La Roux – In For the Kill


Even I am not a huge electronic pop fan, I heard some songs from Florence + The Machine and Ladyhawke. They are ok, but not really my music taste. However, La Roux‘s new album is outstanding and it worths recommending.

I realise that some music or album you need to listen more than one time, then will love it. Or even play in in different period. First time listen maybe a little bit judgemental, second time might feel interesting. Some music you wont’ be instantly loved it, but maybe second or third time. I do remember I didn’t like Keane’s third album ‘ Perfect Symmetry’ many months, but I love it so much one day after I listened them again.

I love all the songs in the whole album, especially song called ‘In for the Kill‘ ,’I’m not your toy’ and ‘Cover my eyes‘ but the whole album is amazing.

Keane’s Concert in Shepherd Bush


John bought Keane‘s tickets for my birthday gift in March, and finally this is the night. We went there at 6 pm, and there were already many people queueing, and luckily we got the great seats to see them very clear. Surprisingly, there were many middle-age fans to see Keane as well.

The show was to celebrate 50th birthday of the Island Record Company. The island members took all the fans pictures and said it will post it their website, can’t wait to see myself in there. The show was started at 7 pm, and the warming brand was Ladyhawke, she sang about 8 songs, and she performed well, however, the microphone could be louder because audiences could not hear her voice clearly.

When Keane came out, the whole stadium was crazy with a lot of applause. Keane sang about many songs from first album Hopes and Fears including ‘everybody is changing’, ‘ We might as well be stranger’ , and ‘somewhere we only know’; then ‘crystal ball and ‘nothing in my way’; then many songs from third album as well including ‘again and again’,’perfect symmetry’ and ‘spiralling’…

Tom’s voice was absolute amazing and with his professional performance. He talked to audiences, even shook hands with audiences, and asked audiences to sing with him as loud as they could, (to be honest, every audiences could easy burst out everyone song from Keane). The background lights, the band performance and the atmosphere was stunning. It felt likes that Keane music was melting with audiences voices, and everyone was so indulging into their music and lost themselves.

Their music was so perfect and ‘ I lost my heart, I buried it too deep into the under the iron sea’. It was a remarkable concert and I wish they will continuously create great music.

I recorded one song on the spot only for one of Keane’s best fans from GZ – Syrinx Ye.


这个演唱会是为了庆祝 island 唱片公司50岁的生日而搞的,工作人员给歌迷各个都照了相做纪念,我也照了张,不知道去哪里看呢?7点就正式开场,第一嘉宾是ladyhawke,约翰蛮喜欢的新西兰女歌手,她长了8首主打歌,歌曲还不错,可惜麦克风不够大声,听不是很清楚她的声音。

当Keane出场时候,掌声雷雷,歌迷超级疯狂的叫喊。Keane唱了很多第一张成名著 Hope and Fear,每一首歌迷都跟着一起唱,然后唱了2首第2张专集under iron sea,唱得最多的是第3张专集,场面十分感人,歌迷的声音做为背景,和 Keane的声音融合在一起。

主唱的Tom的声音真的很棒,歌喉和歌底很好,加上他十分卖力和专业表演,和让大家感受到他对音乐的那种激情,从他的歌词和歌曲中流露出来。看得出他对歌迷很好,在场常和歌迷交流,惊奇的是,居然还跳下场和歌迷握手。现场的表演,灯光,气氛真的太完美了。当然我也和其他歌迷一样一起和Keane 合唱,虽然不算是他们的疯狂歌迷,但十分喜欢他们的所有的专集。

当场的气氛就象忘掉自我,沉溺在Keane的音乐中,就象歌词中 ’ 我的心遗失了,把它深深的埋在铁海中,埋在音乐的铁海中’…这场演唱会是我见过Muse之后最棒的一场show。希望他们继续创造好音乐给大家。

我录下下了一段片断献给最爱 Keane 的广州歌迷 - 叶嘉雯!

Summer time


I do enjoy the sunny day and hot temperature in London, and it is hot, but as humid as China. I asked friends to come to my house and made some cakes together before they fly back to HK and Japan. We bought so many ingredients and made the pumpkin pie and chocolate trifle cake.

Vicky and Miwa enjoyed making cakes and we had so much fun, even though Vicky had some flower everywhere, and Miwa dropped an egg on the floor, it’s part of the fun and experience with friends. After 2 hours hard work, we ordered Papajohn’s pizza and watched some girl’s movie – He is not in too you. Then drinking and chatting until 1 am.

I enjoy the quality time with friends here in Summer day, cool breeze, hot sun, summer clothes, cool beer, good food and good accompany, then what a happy weekend. Here are some of our latest pictures.

I have been working hard to find a part-time job, had 2 interviews yesterday, but we will see the  results and I have work harder hunting on Monday. Tonight we will see Keane and Ladyhawke’s concert in Shepherd  Bush, I am so looking forward to seeing them.





我在努力找兼职呢,昨天有2份面试,不知道成不成功,英国兼职很难找啊,很多欧洲人来竞争,加上金融风暴,好在伦敦到处都是机会,周一再接再厉。今晚去听Keane 和 Ladyhawke的演唱会,约翰喜欢ladyhawke,等待疯狂的激情的夜晚终于来了。

Keane–Under The Iron Sea

Everyone is excited about Keane’s new album due to their successful last album (Hopes & Fears), which was a big hit. I gave the album Hopes and Fears 4.5 out of 5 as it was a near-perfect album, with every song being immediatley likable. This one I give 4 stars, as it takes longer for you to like certain songs. However, there are still many songs that stand out, with my favourites being:

  • “Nothing in my way”
  • “Crystal ball”
  • “Hamburg song”
  • “Try again”
  • “Broken Toy”
  • “The Frog Prince”

经过Keane 上张专集《希望与恐惧》大热之后,喜欢Keane 的音乐的朋友都纷纷期待这张新的专集《在铁海之下》,风格还是Keane的英伦格调。这张前个星期听后,让我需要多点时间去慢慢投入音乐的铁海中,要反复去听才深深的喜欢上这张碟,不像上张,一听钟情;上张我给4. 5星,铁海这张我给4星。大家可以买来听听,有什么感受我们都可以在这里分享的。

James Blunt–Back to Bedlem

Jame Blunt has seemingly come from nowhere to scale the heights of both the album and the singles charts and it’s easy to see why. Singing with genuine conviction and wearing his heart on his sleeve, his songs of love and loss, expertly written and delicately produced, have struck a chord with everyone who has more than an ounce of emotion.

I found his voice is so special, like Chris of Coldplay. But his music is different from Coldplay or Keane. He got his style, and I really like his album.He is a young gifted singer-songwriter described by Q Magazine as ‘A major talent in waiting’The whole world is having a James Blunt storm…I saw his ” You are beautiful” MTV and it’s nice video to watch and sad story backgroud that he died in the end. He is genius in music…I really appreciate all the people repect MUSIC.

“You’re Beautiful” and ” Out of my mind” “Wiseman” ,”No Bravery” ,”High” ,” Tears and rain” so many songs and lyrics I do like. I can’t find his album in China yet. My friend will buy for me in HMV soon. I am expecting to listen whole album.

His website design is really fascinating and simple. Every page got different colour and design and also has James Blunt’s BLOG.