Honeyblood – Honeyblood review

StinaOver long autumn evenings I usually get in the mood for ethereal, shoegaze-y sounds which help me get through shite, sunless weather. It should come as no surprise that some of the best representatives of this category originate from the U.K and Ireland – the rainy and gloomy home countries of the queen, fish and fries and leprechauns, and also My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees… you catch my drift.
Honeyblood is a fairly new band which easily can join the aforementioned group. Their eponymous first album delivers a brilliant dose of indie lo-fi rock with shoegaze and riot-grrrl undertones (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill). The music of this Scottish duo, consisting of Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale (vocals and guitar) and Cat Myers (vocals and drums, previously Shona McVicar), echoes with the 90s nostalgia and sensibility. Continue reading →

Top 20 school life anime everyone ought to watch by nostalgicrocknrolla

oldskoolAh our youth, where is it now? School life was an indispensible part of it, and watching TV shows or cartoons related to teenage angst and heartbreak certainly hits a sweet spot for many people who miss those carefree days. While anime industry is incredible on many, many levels, it does amaze me that every few months tons of new series emerge and at least a dozen of those is always centered around students and teachers. They might belong to different genres, but the overall ‘the story takes place on the school grounds’ premise is there. I’ve watched a great number of those shows – some of them were amazing – some of them not so much, but here’s 20 titles any anime fan should check out. Continue reading →