It’s all been quite rocky so far on Three on Thursday, so I thought I best try and mix it up a little bit with some dance/club music. Where else to go than Calvin Harris. His album 18 Months is pretty much wall to wall hits. It’s very chart, very club, very dance which isn’t always my cup of tea. But given the right place the right time, it definitely hits the spot. I’ll be listening to this, before or…

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Three on Thursday has been a bit of a sausage fest so far, so I thought i’d try and get some girl power going. Don’t worry not the Spice Girls, just some quality Welsh alt rock from The Joy Formidable. I love their vigor and big, but intimate sound. Great to listen to while doing anything fun and exciting.   The Joy Formidable – Cradle   The Joy Formidable – This Ladder Is Ours   The Joy Formidable – Whirring

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This week its the turn of Incubus for Three on Thursday. Incubus are an Alt Rock band from California. They’ve kinda done the same thing as Red Hot Chili Peppers and started off kinda funky and heavy and have got a bit more “easier listening/mainstream” over their career. I personally prefer their Morning View/Make Yourself period, but do like their work from either side of this too.   Incubus – Wish You Were Here   Incubus- Privilege   Incubus –…

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  This week Beck is up for Three on Thursday. He is an American, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. I’m not a massive fan of all his work, but he has some absolute jems. I like to listen to him when cruising around in the van.   Beck – Loser   Beck – E-Pro   Beck – Gamma Ray

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  After last weeks Rap Metal fest that was RATM. I thought i’d strip it down a bit this week with The XX, they are an English indie band from London. They are fantastic, I prefer their first album over the first but that’s only because the first album is pure perfection and the 2nd could never quite live up. Their albums are best listened to on your bed, in the dark, with headphones. Perfect chilled out music. If I…

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After a few festivals i’ve got a few solid gold tips. It would be a crime not to shame them, so lets go, BOOM: Wet wipes are your god now – at the end of my first ever day at my first festival my friends and I were sitting around admiring our ‘tans’ then on closer inspection, we all realised, this wasn’t sun kissed skin, it was dust covered, dirtyness. Wet wipes are the quickest and easiest way to sort…

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  After last weeks chilled out selection I thought i’d “turn up the volume and rip the knob off” with some Rage Against The Machine. They are an American, rap metal band who formed in the early 90’s. I love their intensity with which they express their political views and their integrity, I listen to them when i’m working, feeling angry or driving (they probably increase the speed a bit)   Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name  …

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  No i’m not talking about the beaches you might hear about in a gangsta rap song, i’m going on about the super, sandy, summer ones:   Ramones – Rockaway Beach (best punk song about beaches)   The Beach Boys – Kokomo (I love steel drums)   The Drums – Lets Go Surfing (normally i’m not a fan of whistling in songs)   Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach (one of my favourite 80’s songs)   Mungo Jerry –…

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  Rural Alberta Advantage are a Canadian, Indie Rock band. I love their natural sound, they always make me imagine the big open spaces of Canada. I think they’re great listen on a chilled out walk in the country or on the way to a peaceful fishing session.   The Rural Alberta Advantage – Drain The Blood   The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp   Rural Alberta Advantage – In the Summertime

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