Before I get into anything-how the hell is it already nearly April???
This month’s been really cool, actually, despite nothing major happening. I’ve just had a nice month, spent some time with some cool people, had a pretty chill time, listened to a lot of music, etc etc.
You know how this works; these are the songs I’ve been listening to most over the month-some new, some old, some I’ve loved for ages, some I’ve just discovered, etc etc.
- Luna // Bombay Bicycle Club
The whole of Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album So Long, See You Tomorrow is absolutely fantastic. It hasn’t been out long so I haven’t picked a favourite yet, but I’d heard Luna as a single beforehand. Luna, like the whole album, is really chill but also beautifully upbeat, and though I never really listened to Bombay Bicycle Club much in the past-this album has really made me listen to them a lot recently, and I think I’ve found a new love.
This has been my favourite Pulp song for ages, but I’ve just been listening to a lot lately. I love the guitar in it, and the lyrics are of the typical Pulp style, quirky and colloquial and witty. (I also feel like this is a good time to mention that me and my best friend met Jarvis Cocker in September and he was cool as.)
FIDLAR are the type of band who when I listen to them, I feel like a cool as f*ck teenage delinquent, whilst in reality I’m sitting in my room scrolling down twitter and eating ritz crackers. When I first listened to FIDLAR a few months ago, I wasn’t into it, but I listened again recently and actually really liked it, so I guess it just took some time for me to get into it.
- What A Pleasure // Beach Fossils
This is so lovely and chilled and nice to listen to on bike rides (I have a specific playlist for bike rides ok). It’s so relaxed and summery and it’s not depressing but it’s not uplifting, it’s just wistful, it’s just chilled. I’m so glad to have found a new band to get into, especially as Beach Fossils have already released two albums and this EP and I’m just late to the Beach Fossils party. I had a lot of catching up to do, and I’m happy to do it.
- Mickey Yr A Fuck Up // Elvis Depressedly
I can’t even describe this song-whatever I say is going to be wrong because I can’t articulate what this song is and how it makes me feel. You should just go listen to it and then you’ll feel the way I feel and I won’t have to explain anything. But basically, it’s the most beautiful song I’ve heard in a very long time and I love it so much.
NEW PEACE SONG NEW PEACE SONG IS ANYONE ELSE SCREAMING OVER THE NEW PEACE SONG? Basically, I love this. I was worried that after such an incredible album like In Love, Peace wouldn’t be able to follow it without sounding too radically different and without sounding too similar to before. But World Pleasure, which has been compared to the likes of Primal Scream (and I’ve also seen a few comparisons to the Stone Roses as well…and Robbie Williams), is awesome-it’s funky, the bass is pure beauty, and it’s a brilliant comeback.
- The Bold Arrow Of Time // Tame Impala
This has been my favourite Tame Impala song for ages, but I’ve just been listening to it loads again this month. The guitar in this is just perfection!
- Down By The Water // The Drums
Only started listening to the Drums recently, so I haven’t really picked a favourite song just yet, but this one is definitely up there. It’s really chill, really summery (like most of the Drums’ music, I’ve found), and just really nice and subtly happy.
I only started listening to Deerhunter recently, because my friend saw them supporting Arctic Monkeys at Madison Square Gardens and said they were really good. So I listened to them and they’ve basically become my new obsession this month. I really like this song in particular because, like a lot of songs on this playlist, it’s really spring-and-summery.
There’s obviously more songs I’ve been listening to this month, but if I talked about all of them this would be way way too long. Anyway, have a lovely April!