#TikTok: 5 Tracks Which Are Hot Right Now

#TikTok: 5 Tracks Which Are Hot Right Now

If there is one way to climb Spotify’s almighty ‘Viral Hits’ playlist, it’s by getting your track onto the heavily influential music scene on TikTok…

Music Review: The Sad Red // Boys Like Flowers

Music Review: The Sad Red // Boys Like Flowers

What I have learned so far during my twenties is that my hopes for the future, and the goals I’d mapped out a year before, often change. Echoing this is talented artist, The Sad Red {Gryphen Ford}, with the new release of ‘Boys Like Flowers’. Giving us an incredibly transparent and refreshing window into his Continue reading Music Review: The Sad Red // Boys Like Flowers

Music Review: Myriad – I Walk

Music Review: Myriad – I Walk

Coming from an incredibly raw and heartfelt standpoint, Southampton quartet – Myriad – are taking the music scene by storm with newest single release ‘I Walk’. ‘I Walk’ touches upon the sensitive topic of ‘losing someone close to you’, with the band running a highly important campaign to spread mental health awareness; the band have Continue reading Music Review: Myriad – I Walk

Music Video Review: Sertraline – Inside Out

Music Video Review: Sertraline – Inside Out

Leading the way for their upcoming EP release ‘Clouded Minds & Silver Lines’ (due for digital release on 15th May), progressive melodic metal phenomenon, Sertraline are hitting the ground running with their music video for ‘Inside Out’. The video is majorly fresh and exciting, with a minimal backdrop to focus all concentration onto the band Continue reading Music Video Review: Sertraline – Inside Out

Music Review: Ollie Trevers – #IKYK

Music Review: Ollie Trevers – #IKYK

Hailing from London, Ollie Trevers brings us his new release ‘#IKYK’ to the table. Inspired by genres such as Blues & Psychadelic Rock, #IKYK is the definition of feel-good with a raw narrative exploring a ‘relationship in its genesis and still rather confused’. Bringing a slice of contemporary edge into the mix, the sound of Continue reading Music Review: Ollie Trevers – #IKYK

Music Review: LIZZ – No.2

Music Review: LIZZ – No.2

Coming off the back of an incredible 1,000,000 streams, radio listings & 9000 followers on Facebook – it comes as no surprise that artist, LIZZ has performed numerous live shows across Norway, having burst into the industry with shining talent. With uncertain times ahead for everyone, LIZZ has just released the highly-anticipated single ‘No.2’ – Continue reading Music Review: LIZZ – No.2

Music Review: Cubicolor – Rituals

Music Review: Cubicolor – Rituals

Listen now ūüéß Having released their latest album ‘Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night’ only in February – the ever-talented Cubicolor have shared new single ‘Rituals’ and it’s a must-listen! Showcasing highly-impressive production techniques and an instrumental arrangement to excite the senses, ‘Rituals’ oozes electronic style with a chilled undertone… A perfectly composed and smooth Continue reading Music Review: Cubicolor – Rituals

Music Review: Psyrena – Angels Never Sleep

Music Review: Psyrena – Angels Never Sleep

Psyrena, a highly-creative upcoming artist with an edge like no other and a skill for electronic art-pop, blends electronic production and sharp songwriting to create euphoric single, Angels Never Sleep. With the delicate flow of vocal pedal notes entwined with cleverly-produced spoken lyrics, Angels Never Sleep is the perfect dance track to lose yourself to. Continue reading Music Review: Psyrena – Angels Never Sleep

Music Review: Green Dolphin – Notebook Comicstrip

Music Review: Green Dolphin – Notebook Comicstrip

Green Dolphin is an upcoming lo-fi indie band set for success with tracks like Notebook Comicstrip within their mighty repertoire.  Having released their EP Bedtime Stories in 2019, the fourpiece have received exposure from the likes of Discovered Magazine and BBC Introducing, whilst setting off on their first ever UK tour during last summer. Notebook Continue reading Music Review: Green Dolphin РNotebook Comicstrip

Music Review: Fake Swans – Foster

Music Review: Fake Swans – Foster

Fake Swans are an upcoming alt-rock band that I am all over right now. Starting out in 2014, the foursome has continuously progressed from one industry success to the next. After the release of ‘Sorry’ in 2018, Fake Swans have spent the last year gigging in venues such as Notting Hill Arts Club and more. Continue reading Music Review: Fake Swans – Foster

Music Review: Chay Snowdon – Men Cry Too!

Music Review: Chay Snowdon – Men Cry Too!

Taking the music industry as an indie rock ‘n’ roll four-piece, Chay Snowdon released their belter of a track – Men Cry Too! – back in September 2019. Influenced by music greats such as the Arctic Monkeys and Elvis Presley, Men Cry Too! sets off with a pulsing guitar riff then joined by a driving Continue reading Music Review: Chay Snowdon – Men Cry Too!

Music Review: Eleri Angharad – Earthbound

Music Review: Eleri Angharad – Earthbound

Sometimes there isn’t anything better than the signature, upbeat and warming sound of Americana. Taking this much-loved genre and mixing it with some pop elements, talented singer/songwriter, Eleri Angharad and her single Earthbound is a wholesome, cleverly-composed and undoubtedly catchy tune. Released back in April 2019, Eleri’s vocals are soft but strong with a stylistic Continue reading Music Review: Eleri Angharad – Earthbound

Music Review: Dom Louis – Dream On My Baby

Music Review: Dom Louis – Dream On My Baby

Dom Louis, a talented Canadian singer-songwriter, clearly flourishes when the pen hits the paper… Not only does Louis’ overall sound acquire an acoustic indie-folk feel that’s accompanied by the tender touch of the harmonica in single, ‘Dream On My Baby’, but it sets the scene with its atmospheric undertone. Having previously written a bundle of Continue reading Music Review: Dom Louis – Dream On My Baby

Music Review: NoVacancies – Bad Habits

Music Review: NoVacancies – Bad Habits

This upcoming fourpiece started in 2019 when singer and rhythm guitarist Will and drummer George moved to Manchester to kickstart their industry careers… Following this, the musicians were joined by lead guitarist Lewis and bassist Ben to form a fusion of fresh indie goodness, NoVacancies. With pleasingly-heavy guitar parts, more-than-satisfying cymbal crashes and cleverly-penned lyrics, Continue reading Music Review: NoVacancies – Bad Habits

Interview: Joel Stewart discusses his must-listen single Fever and gigging on the other side of the world…

Interview: Joel Stewart discusses his must-listen single Fever and gigging on the other side of the world…

Joel! Thank you for taking some time to catch up with Scarlett Notes! From the beyond impressive lyricism and sound of For the Very First Time to being added to Spotify‚Äôs Lo-Fi Indie Playlist… 2019 seems like it‚Äôs been a pretty amazing year for you. Can you recall the moment when your drive for making Continue reading Interview: Joel Stewart discusses his must-listen single Fever and gigging on the other side of the world…

Interview: Jake Pursey on Filming Music Videos and More…

Interview: Jake Pursey on Filming Music Videos and More…

Making videos is JUST as important as making music, right? I caught up with Jake Pursey who is doing an incredible job at making these videos happen for musicians and any individual who is in need of a high-quality and stylistic masterpiece! When did you start wanting to film and create videos? Were music videos Continue reading Interview: Jake Pursey on Filming Music Videos and More…

Interview: Catching up with Raz and All Things Music

Interview: Catching up with Raz and All Things Music

Back with the nothing but the best, I caught up with Raz to discuss all things music and find out what’s next for the up and coming trio! Grab a cuppa, put those feet up and enjoy this short read…¬† Hey guys! You‚Äôve been a huge part of the creative process for Headache, composing parts Continue reading Interview: Catching up with Raz and All Things Music

Back for Good (Scarlett Notes Reviews)

Back for Good (Scarlett Notes Reviews)

Hello hello hello! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? My G-mail inbox is bursting with amazing submissions that I am eager to review. If you’ve been in contact, I have saved every enquiry or press pack. Due to 2019 rolling off some particularly tricky old life events, Scarlett Notes had to take a quiet Continue reading Back for Good (Scarlett Notes Reviews)

Review: Mark Daly Releases New Single, ‘Without You’

Review: Mark Daly Releases New Single, ‘Without You’

Listen here: Highly talented singer and songwriter, Mark Daly released a new single, ‘Without You’¬†towards the end of April. Scarlett Notes takes a look at what makes this hard-rock ballad a winner.¬† Bursting onto the music scene as Mark Daly’s third track from his impressive album, ‘When The Stars Align’, ‘Without You’¬†has been labelled as Continue reading Review: Mark Daly Releases New Single, ‘Without You’

