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…
We’ve had so much love recently from a whole heap of our favourite fashion blogs recently which is simply amazing! Getting to see our clothing out and about in the real world and getting styled up in as many different ways as possible is just such a joy to us and we can’t get enough.
On Wednesday a few of us Trufflers travelled to London to see what Amplified have in store for us in their next collection and so we thought we would share a few of the sneaky peek pictures with you. The Amplified Preview day was held in a perfectly “Amplified” building in Hackney called the Depositories which is where Dragon’s Den used to be filmed – how exciting!
As well as some amazing new bands and great new imagery we got to see the fab new shapes and styles Amplified have been working on and we just know you are going to love them. To see us through the cold winter months there are a collection of warm and cosy sweaters for men and ladies.
Our favourite item from the day was the new ladies speckled sweater with a new Ramones print which has just been introduced and is a great flattering fit, we think it is a great winter wardrobe necessity.
Perhaps a little more suited for the spring/summer seasons are the new vest dresses featuring some of the best band designs that Amplified have to offer (although we are thinking we might get away with wearing them in the winter with some nice thick tights, warm boots and a chunky knit!)
To finish off our day we were shown the new additions to the hugely popular Ikons range, with artists such as Axl Rose (Guns N Roses), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) now featuring we can’t wait to get this new collection on the site.
With our first, brand new Amplified delivery landing at TruffleShuffle in 4 weeks time, we hope this has given you a little insight in to what you might like to add to your Christmas lists!
With the recent, tragic passing of Amy Winehouse, I’d like to shine a light upon the talent the musical world has lost to the so called “27 club”
Brian Jones – The Rolling Stones guitarist was found drowned in a swimming pool. A coroner’s report explained the incident as ‘death by misadventure’.
Jimi Hendrix – Pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix was a left handed guitarist who strung his right handed guitar backwards, playing it behind his head and even with his teeth at times. Whenever you air guitar, you are saluting this God of Rock. Jimi tragically died by asphyxiating on his own vomit. A well-known known drug addict, he had earlier combined sleeping pills with wine.
Janis Joplin – Songwriter Joplin died on October 4, 1970 from a heroin overdose. The raspy-voiced singer was called “probably the most powerful singer to emerge from the white rock movement in the sixties” by Time
Jim Morrison – Regarded as much of a poet as a rock musician, with The Doors, Jim produced some of the first music videos in history. Sadly, he also lived a notoriously wild life, abusing both alcohol and drugs. He sadly died from heart failure, but no autopsy was carried out.
Kurt Cobain – The Nirvana frontman infamously committed suicide with a shotgun in 1994 in a death that has been steeped in controversy and conspiracy theories. He was one of, if not the most influential Grunge musicians of the 1990’s and still continues to inspire to this day.
Amy Winehouse – Say what you will about Amy’s private life; the cancelled gig’s, the Drugs and alcohol abuse , her hopeless love for Blake Fielder-Civil – for me, it was all about her music. In my eyes, Amy made every song her own and painted each songs story with her heart which is what made her so unique. Something that always struck me was her obvious passion and love for Motown, Jazz and RnB (and when I say RnB, I mean “original Rhythm and Blues” and not todays Beyonce-esque version which for me, isn’t a patch on where it started with the likes of Aretha Franklin.) Amy brought it’s incredible magic back to a generation that had forgotten this powerful and heartfelt style of music which I am truly thankful for!
Rest in peace Amy. Let’s just hope that this club is now, finally, closed for membership.
We are very excited that this hotly anticipated range of official NME t-shirts is now available at TruffleShuffle! In (NME publisher) Faith Hill’s words, “NME is renowned for its iconic rock photography and these covers are some of the best-loved in the magazine’s history. We’re thrilled to have worked with all involved to create such a fantastic range of T-shirts for music fans.” With a choice of The Clash, Kurt Cobain, Ian Curtis (of Joy Division) and the Stone Roses, this is one rocking collection!