HITS x Berlin

We hosted our very first live gig in Berlin - and this is what it looked like.

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.

Video Interview: Scenic Route To Alaska

Melting away in front of Stuttgart's castle, we had a chat about touring, band names, Toy Story and a lot more.

Find us on YouTube!

Visit us on the 'tubes for interviews, exclusive performances and outtakes.

Playlist: ultimate girl gang




Hey everyone!

Happy International Women's Day!

While having a day dedicated to us, doesn't really change much -
it's a good way to remember that there is a lot of work yet to be done.

We think that if you are here reading house in the sand,
you already know that we haven't reached equality yet & we also think that you know what to do to make this world a better place for women.

We want to use this day to shine the spotlight on some of our favourite ladies,
so we made you a playlist featuring some badass music making women.

You'll find the list below,
but we actually made you two more lists - one including some of our favourite bloggers and one including some of our favourite photographers.


ultimate blogger gang:
Dale at Peanut Mixtape
Savannah at The Music Mermaid
 Abby at Indientry
 Nessi at carpe carmina
Katrin at In Bed With 


ultimate photo gang:
 Saar de Graaf
Melissa Rodriguez
 Sam Lichtenstein
Gabby Ames
Carolyn Lederach
Janet Eckles
The Photo Ladies


Here's our ultimate girl gang playlist:




What do you think of our playlist?


Which badass ladies do we still need to add?

Go tell us about them!



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Credits // Text: Vanessa Jetwash | Graphic: Chris Stringer ft. Vanessa Jetwash

Gig Photos: The Paper Kites at Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (February 2019)




Hey everyone!

Well, how's it going?
The year is officially three months old and while that super wild, it all still feels new and exciting,
doesn't it?

Have you been to any gigs yet?
If so, please chat to us- we love getting gig inspiration from you.

Last month our Amsterdam based photographer Saar got to see The Paper Kites live and got the photos and details for us.


Make sure to check out Saar's socials and support her with a follow and like:
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Date: 14th February 2019
Venue: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)

Support: Tim Dawn


So I had the pleasure to attend The Paper Kites' gig in Amsterdam.
As the crowd slowly walked in, I noticed that the atmosphere was very relaxed and calm, which I did expect from a band like The Paper Kites.
The show was sold out and to my surprise there were a lot of non-Dutch folks attending.

The opening act was the lovely Tim Dawn, who is a Dutch musician that got more recognition from his single "Walking On The Wire". I didn't know who he was when I heard his name, but as soon as he started playing that song, I knew exactly who he was.
A lovely lad with quite a bit of humour and a relaxed vibe all around on stage. Hope to hear more from him soon!





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Headliner: The Paper Kites


The first time I listened to The Paper Kites was when they released their album "twelvefour", as the song "Electric Indigo" really got me interested and that's why I wanted to check them out.

At around 9pm the band walked on stage and started playing "Red Light".
Like most of their songs, "Red Light" is a very dreamy, ethereal and harmonious song.

I was quite surprised by how relaxed the audience was with letting me move around in between songs to take photographs.
A band or artist always projects to what the audience is going to be like, so obviously this crowd was easy going and just in for a relaxed evening, dreaming away while listening to songs like "Revelator Eyes", "Too Late", "Woodland" and the well known "Bloom".

On 2nd December 2019, The Paper Kites will play the main room at Paradiso, which I'm most definitely going to attend, because they deserve all the recogntion and bigger venues to play at.





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Have you seen The Paper Kites live yet?
If so, let us know - we'd love to hear about your experience!








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Credits // Words & Photography: Saar de Graaf | ** ticket & photo pass have kindly been provided **

Release Of The Day: "Sucker" by Jonas Brothers



Hey everyone!

Well, how does one start this kind of post?
We're not entirely sure - but we're just going to dive right in.

In case you missed it - the Jonas Brothers are back.

Now, depending on your age, you might've been a part of the Jonas Brothers fandom multiple years ago.
Personally, I have been a fan since my early teens, so to feature the reunion track on HITS today feels very surreal and exciting.


And now the trio of brothers have reunited after six years.


We don't often copy press releases, but in this case, we want to make sure you get to hear the story from the band themself:

"The road to new music for the Jonas Brothers began a little more than a year ago, with discussions about what form a reunion might take.
But before those discussions could get too far, some healing was necessary.
The trio announced a split in 2013, after four studio albums, two Disney TV movies, two seasons of a TV series, and non-stop touring had made them into a phenomenon that more often than not drowned out the music itself.

But though all three agree good things have come from the split, there were still a lot of feelings to work through.
"We were having conversations we'd never really had,"
says Joe. Adds Nick, "We did a lot of healing as a family. Healing that was long overdue."

All three brothers are quick to say that from the moment they picked up some acoustic guitars and sang together again, a feeling they'd missed for far too long instantly returned.
"That's when everything became clear to us: how we were going to write songs, and what they were going to be about," says Kevin."


Curious what the reunion sounds like?
Buckle up and join the party! 



- Release Of The Day -
"Sucker" by Jonas Brothers


"Sucker", in very few words is, groovy, catchy and on-repeat-material.

In more words - it's a comeback that has gone very right.
Each indivual has grown immensely and has brought something to the new, modern sound.

With Nick & Joe continuing their musical careers even after the band ended their path in 2013, fans have been able to follow their individual journeys throughout the years.
"Sucker" combines the soulful  R'n'B vibes Nick has gone for with his solo music, with the funky alt-pop we got to hear from Joe's band DNCE.

The soulful and smooth vocals from both lead singers, Nick and Joe, compliment each other just as well as they compliment the contrast you hear in the instrumental.
With both vocalists switching between solo parts and harmonies, you get to hear the different dynamics unfold as you travel through the track.

The overall vibe of the track is rather minimalistic;
the track is very riff-driven and combines traditional guitars, bass and drums with modern synth and percussion elements.
"Sucker" gives a nod to the current pop music world, while still maintaining a very traditional band sound.


"When I'm next to my brothers again, even just in a living room playing old songs, I can't express the happiness it brings me.", says Joe - and we are sure fans both old and new can very quickly pick up on that happiness.

"Sucker" is proof that Nick, Joe & Kevin have gone with the times and were able to make this modern sound their own.


Watch the video for "Sucker" right here:




- buy and/or stream "Sucker" -



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Credits // Words (except quotes): Vanessa Jetwash | Image & Quotes: Jonas Brothers via Universal Music