When I used to present my student radio show back at university, every week alongside it I would post the setlist and music I played out. Now without it, I try to post my favourite tracks and artists every now and then to share what I’m listening to. Below are three bands and tracks that are being put on repeat this week.
Giant Peach – Wolf Alice
A four-piece that I’ve been following for a while now, and am very happy to see them finally receiving some much deserved limelight after an organic and natural growth as a group. It’s hard to pin down a genre for Wolf Alice, but after seeing them live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire the other week, I don’t think that’s a problem. For a band that have only just announced their debut album – ‘My Love Is Cool’ – I couldn’t begin to apprehend the support and atmosphere that followed their electric set in West London. Below is one of the singles from the album, Giant Peach.
Everybody’s Gonna Let You Down – The Vaccines
Again a band I’ve been fond of for some time, and with a string of releases of late ahead of their upcoming second album ‘English Graffiti’, including the latest single Dream Lover, I’ve been taken back to an EP brought out between the two. Everybody’s Gonna Let You Down features on the ‘Melody Calling’ EP and is a track that has just got better with each play. The Vaccines do guitar pop so well, and I can’t wait to (at some point) see them live and witness what will hopefully be a punching set of pop guitar and catchy drum beats. However this track is a little different though. It still has a riff you could play on repeat, but with the combination of more sombre lyrics and sounds than we’re used to it makes for one of the more intriguing Vaccines tracks.
Nobody’s Empire – Belle and Sebastian
I heard snippets of this track from the Glaswegian band on numerous occasions before fully immersing into the album and of course this single itself. With a lot of play time, particularly on BBC 6music, it has become a current favourite of mine for the time being, and for once I can’t quite pinpoint why. A song where I think I actually prefer the verses to the chorus, this melodic track definitely has the right ingredients. Have a listen and see what you think.