It’s time again for my monthly playlist, a run down of the tunes I’ve been listening to recently. Focusing on music I’ve discovered over the last few weeks, with an occasional nod to the past.
Scroobius Pip vs Grimes – No Nimbus
This is the genius of Scroobius Pip putting his own stamp on the already great dreamy electro pop track Oblivion by Grimes. This track hasn’t been officially licenced so may not be around for long!
I Dream In Colour – Long Cold Lonely Winter
This track is quite appropriate as winter approaches! A band creating big anthemic songs with catchy sing-a-long choruses, I can imagine listening to this on a long drive in the car on a cold bright winters day.
Tea Street Band – Disco Lights
These guys have been making big waves in Liverpool with their own brand of sunshine infused indie dance. Getting support from Clint Boon and John Kennedy and being played on Football Focus. It’s been a while since we had a good band from Liverpool, Tea Street Band could be the answer.
Public Service Broadcasting – If War Should Come
I recently heard this on BBC 6Music and was completely blown away, setting old World War II propaganda film snippets to electro beats and synths with a blast of guitar. Really innovative and creative stuff.
The Bedroom Hour – X Marks The Spot
This track from London 5 piece The Bedroom Hour sets a dark, moody tone with haunting guitar and a well delivered vocal.
The Autumnkind – Glasshouses
This is the 2nd track on The Autumnkind’s great EP Cartography. A sound that reminds me of John Squire’s often underrated band The Seahorses.
Harting – Innocence
The opening of this track sounds like it has been lifted from the XX but that’s not a bad thing! Harting are a young band from Brighton who have so far released just 2 demo tracks, judging by the standard we’ve a lot to look forward to.
Shade of Red – Tragedy Of Artists
I can’t think of many bands to come from Cornwall but Shade of Red are one. They put together a real fusion of sounds that don’t fit into any specific genre which is to their advantage making them appealing to a whole host of audiences. Ranging from rock to folk via ska and reggae and all stops in-between!