CHVRCHES @ Melkweg, Amsterdam (2015) // Concert Review

Last Friday, together with Boyfriend and Jade, I went to see CHVRCHES in the Melkweg, Amsterdam. With their latest album, “Every Open Eye”, fresh in my mind, it was the first time I saw this young Scottish band perform – and it definitely will not be the last! What was really one of the most…

EDITORS @ HMH, Amsterdam (2015) // Photo Diary

For my 19th birthday, my family-in-law gave me a really, really amazing present: a ticket to go see Editors performing at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. That was in June and several months later, it was finally time to go see one of my all-time favorite artists performing. Editors is band that I have…

Lana Del Rey // “Honeymoon” (2015)

When one says “Lana Del Rey”, one says… a lot of things. Some things coming to mind is her debut single, “Video Games“, her full lips, vintage style and dramatic, hypnotizing voice. Ever since the release of her debut album, “Born To Die”, Lana Del Rey has been an icon in her own right. Competing…

CHVRCHES // “Every Open Eye” (2015)

There are a few Scottish artists I absolutely love (Biffy Clyro, Marmaduke Duke) and CHVRCHES is definitely one of them. When  I first heard their debut single, “Lies”, I was immediately hooked. The catchy synth-sounds stuck, as did the high-pitched voice of Lauren Mayberry. The combination of a very soft and feminine voice with raging…

Editors – “IN DREAM” (2015)

September and October were some very fruitful months for my music collection. Almost every week, a new album that I had been waiting for was released, such as Ryan Adams’ “1989“, CHVRCHES “Every Open Eye” and Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon” (a review of both albums will be published in the upcoming weeks!). But this album,…

Ryan Adams // “1989” (2015)

1989, it was the year when George H. W. Bush became the 41st President of the United States, when the Berlin Wall crumbled down, when the Game Boy was released in North America, when Voyager 2 came as close to Neptune as it has ever been before, when the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize,…

Kovacs @ ZNF 2015 // Photo Diary

Mysterious, powerful and intriguing: Last Monday I went to see Kovacs at the Zeeland Nazomerfestival in Middelburg, The Netherlands. Known for her single “My Love“, a dark and intense shadow play, Kovacs is a young and ambitious singer-songwriter from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Her music is inspired by soul and dark, melancholic pop and knew how…

Triggerfinger @ ZNF 2015 // Photo Diary

Ever since I was thirteen years old, my family and I have been going to concerts and music festivals together. Sometimes we plan them a year (or more) in advance and other times, I get a call hours before the start of a concert, asking if I have anything to do that night. That was…

Song Of The Day // CHVRCHES – “Leave A Trace”

In 2012, my family and I went to celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland. At New Year’s Eve, the whole city gathers together in the Princess Street and Gardens to celebrate the end of the past year and the beginning of new one. That year, CHVRCHES performed at the Street Party and both my sister and…

Years & Years // “Communion” (2015)

Earlier this year, the bombastic hit King was released, by British promise of 2015, Years & Years. I immediately liked the song: it was catchy, full of synthesizer beats and an attractive melody. As almost all of my peers would do, I searched the band on Youtube and watched the video clip. The first thing popping…