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The Best Tracks of 2014

As the year of 2014 draws to a close, I look back at the highlights of this year’s music scene. I thought, if I was to compile an album based on the sound that would best represent my 2014 iPod library, what would it sound like? And it ended up sounding something like this…

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BANKS Goddess UK Tour – The Ritz, Manchester

If you follow me on Instagram (@oliverinstead), or even had a quick glimpse of my recent IG feed on the sidebar, you would probably remember that I am a proud owner of BANKS‘ debut album entitled Goddess (talk about appropriate album naming). Last night, I was very lucky to be able to watch the goddess herself perform at The Ritz, Manchester!!


A few months ago, I became aware of this gig purely by chance when I was flipping through a random magazine left on a table at my workplace… out of excitement, I actually ripped the page off!! Initially I was hesitant to let £25 part with my wallet because my current financial state doesn’t exactly allow this sort of luxury to indulge as much as I would’ve liked but as soon as I found out that Josef Salvat, who I previously reviewed (here) was supporting, I knew this was an opportunity not to be missed!! Continue Reading