Artists I Can’t Stop Listening To This Summer

I remember many moons ago and after researching it’s actually been 4 years on Wednesday! Wow! You can read that post here, it’s actually about what albums I was l listening to that summer.

This post is going to be very similar but instead of listening an amount of albums I’ll be listening to it’ll be a mixture of that, singles and all around artists I can’t get enough of this year.

I always  listen to my music on the way to and from work, but lately I’ve been listening to my music loads, especially when doing blog work.

Considering how long it has been since I last wrote a post like this I think this one is long overdue! I’ll be talking about all sorts of genres here as well… Well I’ll try to anyway! 😛

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Nirvana – Miscellaneous

If there is a band I have always loved it has been Nirvana, BUT I have really fallen in love with them since moving into the house and for a while just binge listened to them. I still find myself doing this now, especially when I finish work for the weekend. I end up blasting these wherever I go! It’s more so Nevermind that I listen to than anything. The start of this album is always one that gets me in the “party” mood without there even being a part in the first place. 😛

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Rammstein – “Du Hast”

If there is one Rammstein song that I’ll listen to it’ll be this oldie but goldie. This is a song I always go back to when I want a heavy metal song to listen to on  my way home from work. Me and Dane also have a fond moment from this song a couple of summers ago. We were coming back from the Lake District and stuck in some pretty shitty traffic. A car near us was playing some fugly music (no I shouldn’t judge other peoples music tastes… But I will… :P) and they kept turning it up louder and louder, so I put “Du Hast” on, turned it up loud and watched them turn their shit down. We laughed about it loads afterwards. 😛

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The Real McKenzies – “Sailor Man”

The reason this song is here is 1. because it’s fucking amazing and 2. because it plays straight after “Du Hast” on my iPod and it work so damn well! You know when you’re out in a club and the DJ just combines and makes two songs flow really well one after the other? Yeah, THAT! I’m my own personal DJ! 😛 Other than that this song is a cover of Turbonegro’s song and it’s so much better than the original, which in turn makes me happy! It’s thanks to Bam Margera that I discovered this song… As well as a lot of my other music on my iPod. 😛 That is also one of the reasons why I have Johnny Knoxville dressed as an old man dancing above this. 😉

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Metallica – Miscellaneous

I don’t know why but I find myself listening to the small collection of Metallica songs I have on my iPod loads at the moment! A part of me blames my friend Lee as since him and Dane had their jamming session about a month back this is when I started listening to them again. I don’t know what my favourite song by them is, as I love so many! To name three it would have to be “Enter Sandman”, “Whiskey In The Jar” and “The Unforgiven II”. “Enter Sandman” is definitely my favourite of the three however and I love to sing it whenever I have it on. Of course I had to attach the clip from Jimmy Fallon where the guys played it on toy instruments. Such an awesome moment.

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Metronomy – “The Look”

This song is kinda old now but one I always love putting on and listening to. It’s a classic summer staple for my playlists in the car and is one I love listening to both to and from work, as well as when I’m out running errands. It’s a very 80’s sounding song to me due to the way the keyboards are played. It’s classed as a mixture of pop and indie and some are calling them indietronica which is a new genre to me. 😛 Either way I love this song!

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Clean Bandit – “Rather Be” Feat. Jess Glynne

This song actually reminds me of winter if anything but it’s one I can listen to whenever really. Sadly sometimes it does just remind me of M&S thanks to the adverts using it for quite a while. This is an old song though to be honest and one although I don’t find myself listening to as much, it’s on a couple of chillout CD’s I keep in my car for if my iPod dies, so I listen to this on car journeys quite a bit.

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Ivy & Gold – “Lullaby” The Cure cover

I remember when I was younger not being a fan of The Cure at all and I mostly blame this on being in class with someone who was OBSESSED with them. It kinda put me off. When I worked at Costa though they played The Cure quite a lot and I ended up falling in love with some of their songs, including “Lullaby” and “Close To Me”. As I tend to do, I looked for a cover of some of their songs and found this gem, which I actually like more than the original. It’s by Ivy & Gold who (as far as I’m aware) aren’t that well-known. I started listening to this song again and I forgot just how much I love it. You’ll have to YouTube search it if you want to have a listen yourself.

