And so it com(eth) to pass(eth) that I will blog(eth) about my top tunes(eth) of the year(eth)…. and you won’t give a shit..(eth) So here they izz, in no particular order:
Labrinth - Earthquake
I met Labrinth this year and he was one of the nicest celeb types i’ve ever ever worked with. Plus this tune more infectious than your crabs.
SBTRKT - Pharoahs
I accidentally saw SBTRKT live 3 times this year. Each time this tune blew me sideways. It’s a beaut.
Azelia Banks - 212
My friend who produces a radio show nearly played the unedited version of this on her show. Good job she didn’t because Azelia has a potty mouth….but she does make exceedingly good tunes.
Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
Straddling the line between cool indie and chart contenders, this group are getting stronger and stronger.
Rizzle Kicks - Down with the trumpets
Stupidly cool, bloody hot, annoyingly talented and only 19. Bastards.
Coldplay - Charlie Brown
It might not be cool to like Coldplay but I couldn’t give two shits. The best live band in the world. This song is epic.
Little Boots - Shake
I know, Little Boots right? This dropped onto the interwebs a couple of months back and has been pleasantly invading my earholes ever since. Well done The Boots.
Friendly Fires - Blue Cassette
Dancing to this whilst fucked in a field with my best mates at Glastonbury this year is a memory that will live with me forever. One day i’ll dance as well as Ed from the group. One day.
Britney Spears - Till The World Ends
Yes, she had nothing to do with this album and yes it was fucking awesome. This is an awesome nugget of crispy pop perfection.
Kanye West - All Of The Lights
Kanye once again ignoring what’s cool and producing something interesting, original, exciting and incredibly self indulgent.
Joe Goddard - Gabriel
CHRIST! I very nearly forgot about this nugget. Joe Goddard has done some great stuff this year and this is a decadent slab of amazingness.
I’m perplexed that its the end of July. HOW has this happened? I should probably add something here about growing older and the passing of time but I can’t be arsed.
Anyway, summer has popped out some glowing musical nuggets. Here are 3 currently flowering in my musical garden.
The gardening professional has returned to his more grimey dirty roots with this new track ‘At Your Inconvenience’. Its the first release from his album of the same name and trips along in a glorious off beat fashion. Good shit.
Want some summery jittery guitar filled indie pop? Well here you go. They want to do things with you but don’t have any money. Kinda sad. I think they should get haircuts first when they get some money. Great track though.
'Pharaohs' is the next single from the Londoners debut album. It's by far the most mainstream friendly track on the record and should deff hit some radio station playlists. He totally deserves it. I've seen him twice this summer and each time he's blown me away. If you don't have the album, get it. Spot on.
Yup, i’m one of those smug bastards who went to Glastonbury this year. Yup, it was fucking incredible and yup, I am hating being back in civilization. (Who needs showers, beds and general home comforts anyway??)
I was going to write about the awesome bands I saw (Ms Dynamite, Metronomy, Two Door Cinema Club, Katy B, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, The Vaccines, Elbow, Coldplay, Example, The Joy Formidable, Beyonce and on and on and on) but that seemed too long. So instead, here are twenty things I learnt at Glastonbury……