Bring Summer back in fashion with @neobotanic #fashion #newcollection

Whilst everyone gets prepped for the party season, we invite you to bring a little sunshine to the dark nights ahead with a brand new collection from Neobotanic fashion.

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We managed to get a sneak peek at its latest collection last week and LOVED that its bringing some vibrant colours back into our lives. From gorgeous silk prints through to innovative, cutting edge designs that fit the male and female form in a quirky yet flattering way. Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 11.36.32

This new artisitic fashion brand bases its style on floral and plant motifs, using a wide range of fabrics to create scarves, shirts, dresses, ties and other accessories. Working against the fashion grain, colour and vibrancy is Neobotanics focus, so every piece in its collection is full of bright, piquant and striking patterns. So even if the entire collection isn’t totally for you, we reckon that every wardrobe needs one of these completely original must-have items!

So take a look at some of our favourite offerings and make sure you visit the site here to pick up your pieces! Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 11.37.35

 

Forget the iPod, its now about the iBean! #tech #news #gadget #MP3Player #music

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What does music, beans, the Amazon and a charity all have in common? Well, all of these components are coming together to create a brand new digital audio music player which will be housed inside natural and sustainable beans and nuts from Columbia!

It sounds nuts!!

Well, its a little far fetched, but apparently it works, and the venture has launched a Kickstarter campaign which will then help to provide a new income stream to Colombia’s indigenous population and raise funds for major Columbian charity, Natura Foundation.  So we warmly welcome the iBean and iTagua from South America!

What are they actually like? 

No two products are alike, each and every iBean and iTagua digital music player is a natural botanical wonder, skillfully fused with a cutting edge digital audio heart. Every single product is an individual work of art sculpted by nature.

Cybotanics, the company who has taken the step to develop this wonder of music and nature, is the first company worldwide, ever to do this without using any modern plastics or metals for the main fabric of their range of consumer products.  They have taken the direct opposite approach to existing mass produced consumer electronic products and the incredibly tactile, hand finished players are ethically sourced and assembled in Colombia providing new opportunities and revenue stream from materials readily available in tropical South America.

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Each 2GB or 4GB music player is a meticulously crafted and engineered digital  audio device that delivers ‘lossless’, CD quality music at a much higher bit-rate than conventional music players, all housed in a naturally beautiful and truly original form. Lossless compression reduces a file’s size with no loss of quality.  Digital ‘APE’ is a form of lossless compression.

How can I find out more and support this venture? 

Well, you can check out the video on Kickstarter and if you’re feeling generous you can certainly add to its fund, but at the very least, its an intriguing offering well worth seeing whether or not its going to be able to take off in todays competitive music and tech market, so good on them we say!!

 

The Sundowners take to the BBC Introducing stage at #Glastonbury #music #newartist

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One of the great things about Glasto is that you get the chance to experience some brand spanking new talent! This year is no exception. Taking to the BBC Introducing stage at 2:15pm on Friday 28th June (Yes this Friday!) will be Sundowners. So make sure you catch them rocking the stage. If you like what you hear, the band will also be releasing their new single via Skeleton Key Records on the 29th July.

Who are the Sundowners?

The hotly tipped hotly tipped Wirral five-piece have been cutting their teeth, gigging solidly throughout the UK over the last 18 months. Their infectious blend of rock & roll and psychedelic folk-rock has gone down a storm picking up rave reviews – leading to a coveted spot at Glastonbury and plaudits coming in from all quarters. Their single ‘Don’t Come Knocking’ comes backed with the B side ‘Shifting Sands’ both tracks were recorded at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool with James Skelly & Ian Skelly behind the controls.

So make sure you catch them if you’re starting the festival season this weekend. If you’re not, then fear not, you can check out their brand new single right here…just click on this link to hear Don’t Come Knocking

Happy Listening!