Review: Brion Starr With Single, The Heart Is A Loaded Gun …

Review: Brion Starr With Single, The Heart Is A Loaded Gun …

Scarlett Notes discusses STARR, psych-rock singer and songwriter originally based in NYC, who has just released their newest track, The Heart Is A Loaded Gun.¬† Listen here:¬† STARR has been sprinkling music magic across the industry for a little while and now the singer and songwriter has made musical waves with the newest song, The Continue reading Review: Brion Starr With Single, The Heart Is A Loaded Gun …

Review: Fick As Fieves And Their Newest Release, Solace By Your Side …

Review: Fick As Fieves And Their Newest Release, Solace By Your Side …

Scarlett Notes discusses indie-rock band, Fick as Fieves hailing from Aldeburgh, Suffolk and their newest release, Solace By Your Side.¬†¬† Listen here:¬† Having been on the music scene for some time, it comes as no surprise that Fick as Fieves are soaring through the music circuit at the moment. And now, with their newest track, Continue reading Review: Fick As Fieves And Their Newest Release, Solace By Your Side …

Radio: Loxley’s Corner, Live Session

Radio: Loxley’s Corner, Live Session

Scarlett Notes discusses the exciting, positive and down-to-earth experience of performing a live session and enjoying an interview on Actual Radio Colchester’s show, Loxley’s Corner.¬† On first glance, Actual Radio Colchester appears to be placed within a sweet and quaint townhouse, snug in the centre of the town. Mum and I have arrived at the Continue reading Radio: Loxley’s Corner, Live Session

Premiere Review: Watercolours Covers Ultimate Contemporary Classic, Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High’

Premiere Review: Watercolours Covers Ultimate Contemporary Classic, Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High’

Listen here:¬†   It has to be said that this is a corker of a cover. Dream-pop influenced band, Watercolours ace the modern classic, ‘Stay High’ with the lyrics sounding edgier than ever with an irresistible indie vibe. Originating from Bristol, the upcoming band consists of Vocalist and guitarist, Conal Kelly, bassist and keyboardist, Matt Continue reading Premiere Review: Watercolours Covers Ultimate Contemporary Classic, Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High’

Premiere Review: Undersound Release Seamlessly Impressive New Track, ‘No More Shooting Stars’

Premiere Review: Undersound Release Seamlessly Impressive New Track, ‘No More Shooting Stars’

It goes without saying that I am beyond excited to be reviewing a track so unique and full to the brim with talent and potential. Hailing from Cardiff, Undersound (Gareth Evans) has succeeded beyond measure. With previous support from BBC Introducing Wales and Huw Stephens, Undersound has already achieved a bundle of success. Not only Continue reading Premiere Review: Undersound Release Seamlessly Impressive New Track, ‘No More Shooting Stars’

Review: S J Denney Releases Brilliant Single, ‘Here I am’

Review: S J Denney Releases Brilliant Single, ‘Here I am’

Listen Here:¬† Hailing from Essex, talented singer and songwriter, S J Denney is showing a blossoming sound within the folk scene, keeping an indie thread. With influencing inspiration from indie powerhouses such as Noel Gallagher and Damien Rice, Denney’s newest release, Here I Am steals the show. Here I Am has been noted as drawing Continue reading Review: S J Denney Releases Brilliant Single, ‘Here I am’

Review: Myriad Show What They’re Made Of With Single, Start Again

Review: Myriad Show What They’re Made Of With Single, Start Again

Listen Here:¬† If you’ve been needing a punchy and outgoing indie number for your morning jog, look no further my music friend. Myriad is here to save the day with their brill track, Start Again. Based in Southampton, Myriad is comprised of David, OJ, August and Jared. This upcoming four-piece band are swimming in the Continue reading Review: Myriad Show What They’re Made Of With Single, Start Again

Radio: BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk

Radio: BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk

Now, this post is a little different to the usual, but having had such a brilliant time with BBC Suffolk during the latter part of January, the live session I spent with BBC Introducing for Suffolk had to be covered. Since embarking on the absolute drive to become a folk-adoring, indie-indulging singer, songwriter and guitarist, Continue reading Radio: BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk

Review: Sylvette’s Sound Is Truly Unforgettable With Their Hit-worthy Track, Memories …

Review: Sylvette’s Sound Is Truly Unforgettable With Their Hit-worthy Track, Memories …

