the blog

house in the sand
- a home for music lovers -

house in the sand (short: HITS) is an international music blog and print magazine.

Founded by journalist and photographer Vanessa Jetwash in 2012, the website has seen many phases of social media and has learned to stay relevant by connecting with their readers on a more personal level.

Focussing on gig coverage, reviews of all sorts, exclusive performances, backstage impressions and personal interviews, HITS is able to showcase all facets of music.

With a love for music, we feature artists from all over the world, no matter how many followers or monthly listeners they might have. If we love a song, we will feature it.

Over the years we have interviewed acts such as Kodaline, The Vaccines, Alice Merton, Dean Lewis, Jamie Lawson, Tom Walker, Olly Murs, Lissie, Jack Garratt and more.

Our photographers have covered shows with headliners such as Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Vance Joy, James Blunt, Gabrielle Aplin, Birdy, Tom Odell and more.

On April 5th 2018 we celebrated our first ever live show, "house in the sand x Berlin" in a sold-out venue with Dylan Cassin, Josh Savage and Martin Kelly who have been a part of HITS for a while.

Without a doubt, our biggest moment to date was the release of our first print issue on July 4th 2019.

On 80 pages we featured 26 artists and talked about topics such as dealing with rejection, finding your sound, letting anxiety inspire you, what the music industry can do for the planet and a lot more.

The magazine has featured artists such as our cover artist ROE, Kodaline, Rhys Lewis, Orla Gartland, Hudson Taylor, flora cash and more and has been shipped to Canada, the US, the UK, Northern Ireland, Germany, France and Switzerland.

Our goal is to allow our readers to get closer to their favourite artists while discovering new favourites along the way.

From the first music post up until now, HITS has always focused on the personal side of music, taking readers behind the scenes whenever possible.

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