So you know the drill, this is a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to most over January. Some are new songs, some are old, some I’ve loved forever, some I’ve just discovered, etc etc.
- Trust Me…I’m A Genius//The Family Rain
I saw The Family Rain supporting Miles Kane in October, and I thought they were so good that I immediately bought their Pushing It EP at the merch store (and they kindly signed it for me), and now I’ve been getting mega excited for their new album Under The Volcano to come out, and this song is just so catchy and cool and I love it, and I love them, basically.
- Mallrats (La La La)//The Orwells
This song has the type of qualities and for some artists, could make a disaster (for example, the repeated “la la la”s, for some people, those just sound like they were too lazy to write lyrics). However The Orwells make it work and they make it cool, and Mallrats (La La La) is the perfect song to make you feel upbeat and young and happy despite the miserable weather we’re stuck with.
I’ve already spoken about this in my “happy tunes” post (https://lucylikesbands.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/happy-tunes/) so I won’t go into too much detail, but basically this song makes me feel really happy and I love it and I’m hoping to hear some more from Telegram soon.
- You’ve Got It All Wrong//Drowners
It was immensely difficult to just pick one Drowners song to talk about since I’ve been obsessed with them all month. Their eponymous debut album came out on the 27th January, and it’s absolutely fantastic, however since it hasn’t been out that long I haven’t picked an absolute favourite of any of the new songs, and You’ve Got It All Wrong has been out as a single for a while. Fantastic lyrics, catchy tunes, you really can’t go wrong with this band. I did a review of their album here: https://lucylikesbands.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/drowners-drowners-review/
- Colours To Life//Temples
After being introduced to Temples by one of my best friends, I’ve found that this is my favourite out of their songs. They’re chilled, but not depressing, perfect for a fan of Tame Impala and other psychedelic bands. This song in particular makes feel most calm and chilled and happy.
- Going Nowhere//Oasis
I feel like this song is just such a January song, so of course I’ve whipped it out at this time of year to listen to on repeat pretty much everyday. Undoubtedly one of my favourite Oasis B-Sides, Going Nowhere is perfect to listen to in the car with the rain dribbling down the window.
- Solemn Skies//Childhood
I absolutely love Childhood, and I’ve been listening to them pretty much all month, but this song in particular. It makes me happy, it’s catchy, and I want to see it live so badly. Also the video is really summery and it makes it feel like summer’s closer (even though it’s still six months away-*sigh*).
- Picture Me In A Hospital//Babyshambles
This song joins the list of songs with happy tunes and depressing lyrics. Frankly I’d rather not picture Pete Doherty in a hospital where the blood runs red, but I do love this song and have been listening to it loads over this month.
- Match Box//The Kooks
I’ve loved the Kooks for ages, and my love for them has definitely been rekindled recently, and I can’t exactly find a catalyst to why. I saw them live in October 2011, and they were really cool, but after that I kind of stopped listening to them, and recently I’ve definitely been back on it. This song is happy and upbeat and I love it.
- Separate And Ever Deadly//The Last Shadow Puppets
It seems every winter/new year season since this album has been out, I’ve been whipping it out. I’m not sure why, it just seems like a winter album, and I’ve been loving this song in particular recently.