SUNDAY #54 – ‘Clean’



Amber Bain aka The Japanese House

What a week. What a weekend. It was all so lovely, my heart’s turned to marshmallow.

Oslo on Tuesday to see The Joy Formidable, Dingwalls on Thursday to see The Japanese House, Rayleigh Mill on Friday for Hate Vessel, and The Finsbury on Saturday for COURTS.

There was a serious lack of sleep in between all of the above, but it’s hard to lament when it was all so bleedin’ brilliant.

I feel good, I feel ‘Clean’.



SUNDAY #43 – ‘My Beerdrunk Soul Is Sadder Than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees’


I’ve managed to forget it’s the season to be jolly and that I bloody love Christmas. I’m now craving a litre of Baileys and a dozen mince pies, with a side plate of pigs in blankets and crystalized ginger (don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it).

Everyone’s got a favourite Christmas song, and this year I’ve decided mine is ‘My Beerdrunk Soul Is Sadder Than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees’. I know it’s not the most Christian of Christmas songs (move aside, Cliff) but it’s a personal cracker and I’ve loved The Joy Formidable since I was 19. I’ll be listening to this and swigging that sweet, sweet Baileys throughout December.

(and yes, Ritzy Bryan is still my music/style icon and the reason I cut my hair in to a bob)

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