Friday, 10 April 2015

Album of the Week #2

The second entry to my 'Album of the Week' series comes from controversial Norwegian black metallers, Burzum, with their fourth studio album 'Filosofem' (1996).

Influenced by Norwegian mythology, the word Burzum translates to 'darkness' in the 'black speech', a language crafted by world renown author J.R.R Tolkien, and that's exactly what this album delivers. A selection of the rawest, dark, atmospheric black metal tracks of the time and to date.

Three tracks to check out:
Track No.1 Dunkelheit
Track No.2 Jesus' Tod
Track No.3 Erblicket Die Töchter Des Firmaments

Are you a fan of Burzum? Share your favorite tracks/album.
First time listening? Share your thoughts.

Llulu Marie x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Girls to the Front!

In honor of Kathleen Hanna, original riot grrrl, avid feminist activist and frontwoman of bands such as Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin. Mayor Marty Walsh and punk-rock promoter turned chief of policy, Joyce Linehan, have hereby declared that today (April 9th, 2015) is to be celebrated as Riot Grrrl day in the city of Boston!

As a proud feminist and riot grrrl enthusiast, here's a rundown of five of my favourite femme lead songs in order to commemorate such an event. Let's take these celebrations worldwide.

First up is Bikini Kill with one of their most famous songs to date, Rebel Girl, this is the song that introduced me to the riot grrrl scene thus leading me to educate myself on the history and importance of feminism in the modern world. My second choice comes from Hole with Babydoll, say what you will about Miss Love and her private life but it's undeniable that she possesses huge musical talent. Next up is a band that I'm super eager to catch at this years Download festival, L7 with the instantly recognisable Shitlist. If you are lucky enough to be gracing the hallowed grounds of Donington this year be sure to catch this group of feisty femmes playing Sunday 14th on the Zippo encore (second) stage, who knows what stunt these gals may pull (Reading festival '92 anyone?).The Distillers continue to fly the flag on into the next century with their debut The Young Crazed Peeling, leading me on to my final choice, the original all girl rock band, the group who first paved the way for chicks to dominate the stage in an equally as rude and aggressive manner as our male alliances, The Runaways, with I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are.

How will you be spending your day?

Llulu Marie x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Album of the Week #1

Marking the start to my 'album of the week' series is American sludge metallers, Melvins, with their fifth studio album 'Houdini' (1993).

Album of the week is going to be a weekly (who'd have thought huh!?) installment of whichever artist or band has particularly stood out to me over the last seven days, ranging from old favorites to new obsessions, across the genres. I believe that music is a gift made to be shared and I wish to share some of my most favored with you!

Hailing from Montesano, Washington, Melvins are a trio set to deliver a selection of chunky, riff infused and experimental bangers.

Three tracks to check out:
Track No.1 Hooch
Track No.5 Honey Bucket
Track No.7 Set Me Straight

Are you a fan of Melvins? Share your favorite tracks/album.
First time listening? Share your thoughts.

Llulu Marie x