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The Bloodhound Gang – EVERYTHING!!!

Oh man I can’t even talk about this band enough. They’re one of my favourites and for so many fucking reasons. Their latest album is probably my favourite one and it’s the one I find myself listening to the most alongside their greatest hits. Their songs aren’t anything special but the lyrics are so fucking funny and dark and offensive and because of that I love them. Like most the first song I heard from them was “The Bad Touch” and that was through a dancing game my cousin owned. I remember we called it the waffle song… If you don’t get why then you need to go and Google the lyrics RIGHT NOW. One of my favourite songs has to be “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo” just because it was one of the first songs I REALLY heard knowing who it was actually by. After hearing this song I then discovered who the waffle song was by and what it was actually about. 😛

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Klaypex – “Chinter’s Will” Feat. Sara Kay

This is an old song on my iPod and one I actually forgot that I had! It’s the kind of song I would edit onto some snowboarding footage as it just sounds like the sort of music Deadmau5 would bring out. The singer Sara Kay who features on the track has a lovely singing voice too! For a drum and bass style song this is somewhat relaxing to listen to.

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Knife Party – Mix Tapes

I’ve loved Knife Party since they came out in 2011 and have followed their music since then. If you don’t know WHO they are then do you remember Pendulum? Well it’s them guys but behind a new name and with much better music! Although I love the singles they’ve released, I love their mix tapes more as I love hearing all sorts of music mashed with those singles. I remember when their first mix tape came out from when they played in Miami. It’s still my favourite tape yet! Their mix tapes are perfect to play at parties and when out in the garden. I played loads of Knife Party in 2015 when I went to Fuerteventura and I’m sure I’ll do the same again in a few months..

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 Savant – Vario

This is an artist and album that Dane introduced me to when we first met and since then it’s definitely an album I listen to throughout the summer months. Again it’ll be one I play when we’re in Fuerteventura. Savant is an electronic artist and his music reminds me of chiptune a little due to the sort of game play sounding elements throughout his songs, on Vario anyway! I would love to see him play live as I can just imagine what a buzz everyone would get whilst certain songs play, such as “Splinter”, “Living iPod” and “Burgertime”. I can just imagine these sorts of songs (again!) going really well on snowboarding videos. If you think you’ll like the sound of some of his stuff then go and give him a listen, as his music is amazing. It’s nothing like what is out there right now.

With that I have come to the end of this  list as otherwise I will go on forever! There are so many of my favourite artists that I didn’t even mention, such as Evanescence, The Pretty Reckless, cKy, Daft Punk, Limp Bizkit, Queens of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, etc. BUT I don’t think bands like that need mentioning here. 😉

What music do you like listening to throughout the summer? Are there certain artists or genres? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

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Currently #1

Hello and welcome to my first currently! I love reading these so I thought, “what the hell, it won’t hurt to do my own!” so here it is. I hope you enjoy this, I already can’t wait to do another one!

Watching: Recently I’ve been binge watching Teachers again. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve watching this series, but it’s by far one of my favourites! During my undergraduate study, I watched this religiously whilst writing my dissertation. It was just like watching my friends or family on a home video, or sat in the pub with them. It’s just a very mellow show that you can really get into, and fall in love with the characters.

Playing: Since Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer coming out I haven’t stopped playing it! It’s just so addictive and relaxing to play that after a day at work I like to just come home, snuggle into bed with a hot drink and play this until I need to leave my bed to pee or eat. That sounds grosser than it actually is!

Listening: I’ve been listening to Bloodhound Gang LOADS lately and I don’t even know why! I’ve always loved this band but lately I’ve just fallen in love with them more than ever before. I need to get more of their albums soon. I’ve been on the hunt for some more for the past few weeks, but I’ve not really had much luck on that… Doh! I’ve also been playing No Devotions new and first album Permanence. It’s a very nice album for autumn and a relaxing one at that. It’s nice to listen to on the way to work in the morning.

Eating: I haven’t really eaten anything different lately… If anything I’ve been binging on crisps… Not good! Mostly Quavers, and Marmite Walkers crisps. I love Marmite so much… Actually, if I’ve been loving a food this month, it’s Marmite on toast. Can’t go wrong! I’ve also been drinking quite a bit of Lucozade Pink Lemonade at the moment, mostly due to my pole fitness. It helps me during my classes. As well as that I’ve been drinking lots of Ribena too. Yummy!

