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Miya Folick: ‘Trouble Adjusting’

Lately, I’ve been low-key geeking out to the tunes of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miya Folick.

Folick’s latest single ‘Trouble Adjusting’ is wonderfully chaotic, crunchy — and has an irrisistable 90s alt-vibe going on, that makes you want to drop everything and ugly-dance like no one’s watching.

Folick’s new EP, named ‘Give it to Me’, will be out this summer.

May 15thShare (0)

Slowdive: ‘Slowdive’

Shoegaze heavyweights Slowdive just released their first album in two decades, and it’s absolutely glorious!

Friday night soundtrack, sorted.

May 5thShare (1)

Insensible April

  1. Oh Oh — Shout Out Louds
  2. It Gets More Blue — Girlpool
  3. In Cold Blood — Alt-J
  4. Mirage — Alexandra Savior
  5. Money — Pr0files
  6. Freak Like Me —NoMBe
  7. Chanel — Frank Ocean
  8. Ocean — Goldfrapp
  9. Twist Quest — Mew
  10. Century — Feist (feat. Jarvis Cocker)
  11. Night Skiing — L.A. Takedown
  12. Tired as Fuck — The Staves
  13. Birdie — Father John Misty
  14. Sewer Blues — Timber Timbre
  15. As the World Caves In — Matt Maltese
May 2ndShare (1)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: ‘A 1000 Times’

So, I’m way outside the target group for Netflix’s latest teen drama ‘13 Reasons Why’ — but I’ll be darned if they haven’t been completely smashing it with the soundtrack, which features a variety of brilliant more or less well-known tracks from the past several decades.

An absolute standout is 2016’s ‘A 1000 Times’ by power duo Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam of the Walkmen and Vampire Weekend fame, respectively. The entire thing is impeccably produced, so ridiculously catchy that part of my brain is still convinced that it’s got to be a cover of something else, and Leithauser’s vocals have never sounded better.

Here’s to one more year of ‘A 1000 Times’ on repeat.

April 26thShare (1)

March Placidness

  1. Slip Away — Perfume Genius
  2. Die Young — Sylvan Esso
  3. <3 — Broen
  4. All Through the Night — Oberhofer
  5. Renato Dall’Ara (2008) — Los Campesinos!
  6. I Feel So Wrong — Sleaford Mods
  7. Baybee — Jay Som
  8. Klopfgeist — Meursault
  9. I See You — Dirty Projectors
  10. Anoche — Arca
  11. In My DreamsANOHNI
  12. Lost in Light — Moon Duo
  13. Barleycorn — Johnny Flynn
  14. 3WW — alt-J
April 6thShare (1)

Frigid January

Some much-needed disillusioned distraction from a cold and bleak couple of weeks.

  1. This Ole KingWHY?
  2. I Give You Power — Arcade Fire feat. Mavis Staples
  3. Bungalow — Bilderbuch
  4. One Eye Open (Trentemøller Rework) — Trentemøller
  5. The League of Frightened Men — Lushlife
  6. Does It — Tricky feat. Casisdead
  7. Bien Réel — Peter Peter
  8. ParadiseANOHNI
  9. Sick LullabyUNKLE feat. Keaton Henson
  10. Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun — Gaelynn Lea
  11. (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano — Sampha
  12. LaGuardiaFEWS
  13. Star Roving — Slowdive
  14. 30000 Megatons — Pond
  15. Carry Me to Safety — Mew
  16. Hey Big Moon — Willie J. Healey
  17. Raising the Dead — Johnny Flynn
  18. Avalon — Foxygen
  19. Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
February 6thShare (0)

David Bowie: ‘Wild is the Wind’

As has evaded no-one’s attention whatsoever, today would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday.

Out of last year’s seemingly endless string of celebrity deaths, Bowie’s untimely demise was probably one of the single events that hit me the hardest. Bowie was completely transcendent in a myriad of ways, and in his wake, he has left a unfillable void. However, the impact he has made on the music industry as a whole as well as on so many people’s lives in general is a cause for celabration.

In bittersweet commemoration, I’ll be listening a lot to one of my favourite Bowie performances: his breathtaking 1975 cover of ‘Wild is the Wind’.

January 8thShare (3)

Christmas Detox

A little christmassy playlist for anyone who breaks into Coke-coloured hives at the mere thought of Last Christmas or Band Aid 🎄

  1. America — Foxygen
  2. Christmas Moon — Emmy the Great feat. Tim Wheeler
  3. Alone on Christmas Day — Phoenix
  4. Xmas Curtain — My Morning Jacket
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter — On Dead Waves
  6. Trip Trap — Tunng
  7. Christmas Isn’t Safe for Animals — of Montreal
  8. River — Joni Mitchell
  9. Please Be Patient — Feist
  10. Christmas Song — Mogwai
  11. Little Drummer Boy — Bright Eyes
  12. Ég Anda — Sigur Rós
  13. Underwater Snow — múm
  14. Carol of the Bells — the bird and the bee
  15. The First Noel — Emmylou Harris
  16. Some Hearts (at Christmas Time) — Low
  17. O Helga Natt — Nils Bech
  18. A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss) — Glasvegas
December 23rdShare (3)

Spontaneously decided to go see these incredibly handsome Aussies tonight ✨ @thetempertrap #livemusichall #cgn #sweeeeeeeetdisposition (at Live Music Hall)

December 16thShare (0)

Novemberpocalypse

A subjective soundtrack to a complete clusterfuck of a month.

  1. Me and Your Mama — Childish Gambino
  2. Follow the Leader — Foxygen
  3. Achmed Flyger — Dungen
  4. Juliet — George Cosby
  5. Winter’s Child (Maps Remix) — On Dead Waves
  6. Albatross (Lake Turner Remix) — Foals
  7. 2100 — Run the Jewels feat. BOOTS
  8. Outside Your Love — Glass Gang
  9. Locker Room Talk — Cold War Kids
  10. TCR — Sleaford Mods
  11. Loan Shark Blues — Yeasayer
  12. Bloodlines — Tunng
  13. How?? — The Flaming Lips
  14. I Broke Up in Amarante — Los Campesinos!
  15. Near to the Wild Heart of Life — Japandroids
  16. Soup for Brains — Daniel Woolhouse
  17. Real Stuff — Leif Erikson
  18. Semaphore — Flock of Dimes
  19. Song for Zula — Pr0files
  20. On Hold — The xx
December 6thShare (0)