Daring to ask

Being single all my life, I’ve often wondered how it is that people actually become couples and start relationships. I have never understood how people make the change from strangers to friends to in a relationship, and for a while it’s seemed as though it’s this unspoken thing that just happens, or there’s some form of telepathy between people that’s involved that makes it super easy to just be together.

When I was younger and in my teens, everyone else was just discovering what dating was and ‘liking’ someone else, and experiencing all the ‘firsts’ that come along with that, while I Read More »

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ALBUM REVIEW//Shellsuit//Wednesday Morning, Bootle Strand

 

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Wednesday Morning, Bootle Strand album cover

‘Wednesday Morning, Bootle Strand’ is the second album from Shellsuit, a band made up of Ed Doherty and Lee Scanlan from Walton Vale. It’s not a recent release, but was actually released in┬áMay 2015 on Higuera Records, but they’ve only just come to the attention of this music lover after a recent local gig.

The scouse duo have cited Simon and Garfunkel, the Velvet Underground and even The Smiths as influences for this set of tunes, and you can hear resemblances to all three throughout the album. It’s a another brilliant example of British music and personality at its finest, and driest. Similar to The Smiths and Morrissey, the lyrics are blunt and obvious and they don’t mind causing offence, but they are backed by such lovely melodies that I’m not sure the people who would find the remarks insulting would even notice.Read More »

sticky notes

Without going into too much detail, I’ll start this post by explaining that I’ve had to deal with a fair bit of rubbish things happening to me all through my childhood and growing up, and it’s unsurprisingly had a negative effect on my mental health and my ability to cope with stress. That said, I’ve had a lot of help and support, from therapists and counselors to my family and friends who have always tried to help hold me up.

Now that I’m a bit older, I’m starting to need that help holding myself up less and less. Read More »