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Hello! How are you?

I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for supporting my PERPETUAL EP. I am a VERY grateful woman, thank you 🙂

I am also grateful to Huey Morgan who said that my music was “Deep like a threat” when he played Me and You on his 6 Music show, and then told me I was “…killing it girl” on Twitter. (If you could imagine his voice when you read those quotes I think that would be best for everyone. Also, do you like I how seamlessly got the Radio 6 play in there. You didn’t even notice. Not clunky at all…   …   …at all!)
And thank you to Julie Adenuga who gave a shout out to all the hippos when she played Hippo Love on her Beats 1 show.

There’s more gratefulness to come… My launch party sold out! This is still exciting for me to think about. So much so that Ive decided to be brave and organise another night of music that I think is going to be equally as special.

I’ve invited two of the coolest women I know, Wyles & Simpson to join me on the 6th June at The NINES Peckham. I’ve also forcibly encouraged my dear friend Jim to select some tunes for us to dance to.  He moans about my constant demands, but he loves it really. Truly.

You should come! It’s a hair’s breadth away from summer and it’s no longer acceptable to stay in, eating pizza in your pants on a Tuesday night. Sorry. You’ll just have to come see us play instead and take advantage of The NINES happy hour (until 8pm). Plus, my Dad told me to tell you that the person who tells him the funniest joke on the night wins a pint! Wehey! He’s also asked me to ask you not to mention the competition.

Looking forward to seeing you in Peckham on the 6th!

Press this to get to the tickets!

Stac x

Perpetual Release Party!

Hi guys!

So I thought I should probably post about my EP launch party, which is happening tonight. Especially as Huey just played Me And You on his 6 Music Show. Im deep in the throws of rehearsing for tonights gig at Archspace but I got some very lovely texts from some of my friends and then I couldn’t feel my legs and had to do a dance.

There are a few tickets left still, so if you wanted to come here is the link! 

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Hopefully see you tonight.

Stac xx

Beats 1 play!

Whoop Whoop!

Rehearsals are underway for my launch party on the 6th May (Can you come?), and I’ve just had some encouraging words and a radio play from the wonderful woman that is Julie Adenuga.

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She played my song Hippo Love (taken from my PERPETUAL ep) on her show and said that I sound like a flower. I will take that. I will take that and I will be very happy about it.

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Click on the picture above and it will take you to her Apple Music show! Its a really good show and well worth a listen if you like to stay ahead of the London music scene game. That woman is ON IT.

Thanks for reading!

Stac x

 

Me and You Video

Hey guys!

One day not so long ago, me and a few friends made a video.

And here is that video!

Also, have I mentioned that I am releasing me EP on the 28th April through my new label 2 Points Records? Well its true! It’s a happenin’ and it’s called PERPETUAL.

And did I mention that I am throwing a launch party on the 6th May to celebrate it’s release? Well that’s true too!

I’ve got DANSU supporting and DJ sets from Blue Daisy and Wyles & Simpson and I am more excited about it than I am about Christmas – and that’s saying something.

Tickets are £6 and you can get them here.

WHOOP!

Hope to see you there – and hope you like the video.

STAC x

All The Anuarys

Im a bloody T-total vegan now – well at least for January.

I’ve decided to start my year as someone else that looks just like me. I think she’s a better person and I really hope to evolve into her because she gives a shit about her health,  the world and all that populate it, and isn’t drunk.

DRY JANUARY

My bezzie Abi got married in 2015 and to be honest, I’ve been drunk ever since her hen in October. That’s an exaggeration but it has felt like it at times. There’s been so much to celebrate. Christmas, Christmas being over, the new year, ALL of the summer months, birthdays, holidays (I had four last year – I couldn’t afford any of them), my friend Angel’s hen, my friend Angel’s wedding, December, Christmas, New year. All the celebrating has shrunked my brian and expanded my waistline and Im done! Im done with being a slug. I try to do Dry January every year but I went to Cuba with Debbie last year. This is where I discovered beer, for Cubans can’t do wine and the cocktails were making us quite ill.

I LOVE Peroni. I want to drink it all the time. So I did. Now Im fat.

VEGANUARY

I watched Food Inc. a few years ago and it had a massive (albeit delayed) impact on me, and now I want to opt out of the factory farming industry and see how long I can not eat cheese for.

CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE. It’s cool. I’m cool.

My friend V-Ron has a brilliant blog called Wrapped In Newspaper. Its so good. It’s the reason I felt brave enough to give Veganuary a try. So occasionally, from time to time I shall post my animal free adventures here.

Here’s the maple cinnamon granola I made, stuck in a jar, took a picture of and whacked 3 filters on… I am SO 2017.

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I gave myself 10/10.