Listen here:¬† Prior to discovering Sylvette, I truly hadn’t heard of the genre, Art-rock. But now, having gladly and intrinsically listened to the Manchester-based five-piece,¬† I am hooked. Particularly by their out-of-this-world track, Memories. Here’s why … With the impressive influence of absolute legends such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Neutral Milk Hotel, Sylvette cleverly Continue reading Review: Sylvette’s Sound Is Truly Unforgettable With Their Hit-worthy Track, Memories …

Premiere Review: Monelise Releases Majestic and Stunning Single, ‘Wild Roses’

Premiere Review: Monelise Releases Majestic and Stunning Single, ‘Wild Roses’

Listen here:¬† If you’re looking for a track to whisk you away from the chaos of day-to-day life, this epic but oh-so-chill number from singer and songwriter, Monelise, is simply the one for you. If you’re looking for a track to whisk you away … Monelise has a magnificent radiance to her vocals that twist Continue reading Premiere Review: Monelise Releases Majestic and Stunning Single, ‘Wild Roses’

Review: Chloe Foy

Review: Chloe Foy

Tour dates and tickets here:¬† https://www.songkick.com/artists/4509783-chloe-foy Listen here: Chloe Foy has one of the most beautiful, soft and unique voices you’ll have heard, so far this year. With sensitive and angelic songwriting weaving together a rooted, personable and authentic sound, every track is magical. Embracing the genres of Folk and Indie to classical music, Chloe’s Continue reading Review: Chloe Foy

Review: Luzzey Gives All The Feels With New Track, ‘Do This Again’

Review: Luzzey Gives All The Feels With New Track, ‘Do This Again’

You know when a song completely details just how you’ve felt, or are feeling? It reaches right through to your heart and cups it with relation and understanding. The track resonates with you, more than you could imagine. Well, emerging artist, Luzzey, has indefinitely nailed this with his newest release, Do This Again.¬† Listen here: Continue reading Review: Luzzey Gives All The Feels With New Track, ‘Do This Again’

Premiere Review: Tadhg Daly Truly ‘Hits the Ground’ Running with New Release

Premiere Review: Tadhg Daly Truly ‘Hits the Ground’ Running with New Release

Listen here:   Within an industry where many new music releases leave us with tracks that feel and sound almost identical, Jersey-born singer, songwriter and rising artist, Tadhg Daly has provided our eager ears with an indie-ballad that’s beautifully refreshing, powerful and heart-warming with a debut release, ‘Hit the Ground’. With already over 75k Spotify Continue reading Premiere Review: Tadhg Daly Truly ‘Hits the Ground’ Running with New Release

Premiere Review: The Theme Capture All With New Release, ‘Hold Me’

Premiere Review: The Theme Capture All With New Release, ‘Hold Me’

In an industry where bands/artists and producers stretch themselves to the limits to try and compose a new genre or sound, South-east London-based band, The Theme is proving that staying true to your sound and talent is a way to go. With their new single,¬†Hold Me¬†released today, The Theme is quite clearly set for a Continue reading Premiere Review: The Theme Capture All With New Release, ‘Hold Me’

Premiere Review: Mortimer Jackson and Incredible Release, ‘The Trigger’

Premiere Review: Mortimer Jackson and Incredible Release, ‘The Trigger’

If you, like me, are a forever listener of the iconic band, Oasis or a can’t resist a hint of Miles Kane, then it’s indefinite that Mortimer Jackson’s new release, The Trigger is simply the one for you! LISTEN TO THE TRIGGER HERE: A previous member of the band, The Steers, Mortimer has already experienced Continue reading Premiere Review: Mortimer Jackson and Incredible Release, ‘The Trigger’

Premiere Review: Caswell’s New Release, ‘Surface’ is Destined For Success

Premiere Review: Caswell’s New Release, ‘Surface’ is Destined For Success

Coming from the same part of the world that singer/songwriter sensation, Caswell, is now based, I have already been sat amongst many positive conversations about her. It isn’t surprising that everyone I’ve enquired about Caswell to has always had 101 great things to say about her music, songwriting and overall industry presence. When the opportunity Continue reading Premiere Review: Caswell’s New Release, ‘Surface’ is Destined For Success

Premiere Review: Only The Poets Steal Our Hearts With New Single ‘Stolen Bikes’

