HITS x Berlin

We're hosting our very first live show in Berlin!!!

Cover The HITS

Our latest video series - covers performed by our favourite acts, exclusively for us.

Kat Frankie

Photos of the mega talented Kat Frankie performing in Stuttgart.

Song Of The Day: Saint Alto

Meet your new favourite band.

Gig Photos: Madeline Juno

We got to watch the talented Madeline interact with her wonderful fans in Stuttgart.

Song Of The Day: "She Said" by HalfNoise

Hey guys!

It's Spring - which means a lot of things.

Firstly, it means that the flowers start blooming, the trees put on their leaf coats again, the birds chirp happy little songs and the sun is out more often.
(In case you live in the UK, the rain is going to get warmer.)

And secondly, it means that it's release season for all the absolute tunes.

Don't get me wrong, brilliant songs are released all year long!

But, there is something about the lightness of some Spring releases, that just makes you want to dance non-stop - and we're here to celebrate that today.

- Song Of The Day -
"She Said" by HalfNoise

HalfNoise is Zac Farro's musical project.

Zac Farro can also be found drumming in Paramore, but with HalfNoise we get to see him be a frontman.

HalfNoise was born after Zac left Paramore in 2010 and has been going since, although he re-joined the band in 2016/2017.
He initially started the band with Jason Clark who was part of the project until 2013.

Now HalfNoise is a collective of touring musicians who always play with Paramore, allowing the bands' sounds to work hand in hand while still being individual enough.

EP: "HalfNoise" (2012)
LP: "Volcano Crowe" (2014)
LP: "Sudden Feeling" (2016)
EP: "The Velvet Face" (2017)

The next EP, "Flowerss", will be released on May 4th 2018.

"She Said" is the third single off of the "Flowerss" EP, so let's check it out!

"She Said" welcomes you with a warm and upbeat embrace, ready to take you into its colourful atmosphere - and - spoiler! - you'll enjoy your stay.

The catchy guitar riffs easily blow away any rain clouds and allow you to boogie and forget your worries - which, funnily enough, is what the song is about.
Zac says about the song that it "is a reminder that if we live in our own heads and we overthink life and love, we will end up missing what's already right in front of us."

The lightness of the instrumentation and the repetative lyrics work together and create a comforting feeling and allow you to rest your brain and just let the grooviness of the track take over.

Zac's vocals and the light backing vocals seem to duet with the riffs and allow the track to breathe and flow easily. It's the warmth of his voice that gives the track the calmness our brains crave so desperately.

"She Said" is one of the finest Spring tracks we've heard so far and makes us want to move our hips along to the beat.

Listen to "She Said" right here:

- stream "She Said" -

HalfNoise online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: via HalfNoise

Album Review: "isaac gracie" by Isaac Gracie

Hey guys!

There are certain albums that you just know are going to be great.

It might be because you've heard demos or a few singles from the act, or you might have even seen them live.

In the case of Isaac Gracie, we've heard his previous singles and have had the pleasure of seeing him support Angus and Julia Stone.
And when the press release for his debut album rolled in, we knew this was going to be a joy to review.

So let's get into it!

Artist: Isaac Gracie
Title: Isaac Gracie
Genre: Alternative
Label: Virgin EMI Records, Buried Crowns Ltd, Universal Music
Release Date: 13th April 2018

Isaac Gracie is a singer/songwriter from London, UK.

When you do your research about this artist, you'll find a lot of praise - written by journalists, radio promoters and media people in general - all talking about how mesmerizing, yet simple his presence is.

And then you listen to his music and end up being completely stunned by the intensity and depth it offers. 

While he's been treated as the music industry's "insider tip" for a while, his debut album is going to change that - at top speed.

So, get on board and let's dive into his self-titled debut.

1) terrified
2) last words
3) the death of you & i
4) running on empty
5) telescope
6) that was then
7) when you go
8) silhouettes of you
9) all in my mind
10) hollow crown
11) reverie

Opener "terrified" is one of the most delicate tracks you may find out there. You can literally hear the honesty and vulnerability in Isaac's voice.
The way the song is structured tugs on those heartstrings ever so gently, but with such urgency.
It's songs like "terrified" that allow you to find the beauty in the singer/songwriter genre.

