It’s Electric!

After Primavera and Croatia Rocks, I didn’t think that any music festival could live up to my high standards. But in comes the small, intimate, Scottish music festival that is Electric Fields and you couldn’t be more wrong. I had never been camping for a festival and I honestly didn’t think I’d like it. It was amazing though. Located at Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill.  The campsite is just the right size and the festival venue is just a short walk away. I couldn’t believe the time I had. My favourite performance with Everything Everything, but everything I saw from Teen Canteen to Primal Scream was amazing. The best part was that we had absolutely amazing weather. That made exploring the castle grounds an amazing time in addition to the great festival. Honestly I just want to do it again right now!

Croatia Rocks: Thursday

Thursday Ok so the closing party was Fatboy Slim. I’m not sure what else I can say about this. It was one of the most amazing nights of my entire life. With a great show, really cute company and dancing till sunrise, I really could not have imagined a better night. That being said I’m just going to post these photos already below.

Well that is it for Croatia Rocks, time for the drive down to Dubrovnik!

(Missed previous Croatia posts? They start here)

Croatia Rocks: Tuesday

So Tuesday was a big day for us. Helen had bought us Boat Party tickets for my birthday and Rudimental was playing so we were really excited for it. But we showed up for the Boat at the Marina (after a long and super hot walk I might add) and Rudimental had missed their flights. They said that there was still going to be a boat party with Mella Dee and I do have to say it was really fun. Plus we met a really fun group of people on the boat. We were totally exhausted after the party but it was great.


 

TuesdayIf we were at all disappointed about the day, the shows at night definitely made up for any sadness. We showed up and just caught the end of Kate Tempest and were up front for Jungle. Which was amazing. One of the back up singers was literally the coolest person I have ever seen. The entire band is just so cool was just completely captured by the music and the guys (and lovely lady) themselves. That was followed by Rudimental which were captivating (*cough* would’ve been better on a boat *cough*).  After a super long day we were exhausted and on our way out the door and we noticed Blonde was playing so we stuck around for a bit. Well we stayed as long as we could stand. Tuesday definitely lived up to expectations.

Check out the next day of Croatia Rocks here!

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Croatia Rocks: Monday

Started the day by walking to the beach in Stara Novalja and relaxing in the Sun. It was different from most of the beaches that I used to go to because well the rocks. There was no sand, just rocks. It was surprisingly comfy to lay on, but when you walked into the water it really hurt. But the water was clear as can be so it all worked out.  We decided to go explore Novalja after the beach and had one of the best slices of Pizzas I have ever had, right at the Marina.


thumb_IMG_5087_1024Day 2 was when the festival really got going with us. Before I left I made sure to download the Bands I didn’t know. The festival was set up between two different clubs Papaya and Aquarius. Aquarius was mostly DJs while Papaya was mainly the bands, with instruments and all that :D. We managed to be in the front row for almost every show we went to, which was amazing I was excited because thanks to the festival I had recently gotten to know The Bulletproof Bomb and I thought they were really great. They were the first act we got to see. . Then followed The Vaccines, which I can say was one of the most amazing shows that I could have ever expected. The last show we went to was Bondax, which felt totally different because it was a DJ and not a band. But it was just as much fun.

Check out the next day of Croatia Rocks here!

(Missed previous Croatia posts? They start here)

Claymation: Music

My initial thought was to use Daughter’s song “Youth,” but once I decided to have a voice over I quickly knew that I needed to rethink the idea. The feeling of the song fit to my animation, so I was determined to find something similar. I tried to find an instrumental version of “Youth.” I was only able to find several covers, many of which I really liked. I had to abandon the idea of this particular song and find something else. I went on SoundCloud, where one can easily get music that individuals had created for free. I found the song Found Out About You (Piano) by Alison Doyle. It was a piano instrumental and it had somewhat of the eerie feel that I wanted so I think that it is the perfect solution.