Pages

Sunday, 2 April 2017

MARCH LISTENING.


Music that has been gracing my headphones within the month of March. 


TRACKS
MIDDLE KIDS - YOUR LOVE
Caught these guys on the radio talking about playing SXSW in Texas and they played this song after the interview and I was SOLD. They're Australian and sound a lot like a modern Fleetwood Mac. I honestly love this song, very easy listening and a lovely melody. Check it. 

REAL ESTATE - DARLING
Dunno what to say about this track, other than it's the first I've heard from the band and it's pretty bangin'. 

SOFT HAIR - LYING HAS TO STOP
Ok I'm a tiny bit sick of this song because there's a 10 hour version on YouTube that I left on for pretty much an entire two day period and I feel like I over did it. Always the way. The video for this is so wonderfully weird I bloody love it & them. 'I like to watch you run but I'll never touch your bum'. A relatable line to say the least.

ALT-J - 3WW
They're baaaaaaack!! This track shows the band going back to their more experimental roots and I for one am all about it. The music video just dropped too. No idea what it means, but I sure as heck enjoy it. 

SAMPA - NO-ONE KNOWS ME LIKE THE PIANO
My heart. Breaks. Everytime. I hear. This song. Even when it's playing in the background on TOWIE. Even then. That's when you know... 

THE VERVE - LUCKY MAN
Just a summer banger and rediscovered classic that I've been loving as the days get longer and lighter and life gets fuller and brighter.

POND - SWEEP ME OFF MY FEET
Made up of some of the members that play the Tame Impala songs live (bc Tame Impala is actually the solo project of just the lead singer Kevin), I absolutely loved these guys' last album Man It Feels Like Space Again. This new single comes from their new album which drops next month and makes me even more pumped to finally (maybe) see them this summer at a festival or two. Sometimes you just gotta throw your arms in the air, tip your head back, and belt SOMEONEEEE SWEEP ME OFF MY FEETTT. This song allows that to take place. Winner.

MATT CORBY - UNTITLED (live)
Another Aussie that I've been listening to a lot. He makes for good background music whilst studying/procrastinating. I recommend his live sessions over the studio versions because he's just one of those artists who sounds better pre-production. I give in to the hype. I get it now. He's good.

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND - GIVE IT UP 
My friend recommended the movie Kingsmen on Netflix, so I decided to have it on in the background one day whilst doing some spring cleaning. The film wasn't my favourite, I regret to inform, but this track came on at one stage near the end and it ignited something deep within in my soul. Before I knew it I had closed Netflix and put this track on repeat. Top cleaning song. Highly recommend.  

THAM SWAY - FRIEND
If you like Matt Corby kinda vibes then check this guy out! Layered and lovely. No bias because he's my friend IRL (pardon the pun). 

LUCY ROSE - BAD BLOOD (COVER)
It's no secret that I am not exactly a Taylor fan, but this cover for the live lunge is so delicate and lovely. I adore Lucy Rose and, having seen her live a good few times, I know her live sessions are just as good (if not better) than her on record. 

JOHNNY FLYNN - PAPA WAS A RODEO
This track is a cover of The Magnetic Fields and featured in the Indie flick Lotus Eaters. It's not new to me by any means but it is suuuuch a lovely song and I've been listening to it a lot this month. 

RECORDS

MAC DE MARCO - SALAD DAYS
Fudge. I know this album isn't new but it's the PERFECT revision/work/procrastination album. I never really gave the full record a listen when it first came out but, damn, he's great! What a summery, lovely album. No dud-tracks at all.

THE LEMON TWIGS - DO HOLLYWOOD
These guys are going onto big things, I can feel it. They breath life into old school sounds and I am all about it. I Want To Prove To You is my favourite from this album and I love the music video a lot.

THE MAGIC GANG - HOW DO I COMPETE 
I know of these guys because they're signed to Yala! Records (the record company of Felix from The Maccabees. They decided to call it a day last year and the band broke up after fourteen years together, but as one door closes, another door opens). Unsurprisingly, Felix has great taste. This EP is pretty good. 

LAURA MARLING - SEMPA FEMINA
My queen, my hero. She's beauty, she's grace. I've loved her for years (she's my best friend Kate & I's little love and has been since we were fourteen). Laura is a genius songwriter and guitar player, and every album of hers brings something new to the table which shakes her sound up - so much so that I actually never like her new records on first listen. I have to give it three full listens and then I'm sold. It happens every time, and this is album six. Sempa Femina is Latin for Always Woman. She wrote this the record initially from a male gaze and then scrapped it and decided to celebrate women for women as a woman. She also directed three music videos to go along with the album which are EXCELLENT. I'm not going to lie and say this is my favourite record she has released, but I'm so invested in her music I'll listen to it until it's a solid favourite I'm sure. I actually ended up sat on the same table as her in a cafe in Notting Hill at the end of last year. We were sat across from her waiting for a table inside, and neither of us had twigged it was her. Of course, I was talking about stealing the crockery and impersonating the green-gloved youtuber who cuts open his pet jelly rat with that funny voice before I finally realised who she was. I am less than cool and eternally embarassed, but it was awesome nonetheless.


Das your lot folks. Any recommendations welcome.

No comments:

Post a Comment