Wearing: With me officially finishing uni at the start of September my boyfriend finally gave me my Adventure Time Dr Martens boots (can read about those here) and they’re all I’ve been wearing. It has been tough to be honest as everyone who has ever owned a pair of Dr Martens will know how painful they are to break in and trust me mine are proving painful, especially on my one little toe. Ouch! With a big pair of Dr Martens socks, and plenty of plasters they’re now starting to break a little more. I can’t wait for them to be perfect so I can rock them all autumn and winter!

Wanting: I’m really lusting after some Snow Fairy from Lush at the moment. I’m running low on shower gel so it’s an excuse to buy this gorgeous smelling pink stuff. Alongside that I can’t wait for the 101 Dalmatians Vans to be released so I can pick up a pair in time for my holiday. I’ll rock them alongside my Dr Martens! I also want Christmas to hurry up and arrive, as well as pay day so I can start my Christmas shopping. I’ve eyed up loads of gift ideas for my boyfriend now, and I just need the money for them!

What things are you currently into? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time take care all and I’ll see you soon.

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Soundtrack To My Life Tag!

I love a good tag and one to do with music is always a must! I’ve been so busy doing university work the past two weeks, that instead of finishing off one of my assignments, I’m doing this tag instead!

This was created by Lily Melrose and Zoe LDN, who I both love! So I knew I had to give this a go myself.

I have my iPod at the ready, as well as the tag questions, so let’s go!

1. Song that you listen to when you’re happy?

Living iPod – Savant.

I recently discovered this song, thanks to my boyfriend and quite frankly I love it. It’s chiptune, which I associate with being happy and such anyway. The song is said to have featured on quite a few videos on YouTube, which wouldn’t surprise me. I’ve recently downloaded Savant’s Vario album, which this song is from and I highly recommend it if you like chiptune, electronica, or even drum and bass, as I think you’ll love this.

2. Song that you listen to when you’re sad?

I Know It Hurts – Alter Bridge.

I’ve been listening to this song for years and whenever I feel really down this is usually a song I’ll stick on, as the lyrics are really good for that pick up needed when you feel that sad. Plus it’s Alter Bridge, they’re amazing! I can’t even chose a favourite lyric or two from this song (trust me, I just tried to!) as all the lyrics just serve a really strong message. If you ever feel down seriously check this song out.

3. What song will you have at your wedding?

Horse Outside – The Rubberbandits.

I won’t lie, I never think of things like this. All I think about for my possible future wedding is what food will be served and how I’ll have a DJ playing good music, instead of the rubbish that most weddings have. However after looking through my iPod for a possible song, I found one. Me and my boyfriend LOVE The Rubberbandits and this is the first song my boyfriend heard, thanks to me of course. This being said, this is also the first song I heard by The Rubberbandits. This is just such a fun song and due to the lyrics sung in the song I think this would be very apt if we were to get married.

4. What song do you dance around your house to?

PonPonPon – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

This song is amazing. I’m surprised I didn’t pick it for the song that makes me happy! Whenever I put this on I just want to dance around my room, and more often than not I do. I sing loudly in Japanese (badly may I add!) and just enjoy myself. I remember finding out what the song meant in English and it was pretty cool and funny. The music video for this song is really weird though. But even so, an amazing song and I would like to check out more music by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

5. Song you play in your earphones when out and about?

Animals – Maroon 5.

I have quite a few but I settled on this one because I’ve found myself listening to V a lot since it came out. I really do like this song and it’s good to listen to whilst driving and when I travel to university as well. This is my favourite track on the album and as much as people hate it and have moaned about it, I love the music video too.

6. Song you listen to when you’re angry?

Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit.

An old classic and one I have always listened to when I’m pissed off. I doubt it’ll ever be replaced, I love my old skool Limp Bizkit too. This is also a song I considered for number 8. as quite frankly I used to lose my mind when this came on and I was out clubbing. I once started a mini mosh pit in a club because of this song too… Luckily it didn’t last that long!

