As a girl from the Northern England, i’m pretty proud of my northern status and most notably the proximity I can claim to some absolute musical gems. The Arctic Monkeys are from Sheffield- my uni town. Kaiser Chiefs hail from Leeds, 30 minutes down the road from where I grew up and claim to fame- the drummer from Alt J went to school with me.
I headed back to the UK this weekend for a wonderfully British traditional celebration of bonfire night and found myself blasting the same similar mix on the way to the airport. When I know that home is within sight, these tunes pull me straight there- the northern accents drift through, the grittiness of wet winters and raw beauty of industrial cities fill my overactive nostalgia and imagination.
Love Zo xxx