Premiere Review: Only The Poets Steal Our Hearts With New Single ‘Stolen Bikes’

If there is one thing we all desire in a sparkling, brand new track … it’s an infectious hook. The song needs to be musically contagious to keep us coming back for more. And more is certainly what I’ve been craving with the new release, Stolen Bikes, from the indie trio, Only The Poets. LISTEN Continue reading Premiere Review: Only The Poets Steal Our Hearts With New Single ‘Stolen Bikes’

Review: Roisin O’Hagan Can’t Possibly Be Missed With Single, ‘Miss You Like June’

Review: Roisin O’Hagan Can’t Possibly Be Missed With Single, ‘Miss You Like June’

The first time I met Roisin was an extremely brief encounter. It was during the switchover of our guitar lessons. The teacher we shared had just been disclosing how fond they were of her glowing talent, and with this in the back of my mind, I discreetly hung around, just to have a small preview Continue reading Review: Roisin O’Hagan Can’t Possibly Be Missed With Single, ‘Miss You Like June’

Review: Fake Swans Are Alternative Rock’s Budding Band …

Review: Fake Swans Are Alternative Rock’s Budding Band …

You know when you immediately gel with a track? When the delivery from headphone to ear feels rather satisfying because it’s a song you can immediately immerse yourself into? Well, alternative rock band, Fake Swans, manage to nail exactly that with their hot EP, Sorry. It’s been a busy old time for the talented group. Continue reading Review: Fake Swans Are Alternative Rock’s Budding Band …

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Hello, you musical beans! It is the time to sit yourself down and take a look at the Top 10 scorchers we have lined up, just for you! 1.) Girlfriend (feat. D√Ęm-Funk) 2.) Dancing With Myself – EP Version ‚Äď Generation X 3.) Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) ‚Äď Parliament Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Review: The World Is Roma’s With Dazzling Album Teen Spirit

Review: The World Is Roma’s With Dazzling Album Teen Spirit

Roma is the youngest musician Scarlett Notes has reviewed to date. The thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter has seized East Anglia with her powerful and beautiful vocals. Not only this, but Roma’s tender and wise lyrics reach into the corners of your heart, the awe leaping out at how deeply her words detail experiences that even us adults Continue reading Review: The World Is Roma’s With Dazzling Album Teen Spirit

Scarlett Notes: Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes: Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Hello Music Maestros! We are back with Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly! Here are Scarlett Notes’ hottest tracks for the week, old and new, ready for you to add to your treasured playlist of absolute corkers. Let’s get started… 1.) Pick up // DJ Koze 2.) Assume Form // James Blake 3.) Never Continue reading Scarlett Notes: Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Lima: 3 Days, Two Districts And Empanadas Galore …

Lima: 3 Days, Two Districts And Empanadas Galore …

Whenever I thought about Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital, I merely had the passing thought that it must be ‘miles away’ and have very sunny weather given it’s in South America. Never did I imagine I’d be falling in love with the bustle that blossomed from every corner of the city centre, the smooth aroma that Continue reading Lima: 3 Days, Two Districts And Empanadas Galore …

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Happy Sunday! Want to drizzle yourself in good tunes for a good time? Look no further, trendy one. Without further ado, here is this week’s Top 10! There She Goes / The La’s The Longest Day / Laura Gibson¬† Lollipop / Mika¬† Cold Shoulder / Adele¬† The City / The 1975¬† This Feeling / Natalie Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Adam Thomas: Dedication, Determination and a New Single Release

Adam Thomas: Dedication, Determination and a New Single Release

It’s breaking into the afternoon and the white noise of the coffee machine is accompanying my wait for the Suffolk-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, Adam Thomas. As I glance over my shoulder, Adam and his family are arriving inside from the brisk, autumn chill. They’ve travelled from Ipswich to the chaos of Liverpool Street Station Continue reading Adam Thomas: Dedication, Determination and a New Single Release

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Hello!!!!! How are we this far into November? Oh my! As the nights grow colder, it’s nice to keep those tootsies toasty by the fire and listen to some of your fave tracks. To help you out here is this week’s Top 10 Must Listen Weekly! Enjoy!   Boss // Disclosure¬†   Ironic // Alanis Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Live Music Events London: Saturday 10th November 2018