A track that's hauntingly beautiful and relatable to some extent would be "last words".
The melody is absolutely stunning and is bound to stay in your head, but in a good way. It's not that catchy track that you want to stop hearing - no, it's actually the opposite.
Isaac Gracie has this incredible talent of writing melodies that just leave you speechless. Paired with the softly arranged percussions, this track invites you to use the replay button.

Tracks such as "the death of you and i" and "running on empty" showcase Isaac's up-tempo side and they do it so well.
You'll quickly find yourself on your feet, hysterically shaking your hips - and hey, don't deny it. It's cool. We all need to let loose.

Personally, I can't help but declare "all in my mind" and "reverie" as my two favourite tracks.
I've had both on my phone for a while and have found myself listening to them whenever I need to calm down or just want to focus on beautiful music. Especially "all in my mind" lets me lose my thoughts in the music, which is such a special feeling.

To sum it up: There a few things you'll find plenty of on this record - addictive melodies, beautiful vocals, clever guitar arrangements and relatable stories. 

It's like this album was made for the dreamers and thinkers; those who like diving into songs to look for details and meanings.

Isaac Gracie proves that even debut albums can sound cohesive, yet offer a decent variety of sounds to give the listeners a great introduction to his material.

You should listen to these tracks: terrified, last words, running on empty, all in my mind, hollow crown

- buy or stream "Isaac Gracie" here -

Isaac Gracie online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: via Isaac Gracie

Behind The Song: "We Are You" by Mobilities

Hey guys!

Do you ever have those flashbacks to when you were in school or studying?

I get them sometimes and I'm not sure whether that's normal or if I've reached old age.
But then again, who knows?

And as I was typing up this post, I remembered how a teacher once told me that the handiest trait you could have, is being curious.
And I think that's true.

It helps you learn more in life if you're just open and curious.

Oh, and not only will you learn more about life if you ask questions - you'll also learn a lot about brilliant music.
So, that's what we're here to do.

Today we get to peek behind the scenes of a brilliant track.

- Behind The Song - 
"We Are You" by Mobilities

Mobilities are a four piece from Portland (OR), US.

Their sound combines multiple genres such as Alternative Rock, Punk, Funk and Hip-Hop, eventually creating their signature Experimental Rock sound.

Mobilities are:
Eric McCauley (lead vocals, guitar)
Brett Sparrey (bass, vocals)
Adam Durkee (keys, guitar)
Logan Gardner (drums)

The band started out in March 2016 and completed their first tour of Northern California just a little over a year later.

Their self-titled debut EP, which includes three tracks, was recorded by themselves and mastered by Kevin Drake, keeping the DIY spirit alive.

On February 21st of this year, the band released their debut album "Time Hasn't Swallowed Us Yet" which was recorded by Adam Pike at Toadhouse Studios.
All of the ten tracks were recorded live and in one day, only additional overdubs and vocals were recorded over the Summer of 2017.

Mobilities latest music video quickly caught our attention and we're excited to learn more about it today.

Check out what the band told us about the video shoot and the creation of the song:

"The imagery within the video along with the lyrics of this song are meant to show the contrast between the simplicity and beauty found in nature and the complexities we build around our societies.
We believe that human progression and innovation is a positive thing, but it is also worth examining how we got to where we are and what might be missing as we push ourselves further from the natural world.

We chose to  film in the dunes for their other-wordly aesthetic.
It is a place reminiscent of a barren desert but it is surrounded by ocean and forests which lends itself to the contrast within the video.

When we set out to create a visual representation of this song, we wanted to capture a journey.
A journey through desolate deserts, lush forests and busy cities. A journey that leaves you a different person with a new perspective when you emerge on the other side.

That October day in the Oregon dunes was colder than anticipated.
While the videographer and assistants trudged around in boots and jackets, Kelsey insisted on going barefoot.
We love her for her determination and attention to artistry - and we showed our gratitude by being ready behind the scenes with a reflective emergency blanket and hot beverages at every pause.

"We Are You" was originally an instrumental track off of our first demo tape, but as we dialed in our sound and began the process of writing lyrics, it became apparent that this was too tasty of a groove to leave unfinished.

It could be said that this recording is atypical to Mobilities overall upbeat and energetic sound.
But while the song has a melancholy atmosphere, it is meant to portray a message of hope for the future and inspire reflection on what we find beautiful and important in our lives."

Check out the video for "We Are You" right here:

- buy or stream "We Are You" -

Mobilities online: Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words (Intro & Outro): Vanessa Jetwash | Image & Words (About Song): Mobilities

Song Of The Day: "Shadows" by AK Patterson

Hey guys!

