Friday, 2 July 2010

chicks who smoke

last week i followed photographer Mark Dorrian around on his return visit to Glasgow to shoot for his and SPILL's very own Seán Aidan's project CHICKS WHO SMOKE here are some of the behind the scenes shots featuring models Lauren Andrew and Helen McLean. check out the CWS website for more information and loads more photographs.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

add suv

UFFIE - ADD SUV (feat . Pharrell Williams) HD from Uffie on Vimeo.

video has been called a little boring. i kinda get it, but the song is catchy. although I'm thinking the rest of 'Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans' will be average. HOWEVZ, Uffie and Pharrell would have hot kids. end.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


Not Myself Tonight
My Girls
Elastic Love



The Rest



this wednesday saw the last SPILL show on Subcity Radio for the summer. we brought you tracks we've been loving over the past year and a half and thrown in some newbies too. if you missed the show you can listen back to it HERE also you can listen back to any episode we've ever done over at our Subcity show page HERE

don't think you've heard the last of us though. over the summer we shall be prerecording shows and making them avalible as downloadable podcasts!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

madge love

if you've been reading newspapers, blogs or tuning into the news over the past few weeks you might have noticed that in Malawi a same sex couple were arrested and imprisioned for 'gross indecency' by celebrating their love for each other.

however, as she has adopted 2 children from Malawi and makes numerous charitible donations to the country each year, Madonna has been able to get the gay couple released after speaking with the Malawi government. UGOGURL!

Madge sure does love the gays. and we love her!


Friday, 28 May 2010

christina, le tigre et peaches

her newest single 'Not Myself Tonight' has been slated for being too similar to GaGa or Madge, and has earned Xtina the nickname of 'Floptina' ORIGINAL. IMO, 'Not Myself Tonight' is anything but a flop and new newest album 'Bionic' features collabz from my favourite band Le Tigre and well as Peaches, M.I.A. and Nicky Minaj.

and SPILL finally has got their hands on these tracks. check dem out below!


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

kelis love

i think i've made it common knowledge that i fucking love Kelis.

i finally got my paws on 'Flesh Tone' and I am addicted. every song is a winner in my opinion.



Monday, 17 May 2010


photo by mark dorrian of THE DIAMONDS

some tracks from this week's show which was pre-recorded from the comfort of my own flat, as Subcity was off air this week.


Friday, 14 May 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

subcity is back!

after a month of no SPILL on Subcity Radio we've finally returned last Wednesday in a brand new bigger studio!

our first show back featured new tracks from Hole, Uffie, Scissor Sisters, Goldfrapp and Kelis.

if you missed the show, don't fret! you can listen to it here

here are some of my favourite tracks from this weeks show;


cannot wait for all of these new albums to drop!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Friday, 23 April 2010


sorry for lack of posts. moving flat, broken camera and illness do not make for good blog updates.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


i posted a blog about kelis a while ago which featured her new track 'acapella' well before it's release date, however due to copyright laws the post got deleted. but here is the video. i can't stop watching. she is back, hopefully for good. i am loving how trippy the video is, also. make me wanna get high.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

body typography

a while ago i posted an interesting video i found as inspiration for this project.

i have been examining the riot grrrl movement for part of my college project. a huge part of the movement is about being yrself, not caring what other people think and feeling comfortable in yr own skin. over the years this movement has helped me become more at own in my own skin and with this project i aim to inspire people to do the same.

i photographed models topless as the naked human form is one of the most natural things in the world. i used different body types to show that beauty comes in many shapes and forms and i projected text, ranging from derogatory words to inspirational messages, onto their bodies using an over head projector. i still have a lot of photos to edit and will be playing around with exposure to make the model's skin tones merge with the canvas, therefore making the models the canvas.

to be continued...

Friday, 19 March 2010


i just watched the movie 'DARE' and found it amazing. the trailer above does give quite a lot a way, but the movie is very surprising, well shot and thought evoking. also Zach Gilford who plays bad boy 'Johnny' is a dreamboat.

if you like the look of the trailer you can watch the movie here!

riot grrrl 101

Saturday, 13 March 2010

oh my gaga

needless to say i freaking love lady gaga, and once again she has out done herself. the video is 9 minutes of sheer amazingness. fashion credits to Haus of Gaga for their custom made ciggarette sunglasses, Brian Lichtenberg for his custom made police tape dress, Fred Butler for the amazing telephone head dress and Nicola Formichetti for the styling. (i wanna be lady gaga)

Thursday, 11 March 2010

the xx review

after months of waiting, hours of the album on repeat, losing tickets and winning tickets I finally got to see the xx live!

the venue was the obscure 'studio 24' which is basically in the middle of nowhere. we arrived late and missed all three support bands and by this time the venue was more of less full. we had a good view (sorta) but were stuck near the back next to loud drunken idiots. all was good though.

i was curious of how the gig would go, considering the band are quite quiet and mellow, but was amazed at how good they were. flawless vocals (one word - goosebumps) and great drum beats were also noticable throughout the whole gig. there wasn't much interaction with the crowd, but to be honest, i don't think anyone was expecting any. everyone there was just in awe of the music.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Monday, 8 March 2010


for the latest part of my riot grrrl project for college i'm taking inspiration from body typography. watch this space.