Live Music Events London: Saturday 10th November 2018

Hello Music Lovers! I wanted to know what live music events were parading the streets of London this Saturday. Having posted a query on Facebook, there has been a wonderful variety of suggestions. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to share these fantastic events with everyone! So if your Saturday night Continue reading Live Music Events London: Saturday 10th November 2018

100 Days of Busking is Breathing Life into Music…

100 Days of Busking is Breathing Life into Music…

I’m waiting in a quaint little coffee shop, named the Coffee Jar, that is snug and cosy amidst the busy hubbub of Camden. I’m here to meet the founder of Beatnik Events, Russell Swallow, who is a performing musician and experienced busker. A little while ago, I’d been scrolling through some music pages on Facebook Continue reading 100 Days of Busking is Breathing Life into Music…

Scarlett notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

It is that time! We have a fair few collaborations this week. It wasn’t intentional! A huge thank you to everyone who has kindly followed and shared the Scarlett Notes Top 10 playlist on Spotify! As usual, it’ll be linked below! Sit back, slip on that comfy jumper, light a candle and let the music Continue reading Scarlett notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Perky Blenders: a Sunday Funday Well Spent …

Perky Blenders: a Sunday Funday Well Spent …

It isn’t always the easiest scenario to find ‘that’ coffee shop you feel an instant pull to. Sometimes the coffee is insanely fab but the proxemics cause any laptop endeavours to come to a sharp halt. There just isn’t any space for your elbows. And that is, of course, a dilemma… not this one! Perky Continue reading Perky Blenders: a Sunday Funday Well Spent …

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

99 Red Balloons / Nena¬† Gone Are The Days / Honne¬† Come On Eileen / Dexy’s Midnight Runners¬† Shut Up and Dance / Walk The Moon¬† Dark Days / Local Natives¬† Flame / Sundara Karma¬† Nights / Frank Ocean¬† Cause I’m a Man / Tame Impala¬† Oceans / Dusky Sunday¬† You Sexy Thing / hot Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

An update: life in London and all the glamour in between …

An update: life in London and all the glamour in between …

I’m sat in the silent zone of my new University’s library (the silent zones have me frozen as though I’ve potentially been petrified, fresh out of the Chamber of Secrets) and I’m indulging in a little bit of the gorgeous Big Band playlist on my trusty ol’ companion, Spotify. Life is slowly starting to come Continue reading An update: life in London and all the glamour in between …

Dusky Sunday Release New Single ‘Oceans’ and I’ve Been Swept Away

Dusky Sunday Release New Single ‘Oceans’ and I’ve Been Swept Away

Sat at my desk with the busy bustle of Walthamstow Central slipping through my window, the sun is hitting the acorn tree outside so that a silhouette is sat on my wall. And it feels like home. It reminds me of sleepy Suffolk and the gentleness the countryside brings with it, the waves lapping onto Continue reading Dusky Sunday Release New Single ‘Oceans’ and I’ve Been Swept Away

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Hello, you gorgeous Music Maestro! The time has come for another Top 10 Must Listen breakdown of what beautiful bangers should be nestled into your carefully composed playlist for the walk to work, traffic jam distraction or those all-important getting ready vibes. As always there isn’t an overall genre of the tracks that are gleaming Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Funky Sensation // Disclosure Wow oh wow. Get ya flares out and anything Lycra. Disclosure has gone and hit right where it feels oh sooooo goooood! ‘Funky’ is leading us up the correct garden path for sure. The intro starts off with an Earth, Wind and Fire resonance to then burst into what feels like Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

1.) Belong/ Fyfe ft Kimbra This little naughty find was through the one and only Spotify ‘Discover Weekly’ when I was desp searching for a walk to work sorta playlist. You may recognise Kimbra’s beautifully velvet sound from ‘Somebody that I used to know’ which rocked our worlds back in 2011. Though this corker holds Continue reading Scarlett Notes Top 10 Must Listen Weekly

Madrid: Scarlett Notes Top 3 Places To See …

Madrid: Scarlett Notes Top 3 Places To See …

It has only taken me just a brush over a year to pop this little travel number together… but this beautiful city, the capital of Spain, was just playing on my mind! So in true Scarlett Note fashion, I have created an ‘All you need to know’ guide. Be prepared for the one-stop-plan-ya-holiday experience. Here Continue reading Madrid: Scarlett Notes Top 3 Places To See …

Why do I find Notting Hill even more glorious to watch in my 20’s ?