Wow, you guys!
I spent the past week without having the time to sit down and write posts for house in the sand.

And boy, did I miss it.
It was wonderful meeting HITS people in person and actually seeing some of you in real life at our Berlin gig last week.
(Millions of posts about that are yet to come!)

But, still, I need to share music with you on here and that's exactly what we're doing today.

Ladies and gentlemen, buckle up - we're going to discover a bunch of tunes this month!

- Song Of The Day -
"Shadows" by AK Patterson

AK Patterson are an Alternative trio from Brighton, UK.
If one thing is certain, it's that we should not be sleeping on this band - so let's get them on our radars.

AK Patterson and her band mates Alfie Weedon and Nat Reading have a talent for deep instrumentals paired with haunting and vivid storytelling, voiced by AK's recognisable voice.

Influeced by acts such as Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Ella Fitzgerald and Portuguese Fado musicians, you won't be surprised the variety of sounds you'll hear in the music.

Their debut EP "Shadows" will be out on July 6th - but we already get to listen to the title track of the EP.

"Shadows" is - in one word - spectacular. 

The song welcomes you with a calmly strummed acoustic guitar which provides the perfect entry for the song.
AK's vocals offer so much depth and hint the intensity the song is going to pick up.
There's something about the atmosphere of the track that allows you to dream, all while feeling nostalgic and melancholic.

"Shadows" takes you on a journey, which you'll gladly follow.

The more elements join the song, the further you dive into the world of AK Patterson.
Once you think the song hit full potential, the musicians surprise you with an acapella part in the song, showcasing that they'll always have something else up their sleeves.
We could go on for day, but let's all get into the song.

Check out the video for "Shadows" here:

- buy or stream "Shadows" -

AK Patterson online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Phil Smithies

Podcasts We Love: George Ezra & Friends

Hey guys! 

We live in this exciting age in which we have so much technology, offering us so many different outlets for our thoughts and stories.

Not too long ago, the world of podcasts became a rather mainstream activity and we've all jumped onto the bandwagon.

Podcasts allow us to either listen to something entertaining or even informative, all while we still get to do whichever tasks we might need to fulfill.

Personally, I love listening to podcasts when I'm either walking to a certain destination or am actually travelling to places. There's something so practical about popping your headphones in and being able to learn new things while you're doing rather boring tasks.
It allows you to make the most of your time and can help you grow as a person.

Now, whether you actually want to learn something from the podcast, or are just looking for some distraction - there's gonna be the right podcast for you somewhere.

And with this little "Podcasts We Love" series, I would like to introduce you to the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis.
Not all of them are going to be music related - which I hope is okay for you, but for the sake of the first part of this series, we're focusing on a music podcast.

Podcasts We Love: George Ezra & Friends

Just recently we've reviewed George's second (and rather brand new) record, "Staying At Tamara's".
In case you want to read it, you can do that here - but if you'd rather just know what we thought, well, we loved the album.

A little before the album release, we actually learned about George's podcast and felt the urge to check it out.

It's a podcast in which George chats to his music friends varying from people like Ed Sheeran, 
Hannah Reid from London Grammar, Craig David and a lot more. 
It's basically a conversation between to people who talk about what it's like to be in the music industry, their personal experiences, tips and tricks and depending on the episode the topics get deeper and cover anxiety and mental health.

What's incredibly commandable is how absolutely relaxed and laid back the conversations are each time. They are insightful but on a very down to earth level, making each episode a joy to listen to.

I'd say that this podcast is for everyone, not just industry people.
 If you're a music fan or just interested in how a musician's brain works, George and his guests will teach you a lot.
But it's not all musical terms or recording strategies - no, it's very understandable for everyone.

Here's what George says about the podcast:

"Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.

A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.

I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.

So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.

What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make."

Listen to the podcast "George Ezra & Friends" via:
Acast | iTunes

George Ezra online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image & Quote: George Ezra

Song Of The Day: "Follow Your Fire" by Kodaline

Hey guys!

There are bands who just always surprise you.
Kodaline definitely fit that category and they do it so well.

For the past three years we've been following the band's developements and they did not disappoint once.

In our opinion, it's extremely cool to see how bands and their sound can be defined by time but can also define time.
This band is definitely helping defining the current music momentum for everyone and we already can't wait to see what they surprise us with next.

