Audio Interview: Olly Murs

Listen to Olly Murs and HITS host Vanessa having a chat about his latest album and more.

Women In Music

What is it like working in the music industry as a woman?

Gig Photos: Tom Odell

Photos of Tom Odell with support acts The Beach and Jane's Party at Tonhalle Munich.

In The Studio: Jim Kroft

Here's what it looks like when you record an album within 48 hours.

Video Interview: Jane's Party

Canada's Jane's Party chat about playing covers, touring Europe and a lot more!

Martin and James

As I already told you in my last post (which was also my first one)
were my blogger name "house in the sand" came from. Now I want to
tell you about the two guys behind the song "Wrong Directions".
Martin and James are two musicians from Scottland who live in
Germany to work on their music. Martin Kelly and James O'Neill
are probably two of the most talented people I know. They write
their songs by themselves and sound live exactly like on their CDs.
If you're interested in hearing handmade music I would suggest
checking them out. They've got 2 EPs out called "Bad Dream" and "Wrong Directions"
and their selftitled debut album.

And if you ever get the chance to see them in concert you should grab
it. Talking to them will make you realize that they are the sweetest
and most charming guys you will ever get to know. ;)

Check out for more information.

x - Vanessa who builds her house in the sand.

Welcome to the house in the sand.

Hello to whoever is reading this,
I don't know exactly why, but I decided to get my own blog. I was already blogging
on but somehow my laptop and Tumblr don't work out anymore. Believe me
I don't have a clue why.
So I don't want to define my blog like "oh, it's a beauty blog" or "I'm a fashion blogger".
No, I want to blog about everything.
My name "I build my house in the sand" (in my URL it's "houseinthesand") is
a line from my favorite song "Wrong Directions" by Martin and James. If you
don't know them yet - don't worry, I will blog about them soon.
Hopefully this blog will be filled with posts you want to read and we
will get to know each other.

Talk to me on Twitter:

x - Vanessa.