Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Royal Mix

Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Royal Mix

  I still make mixtapes and DJ ALL THE TIME by the way, I’ve just been a bit quiet about it on Freedom Spark as I’ve been busy innit. Anyway, I call them stupid names and post them over on here.  I made the mix below to promote my DJ...
Review // Levi's #makeourmark, London

Review // Levi’s #makeourmark, London

  London’s leg of the Levi’s #makeourmark campaign happened at Oval Space in Cambridge Heath this week; the large warehouse space being the perfect location for an evening of electronic music whilst some huge white boards project visuals behind the DJs. Some rather cheesy garage DJ warmed the crowd up...
Introducing // Deathcrush

Introducing // Deathcrush

  Deathcrush are a Norwegian female fronted punk band that ooze rebellion and sex appeal. Ahead of their UK debut, I caught up with them to talk through what we can expect from their live show, Masterchef and minigolf.   L= Linn Nystadnes Å= Åse Røyset V= Vidar Evensen   K:...
Interview // Flamingods

Interview // Flamingods

  On Friday night noisy, percussive psych band, Flamingods  played The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston supporting loud, chaotic,  garage rock band, Boneyards. Fresh from releasing their debut album on Art is Hard, I caught up with them for a gin and a chat in the ‘smoking’ area round the side...
Memory Playlists // Jade's Playlist

Memory Playlists // Jade’s Playlist

  Jade – ‘Don’t walk away.’   So for a while I was like ‘seeing’ this boy which basically means we would make out and stuff and he would buy me lunch and I thought everything was going really great and he wasn’t the player my friends and horoscopes suggested...
Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Mixtape #4

Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Mixtape #4

So, here’s a new mixtape from me. I’m a HUGE fan of all of the tracks at this moment in time. I hope you enjoy them as much as me! Feel free to listen / download / share away / offer me a DJ gig so that I might not...
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Preview // Live At Leeds 2014

Preview // Live At Leeds 2014

Live at Leeds is now less than a month away and as the city anticipates its arrival we take a look at some new and familiar faces set to grace this years stages. Forward Russia need no introduction, headlining the town hall stage on May 3rd.  The quartets are familiar faces to the Leeds. The band...
Review // Blueprint Blue - 'Undertoad'

Review // Blueprint Blue – ‘Undertoad’

  Blueprint Blue are a London based three piece made up of Huw Webb, Melissa Rigby and Elliot Hayward, and put bluntly, they are the band you wish you’d heard of earlier.  On the 5th May, they are releasing their debut EP – Undertoad and lawks- a- mercy it is hot! If you’re a stickler for authenticity...
News // Diesel seek dancers for their new Jogg Jeans campaign

News // Diesel seek dancers for their new Jogg Jeans campaign

    On the 10th April 2014 ( thisWednesday), Diesel will hold open auditions in their store in Covent Garden, London for dancers to feature in their next ad campaign (a part 2 video series). I.D. Magazine have created a video entitled ‘A-Z of Dance’ which includes 26 styles of global dances from krumping to...
Video // Holy Milk - 'Born & Die'

Video // Holy Milk – ‘Born & Die’

  Check out this new video for South East London based band Holy Milk‘s new single ‘Born & Die.’  It’s been created by Nathan Coetze and is set at a rather traumatic dinner party. The song features delicately woven, groovy, Warpaint-esque type guitar lines as a soothing base for front-woman Lucinda’s eerie, bendy and slightly folk...
News // Fight Like Apes share new video

News // Fight Like Apes share new video

  Irish indie pop band Fight Like Apes have revealed the video for their greatly anticipated single and already live favourite ‘Crouching Bees.’ It’s been made by Grey Sun and features some very cold looking water and a boy in a squirrel costume. The tune itself has one of the most infectious and uplifting (despite...
News // Bloomsbury’s Generator Hostel gets a makeover

News // Bloomsbury’s Generator Hostel gets a makeover

  Originally opened in 1995 in an old police section house, this affordable Generator hostel has been positioned in central London for quite a while now.  However, after a refurbishment costing 8 million pounds, it now contains 872 beds spread across 212 rooms, including 20 new en-suite twin rooms. Using ‘London’ as its centrefold theme,...
Review // Sheen - 'Sheen'

Review // Sheen – ‘Sheen’

  London 6 piece Sheen is made up of members not just from London but spanning Wales to Poland – and their varied influences have come together to create their self-titled album released last week. Haven’t heard it yet? Now is your chance. By way of comparison, and really just so you can get an...
Review // Haim @ Rock City, Nottingham

Review // Haim @ Rock City, Nottingham

  Haim have pretty much taken over the world since they heel stomped their way on to our shores in the wake of debut album Days Are Gone and their reign over the hearts of seemingly every British man, woman and child came crashing down in the aptly nicknamed NottingHaim last night. Saint Raymond is...
Review // 'Blood Red Shoes' by Blood Red Shoes

Review // ‘Blood Red Shoes’ by Blood Red Shoes

It’s been a less tween-angering road this time around for Brighton’s favourite power duo. It’s unlikely that You Me At Six fans have forgotten the events of March 2012, but then they’ve probably had plenty of unkind words directed at them, maybe they’ve moved on. Steve and Laura-Mary have definitely moved on with their fourth...
Review // Temples - 'Sun Structures'

Review // Temples – ‘Sun Structures’

    Firstly – a pretty apt name so 10/10 of there! The album as a whole kind of made me want to go dancing in the desert, not that I’ve ever done that before but I reckon this album would be the perfect accompaniment. By the way, you probably won’t believe me but I...
Review // Peggy Sue - 'Choir of Echoes'

Review // Peggy Sue – ‘Choir of Echoes’

Peggy Who? I hear you say… Well if you didn’t catch Peggy Sue’s first album in 2010, or their second in 2011 then you’re missing out. If you did, but haven’t heard any of their earlier EP’s from 2008, then I’d say you’re still missing out to be quite honest. Having discovered the band as...
Review // Breton - 'War Room Stories'

Review // Breton – ‘War Room Stories’

  So, it’s the New Year and people are hungry for music top ups, for refreshment, the next party so to speak. Music junkies everywhere are looking for their next fix, Youtube is waiting for its newest sensation and bloggers are like hunter-gatherers in spring. All we can hear is the ravenous echoes of ‘more...