For now, we've got their latest track on repeat and we're kinda sure you'll join our repeat party as soon as you hear the track.

- Song Of The Day -
"Follow Your Fire" by Kodaline

Kodaline are a four piece band from Dublin, Ireland. Genre-wise they've walked on the fine line between alternative and folk but they seem to navigate towards a modern Alt-Pop sound.

Singer Steve and guitarist Mark have known each other from school. Meeting drummer Vinny and former bassist Conor a few years later led them to start out as a band. As "21 Demands" the quartet was part of the Irish talent show "You're A Star" and came in second. 
After a busy time and a chart hit, things slowed down.

With a new bassist and a new band name - Kodaline was born. Their first selftitled EP brought out their song "All I Want" which found a lot of positive feedback, especially online. Soon that song was played on the TV series Grey's Anatomie and The Vampire Diaries.
In 2013 the press re-discovered the band and predicted big times for the Irish lads.  

Kodaline are:
Steve Garrigan
Mark Prendergast
Jason Boland
Vinny May
2015 was a whirlwind for the band; they released their fantastic second record "Coming Up For Air", played tons of festivals, performed with Ed Sheeran and continued touring.

They then slowed down the touring side of things and started writing and recording new material.
Soon they released single "Brother" (and made everyone cry with it) and later on in 2017 they dropped their latest EP "I Wouldn't Be".

And now it's 2018 and they've just released their brand new single "Follow Your Fire" - so let's check it out.

We're not sure how they did it, but somehow this track makes contrasts work like no other.
It's modern but also so nostalgic. 

They've kept the verses simple and reduced them to the minimum which gives the track a lot of depth and gradually allows you to get to know their re-newed sound.
However in the chorus they showcase their talent for catchy melodies and relatable lyrics.

What's noticeable about the track is how every element is equally important for the track.
They work together to create the song and don't have a stand-out element which is taking up all the attention, but still the song is lively and carried by the layers we find in the chorus.

Kodaline made it obvious that they work in unison and we applaud them for that.
It all sounds so natural and you can vividly imagine the track just pouring out of the band, because it sounds like an exact representation of their musical journey.

"Follow Your Fire" confirms that Kodaline are going with the times and are not afraid to change things up.

Watch the video for "Follow Your Fire" here:

- buy or stream "Follow Your Fire" -

Kodaline online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: Kodaline

Gig Photos: Andrew Belle at The Fillmore in Philadelphia

Hey guys!

Our photo team is as passionate as ever and non-stop delivering incredible work.

Please allow me to take this intro to tell you how happy I am about the HITS team.
We're constantly working on content and ever since there have been more people on board, it's been such an exciting time.

I truly hope that you can find the excitement and passion in our posts,
because we're literally pouring buckets of it into the work we do.

So - thanks for hanging out with us and visiting us to see what we've been up to.
You're the coolest!

Today we get to share some photos our fabulous Philly based photographer Carolyn took, 
the write-up below is also written by Carolyn.

You can get to know Carolyn here -  please also find her online and support her:
website | twitter | facebook | instagram


Date: 17th March 2018
Venue: The Fillmore, Philadelphia

Act: Andrew Belle

Chicago's Andrew Belle has been quiet on the tour front since the release of his third studio album, "Dive Deep", which was released last year.
He's been boucing around the US with Mat Kearny the last month, opening the shows and gracing us with the rare full band experience.

Who is Andrew Belle you might ask?
He might not be a household name, but odds are you have probably heard one of his songs on one of your favourite television shows.

Song placements have been heard during pivotal moments in shows like Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Castle, and the list goes on.

Basically, the man has a gift for poignant songwriting and we can't wait to see what more he has to offer us in the future.

Andrew Belle online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram


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If so, let us know what you thought of the set!

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Thank you for your visit!


Credits // Words (Intro): Vanessa Jetwash | Words (Show Coverage) & Photography: Carolyn Lederach

Album Review: "Staying At Tamara's" by George Ezra

Hey guys!

Writing reviews is usually a very calm activity.

You sit down, you listen to the music, you write down notes and once you feel confident in your knowledge of the album - you start writing.

But every now and then you'll be given records (or songs) to review that turn this calm activity into a dance workout.
And that's what George Ezra's brand new record did to us.

But don't get me wrong, it's not just one blurry dance party, there are some emotional moments too - and that mixture made it an absolute joy to review.

Curious and want to join the dance marathon?
Let's do it then!

