My chat with Chris, the brain behind the What3Words app.
Saturday, 21 September 2013
I chat to the founder of the drinks brand for the campaign.
I chat to Izzy Judd about her online gift boutique Izzy's Attic.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
I don’t know about you by I can already feel the affects of S.A.D setting in. The only positive I have managed to glean from Summer to Autumn, aside from having a further excuse to stay in and watch guilty pleasures on the box, is the fact we can purchase new clothes to prepare us for the doom.
So, if buying new cosy jumpers, snuggly socks and wind shielding jackets is our remedy, why not go one step further and ensure you buy the most cheerful of garb out there.
With our mood in mind, Wesc, the Swedish street-wear brand have come together with Happy Socks to create an awesome mini collection called ‘The League of Happy Campers’. The perky capsule collection features the design elements and patterns that are a signature for Happy Socks, combined with the relied upon street styles and elements of the Superlative Conspiracy – presenting a jacket, a knitted jacquard sweater and a pocket t-shirt, combined with a selection of extremely jolly socks!
The items will be available in the WeSC store from the end of September.
P.S Did you know?
The leader of The League of Happy Campers is none other than Peter Stormare – WeActivist, actor, musician, writer and more than anything: an untrainable happy camper.
The news that Fall Out Boy were returning was almost enough to encourage a party at Hit The Floor HQ – but as ‘professionals’ we have to try and stifle such bias. But we scrapped that mentality when we heard they were returning to the Reading and Leeds main stage for the first time since 2009, and allowed ourselves to get thoroughly excited.
Whenever a much loved band returns from a hiatus with a new album they are always running the risk of tainting their previous legacy…so there was much relief when the boys revealed then splendid ‘Save Rock and Roll” and proved they still had that pretty special genre bending formula. When it was their time in the Reading press room the small space suddenly became the busiest place on site, and whole bunch of new ‘press’ people seemed to emerge. Amongst the chaos Sophie Eggleton managed to catch a few words with Pete Wentz and a few less with Andy Hurley about the new album, Reading festival and what they may do next….- See more at: http://www.hitthefloor.com/interviews/music-interviews/rock-metal-interviews/video-interview-fall-boy-reading-festival-exclusive/#sthash.2ohR4GhN.dpuf
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Those who opted for his folky formula over Fall Out Boy at Leeds and Reading were united in their gushing. As per usual, the man who has made music his life, delivered a beautiful set, which not only displayed his gargantuan talent but also his gentle, self deprecating charm. We can’t wait to see him at Hammersmith in the new year and hopefully grab him for a longer chat…
Tyler and Josh are the Ohio twosome otherwise known as Twenty One Pilots. This year was a big one for the duo, with the release of their first full length album, ‘Vessel’ on Fueled by Ramen and a hit with their song ‘Holding on to You’. Sophie Eggleton sat down with the jovial guys ahead of their performance on the Festival Republic stage to chat about their fall tour with Fall Out Boy, what they need to get ‘show ready’…..and Celine Dion (CC)…
Check out more from the guys here - https://www.facebook.com/twentyonepilots
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
During our weekend at Reading Festival we got to visit to an assortment of dressing rooms, all kitted out in their own unique and occasionally unusual ways. But If we were allowed to takeover one it would have to be Joshua Steele's, otherwise known as Flux Pavilion. The young English producer and DJ has a hugely successful career that sees him invited to perform at all manner or exotic, glamorous and sunny locations, so it was only right that he try and bring a bit of that lifestyle to Reading. I've had bands light up cigarettes (Justice) and munch on gummy bears (Mr Hudson), but this is the first time an interviewee has been brought a Mojito during our chat....and boy did it look delicious. Attempting to remain professional Sophie Eggleton declined indulging in the tropical beverage while asking Flux whether he is any closer to his dream of owning a Segway and working with The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, what it was like working with certified 'pop stars,' and how he is adapting his live show to show off his many musical skills....
P.S Top notch T-shirt!
There was a definite aura of glee surrounding the Sons and Lovers boys, and you can't blame after the year they've had. Although featuring seasoned musicians, the band is relatively new on the scene but already have an achingly awesome list of achievements on their resume. Not only have they toured with arguably one of the best pop songwriters of our generation, Ryan Tedder of One Republic, they have supported current number one babe Ellie Goulding. Sophie Eggleton joined the boys for a quick chat to bask in their happiness and to find out how they prepared for their Reading Festival performance and intend to top crowd surfing to Carly Rae Jepson.
If you weren't lucky enough to catch their stunning live performances at Reading and Leeds you can see them perform at Southsea Fest and Ringmasters Festival this month, or see them join The Naked and Famous in November....
The last couple of years have been pretty fantastic for Tottenham's Wretch 32 -- they have seen him celebrate a number one, have the honour of performing at the Royal Albert Hall for the Urban Classic Proms, and at Hyde Park for the Olympics (partnering with Adidas and Coca Cola for Olympic campaigns). He is not content with simply enjoying his success and the rewards it brings though, he also offers words of advice and support through his work with the Princes Trust. You'd think this wordsmith has all the attributes to make him one 'cool' guy, but it seems his son would disagree!
Watch our interview to hear about the rapper's 2013, his recent mixtape, feeling stylish on stage, and why he can be a bit cringe.
Check out more from Wretch 32 here -https://www.facebook.com/wretch32music
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