Here at Truffle Towers, music is a pretty big deal. Whether it’s fighting over what’s being pumped out into the office (classic All Saints does generally appear with mixed reception), or deciding which songs should appear on our helpline hold music playlist, there are always plenty of different opinions flying around.
With all this commotion, there is always one time when the HQ can truly come together and that’s when we get to pick the latest Band TShirts to hit the site!
Taking our latest batch from the mighty Amplified Clothing, take a peep below at some of our favourite designs that are fresh off the press and hot to trot…
Bananarama, the ultimate 80s girl group, got many a nostalgic pop fan whipped up into a frenzy when they announced a reunion earlier this year. Almost 30 years after she left, Siobhan Fahey has reunited with Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward putting all the water under the bridge and they’re off on a nationwide tour selling out arenas left, right and centre! Considering all our love and expertise in all things fun and retro we couldn’t very well miss out on this spectacle could we!? Imagine our delight when we managed to secure tickets for our local venue, the Colston Hall in Bristol, and last night was the night when all our Bananarama dreams came true!
The stage was set with moody synths and a dramatic entrance from the girls in shimmering tight black outfits complete with angular shoulder pads (in what must have been a bit of a nod to the power dressing of the 80s!) to one of their classic tracks Nathan Jones. It was clear straight away that their music had been suitable beefed up and highlights such as Cruel Summer, Robert De Niro’s Waiting, I Want You Back, Venus and I Heard A Rumour sounded really fresh and modern but still instantly recognisable.
The chemistry between the three of them was electric and Siobhan Fahey joking about how it took her faaar too many years to realise how much she missed the other girls was a really sweet moment. The three of them also performed the hit Stay which was originally by Shakespeare Sister (the band that Fahey formed with Marcella Detroit after leaving Bananarama) which must felt like a ‘coming full circle’ moment for Siobhan.
The encore of Love In The First Degree seemed to come far too soon and the almost 2 hour set felt like it was all killer, no filler. It really was a masterclass in bringing a vintage act back with a bang, let’s hope they don’t call it quits again after this tour as I would love the chance to see them perform again!
What more is there to say about Prince!? Hugely admired and respected by music fans and critics alike, Prince was a musical powerhouse during the 80s scoring hit after hit with his catchy singles combined with a flamboyant stage presence and extravagant dress sense.
He was arguably the biggest pop star on the planet during that time (with tough competition from Michael Jackson and Madonna!). Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Raspberry Beret, U Got The Look, how can you choose a favourite single of his when there’s so many classics to choose from!?
We’ve got a huge selection of Music T-Shirts at TruffleShuffle and it made me very excited when we got the opportunity to add some Prince T-Shirts into the mix.
Purple Rain was his sixth studio album and the first to feature his band, The Revolution. It was also the soundtrack to the film, Purple Rain, which is an absolute 80s classic. It features the singles When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy and of course the legendary title track, it certainly has it’s fans as it’s the third best-selling soundtrack of all time! Pay tribute to this classic album with our T-Shirts which feature the moody and atmospheric cover art.
Featuring the classic Prince logo against his favourite colour, purple, this classic tee will really make you stand out from the crowd!
Take Me With U was the fifth track to be taken from the Purple Rain album and this tee features the cover artwork in all its fabulous eighties-ness! “I don’t care where we go, I don’t care what we do, I don’t care pretty baby, just take me with you!”
Guess what…. Father’s Day 2017 edition is right around the corner and we’re here to make sure it rocks!
Never ones to miss out on a good time and getting the chance to spoil someone special, we’ve been busy collecting some of our favourite Father’s Day Gift ideas together in our nifty little Father’s Day Gift Guide on our site.
Chock full of clothing and goodies we’re sure he’ll love and with FREE next day UK delivery when you spend £30 and use code FDNEXT, there’s still time to grab something that really make his day.
So, we’ve got you covered with the goodies, now let’s really up your Father’s Day game! We’ve been busy creating what we think is THE Ultimate Father’s Day Playlist on Spotify (unofficial title) and we’re handing it over to you guys.
Share this with your old man to play, blast these out at home to really complete the afternoon or perhaps just enjoy yourself because… well there are some real classics in here, it’s up to you! Air guitars are compulsory though…
Taking inspiration from our very own range of classic Band TShirts, we’ve loved revisiting these absolute gems… as well as checking out their music! Take a peep below at some of the designs that have inspired the playlist and maybe pick out something special for your old man.
Amplified Vintage have partnered with some of the worlds most iconic bands to create this classic range of official music clothing and this one stars the bad boys of Rock N Roll, Guns N Roses on a premium tee.
We’re loving the contrast of this neon ‘Bowie’ against the cool charcoal tee. Pay homage to one of Britain’s greatest musicians ever in this classic electric tee featuring the original 1973 Aladdin Sane artwork.
Regardless of musical preference, Johnny Cash unites all genres with his endless list of incredible songs. From ‘I Walk the Line’ to his unbelievable cover of Hurt, Johnny Cash can only be described as a musical legend. Pay homage with this awesome ‘eagle’ t-shirt.
Whatever you get up to this Father’s Day, from all the TruffleShuffle team we hope you have a fab day and get up to all kinds of mischief.
Emblazoned with the faces of British icons including Louis Theroux, Sir David Attenborough and Joanna Lumley, London label Homage Tees pay tribute to the subculture greats that deserve some serious props. We’re huge fans of the late-90s styling and right-side-of-ironic vibes – it’s no wonder these tees have been picked up by bloggers and celebs everywhere wanting to show love for their irreverent idols. Designed by an anonymous founder, Homage Tees are by the people, for the people. .
If, like us – you skipped all the boring stuff like real news and weather updates and went straight on a hunt to locate your Star Signs for the week ahead, then this is the t-shirt for you. Are you going to fall in love? Are you going to become stinking rich? We don’t know – but we do know how cool you’re going to look when you bag yourself a Mystic Meg t-shirt. ‘Today, you will find the most perfect retro t-shirt you’ve ever set eyes on, and you will be compelled to buy it.’
We are ther-oux trying to find a cooler t-shirt than this. Whether you love Louis shadowing our fave celebs, taking part in weird weekends, or producing amazing documentaries – this is the tee for you! Totally 90s tastic with a nod to the geeky and awesome Louis Theroux.
We could listen to Attenborough’s voice all day, but when that kind of appreciation is simply impractical when boring duties get in the way – you definitely need a plan B. A cool 90s-tastic t-shirt combined with mysterious hawk? Sign us up please!
No amount of style can match the elegance of Princess Diana, but we can try our hardest with this awesome 90s-style tee.
Other greats include Art Attacks Neil Buchanan and the oh so Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley!