Track of the Week – Chemical Brothers

This is the latest track from The Chemical Brothers and not only is it a great song, it also has an amazing video created by The Mill VFX Post house in London. Take a look and we hope you enjoy!

 

Boardmasters – GVS Co Style!

It feels like an absolute age since we went to Boardmasters and when we came back, exhausted, cold but very happy! It certainly was very different to any festival we had been to over the years but in many ways that was what made it so good!

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First of all I think it is good to point out that Boardmasters, unlike most festivals is split over two completely separate locations. The music festival is at Watergate bay and the surf festival is at Fistral bay. Now for you to get to each location you need to either walk for around an hour or you can get on the festival shuttle bus. This cost £5 return and can take quite a while because the traffic in Newquay for the duration of the festival is bumper to bumper. That being said, if you grab a couple of beers and jump on the bus, the time flies by and it is super handy that it runs till 4am in the morning. This means you are able to get back if you decide to party in town.

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Favourite stages

The point – dance stage, which lets you have a rave whilst looking out over the coast.

The view – this stage is where all the up and coming acts play. This year they all palyed out of the side of a metal camper van – it was ace!

Jack Daniels Tent – this was a stage that was actually down at Fistral beach, but it was great dancing away in this tent whilst being right on the beach.

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Essential Items

Take swimwear and a towel, this way you can catch a few waves, should the weather bring some decent swells.

Favourite Bands-

Daisy Clarke – a young extremely talented lady from Cornwall who writes and performs her lovely acoustic tunes along with some pretty mind blowing covers! Acts like this are why we love festivals, one minute you are just chilling by a stage, not knowing what who was coming on next and then you end up hearing someone that you listen to constantly when you get home!

The Land of the Giants – An absolutely dynamite group who perform their own songs and also some cover versions. They are a ska/rocky/poppy explosion of fun! Again we stumbled across this band and were blown away by their energy and ended up dancing away to their whole set and chatting away to the lead singer for ages afterwards.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – This guy has possibly the biggest voice we have ever heard! He was much rockier than any of the other two bands we mentioned but his songs, his persona and his sound really got us hooked from the minute he opened his mouth!

We have included links to all of their pages, you just need to click on their names and you can give them a listen – you wont regret it!

Hope this has been helpful!

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GVS Co x

Florence and the Machine @ Ally Pally

Last night we went to possibly one of the best gigs we’ve ever been to. Florence and the Machine at Alexandra Palace, and when we say possibly we mean top two!

Having sold out all 2092four nights we were really chuffed to be there and what an awesome venue Ally Pally is; large enough so you feel like you’re at a concert, but small enough to get the intimacy of smaller gigs. The crowd was packed in so we strategically stood to the left by the exit doors, but we still had a clear view. Luckily when the gig started there were two huge digital screens on either side of the stage so we couldn’t miss a thing.

They opened with ‘What the Water Gave Me’, which as an opener was intense, the dark lighting with a glitter ball effect as a back drop, added a really cool image. To follow was ‘Ship to Wreck’ and ‘Shake it Out’ – I think its fair to say the crowd was loving it. But as ever with Florence it was hit after hit after hit.

There wasn’t ever a dip in the set. They performed ‘Cosmic Love’ IMG_0684acoustically on the harp which was again so powerful and engaging. But for me the highlight came with ‘Dogs Days are Over’ where she instructed that everyone remove an item of clothing and wave it around like a mad man…done!
The encore was what every encore should be two huge songs, deep red lighting and the crowd at full tilt. ‘What Kind of Man’ and ‘Drumming Song’ back to back closed the set and with that the night. An energetic, magical and outstanding vocal performance by Florence made what would have been a rather dull Thursday night in London into a top two gig experience.

Have you missed us?

I know, I know, we have been terrible at posting recently BUT in our defense we have been very busy!

We have been all over the place watching music, traveling and eating out at loads of great places! Don’t worry though we are going to be filling you in with everything very soon.

To kick this all off we are going to see the fabulous Florence and the Machine this evening at Alexander Palace so we will make sure and give you a full review!

Speak soon

GVS Co.

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