Why do I find Notting Hill even more glorious to watch in my 20’s ?

‘I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.’¬† The first scene I vividly capture in my mind when the cult, British 90’s wonder is mentioned, is the iconic scene where the ever so hard to crack ‘Anna Scott’ (played by leading lady of every decade I’ve roamed the Continue reading Why do I find Notting Hill even more glorious to watch in my 20’s ?

Want to know what real music is? Leyline Pass and their single ‘Glass Cage’ show us how it is …

Want to know what real music is? Leyline Pass and their single ‘Glass Cage’ show us how it is …

When embarking on putting this review together, I knew I would be fully immersed because that is the power that Leyline Pass’s tracks seem to have over me… time and time again. And becoming lost in ‘Glass cage’ was pretty much irresistible. So let’s get stuck in and see just how Leyline Pass are moving Continue reading Want to know what real music is? Leyline Pass and their single ‘Glass Cage’ show us how it is …

Tough crowd? An essential guide to making it through the gig …

Tough crowd? An essential guide to making it through the gig …

It’s Friday and you’ve carted the PA all the way through the high street because the venue doesn’t have parking. You shimmy in with every musical piece of equipment snug, under your arms. Waiting for you is a sea of stone-hard faces, who look as though the last thing they want right now is a Continue reading Tough crowd? An essential guide to making it through the gig …

Is positivity always the best remedy?

Is positivity always the best remedy?

I’m sat in Starbucks just off the extreme hustle and bustle of London Liverpool Street with crispy lashes from where I have sweat my entire entity out and had a little, half-hearted cry. Today wasn’t how I’d envisioned… I’ve had a delayed train to and from the city I am so obsessed with, and being Continue reading Is positivity always the best remedy?

It is human to not get it ‘right’ first time. Are we just too hard on ourselves?

It is human to not get it ‘right’ first time. Are we just too hard on ourselves?

Why is achievement seen as almost platinum when you get it right first time?¬†It’s like a broken record, really, isn’t it? If we don’t quite grasp a technique, or pass an exam or achieve a ‘high’ standard, many of us (me included) then pursue a path of bucket loads of self-discipline, waves of self-criticism, and Continue reading It is human to not get it ‘right’ first time. Are we just too hard on ourselves?

Polly Haynes: ‘Pulling Me Backwards’ is everything and more …

Polly Haynes: ‘Pulling Me Backwards’ is everything and more …

First thing is first. I am sat at 8:52 am in the morning, having just followed the same old morning routine of wearily munching my gluten-free cornflakes with the intent of flopping onto the sofa like a giraffe dropping down for a sunset rest and I have a spring in my slumber step. Why? I Continue reading Polly Haynes: ‘Pulling Me Backwards’ is everything and more …

#5 of my ‘First ever EP’ diary: we’ve made it half way through the recording but I’m falling out with my vocals …

#5 of my ‘First ever EP’ diary: we’ve made it half way through the recording but I’m falling out with my vocals …

Oh it is good to be back here! It has been a long old time since I touched base with the EP and what’s happening and for a moment, I felt that was really unorganised of me and that I should be creating this {music masterpiece} rapidly and smoothly. However, after a period of thinking Continue reading #5 of my ‘First ever EP’ diary: we’ve made it half way through the recording but I’m falling out with my vocals …

Departure time! It’ll be quiet over here just for a bit. I am South America bound!

Departure time! It’ll be quiet over here just for a bit. I am South America bound!

A huge thank you to all who have followed Scarlett Notes over the last few weeks! I am so grateful and love all the posts I have been able to enjoy following you!! Please do not let my silence over the next few weeks let you ponder as to if I am still actively blogging Continue reading Departure time! It’ll be quiet over here just for a bit. I am South America bound!

Songwriting: chords or lyrics first? Have I got it right?

Songwriting: chords or lyrics first? Have I got it right?

When musicians are lost deep in convo it is one of the immediate topics of debate that springs up like the first daffodils in bloom … ‘So what do you come up with first, chords or lyrics?’ And to be honest with you … I just don’t bloody well know! It depends … It is Continue reading Songwriting: chords or lyrics first? Have I got it right?

