Formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, Modest Mouse are an awesome, American, Indie Rock Band. My favourite album is their most recent, their 2007 album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. There are a few things I really like about this album. Number one – it’s got a sort of nautical theme, with most of the songs being about the sea in one shape or another. Number two – Johnny Marr of the Smiths played guitar on…

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  Brent Knopf from Portland, Oregon was originally in the band Menomena. In 2009 he formed Ramona Falls as a project, then in 2011 he left Menomena to focus on Ramona Falls. Personally I think this was a great decision. I love how distinct their songs are and how unique their sound is. The first song below is the one that got me into Ramona Falls and also has an awesome video, which is filmed entirely on a DSLR not…

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  Metric are my favourite thing to come out of Canada since maple syrup and just like the ultimate pancake topping they’re tasty, sticky and delicious (I apologise for that slightly tedious and broken simile). I don’t know whether it’s just because they are female fronted and a bit grungy at times but they always remind me of Garbage – this is good. I first stumbled across Metric when trying to find out who wrote the song Black Sheep from…

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  Bonobo is a British DJ, musician and producer from Brighton. To be honest I hadn’t heard of him until I noticed his music in the background track of the Maverick Slacklining video I recently featured. I absolutely love his music and have been listening to him whilst blogging over the last few weeks. It’s the sort of music you can just chill out to in the background or listen to intently with headphones in the dark. Bonobo – Kiara…

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  This week I’m embracing the dark, damp weather and have chosen a rather melancholy sounding indie rock band – The National. They are a fantastic band from Ohio (in the US of A). I would definitely include them in the same playlist as The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Decemberists because of their moody and earthy sound. I think they would be best enjoyed whilst taking a thoughtful, lone, winter stroll around some of Cornwall’s beautiful wilderness. The National…

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  Following my review of the House of Marley headphones, how could I not feature the man himself on Three on Thursday this week. Easily the most famous Reggae artist of all time, Jamaican legend Bob Marley brought reggae to the mainstream with his awesome songs which were engrained with his distinct style, awesome grooves and Rastafarian spirituality. It’s super hard to choose just three Marley songs, but I tried… Bob Marley – One Love Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier…

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  The first thing that strikes you about the Liberate Headphones by House of Marley is there awesome styling and attention to detail. As the brand lives up to Bob Marley’s vision of sustainability, humanity, authenticity and integrity, they try and use recycled and reclaimed materials. The headband is made from recycled aluminum and carry case and headband cushion is a fabric which is weaved from organic cotton, reclaimed hemp and recycled plastic bottles. It’s not often that you can…

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  It’s been a pretty miserable week. I’ve been stuck inside because of the rainy, horribly, gloomy weather and to make it even worse I’m back to work. I have a feeling lots of people are in the same boat. To remedy this I thought I’d have upbeat, indie pop on today’s Three On Thursday in the form of American band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Enjoy. Say No To Love – The Pains of Being Pure At…

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  Merry Christmas from Wild Tide, hope you had a fantastic day yesterday! First off don’t worry, I’m not blogging on boxing day, that would be almost as bad as getting up at 5am to go into town for the sales! I’ve scheduled this post and am actually writing it way before Christmas! Genius. Three on Thursday is going to have a Christmas special and I’m gonna give you a rundown of my favourite slightly less usual Christmas tunes. Hope…

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  Rather than go for my usual three songs by one band, as this week’s Three on Thursday falls on Halloween; It seemed only right that I picked my three favourite horror themes instead. So here they are my top 3 best horror film themes. Enjoy and have a horrifying Halloween! Did I do a good job? What would you have chosen? The Exorcist Halloween Saw

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