Stac xx

Merry Christmas BABY

Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love the singing, the mulled wine, the cards, making presents, Christmas trees, lights, minced pies, the sense that people are trying their best not to be arseholes for at least two weeks and James Brown.

Have a very lovely Christmas and hopefully see you in the new year!

Stac xxx

Ps. That’s me and my mum. My mum dressed me so well when I was a cool little nipper. This was in the days before I had teeth that I needed to grow in to…according to my Dad, Santa.

Me and You by STAC

Hello 🙂

It’s been a while. Im quite lazy.

I think my song Me and You is quite Christmassy. I think it’s the brass that helps to make me feel that way. Memotone (who co-produced it with me) says that it reminds him of summer. And THAT’S why we love music.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when Memotone sent me the first bounce of the final version of this song. I felt like a helicopter about to take off. I think I might have even cried a little, and I definitely couldn’t stop smiling.

I’m going to release it in February 2017, but for now here is the soundcloud link.

Many thanks to all those involved in the recording. I shall do a proper shout out later, when it’s all a bit more proper.

LOVE Stac xxx

OK Go – White Knuckles

Whoops. Even though its really un-cool and quite frankly uninteresting, I’ve only been rinsing Lewis Taylor for two whole weeks. Yes thats right. I’m a loser. But sometimes I can’t help it. It’s the ONLY thing I want to listen to and so everything else goes out the window.

So! In a bid not to bore you to tears, here is a video of lots of very well behaved and highly trained men with their dogs who absolutely steal the thunder of the actual music. Sorry OK Go, but you’ve shot yourselves in the face here – but I love it.

Awwwwww! Look at those pups!

Enjoy!

Stac x

Lewis Taylor

Every 4 years or so I become obsessed with Jeff Buckley and then Lewis Taylor. I’ve just finished my 4th round of the Jeff Buckleys and so now I’ve moved onto the Lewis Taylors.

For those that aren’t familiar with Lewis Taylor, he was billed as the alternative blue eyed soul boy, next to Jamiroquai in the 90’s. He released his album ‘Lewis Taylor’ in 96, played Jools, got good reviews, yardah yadah blah blah and then recorded his 2nd album, which his record company refused to release because it wasn’t The Other Jamiroquai’ee enough. Chumps. That’s the gist that I got anyway. There’s not that much information on the internets since he deleted every trace of himself in 2006. He’s so cool.

That very same year (2006) my friend Prod asked me if I’d heard ‘Lewis Taylor’ and sent me Spirit, the a cappella that closes the album. I remember sitting at my desk at work and losing all use of my 4 floppy limbs. The last piece of music that did that to me was How To Disappear Completely – Radiohead. I guess Im just a sucker for beautiful melodies, a strong resolution and voices that feel like they are my heart talking to me from inside my chest – like no one else can hear them except me. I might delete that last line – might be a bit too much.

Anyway. I listened to the rest of the album and to be honest, at first I thought it was SO Swiss Fondue. Prod told me to stick with it. He told me to get past all the ‘baby’s’ (incidentally there are 15 in the first track alone) and to celebrate Taylor’s ability to add syllables to words where there are none (the D in find is not a syllable Taylor), and to make words like ‘headache’ fit over one syllable. The man’s a genius. I pushed through and I grew to love EVERYTHING about the entire record. I know it inside and out.

THEN! In 2012 (or something) my friend Jim asked me if I’d heard ‘Lost’ – The album that never came out! It had come out in 2006! I’d been living in the dark for 6 years! We listened to ‘Lost’ on a road trip, and then I subsequently listened to it every day for about a year. I now know it inside and out, and there is no way I could pick a favourite between them. They are so different.

I think that Taylor’s record company had no idea of his capabilities and no idea of his artistic creativity. I think they just expected him to make the same album again and not grow. It makes me sad that the label didn’t think that this album was worthy of a release. It absolutely was. It’s one of my favourite albums of all time and his story has had a profound effect on me.

Lewis Taylor, will you marry me. I mean I might as well say it. That’s what you are thinking right? That’s the power of music folks, and it’s one that should obviously never be constrained because the people with money don’t think they are going to make money.

WOW! I actually didn’t intend on writing an essay on Lewis Taylor. I must feel very strongly.

I’ve chosen Lucky from his first album as my song of the week. That guitar riff. All those Baby’s.

Enjoy!

Stac x
ps. Lewis – Call me.

The Roches – Hammond Song

This song is bonkers. The more I listen to it the more I love it. It’s by The Roches – Three sisters from 1970s New Jersey who hit the big time when Paul Simon asked them to be his backing singers.

I don’t really want to say anymore because I really want you to listen to them with the same knowledge about them as I had. None. But what will say is this. Listen out for the point where the vocals stop and the guitar solo starts.

Enjoy!

Stac x