Album Review #1

   I am absolutely in love with Years & Years. I’ve recently purchased their album and I can safely say there is not a song on there I don’t like.
   The following song is just pure bliss. I love the happy dance vibe; and the way the meaningful lyrics are wove into the music cleverly. I feel like this is a small tale of loving but not being loved back when thats all he wants; to be loved. We can all relate to those situations I’m sure, I definitely can, and we all know I’m a fan of songs I can relate to!

   Please check them out if you don’t already know who they are. If you do know them and you already love this song, have a little boogie around your bedroom, work office, the shop your walking round, anywhere and everywhere for me! It is such a feel good song even with its deep longing for love lyrics, one I think myself and everyone can appreciate.

Who'd have thought it…

   Sometimes you just don’t like a song. Or even an artist/band. That was me with Bring Me The Horizon. 

   For years I haven’t been a fan of them. They would be played in my music lessons at school due to other members of the class liking them, and it would almost cause me physical pain. If you were to ask any of my friends (especially friends from school) they would tell you how much I used to say I hated Bring Me The Horizon. 

   Then Sleepwalking was released. I heard in on Kerrang one day when I wasn’t really watching the TV, it was more background noise, and thought “oh, I like this, who is it?”. Their name popped up and I was surprised to say the least. Then I saw them perform live at Reading Festival 2013 and was gutted to say I hadn’t watched them before. They were such crowd pleasers and very good at what they do. Everything sounded amazing, and a bonus for me was that they played Sleepwalking, the song that changed my views. 

   Two years on and I love their new album. I’m still not 100% there with their older stuff, but I can safely say they are an extremely talented group of people. And trust me when I say I have abused Spotify listening to them to come up with this realisation. 

   I like that I’ve grown to like them, as I feel I appreciate them more as artists now. However, I’m not saying that people who have liked them from the start don’t appreciate them as artists either. I love growing with a song/artist/band, but I also love falling for something that’s fresh to me. Bring Me The Horizon were definitely fresh for me, as even though I knew who they were, I had a break between my music lessons and the release of Sleepwalking to not listen to them. Now I cant stop. Thats the Spirit & Sempiternal are excellent albums that I’ve grown to love. But what I absolutely love is when Sleepwalking is played in Uprawr; if you’re from the UK you will know of the beautiful, sticky mess, that is Uprawr. If not, I’m sorry that you’re missing out on something so wonderful. It literally fills the room with energy and when you’re in a club, that’s everything and more you want. 

   Opinions can always change, that’s why they’re opinions. Mine has definitely changed regarding Bring Me The Horizon. I think I may even say, I’m a fan.

Here’s the video for Sleepwalking – Bring Me The Horizon, enjoy:

Thank you guys, Leanne xo

Baby if I'm half the man I say I am…

I always have (and always will have) a HUGE amount of love for Paramore. Right now, I’m sat in work, on lunch, with Proof playing in my ears. Fighting the urge to sing really loudly (and terribly) in the staff kitchen.

Proof is one of those songs that’s got a cheery up beat tempo, but is secretly a bit of a love song. The lyrics refer to missing someone, and wanting to see them, while having a slight fear about what they’re doing. There are definitely some hints of that stereotypical ‘psycho side’ that every girl has, but deny and fear. Ending the chorus with “the only proof that I need is you” brings back the cheeriness in the song.

This is definitely a song I love, can listen to whatever my mood and can relate to on some levels.

I hope you enjoyed, and look out for whats to come! Leanne xo

Paramore – PROOF:



   Welcome to my blog. My name is Leanne and this is technically my second blog. My first blog was completely music based and is still live, so it can be checked out (, I focused on the Reading Festival and even did an album review of an album by The Rise of The Broken. Unfortunately due to the time I started the last blog, I was unable to keep it up to date and ended up just leaving it behind in the past.

   Now I’ve aged and matured and can balance things better, I’ve decided to start a fresh and that’s how Music and What Not was created. Theory behind the name is, I am very passionate about music. However, I am passionate about many things, such as science, tattoos, art and animals. So this blog will heavily be music related but will feature other things too.

   So that’s my blog life. Back to me, I am crazy because I am studying, working and blogging! I absolutely love Tim Burton. He is one of my favourite directors and artists! I love how his films always have a creepy feel to them but, always have a powerful message behind them (unless they are a very known fictional story like Alice in Wonderland or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Which also makes sense for my love of Halloween! It is my favourite holiday and I love seeing people getting into the Halloween spirit with pumpkins and decorations.

   I also mentioned I love animals and tattoos. Well over my years on this planet I have owned four dogs, multiple fish and a bunny. I would love to have more animals, but me and my family don’t have the same like in pets (I would love a lizard, chinchilla, another dog, bunny, ferret, the list is endless) or they aren’t actually allowed to be pets like I absolutely love Raccoons!!. I also have a fair few tattoos which include meaningful family related ones and Tim Burton ones.

   So that’s it really. I love music and have an opinion on it that I thought I would share, expect lyric judgements, album/gig reviews and pretty much anything really.

I hope you enjoy,