7. Song you’d have at your funeral?

Yellow – Coldplay.

I don’t know why I would have this song, but it’s a really nice song and it isn’t really morbid. I wouldn’t want anything morbid at my funeral, I would want songs people could sing along to and think “Oh Nat loved this song!” You know? I’ve loved this song for years and it cheers me up to listen to. But personally I wouldn’t know which song to have at my funeral, as I doubt very much I would be able to pick one.

8. Song that makes you lose your shit at a party?

The Bad Touch – Bloodhound Gang.

I LOVE this song, love, love, love this song. I have done for years and I think I always will. Whenever this used to come on whilst I was out clubbing I literally screamed the lyrics until my voice had gone. As well as that I mimed whatever the lyrics were, complete saddo eh? I never sat down whilst this song was on, even if it meant dancing on my own. Listening to it now whilst I write this is making me want to have a little dance.

9. The last song you listened to?

IDGAF – Watsky.

This is a recently discovered song after checking out Watsky’s YouTube channel, even though it’s an old song. My boyfriend got me into Watsky when we first got together and since then I have enjoyed listening to his music. He’s a rapper but he’s just different, but he’s a really fast rapper too which is pretty awesome. I really like this song, it’s catchy and the lyrics are funny as well.

10. Your karaoke song?

White N Nerdy – “Weird Al” Yankovic.

This songs makes me laugh so much and it’s an odd choice of song to have for karaoke, but hear me out. Without the words I can’t sing this song, but with them I CAN! And karaoke’s have the words there on screen for you right? So this would have to be the song to sing. I’m such a show off that I can rap it, but whatever, it took me ages to perfect! Now if you excuse me… Must go and sing it. 😛

11. Song you work out to?

Call On Me – Eric Prydz.

Shit song, I know but I actually quite like it. Besides, when I used to work out, it was usually to this song so. It does get the blood pumping and body moving so I can’t complain. Must clarify that I don’t dress up like the women do in the music video. FYI as stupid as the women may look in the video, the work out they’re doing is hard! You feel the burn!

12. Song with the most memories attached?

Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt – We Are Scientists.

Soon as I saw this question I KNEW which song I had to pick! These guys played at Godiva Festival in Coventry this year, which me and my friend Poppy went to. We legged it over to the stage as soon as this song came on and we were both singing it loudly as we ran over, and sang and danced loads whilst we were by the stage too! Whenever I listen to the song it just takes me back to that day now and it was probably the best part of that festival to be honest.

13. Song that makes you cry?

She’s The One – Robbie Williams.

This was a really hard one to pick, as whilst I do cry at a lot of songs, it’s usually set off by being upset in the first place. I chose this song because this was the song my Mom and I chose to be played at my Gran’s funeral. I can’t really listen to it now without welling up a little bit and it never did that until we decided to have it for the funeral. The lyrics aren’t about losing someone to death, but they are about losing someone you cared about.

14. Song you hate the most?

Let It Go – Disney’s Frozen.

I refuse to actually put a song on here I hate, so I’ll put one that I love to hate and that has to be Let It Go as I can’t stop bloody singing it, but I love it regardless! I’m always singing it as soon as the terms let, it, or go are spoken of. I wonder when the Frozen songs will die… Soon… Soon…



15. Your favourite song of all time?
Du Hast – Rammstein & Sailor Man by The Real McKenzies.

I wouldn’t say that these two songs are my favourite of all time, but I know if I’m really in the mood for two good songs, I’ll listen to these two. These are actually in a playlist next to each other on my iPod and whilst it was accidental when they were first put onto it, they’re now in their order on purpose. You see these two songs work perfectly beside one another. If you play Du Hast first and then Sailor Man afterwards, they just work so well. I feel like a mini DJ when I play them both and that alone makes me happy! Both songs I first heard thanks to Bam Margera, so it makes me laugh that they both blend well together.

So that was the soundtrack to my life! I have to say that was really fun to do, although I wish there had been more questions, as I had so many more songs I would have loved to mention.

Will you be taking part in this tag? I hope so because I’m going to pass the tag on and ask people to join in with it. If you do decide to give it a go, drop a comment down below saying you’ve done it so I can go and read.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re all ready for Christmas tomorrow.

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