented to you as a glorified A/B contrast. Unfortunately, we've had to rely on modern technology for now and send them to you through the medium of 8-track. Which isn't an entirely bad thing.
Side A - Nicola churns out 'One Waster Winter' from cold, wet Sydney:
Side B - Lauren brings you 'Summer Solstice' from the Californian coastline.
If you find yourself getting a bit down listening to Nicola's depressing mix, don't worry, Lauren's summer delights are sure to cheer you right up.
And hey, if you REALLY like them, I'm sure we could be convinced in to getting out the old tape recorder...
N & L (With thanks again to our darlings Charlie Morgan and Michelle Miller for all their help) x