Artist: George Ezra
Title: Staying At Tamara's
Genre: Soul-Pop
Label: Sony Music
Release Date: 23rd March 2018

George Ezra is a singer/songwriter from Bristol, UK.
His sound mixes Blues with Soul-Pop and Acoustic-Folk here and there.

George studied at the Institute of Modern Music in Bristol and has been making music for a while.

In 2012, he played BBC Introducing, after his song "Angry Hill" was picked by BBC Bristol.
In 2013, George played at Glastonbury and released his debut EP "Did You Hear The Rain?" on which you can find his mega hit "Budapest".

Another EP ("Cassy O'", 2014) and a debut album ("Wanted On Voyage", 2014) later, George Ezra had made himself a name and was considered one of the most exciting newcomers.

Last year he give us a preview of the new album with his anthem "Don't Matter Now", which - along with his second single "Paradise", can be found on the brand new record,  "Staying At Tamara's".

Let's get to know the new album!

1) Pretty Shining People
2) Don't Matter Now
3) Get Away
4) Shotgun
5) Paradise
6) All My Love
7) Sugarcoat
8) Hold My Girl
9) Saviour (feat. First Aid Kit)
10) Only a Human
11) The Beautiful Dream

Opener "Pretty Shining People" is what I imagine sunshine sounds like.
Now, lyrically, it deals with the darker moments one might have until the chorus kicks in and fills you with hope and understanding.
Musically, the light instrumentation and the chanting backing vocals immediately transport you right into Spring and allow you to find comfort in the relatable lyrics.

My personal favourite would be "Shotgun", an uptempo and uplifting track.
It starts of simple and almost Blues-y, but quickly devolopes into one of those songs that make your head bob along to the beat.
The bassline and guitar riff couldn't be more addictive and practically lift your mood and allow you to dream of the warmer months.
George's vocals guide you through the track and tell you the story in such entertaining and charming manner.

The first half of the album appears to be the upbeat half, whilst the second set of songs pulls you deeper into your thoughts.
"Saviour" which features backing vocals from First Aid Kit, definitely showcases the darker and more serious elements.
With George's and First Aid Kit's vocals colliding, you get a mysterious, powerful and hypnotizing mixture which has so much control of the track and its' atmosphere. Combined with strong drum beats and dark riffs, this one is as intense and brilliant as it could be.

To sum it up: Let's be real - George's voice is an absolute highlight. It's deep and expressive, yet refreshing and charming at the same time. But when writing about George's music, you just have to mention his talent for melodies, harmonies and arragements.
It seems like every track is so well thought out, yet none of them feel forced or unnatural.
Talent and passion on this level should get all the recognition and we've definitely got the record on repeat.

You should listen to these tracks: Pretty Shining People, Shotgun, Hold My Girl, Saviour (feat. First Aid Kit)

- buy or stream "Staying At Tamara's" -

George Ezra online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: via Belle Music | **a digital copy has kindly been provided**

Gig: HITS x Berlin

Hey guys!

This post is mega special.

We have already talked about this gig we're hosting on all of our Social Media channels,
but this gig wouldn't even be happening if house in the sand . com didn't exist.

So we're bringing it home by sharing the news here as well.

So yeah, we're hosting a gig.

Even typing it feels insane.

If you remember, this year we didn't host our annual Birthday Countdown.
And the reason for that was during the time we were supposed to organise all of it,
I (Vanessa) was already knee-deep in researching this matter.

So I was pretty much committed to this before I even knew if we could pull it off,
because that's just how we do things over here.

And I mean... we pulled it off.

Well, we're about to.

But, we've got the venue, we've got the date, the artists, we've got the crew and so now all we need is the audience.
And we were kinda hoping you could help us out with that.

So - to make it official:

We would like to invite YOU to our first ever house in the sand gig. We're using this as a late birthday party since we didn't celebrate properly in February.

Date: Thursday, April 5th 2018
Venue: Barkett
Address: CzeminskistraƟe 10 // 10829 Berlin

Tickets: You don't need a ticket. This show is a "pay what you can" show, 

which means that we will be asking for donations.

Schedule: We advice you to be there before 8pm (20:00 Uhr) to get comfortable.
We'll be starting between 8pm and 8:30pm with the first act.

If you are a Facebook user and want to help us out,
please let us know if you're coming to the show by selecting "going" in our Facebook event.

