Music student with my head in the clouds
It’s been a couple of years since Squidge has released new music. With an outstanding response to their first EP, What’s The Point to Care? (including songs like "Disappear Reappear" and "On The Mend") and a lineup change, it’s a good job something is around the corner. And their next release is exciting.
Bands, Brands, and Family
It’s quite clear that music has always amazed me… and really, I can’t put my finger on why. It sounds strange because music is always around us. We are constantly consuming other people’s creativity which is a huge part of our society and culture. I understand that there are a lot of psychological reasons as to why people react differently to music and of course it differs from person to person. Why is it that some people like funk over punk or jazz over metal? There surely is an obvious answer—there could be a deeper meaning. But I am going to take the time to talk about the genre and culture I am directly involved in and why I feel at home there.
Being a 'Creative'
Anyone who knows me will know that I have been studying music now for over three years. Music, music, music has been my life – there is no getting away and although I am grateful for that, I also wonder what life would be like if I had done something else. I always enjoyed philosophy and history and surprisingly, I had a knack for science, but music was what I was drawn to. A way of self-expression, communication and an outlet for emotion or thought which admittedly, I am not very good at otherwise. Because of this, I chose to take music as a GCSE and specialise in three different music courses at college. Now, I take commercial music at university and would never look back.
Change: Artist? Industry? Technology?
A post that could be divisive, but really, I’m just asking questions… Music is something that will always be developing and evolving, and thank goodness. That is something that I feel anyone can be grateful for. Don’t get me wrong, we can all appreciate the iconic sounds and songs of a specific decade or genre, but if we were all stuck in the same place, we would all get bored.
Dry The River - Shallow Bed
In 2009, Dry the River made their name through numerous festival performances and charity gigs. Although they were members of post-punk hard-core bands, their folky gospel sound is refreshing to the ear. Shallow Bed, their debut album released in 2012 is far from disappointing with a distinct depth across the album acquired by the effective layering of instruments.