I've been told that my music taste is very random.
If I had to choose my favourite era of music, it would be the 1980s. There is just something about the music from that decade that just makes you want to get up and dance. It was so full of power, synthesisers and colour - I feel like music from the 80s can be described as colourful because it was just that - one vomit rainbow of everything shoved in together that makes me want to whip out the leg warmers and watch Sixteen Candles.
I love the fast paced outrageousness of the 80s, and I especially love the Queen of Pop, Madonna, who I was fortunate enough to see last year in Melbourne and man it was insane, and nothing short of amazingly shocking. Music from the 80s makes me feel alive.
However, I'm not just some weird 80s fanatic. I love music at the moment, and in particular, the Australian music scene. We are just absolutely blowing up down here. Every corner you turn is another band being turned to gold. And we have an especially strong scene over here in Perth, with San Cisco, Tame Impala and the likes - Perth is taking over people. I said it here first.
Despite my enthusiasm for music of the moment, I can't describe my dogs breakfast music taste without mentioning Queen. I love love love Queen. Every single Queen song is so damn cool, when I listen to them I just feel like I should be wearing bright red lipstick and not giving a damn about the whole world. Queen got something so right - their music makes you feel badass but also makes you feel so in love with the world at the same time. Hard to explain but hopefully if you like Queen you kind of get my drift.
Finally, if I had to say where my true music loves lie, it's with some of the biggest indie/alternative bands the world has to offer. I'm not going to try and conjure up a bunch of obscure, never-been-heard-of artists to try and make myself seem super cool and different and unique mahhnnnn. I love Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats just as much as the next girl. And man am I excited to be ticking off the latter two of those three at Groovin' the Moo this weekend and in July, having already seen Vampire Weekend at the Hordern a couple of years ago.
I can't end my great, but very limited (trying to keep these posts shorter) spiel, without mentioning The Naked and Famous. This band is by far my favourite, and if I had to choose a song I could listen to everyday for the rest of my life it would be Young Blood. I am utterly in love and obsessed, and have been since I was about fourteen and will continue to be forever. Every single one of there songs puts a smile on my face.
ANYWAY. To the point Magenta. I have decided to begin sharing with you lovely readers my current playlist, if you are willing and interested or care about what random bunch of songs and eclectic mix of artists I am listening to at the moment, ranging from the 70s to now. I am unsure of how often I will update this, as sometimes I listen to one playlist for months, or have to change it up after two weeks. Anyhow, click here to give my May playlist a listen, and follow me on Spotify to keep up to date, or catch me out listening to some guilty pleasure Christina-T-Pain-Timberland business from 2002.