17. I’ve been listening to…

Ok so I started this like 2 weeks ago and then forgot about it. I’ve been working pretty much full time so that’s been kinda taking it’s toll. After work for the last while I’ve been too tired to do anything. It’s only now that I have the energy after work to write again.So, anyway, I’m finished. Finished the year, finished the degree. Since I last posted anything there’ve been lots of different musical events in the world of me. I’ve opted to post a playlist of the general crap that has got me through the last few weeks of college and then launch into newer stuff. We’ll divide it into the highs, the all-nighters where I’ve been deliriously buzzing on my own and the lows, sobbing into some dirty geometry and wanting someone to hold me.

Highs:

White Women” by Chromeo.

This is my favourite album. I love every song. Even the songs that shouldn’t be cool like “Frequent Flyer” and “Sexy Socialite” are fucking awesome. Album has been out for a while so I couldn’t really do a “New Music” entry about it but that’s not to say it wouldn’t be worth a full blog post. I think Matt from Back Room Beat gave it the best endorsement, “White Women is what Random Access Memories should’ve been”. It’s funky, it’s sexy, it’s fun. It’s got some ELO, some Jamiroquai, some Hall & Oates, some Katy Perry, some Prince and shit tonnes of vintage Chromeo. It’s intense. I might have cried. Nobody was around so I’m pretty sure I’m still an alpha dog. The highlight for me is “Lost on the Way Home” feat Solange. It was the track that jumped out to me on first listen. Just sounds fucking cool. Not dealing with that elevator bullshit even slightly.

 

“Kill Me” and “Better Under Water” by Make The Girl Dance.

I know nothing about Make The Girl Dance. I assume they’re French. These two songs are amazing. The lyrics are fantastically  shite. Musically they remind me of Martin Solveig from before “Hello” or whatever that song was that got massive. Is that electro? I don’t know what you’d call it. It’s montage music, sexy montage music, with added pelvic thrusting.

Lows:

Betty Who, “Slow Dancing -EP” and “The Movement”.

Christ. They’re not lows as in I didn’t enjoy the music but the lows where I was tired and emotional.

You can check out the full playlist here

17. I’ve been listening to…

13. I’ve been listening to…

It’s been a busy week or two and I’ve probably been burning the candle at both ends. Well, it’s caught up on me. Serious man flu going on. Sweating out like a mother fucker. Anyway, it gives me the chance to get back to this.

So what have I been listening to? Here we go.

That Zoax EP. Over and over. My only issues is that it’s not an album. Means I’m listening to it straight through a couple of times in a row before I feel like I’ve had enough.

Then on an entirely different note I’ve been listening to some chillwavey/indietronica kinda stuff:

“Old Love/ New Love” by Twin Shadow.- Love this one. It’s got some real chilled bits combined with that early house throwback piano and vocals combo. Then at the end there’s a quiet bit with hella Prince influence. It’s just cool. Sexy and funky. This was my favourite.

“Coloured Screens” by Antonio Paul.

“Power Trip”(J Cole cover) by X Ambassadors

“Embrace” by Hayden James (some kinda weird version)

“You’re Not Good Enough” by Blood Orange

“You’re the One for Me” by Great Good Fine Ok

“Make Me” by Ambassadeurs

Check out the playlist here. That has everything except the Ambassadeurs track (which is a free download) and the J Cole cover. It also has everything from the last entry and will have everything from future entries!

13. I’ve been listening to…

11. I’ve been listening to…

Hey! New section. Sometimes I’ve got things to show off but not a lot to say about them. So this is the plan. I’mma start a “What I’m listening to” bit. Not much to say. A bit of thematic bollocks maybe. Who knows. So this is the inaugural post, bands with Cs. It’s all quite indie which is weird considering I’m working quite hard on a hip-hop project at the mo. Here goes

From The Colourist we have :

And then I’ve been listening to:

Honestly, those links are pretty random. I tried to keep them all to soundcloud but then I gave up. So here is the Spotify playlist: happy indie tunes by bands with Cs, for everything except “Wishing Wells” which doesn’t seem to be available.

So that’s it. Have a listen. The tracks are light and cheerful and have been helping me pretend the world is alright on public transport this week.

11. I’ve been listening to…