O o oh, Paisley

I love Paisley pattern. It looked amazing on Brian Jones and David Bowie.

It has such a mesmerizing power that most of the time that I am in a vintage shop I can’t leave without a paisleyed (coined a new word) item.

Besides, Pretty Green should definitely create a women’s collection: I love the design of its famous Paisley shirt, its bright colours and the logo enclosed in the pattern.

Anyway, yesterday, before falling asleep, I was absently scrolling down my Instagram homepage as usual, when a picture of three young lads holding their instruments and wearing Paisley shirts captured my attention.

Thus, I discovered a new band: the Gallerys (and lost an hour of sleep). Well, new for me apparently, since I then found out that they’ve already played some dates in London.

Their debut EP is called Paisley, which is also the title of one of the three songs included; I wondered if the bands member come from Paisley, Scotland, yet they’re actually from Kent.

Hence, finally someone had dedicated an ode to the best pattern ever created!

Listen to the Gallerys here: https://soundcloud.com/gallerys

Paint me, distorted as an abnormal angel, falling.

I was supposed to see Il Teatro degli Orrori live in a couple of weeks. Tickets bought a month in advance and level of excitement high enough, due to the expectation of attending a gig of a band from my home Country, that I last time saw live in Verona in 2012.

Three days ago, instead, I received the disappointing news that the event has been cancelled. It should have taken place at the O2 Academy Islington, a venue in the heart of Angel, that also hosts nights dedicated to a specific group or a music genre (the event is called Burn Down The Disco and it takes places on Saturday nights from 22.30 to 3.30. Looking forward to the Manchester Night on the 4th of March!).

Anyway, although the concert won’t happen, I had the pleasure of seeing an Italian band, Verdena, last year in London, on the 19th of May 2016, at the same venue (picture of the gig above).

The audience was made up almost entirely of Italians and the concert was definitely not a memorable one, though; the band didn’t interact with the fans, but I have to admit that we were all rather quiet, and seemed visibly excited only for the song Un po’ esageri. Hence, unsurprisingly, the band closed with only one encore song.
Nevertheless, Verdena are a precious alternative rock band, definitely worth listening to.

Recommended song: Muori Delay

Recommended album: Wow (2011)

Please allow me to introduce myself…

Good heavens you boys (and girls),

I am Veronica, a postgraduate student at Richmond, the American International University in London, yet, primarily, a full-time music addict.

This blog is part of my course in Advertising and Public Relations, and I decided to dedicate it to what I am most passionate about: music, subcultures and the style of my favourite bands/musicians.

The blog’s title – Live outside your head, live inside a song– is, indeed, a quote from a Libertines’ song, Skint and Minted, which I also have tattooed on my back.

I have a strong fondness for drawing, painting and creativity in general, and I create/modify objects and clothes.

I’m always looking for concerts and music-related exhibitions in London; I regularly visit vinatge shops and fairs, and, when I can, I plan trips all around the UK, mostly basing my travels on the cities where my beloved musicians were born.

I’ll use this blog to share my thoughts and my experiences in THE city, hoping (if I may quote T2  ) that someone, somewhere, cares.

Cheers,

Veronica