Hey, I’m Douwe.
I’m a 18 years old kid from the Netherlands.
What’s this about, you ask?
Music. I love music. I don’t play an instrument and I can’t sing, but damn, I love music.
What kind of music? Well, pretty much every kind, but I have my favourites, and most of them are in the rock or punk department. My top 3 of modern times would consist of Green Day, Fun. and Paramore, but I will always have love for Queen, the best band of all time and I’m a sucker for classic rock songs.
You might be wondering what the purpose of this blog is, and to be fair, so am I. I guess my current aim would be to tell my readers, if I ever have any, about new bands and music that I find and like.
So, let’s start doing exactly that, and talk about my newest obsession: chilled out psychedelic/indie rock.
A couple of weeks ago I found a new band while browsing Spotify called Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and I instantly loved their song ‘Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)’, so I started listening to their other songs, and a lot of them were really good. In my opinion, the best are ‘Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)’, ‘Multi-Love’ and ‘Necessary Evil’. All of those songs are extremely flowy and chill, and have a great mellow feel to them. Lyric-wise they’re pretty simple but they can still be really deep. A band with a sound pretty similar to Unknown Mortal Orchestra is Tame Impala. My favourite Tame Impala songs are ‘The Less I Know The Better’ (which has a wicked weird video clip, I warn you) and ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards‘.
The last thing I want to talk about before I end this post is the new Paramore single.
Man, I’m happy. Finally, after waiting for four long years and endless drama, leaving (Jeremy Davis) and re-joining (Zac Farro, yay!) members, Paramore is back with the single ‘Hard Times’, and it’s great. The combination of Hayley’s voice, the happy tune and the sad lyrics just works. I’m really happy the band decided to make a new album, cause we waited too damn long for this. The new album, ‘After Laughter’, releases on May 12 and personally I can’t wait.
So, I guess that’s it for now.
If anybody reads this, thanks for that and let me know what you thought about it. This is my first time doing something like this so please be gentle. If you have any suggestions on music I might like, let me know.