It’s been a while since I’ve posted some new music. This is partially due to other work and also due to a lull in particularly good music. Hopefully there’s some tracks in here for everyone, enjoy!
Bastille – The Weight Of Living Part II:
Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood is a decent album, not amazing, but decent. A couple of songs stand out though, one being the popular single, ‘Pompei’, and the other being this, ‘The Weight Of Living Part II’. As always with my lists, there is some catchy music; this track is arguably the most catchy of them all.
Jon Gomm Ft. Daniel Tompkins – Ain’t Nobody:
Some of you may remember when I posted Jon Gomm’s incredible acoustic cover of Chaka Khan’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’. Well now it has vocals, and it’s pretty solid.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Otherside:
Well, ‘Thrift Shop’ was massive. But it doesn’t exactly suggest that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are particularly musically talented. A song that does however, I first heard last year. It was overlooked by most, but their sample of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ ‘Otherside’ proved to be a great track to rap over. And here it is:
Royal Republic -Tommy Gun:
Punchy, American indie now. ‘Tommy Gun’, from the album We Are The Royal, is a constantly hyped up track with an upbeat guitar riff that’s always a winner with me.
Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic:
I first heard this one at a Zane Lowe DJ set. I’ll admit, most of the song is pretty generic dance music, but at 2:14 it becomes a classic. Whether you are a DJ or just a lover of electronic music, this song is vital to any set or playlist.
Maximo Park – Hips and Lips:
Maximo Park are one of few remaining classic British indie bands. Hips and Lips is arguably the best song from their most recent album, The National Health. It sort of reminds me of Pulp, but with a modern twist. And yes, that is the guy from This Is England in the video.
Awolnation – Sail:
This is one powerful song. I’d imagine it’d be perfect for the background music for one of Red Bull’s epic promotional videos, or something similar. It also works during the day, or at predrinks, or on a night out, or just any time really. This is a very, very good track.
Toto – Africa:
A classic to finish today’s list. For any 80s party, this is a must. It’s such a feel-good song, rendering it virtually timeless. Oh, and it also recently featured on Top Gear’s Africa special.
So that’s it for this update, feel free to get in touch (Twitter @OllieMattTurner or in the comments below) with any new tracks you feel deserve a mention; anything from any genre is welcome.