1 more sleep

Thursday, 4 March 2010

every girl is a riot grrrl

from my 'time' project. more to follow.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

the xx

'xx' - the best album to make out to.

i am going to see them live next week and cannot wait.
in the meantime here are a few of my favourite tracks from the album;
The xx - Islands
The xx - Shelter
The xx - Night Time


today's show was full of female fronted techno. you can listen again here

from me to you, some of my favourite tracks from today;
Kid Sister - Control (LA Riots Remix)
Benny Benassi - Love Is Gonna Save Us
Britney Spears - Breathe On Me (Jacques Le Cont's Thin White Duke Remix)
Peaches - Mommy Complex (Barletta + Earnold Sane Remix)

n.b you must listen to all of these tracks very loud.

Monday, 1 March 2010


everyone remembers the catchy, in yr face electro pop that was 'i get around', right? well i used to think dragonette were a one hit wonder until i heard them covering calvin harris' - the girls aka the boys, which has now become a SPILL anthem (observe the lyrics and it's obvious) but now i am in love with their newest album - 'fixin' to thrill'

my favourite track is definitely 'liar' it's minimal electronic backing beat is so catchy and the lyrics are fun and the beat gets a bit filthy right towards the end.

"'cos i've been makin' up a list of things i'd do to you, as we dance on either side of the room"

Dragonette - Liar
Dragonette - Fixin' To Thrill
Dragonette - The Boys (Calvin Harris Cover

Thursday, 25 February 2010


by David of the diamonds in the dirt

a single man

i went to see 'A Single Man' the other day. it is official, Tom Ford is a genius. the storyline is incredible and touching and the acting is great. Colin Firth's BAFTA was well and truely deserved, as was, the cute as ever, Nicholas Hoult's win at the Elle awards. this movie is visually stunning and i highly recommend you go see it. x


on saturday SPILL will officially be 1 year old! one year ago is when it all started in The Twisted Wheel. to celebrate yesterday we held a birthday party in the studio for our 2 hour birthday show with special guests Camille and Laura but don't worry if you missed it as you can listen back anytime here x

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Futuristic Retro Champions are art students, turned pop music makers hailing from Glasgow forwardslash Edinburgh. They blast out feel good, stuck-in-yr-head-all-day, electro-pop tracks, which come accompanied by a bold Scottish accent from their songstress Sita Pieraccini.

They have supported the likes of Friendly Fires, The Vaselines and Ladyhawke (to name a few) and are well on their way to becoming huge. You heard it here first.

Check out their tracks here;
Futuristic Retro Champions Myspace
Recommendation: 'You Made My Heart' - my personal favourite.

Also come along to their EP Launch..

Thursday, 18 February 2010


this week's episode is up. once again we did a 2 hour episode and the second hour was all remixes. you can listen to the episode here here

in the meantime, here's a few of my favourite remixes;
Lykke Li - Little Bit (Villans Remix)
The xx - Basic Space (Astronomer Remix)
TV Rock - Bimbo Nation (Tonite Only Mix)
Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Tiga's 1,2,3,4 Remix)

Monday, 15 February 2010

be proud

as well all know, yesterday was valentines day. hope you all had fun, 'cos i know i did. anyway, in Paris yesterday a group of 'peaceful protesters' took to the streets and organised a 'kiss in' as a way of showing their love for their partners, who happened to be of the same sex.

the kiss in was meant to be held at notre dame, but christian protesters found out and were going to interfere and attack the couples because they were gay. wtf? anyway this video is cute as fuck!

La Lohan

for muse magazine.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


love 'er, love 'er love 'er. wanna be 'er.

OH YA. incase you missed this week's show don't forget you can listen again right here oh and btdubs, Dorrian was a special guest and provided half the amazing playlist.

in other news i'm off to london for a few days next week but in the meantime i leave you with these;

Mad Marge & The Stonecutters - Shallow Grave
Duchess Says - Black Flag
Spinnerette - All Babes Are Wolves

Thursday, 28 January 2010


After this post I promise I'll shut up about Chick Rap (for a few days at least)

So Wednesday was the return of Chick Rap on SPILL. We knew we had loads of crackers up our rolled up sleeves so requested a 2 hour episode. It. Was. Amazing. You can listen again anytime here.

In the meantime here's some of my favourites from the show.

Both mine and Sean's favourite song was by Kid Sister (pictured) and it is filthy as france.

Kid Sister - Right Hand Hi
Love love love this track. Kid Sister is teaming up with Kelis for a track called "What You Working With" for Kelis' new record. Search Youtube and there is a 30 second clip. Cannot wait for that comeback.

Ms Dynamite - Bad Gyal (Remix)
Who knew Ms. D. had more than one song? Loving the dancehall-ness of this track.

Beyonce - Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix)
Beyonce is god. No matter what anyone says, and with lyrics like "pat yo' weave ladies" it's needless to say I love this track.

Lil' Kim - The Jump Off
She is a filthy bitch...and we all fucking love it.