Friday, 6 July 2007

maybe not.

i was supposed to interview Twisted Charm today but it's been moved to next week.
Twisted Charm formed in London and make saxophone infused indie pop with synths and scathing lyrics about life in general. definitely a good thing.
i first heard about them ages and ages and ages ago when i heard 'London Scene?' on the radio and thought it was qualityyyy. since then Twisted Charm have recorded their debut album (released August 6th 2007) which is titled 'Real Fictional'. it's well worth a buy. almost all of the 'older' songs sound different and the new songs are just fantastic. the whole thing sounds so dated but simultaneously very very current.
i haven't seen Twisted Charm live (yet!) but they're playing D Percussion in August. very exciting!

Twisted Charm - Boring Lifestyles
(buy their singles here)

also, i've noticed a slight political turn in a few people's blogs lately! here's my contribution to the bandwagon.
last night i was watching Question Time and i was appalled. primarily at Douglas Murray's comments. i'm not going to get on my high horse about people like him, but honestly. it made me sick to think there are people with similar mindsets living and breathing in this world.
a big part of the programme was discussing whether or not the voting age should be lowered to 16 in the UK. it would be so much easier to say yes than to say no which is why i think a lot of people have said it is a good idea.
as much as i fully believe in democracy, i think lowering the voting age to 16 is a bad bad bad bad bad idea. first of all, some 18 year olds aren't well informed enough to vote let alone 16 year olds. all it will create is a section of society who have power and are likely to misuse that power. you'll just see 16 year olds voting with their parents, or voting for very extreme parties because they have not been informed properly. this obviously isn't the case for all 16 and 17 year olds, as i think (as a 17 year old myself) there are some 16 and 17 year olds who are more capable than some 40 year olds. however, the majority are not. end of story (i could go on and on and on and on but i'm lazy).

Help She Can't Swim - Sensitive Youth