This week got off to a rocking start and whilst that’s a good thing as it tends to make time go faster which results in the weekend arriving that much faster, it’s also good to take a few moments to pause and chill out a little. Here’s a quiet-ish, unrecorded, song from the Mumford & Sons lads from their session at the Live Lounge at BBC Radio 1. I love stumbling upon shit like this! Put the world on hold for a second, plugin your earphones, turn this one up and chill out with me for a second.
I love stumbling upon little gems of acoustic pleasure such as this. Plush is one of my favourite South African bands – find out why here – and I often find myself searching for their live performances on YouTube. I’ve got all their albums and know them word for word so when I discover something like this, I’m stoked! Especially cause it’s live. I’m having a pretty chilled out week and I’m pretty keen to keep those chilled vibes going. Plug in those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me.
Monday’s done and dusted. Well done and thank fuck! Nothing drags quite like a Monday. But it’s a goner, so let’s not dwell on that blue bastard. Let’s move on and get your Tuesday off to a good start with some live music from this past weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. How does MGMT busting out ‘Kids’ catch your fancy? It certainly does mine. Plugin those earphones, turn this up and enjoy it with me.
Blair Taberer is a solo musician who is making a great name for himself on the local scene. His style infuses folk and indie music thanks to loop pedals which allow his unique style of acoustic playing to blend percussion and string slaps with acoustic and melodic guitar effects. I’m a fan of someone who jams on a guitar rather than scratches away on a deck. Take nothing away from the latter, however, both require a degree of skill. I’m just wired to enjoy a guitar over a beat. With that in mind, Blair and his music is right up my alley as he is all natural and somewhat unassuming on his guit. Blair includes original interpretations of popular cover songs as well as his own songs and can be found entertaining the crowds at your local market, festival or restaurant.