Category: Music.

Lazy Saturday.

I woke up this morning realising that for the first time in forever I had the day off work, with nothing else on my to-do-plate. So I got up, and without a theme in mind (aside, of course, from a lazy Saturday) I thought it was about time I hit the streets again to meet and greet some amazing Melbournians. Here is who I met:

Al.

I caught Al in the corner of my eye and chased her half way down Burke Street Mall – I just loved her style! She told me that she also runs a blog – so watch this space for a link! Al was on her way to have ramen with a friend of hers, so I let her go, but not before finding out what her favourite song was of the day. Check out the eclectic love from The Alcolade, and their song Symphony X.

 

Lukka.

I found Lukka in the city with his family heading for coffee. I had to stop and interrupt the family affair to snap him as we were practically wearing the same outfit (God I love androgyny) Lukka is loving Neon Indian’s Ephemeral Artery,  Check it out:

 

Matt.

Lukka had reminded me of the Ksubi sale that was on today – so I thought I might wander over to Collingwood to check it out. On my way I ran into Matt, an incredibly lovely sea changer – yup, you heard right, the guy has decided to pack up and move to country Tasmania with his partner – he was in Melbourne tying up loose ends. When I asked him what music he was loving at the moment, he told me that in his new Tasmanian house, they have barely enough electricity (so the rumours are true! haha nah, just kidding, its a temporary thing) and so  he has been utilising his trusty record player – and consequently his music love at the moment is Siouxie and the Banshees, check out their classic, Mirage

 

Thomas.

I interrupted Thomas trying to work at the insane Ksubi sale (check out the state of the room in the background!). While he was dashing about, he managed to tell me his music love for today – the song Bermuda, by a band called the Kisses. The film clip is a real treat!

 

Marla.

Marla was was of the many people who had come in to check out the sale – and outside of shopping she was spending the weekend job hunting and studying. She had a little bit of difficulty trying to remember the artist for her fave song – so I am hoping that the clip that I have picked for you all to listen too is the right one – well even if its not, its a very cool song. Check out Ana Brun’s Do You Remember

 

Stuart.

I found Stuart in the corner transferring money to purchase some goodies that he had found. He told me that he had braught back his Beatles love recently and chose the song Yellow Submarine as his fave. I found the Yellow Submarine clip from the Beatles movie with the same title, If you haven’t already seen the movie its worth getting your hands on a copy – but until then, enjoy the cartoon footage below:

 

A brilliant lazy Saturday all around!

 

Shakin’ Alabama.

I’ve been really excited about so many albums coming out in recent times, however, none more so then from the kids at Alabama Shakes.

 

Their super sexy, blues-y, soulful, Southern American album Boys and Girls has quickly made it to the top of my favourite new albums list. Each song, each lyric is packed full of a range of genres, keeping me hyperactively excited enough to listen to the album on repeat. In fact, I’ve made room for it while cleaning the house, exercising, at the supermarket, dammit, even at work. Check out the album opener, Hold On, below, then run out the door to pick yourself up a copy.

 

Bells on.

I have always had a curious interest for the surf and the relaxed and grounded culture that seems to come with it, so I jumped at the chance to meet with some of these people at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach this week.

Clare and Tess.

I was stoked that the first people I met were locals – Clare from Bellbrae, and Tess is from Torquay. These girls come down to the pro every year, however they tell me it has never been as exciting as the one year it had a music festival. Clare is loving Bon Iver’s Rosslyn, and Tess is remembering the Hunters and Collectors classic, When the River Runs Dry. Check them out below:

 

Daniele.

Daniele is an environmental studies student from Melbourne, who was camping in the area for Easter. Turns out this kid is a body boarder, but this is also a big fat secret, so keep that one between you and me. Daniele is loving the super hot The Delta Riggs. Have a listen to their song Time below.

 

Hannah and Genevieve.

Hannah, who grew up and Torquay and Genevieve, a canadian, tell me that they are living the good life in Lorne – nothing but surfing and working, and Falls Festival over new years. These ladies chose a 1970s rock and roll classic from Robin Trower, Two Rolling Stoned. Check out this super hot live version below:

 

Catherine.

Catherine is a travelling German – she has been floating around Australia for 8 months now, and felt the need to come down and check out some of the worlds surfing best. She is loving Calvin Harris and Rhi Rhi’s song We Found Love.

 

Christian and Kristina.

These Melbournians were at Bells just for the day – though admit to dabbling in a bit of surfing themselves on any other given weekend. Christian is into Six60’s Rise Up, whereas Kristina is loving The Wombats song, Tokyo. As always, clips below:

 

Josh.

Josh is a journalism student in Melbourne, though in his spare time he is making music love with his band The Purple Indians. He has found inspiration with Australian Crawl lead singer’s son (yes, I’m a jerk for that mouthful) Jaime Robbie Reyne. Check out his amazingness Remember to Breathe:

 

Owen.

I managed to get the absolute babin’ Owen Wright in a super quick paparazzi moment as he finished a heat in the surf. Turns out professional surfers listen to music too – his favourite song of the moment? Skrillex’s Bangerang.