free spotify playlist isle of wight festival
This year, I am going to my first ‘big’ festival (Warped Tour ruled my youth). This month’s free Spotify playlist is, naturally, my chance to get hyper excited about attending. Presenting….the Isle of Wight Festival 2014 playlist!

To balance out my fear of shared public toilets and a mass amount of strangers sleeping near me, I have thrown some of the IOW lineup’s best tunes together to make one rad playlist (the bias is real) – just take a look at the track listing, below!

(Need to catch up on last month’s? Click here for April’s free Spotify playlist.)

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Track listing:
My Medicine bu The Pretty Reckless
Under Control by Calvin Harris
Not Giving In by Rudimental ft. John Newman
Can’t Pretend by Tom Odell
Tell Me It’s Not Over by Starsailor
Juliet by Lawson
Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
A Message To You Rudy by The Specials
Sex by The 1975
Fisherman’s Blues by The Waterboys
Love Me Again by John Newman
Why’d You Bring a Shotgun by The Pretty Reckless
Stay Out by Nina Nesbitt
Supersoaker by Kings Of Leon
Animal Nitrate by Suede
Thnks fr the Mmrs by Fall Out Boy
What You’re Thinking by Passenger
Deeper by Ella Eyre
California Man by The Move
Rumour by Chloe Howl
Desire by Anna Calvi
Horizon Flame by Alison Moyet
5 AM by Katy B
No More by Gorgon City
Heart On Fire by Clean Bandit
Last Night by The Vamps
Welcome to the Jungle by Neon Jungle
Why Does It Always Rain On Me? by Travis
Honey by Swim Deep
Still Life by The Horrors
Sumer Dress by July Talk
Heaven by Amber Run

nme awards
Having worked with Windows Phone and NME on a few mini-projects leading up to the 2014 NME Awards, I was incredibly lucky to be invited along to the ceremony itself.

You guys know I’m a music nerd. Being close enough to propose to all of Haim, Lily Allen, Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Damon Albarn, and Kate Moss? That was just unreal for me.*

The night turned into a pleasant and Patron-induced blur only a few hours in, but the trusty camera of my Nokia Lumia 1020 (and the 10+ blurry photos of Kate Moss eating Domino’s pizza) will keep the evening fresh for always.

*Sadly, no wedding plans have been set…yet.

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free spotify playlist april 2014
The selection process for this month’s free Spotify playlist went something along the lines of:
a) Pretend you’re 12 again. What music is on your mix tape?
b) If you were 12 today and mix tapes still existed, what music would be on it?

Naturally a mix of Travis Barker, Will Smith, and Haim came out from my brain rubble.

If you’re actually 12, loving this playlist officially makes you the coolest kid around.

(Need to catch up on last month’s? Click here for March’s free Spotify playlist.)

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Track listing:
Run by Kill It Kid
Cucurucu by Nick Mulvey
She Can Get It by Kevin Rudolf
Low by Flo Rida (ft. T-Pain and Travis Barker)
Everything is AWESOME!!! by Tegan and Sara (ft. The Lonely Island)
Changing Of The Seasons by Two Door Cinema Club
One, Two Step by Ciara and Missy Elliott
Faith by George Michael
Fred Astaire by San Cisco
Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
Wait Up For You by The Belle Game
You – Ha Ha Ha by Charli XCX
Miami by Will Smith
Strong Hand by CHVRCHES
It’s Time (Live) by Imagine Dragons
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness
Worried About Ray by The Hoosiers
Stompa by Serena Ryder
No Scrubs by TLC
The Wire by Haim
Habits by Tove Lo
Headlock (Live) by Imogen Heap
Ooh Stick You by Daphne & Celeste

free spotify playlist
This month’s free Spotify playlist is a doozy. As in…I’ve probably loved music a little bit too much this month. (I definitely went over my one hour playlist limit).

For the glorious March that awaits you, please enjoy this cross-genre variation of feel good choons from the likes of Kate Nash, Prince, The Like, Norma Jean Martine, and more.

(Need to catch up on last month’s? Click here for February’s free Spotify playlist.)

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(Download Spotify here. It’s free!)

Track listing:
All Day and All of the Night by Kate Nash
I Need by Maverick Sabre
Lose Yourself by Kellylee Evans
What I Wouldn’t Do by A Fine Frenzy
Wild Heart – Nashville Mix by The Vamps
Thirteen Thiry-Five by Dillon
She Changes the Weather by Swim Deep
Stuck IN My Teeth by Circa Waves
Pretzelbodylogic by Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL
Halleluja Hair by Oy
Occupay Your Mind by Villagers
Don’t Wanna Dance by MO
Stronger Than Ever by Raleigh Ritchie
No Gold by Norma Jean Martine
Sister by Kate Nash
Easy Way Out by Mariama
Champion Sound (Alt. Version) by Crystal Fighters
Awkward (EP Version) by San Cisco
Electric Twist by A Fine Frenzy
Release Me by The Like
Stare Into The Sun by Graffiti6

swim deep nme
This is not a drill, babes. It’s time to win some tickets to Austin, Texas (SXSW, to be exact) alongside Team NME, armed with your very own Nokia Lumia 1020.

To help NME and Windows Phone launch this competition, they sent me along to the #frow of Swim Deep‘s NME Awards gig at Koko to snap the band in action. While I urge you to take a look at all the photos from Swim Deep at Koko, you’ll undoubtedly be most interested in the following…

In their words:

One winner will be chosen and sent out on a paid-for trip to Austin, Texas. You’ll also become part of the NME crew, armed with your very own Nokia Lumia 1020 so you can experience the handset’s potential to capture professional quality shots in a live music setting.

To enter, all you have to do is spot a hidden word in one of my photos (hint: the zoom feature makes it not so hidden).

Click here to enter and GOOD LUCK!