Unsigned artists Ont’ Sofa

First of all, apologies for not posting for the last couple of days – the broadband back at home sucks and was off all day! So, I’m stealing the Universities Internet for a while (:

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The next channel I want to bring to you is called ‘Ont’ Sofa’ (for people who aren’t fluent in farmer language, that means ‘On the Sofa’). It was launched in early 2012 by artists Ben Davis and Jason Odle. It helps to bring unsigned artists into the light by having them sing live, on the sofa. Not only do they have bands singing covers of songs, they also encourage them to write their own. A great example of this would be X-Factor runner up Lucy Spraggan. She’s been on the channel numerous times with her famous ‘Tea and Toast’ and ‘Beer Fear’ songs.

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Lucy Spraggan

They also have different ‘sessions’ which are filmed at two major studios in the UK – the Gibson Studio in London and the Prime Studios in Leeds (which was once used to film the external shots for Emmerdale) which they are also partners with.

I’d recommend this channel to anyone who is interested in music, and who wants to hear fresh music by unknown bands. It’s also a great opportunity for any unsigned acts that want to get noticed. If you would like to play, the link is below.

Links: YouTube  Facebook  Twitter  Official Website  Apply to Play

Puppy Love :)

I have to review this channel simply for the video that I’ve just seen today.

Basically, this guys girlfriend had her 10 year old beagle put down due to a heart tumour, so obviously, she was very devastated. So, this guy bought her what I believe is THE cutest pug puppy in the world. Her reaction is priceless, it even brought a tear to my eye. Something so cute shouldn’t have 72 dislikes either, what’s wrong with these people?!

What do you think, cute or not? Give me your comments below! (:

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Video of the Week #1

So, because this is the first ever Video of the Week, I want to do something special. I’ve been trawling the Internet for the past week and have come to the awesome conclusion that the video of the week will be “Taylor Swift – Goat Edition”.

Now, I said I’d do something special. Well, underneath this, I have placed the links for the other ‘Goat Edition’ songs for you to look at aswell. I simply couldn’t choose between the other ‘Goat Edition’ songs that I found this morning!

Who knew a screaming goat could become so famous?!

Links: Nicki Minaj: StarShips  Taio Cruz: Dynamite  Linkin Park: Burn It Down  Skrillex: First of the Year  Burning my hair off  Justin Bieber: Baby

If you want to see more than the above, search ‘Goat Edition’ in YouTube (:

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Hungry? I have it SORTED!

Consider yourself a culinary expert or a more of a foodie flop (yes, I just made that one up)?

Never fear! SORTED Food is here! It’s an online hub for all of your yummy food needs. Whether your a beginner or a bit of a pro, you’ll find loads of simple and tasty dishes that are ‘easy as pie’ to create. sorted

SORTED Food is ran by a bunch of lads that skip the Gordon Ramsey swearing and the Jamie Oliver lisp to prove that cooking can be fun. It’s an ideal channel for students (I would know, I am one. There’s only so many Pot Noodles I can eat)especially with their ‘feast on a fiver’ recipes and it influences people to cook together. They are also winners of the ‘Educational Website of the Year’ for their official website.

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So, for those of you who haven’t subscribed (they have a massive 224,280 already, lets keep it going!), I totally recommend that you do – especially my fellow student friends. Kebabs and SuperNoodles can only be tasty for so long! What’s weird student meals have you made? Leave a comment!

Links: YouTube  Twitter  Facebook  Google+  Official Website

Two Words: Kyle Blanchard

I think this guy is the first person I subscribed to on YouTube a couple of years ago. And boy, I’m glad I did!

His YouTube alter ego comes under the name ‘Kyle Monkey’ and if you love Jim Carrey as much as I do, then you will love this guy. He’s completely bonkers, everything he does on camera is completely spontaneous, so don’t subscribe and expect an act – it’s all random silliness! It’s actually quite hard to put into words what Kyle is like, but he must be doing something right as he has 92,572 subscribers!

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So instead, I think you should follow the link and see him for yourself!

 

Links: Youtube  Blogspot

 

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Get your Goot on!

Todays post will be based on a channel that got recommended to me on Facebook yesterday. I think it has to be my favorite music channel I’ve found to date.

Don’t you just cringe when you see someone on YouTube cover a really great song, yet they do it so badly? I’m constantly bashing my head off the keyboard to the point I have ‘QWERTY’ engraved into my forehead. So, when I received the link to this channel, I was a little skeptical. I opened up the link and was faced with Alex Goot’s cover of ‘Living on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi – quite a hard song to cover vocally, I would assume.

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At the beginning of the song, we see Alex playing each instrument himself. That gave him the first ‘check’ on my list. Then, I was hit with his vocals. All I could say was ‘Wow’. His voice is incredible! After more investigating, I found that he has a number of albums out on Itunes and he collaborates with other YouTube friends.He doesn’t just do covers of songs either, he has a few that he was written himself. Every penny that we spend on his albums goes straight to him to help in live, so it doesn’t go to some random record company.

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So, for anyone reading this who enjoys music and needs someone new to listen too, then definitely DEFINITELY buy his songs! He totally gets a 10/10 with me, and I can guarantee you’ll think the same.

Links: YouTube  Facebook  Twitter  Itunes  Official Website

 

So cute!

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