I’m sorry if you haven’t heard from me …

I’m sorry if you haven’t heard from me …

Anxiety has hung around me the last few months like a thick blanket that isn’t warm and comforting. It is heavy and hard to remove. It sits on your shoulders pulling you closer to the ground and it has given me a new obstacle- replying to texts and messages. Trust me in knowing this post Continue reading I’m sorry if you haven’t heard from me …

Berlin: Scarlett Notes Top 3 Places To See …

Berlin: Scarlett Notes Top 3 Places To See …

You know when you are so deeply in love with something, like the Biscoff krispy kreme¬†waiting for you in Tesco, or the overpriced bikini that you already have in a different colour for holibobs but hey- ya love it! Well… if you hadn’t already been a mini Sherlock Holmes and guessed. I am in love Continue reading Berlin: Scarlett Notes Top 3 Places To See …

Be right back! I’m off to the best city in the world …

Be right back! I’m off to the best city in the world …

Hallo! Less of a post and more of a note!¬† I’m going to my most favourite and adored city in the world, Berlin today and I’ll be back Sunday eve. Ready to commence all things bloggy again! Berlin is bold, vibrant, sentimental, haunted and constantly awake! To be going there for the fourth time will Continue reading Be right back! I’m off to the best city in the world …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #4: the one where we start recording and I get annoyed with the metronome …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #4: the one where we start recording and I get annoyed with the metronome …

I have to say this has been the MOST exciting EP sesh to date!! Equipped with my guitar and all the leads in the world I arrived at the studio with an excited knot forming in my stomach; nope it wasn’t trapped wind before you ask… I was hesitant to start the recording because although Continue reading The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #4: the one where we start recording and I get annoyed with the metronome …

What I would have told myself when I was 19 …

What I would have told myself when I was 19 …

If I had ten minutes with 19 year old me, my goodness I may well have been extremely hungover, but I would have so much to say … Why 19? I carried with me, like many of us when we were those mistake loving older teens, discontent feelings and dissatisfaction for who I was, predominantly Continue reading What I would have told myself when I was 19 …

Scarlett Notes Session 1: feeling in awe and at home with Jake Begley…

Scarlett Notes Session 1: feeling in awe and at home with Jake Begley…

It is here! The first post for the Scarlett Notes Session; and what better singer-songwriter, guitarist and musical mastermind to kick us off than Jake Begley himself! Lucky aren’t we? We discuss all things songwriting related in regard to Jake’s latest EP, The Dark Hedges, bursting at the seams with production, writing and deep thought Continue reading Scarlett Notes Session 1: feeling in awe and at home with Jake Begley…

The ‘My first ever EP’ diary excerpt #3: the one where I thought about sharing and it is time to start thinking and recording and all that jazz …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diary excerpt #3: the one where I thought about sharing and it is time to start thinking and recording and all that jazz …

  This post is exceptionally late and for that- I am exceptionally sorry! I have been in a bit of a lazy frame of mind the last couple of weeks (how criminal of me!) and I have really found it difficult to get ANYTHING done! But motivation is beginning to run through my musical veins Continue reading The ‘My first ever EP’ diary excerpt #3: the one where I thought about sharing and it is time to start thinking and recording and all that jazz …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #2: the one where I was 2 hours late and we ate Ferrero Rocher …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #2: the one where I was 2 hours late and we ate Ferrero Rocher …

  Traffic is a bugger, isn’t it? And it made me arrive to practice numero 2 for the EP TWO HOURS behind schedule. Needless to say, this threw me a bit for the rest of the session! We still made some incred musical movements though!! Perhaps I was a tad too much of a perfectionist Continue reading The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #2: the one where I was 2 hours late and we ate Ferrero Rocher …

In Side In Vain: hauntingly fantastic and a fusion like no other…

  I am sat in Gail’s Bakery on Portabello Road, alone and having devoured a panini. Although, I wouldn’t know this because I have lost myself in the powerful, emotive and rich sound of Jazz fusion band, Raz’s newest masterpiece; In Side In Vain. ‘98% instrumental, 2% vocal, Raz’s music is a blend of Jazz, Continue reading In Side In Vain: hauntingly fantastic and a fusion like no other…

The ‘My first ever EP’ diary (#1): I always get so clammy when I have to show my originals…

  If its ok with you, I’m going to diarise every momento¬†of making my first ever EP which is being released many many months away in September (the 29th, mark the date). I’ve been gigging and writing for 6 years and through this time, I’ve never tinkled with the idea of making an EP. Silly Continue reading The ‘My first ever EP’ diary (#1): I always get so clammy when I have to show my originals…