I want to officially say Hello to you all! My name is Kelsey (but you can call me Kels) and I’ll be writing for this site from today. Pete has done a marvellous job with Sourmash Music, and I only hope I can continue his success with interesting posts and a glimpse into the the world of new music.
So a little bit about me?
As well as previously working together, Pete and I share a massive love of anything Beatles and Noel Gallagher related, two things that will stick with me for a long time! and we have a very similar taste in music! Currently I work for the one for the worlds largest music and entertainment retailers, but I always find time in my day for music (whether I’m listening to it or casually singing along to the radio) and it’s been a massive part of my life from an early age.
So how about you?
You’ll soon find out that I’m very diverse when it comes to my music tastes, anything from beautiful instrumental pieces by bands like Explosions In The Sky right up to the polar opposites with Hip Hop from A Tribe Called Quest and American Hardcore from bands like Every Time I Die and Alexisonfire. But I want to know what you all like too!
What am I loving at the moment?
Aside from religiously following anything to do with the current Mercury Music Prize nominees, of which the competition is extremely tight this year – all the nominated albums have been of exceptional quality!!
Here are the nominees just in case you’ve not seen them:
I’m totally mesmerised by Lucy Rose right now, the perfect balance of folky guitars and a hauntingly beautiful voice – an album definitely worth listening to if you get the chance. Below is the lead single ‘Bikes’ from her debut album ‘Like I Used To’.
Another massive influence at the moment, and an album that hasn’t left my iPod since it’s release is Frank Ocean and his superb debut album ‘Channel Orange’. Definitely something a little different for fans of a bit of everything from contemporary R&B, gospel, blues, jazz and electro. Below is the song ‘Pyramids’ from his debut album ‘Channel Orange’
As a little introduction leave me a comment with your favourite song by your favourite band! I’ll be interested to see who everyone loves to listen to and even why if you wish!
Thank you, and I hope you like what’s coming up!!