Those of you that know anything about me know that music is my life! Before getting so sick, you could probably find me up to my knees in mud, singing at the top of my lungs to my favourite band at a festival somewhere. And even when I did get sick, once festival season hit I would be glued to the live coverage rocking my very couch worthy festival chic. Nothing like a flower crown and pj’s.

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In fact after we had been together for some time Mr. Lavin openly admitted that the reason he knew I was “The One” was because he heard that I had been crying over the fact that my dad could not get me PearlJam tickets for Christmas. He said he then thought to himself in the words of Alabama to Clarence in True Romance “You’re so cool”.

So it is no surprise that every year I am eager to find the new up and coming bands for the next year. I’m not going to lie Mr. Lavin is as much, if not more of a music nut than I am so we worked together on this list. He really has a great ear for bands that are going to be huge so my favourite thing is to sit down with him on a Friday night with a very large glass of wine and bond over music. If I am on my own I love using my bluetooth earphones Tre from Sudio as the quality of these are by far the best I have experienced all at an affordable price.

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So here is my list of 25 songs to listen to in 2018. There are some classics thrown in for good measure so pour yourself a very large glass of wine and get listening. I would love to know what you think or if you think that there is any other song that should have made the list speak now or forever hold your peace. I’ve linked my spotify playlist here for you to listen.

  1. Superorganism – Something for your M.I.N.D.
  2. Alt – J – Deadcrush
  3. The Big Moon – Cupid
  4. Wolf Alice – Don’t delete the kisses
  5. Glass Animals – The other side of paradise
  6. Goldfrapp – Systemagic
  7. Martha Gunn – Heaven
  8. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  9. Børns featuring Lana DelRey – God save our young blood
  10. Talos – In Time
  11. Sam Fender – Greasy Spoon
  12. Yonaka – Bubblegum
  13. Stereo Honey – The Bay
  14. Sigma featuring Birdy – Find Me
  15. Queens of the Stone Age – The way you used to do
  16. The Academic – Why can’t we be friends
  17. Portugal the Man – Feel it still
  18. The War on Drugs – Red Eyes
  19. Off Bloom – Falcon Eye
  20. Perfume Genius – Slip Away
  21. Cut Copy – Lights and Music
  22. Declan McKenna – The kids don’t wanna come home
  23. Aine Cahill – Blood Diamonds
  24. Le Boom – What we do
  25. Pearl Jam – Unthought known

So there you have it. I hope you are not too drunk at this stage and enjoyed listening. I seriously can’t recommend Sudio headphones enough. Not having to worry about those pesky wires has made my life so much easier. Plus noise sensitivity is a huge issue with Lyme disease so I need my sound to be as clean as possible so I love these.


They have kindly given me a code to pass on to you guys to give you 15% off if you decide you want your own pair. My ones are the Sudio Tre and they are currently giving away a free sport armband with every purchase. To get my discount use the code ROSALILLA15. You can shop Sudio Sweden here.

Happy Friday Guys!

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