Weekly Playlist

I skipped posting a playlist last week, so here is a longer edition - hope you enjoy.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
I've liked RHCP for years but I was never a major fan or anything, this changed last week when I decided to give them a proper listen. I listened to every album back to back and fell in love, I really did. Mother's Milk and I'm With You are my favourite albums, but they're all good and I did have a hard time picking my favourites. I urge you to give this band a listen as they will change your life. You have probably heard some of their songs before and just hadn't realised it was them.
For fans of: Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses and Led Zeppelin.

Daughter - Youth
I discovered this band a few days ago due to NME's recommendations and I love them. Combining folksy elements with soulful melodies, Daughter are a relaxing band to chill out and forget about your day to. The three piece haven't been together long, but already they have mastered their latest single at Abbey Road Studios. The band also hope to release their debut album in January.
For fans of: The XX, Laura Marling, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Lucy Rose and Alt-J.

Haim - Forever
I found out about Haim when I learnt Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys frontman) had been spotted, at one of their gigs in Los Angeles. I checked them out instantly and my life was complete. I recognised their song 'Forever' upon listening, as XFM have played it a few times before. They are extremely underrated right now, and I hope in future they receive the media recognition they deserve.
For fans of: Jessie Ware, Florence And The Machine, Lana Del Rey and The Pierces.


Peace - Bloodshake
You have probably seen my previous post from last week about this band, but they had to be included on this playlist as I really love their sound. Playing up to the image on the EP (a watermelon cut into shapes, strongly resembling the international sign for peace) Bloodshake has a fruity core with killer guitar riffs. This is one song you have to listen to. It's upbeat, it's clever but more than anything it's a game changer.
For fans of: Two Door Cinema Club, Dog Is Dead, Foals, Foster the People, Tribes, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees.

The Lumineers - Ho Hey
I've known about this band since late September/early October, when I picked up a copy of Grazia and saw they were mentioned briefly. XFM have been amongst the first to give them airplay, but it won't be long before the rest catch up and this is a band who will be huge in a few months.
For fans of: Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Of Monsters and Men, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Alabama Shakes.

Alt-J - Fitzpleasure
Having recently won the Mercury Prize things are looking good for Alt-J, who earlier this year were virtually unknown. I bought their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' in July and loved every song. Fitzpleasure is my personal highlight, therefore I thought I would share it with you.
For fans of: Django Django, Zulu Winter, Breton, Daughter and Bastille.

Django Django - Default
Similar to Alt-J, this band seemingly appeared out of nowhere earlier in the year. Their debut album was released in January 2012, however I've only just got into their music. Described as a "psychedelic art pop quartet" they were nominated for this year's Mercury Prize but unfortunately lost out. However things are going well so far for them and 2013 is set to be their year.
For fans of: Alt-J, Cloud Control, Howler, The 2 Bears, Tame Impala and Eugene McGuinness.

Have you listened to any of these artists before? Who is your favourite and why? What bands should I listen to next? Comment below.

1 comment:

  1. I really like Haim - forever and Daughter - Youth :)