Life feels a bit frozen at the moment, the energy and passion in the live music scene is the perfect form of escapism and fun, and it’s a part of my routine, be it work or social. My whole life revolves around gigs and live music so it’s really strange adjusting to a world without it.
– Sahera Walker
Lockdown has been a strange time for everyone. We are constantly wishing for more time to do as we please, to pursue a creative interest, to focus on something other than work. And now we unexpectedly have all the time in the world, we don’t know what to do with it. So here are three books we recommend when your inspiration is low, you need a boost of creativity or you just want to kickback with a good read for an hour or two.
In July 2019, Matty Healy of The 1975 was met with huge backlash after claiming on Instagram that he didn’t need to credit photographers, as he was doing them a favour by letting them photograph him.
Within a few lines, Matty Healy had managed to completely disregard the amount of hard work that goes into gig photography. Getting the perfect photo within your allotted time (normally only the first two songs), whilst battling against intense stage lighting and weaving your way through other photographers in the pit is something that requires practice, never mind the hours on your computer meticulously editing before your ready to share your creation with the world.
RSD may have been postponed but before you know it, it’ll be that time of year again. When music nerds and audiophiles alike flock into the streets of cities and towns, hoping to be the first through their local record store’s doors to grab their favourite rarities off the shelves for Record Store Day.