Music playlist week #14
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Each week we share 10 great tracks with you.
Tall Ships - T=0
This opening track from Tall Ships' 2012 album, "Everything Touching" is a gloriously ragged, mostly instrumental track with supercharged, jittery guitars that are very reminiscent of fellow Brits 65daysofstatic & American counterparts, Battles. A great way to start a playlist off.
Turbonegro - All My Friends Are Dead
If you think that Turbonegro is an odd name for a band, think yourselves lucky they changed their name from Nazipenis. Odd guys, but that's Scandinavian rock for you. In any case, this is a super catchy song with a very macabre message.
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
If you've ever watched Vikings (and if you haven't, you really should) you will be very familiar with this. It has been used as the theme tune for 5 seasons so far. Christopher Berg (Also of The Knife) really can do no wrong when it comes to music production.
Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile
Frightened Rabbit's career came to an incredibly tragic end recently with the death of Scott Hutchinson. While there is never a bad time to listen to them, it seems appropriate to listen through their work now. Start with this.
Thee Oh Sees - Toe Cutter, Thumb Buster
A swirling psych-pop assault to the senses that brings back memories of early Flaming Lips (before they made nothing but concept albums). If you have never heard Thee Oh Sees before, what are you playing at! You're seriously missing out.
City & Colour - Comin Home'
Dallas Green has a HELL of a voice. City & Colour are a pretty different beast from Alexisonfire, the band he made his name with. You always knew he had it in him to make something more melodic and any offering from these guys prove everyone right. Outstanding song.
Arcade Fire - Put Your Money On Me
Arcade Fire are incredible, but you don't need us to tell you that. This, from their most recent album "Everything Now" is this band at their stomping, euphoric best. With a low build leading into an incredibly catchy tune, we dare you to try and keep your feet still to this one...
Jimmy Eat World - Big Casino
Wrist-snapping riffs and heartfelt lyrics are what you come to expect when listening to the legendary Jimmy Eat World. They were doing emo before emo was even emo, and doing it better than those that have come since. We won't have anyone say otherwise.
Woodkid - Run Boy Run
Yoann Lemoine is a genius. We wish we knew how to categorise this song, but pop music classification doesn't do this majestic, bombastic, epic track justice. Strings, drums and soaring vocals in a French accent. What's not to love!
Sampha - Timmy's Prayer
Another gem in the long line of gems from Sampha. Melancholic and passionate in equal measure. People may not characterize Sampha as having the best voice in the game, but his song writing and production more than makeup for that.