Now, let's chat about the artists:

Dylan Cassin

He's been a part of HITS ever since his days in The Arkanes.
Remember the band? I'm sure you do. We didn't stop talking about them.

Over the years, Dylan has always been involved in our activities and to have him fly in from Liverpool just to play the show means a lot to us. It also shows that we found the coolest friends in the world.

Dylan will be playing his solo music which is going to be an absolute treat.
This will be his first solo show in Germany and we're damn sure it's going to be a blast! 

Josh Savage

Josh made his house in the sand debut in 2015 and has not been able to escape ever since.
He introduced us to living room shows and safely navigated us through London and onto boats.

Jokes aside, we're thrilled that Josh moved to Berlin and also decided to join our show.

You can expect thoughtful songs that vary from soothing, to hopeful, to heartbreaking.
We'll definitely be singing along to his tracks and can't wait for you to hear his songs.

Martin Kelly

house in the sand wouldn't exist without Martin and James' track "Wrong Directions".
Isn't that insane?

We think it is. And to have Martin come down and play his music for us just sums up what kind of crazy rollercoaster of opportunities this is.
Most of you probably already know and love his music.

In case you don't, come down and be blown away.
We'll be in there corner, crying happy tears.

To sum this up for you, we've got some of the finest musicians on board and we cannot wait to celebrate the evening in Berlin. 

If you can make it, we would LOVE to see you there and have chats with you.

In case you might not be able to make it, but know somebody who would enjoy this evening, 

please tell them about this.

We need your support with this and hope we can count on you.

Alright, that's it for now.

I'll hopefully see you on April 5th.

Until then, thank you for letting us do this.
It's the coolest.


Credits // Words & Image: Vanessa Jetwash

7 songs: Meadowlark

Hey guys!

Have you ever thought about how powerful music really is?

I mean, think about it.
A song can be enough to get you on your feet to dance.
A song can be the reminder of a memory you've stored in the back if your mind.
A song can be what makes you feel understood.

The list could go on forever, but you get the point.

We love the power of music and our "7 songs" feature is here to celebrate the different emotions caused by music.

Today we have the fantastic duo Meadowlark here to chat about their choices of songs.

But first, let's get to know them.

Meadowlark are an Alternative duo based in Bristol, UK consisting of Kate McGill and Dan Broadley.

Both members had a musical background and career before starting the band

Kate had tens of millions of views on her YouTube channel for her broad variety of covers.
She released an alubm, had her tracks featured on Radio 2 and spent time in Los Angeles to write with renowned hitmakers.

Dan played in various rockbands and was earning a reputation as a great director who has worked with the likes of Don Broco, Lower Than Atlantis and Mallory Knox.

Kate didn't want to be known for covering other peoples' songs and had plenty of material on her own. Meanwhile Dan's musical taste changed and the struggle to find like-minded band mates was too much.

They had known of each other, Kate reached out and soon after a jam session the band was born.
Before they even had a band name or any finished songs recorded, they got asked to support Bastille.

Since then they've released multiple EPs, ("Dual" in 2015, "Paraffin" in 2016, "Nocturnes" in 2017) and their debut album "Postscards" in June of 2017.

Check out Meadowlark's music video for "Postcards" here:

Meadowlark online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram

Now, let's check out Meadowlark's selection!


1) a song which makes you dance
"Do It" by Rae Morris

There is something so infectious about this song, we can't help but dance to it whenever we hear it.


2) a song that calms you down
"On The Nature Of Daylight" by Max Richter

This is such a soothing song, it will always leave me feeling tranquil.


3) a song with a deep meaning
"Daydreaming" by Radiohead

There is loads of speculation on the meaning behind this song, I'll let you all dig around to see what you make of it.


4) a song that makes you feel nostalgic
"Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon

This just takes me back to growing up with my dad.


5) a song which has accompanied you for a while
"Danger Signs" by Polyenso

This has been with us since the start of Meadowlark.


6) a song from your favourite genre
"Moona Festival" by Polyenso

It's hard not to put a Polyenso song for every answer, but in regards to genre, these guys do Indie Alt. Pop beautifully.


7) a song by an artist / a band which has surprised you
"In My View" by Young Fathers

I never had myself down as a Young Fathers fan, but this song is really addictive.


And those were Meadowlark's picks!
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Credits // Words (Intro & Outro): Vanessa Jetwash | Image & Words (song selection): Meadowlark