Founded in October 2012, faithinloveandmusic began as a blog for indie, alternative and rock music. Since then, it has flourished and blossomed into something I am whole heartedly proud of.
My view is that this is not a place for all music news. Nor is it a place where I vent and rant about every issue in the industry that frustrates me. It’s a place where I can write about issues, bands and artists that I care about and things that excite me.
If you want a full and varied choice of music news, I suggest you go to the NME, because the only things you’ll find here is music news that intrigues or enthralls me. News about bands or artists I have a passion for. Because what would be the point in retelling the same stories that all the other music sites and magazine have?
I pride myself in following a music news story to the end and writing them up as quickly and efficiently as possible. Take the Fall Out Boy reunion of 2013. I was extremely proud of how quickly I was reporting on the breaking news of their return. I was faster than most of the mainstream music websites, and I put that down to my passion for them as a band.
Not only this, but you’ll also get an insight into the intense fan-girling that will happen along side these stories. So, be warned.
My reviews are entirely of my own opinion. Being a lowly student, I often don’t have the money to be able to review as many things as I would like to. In an ideal world, I’d review each and every album, single and gig I wanted to. Instead, I write about the select few albums and gigs I can get my hands on, and that’s good enough for me if it’s good enough for the viewers.
For any who don’t clock on to the reference, the name faithinloveandmusic comes from a song by The Libertines, and it’s a line that rings particularly true to me as a music lover.
“If you’ve lost your faith in love and music, the end won’t be long. Because if it’s gone for you then I too may lose it and that would be wrong”
Enjoy my blog. Tell your friends. Leave a comment. Whatever takes your fancy.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the girl in the hat.
Originally from the Midlands, I’ve grown up around many great venues and a thriving local scene. I’ve visited the likes of Birmingham’s NEC, NIA and O2 Academy. I’ve been to the Civic in Wolverhampton and sampled almost every venue around Nottingham, from the Capital FM arena to the Rescue Rooms, to the legendary (but steadily declining) Rock City. I even lost my festival virginity to the likes of Leeds Festival earlier this year, the sister site (and undoubtedly better site) to Reading Festival.
Music has always had a presence in my life and my love for it has flourished with every new band I’ve seen and new band discovered. From old to new, music is timeless and there’s nothing I adore more than discovering a band that could really change my life. I love to write, and thus I figured that music journalism was the path I wanted to journey down.