We’re already half way through 2014, and the music released so far has been amazing. Ed Sheeran, Alt-J, Kasabian, Passenger and so many more have released new stuff which is fresh and exciting. These 5 tracks will definitely be blasted from my speakers throughout summer. They are all songs you will be repeating over and over in your back garden or by the pool.
- Money – Peace
- Prayer in C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit) – Robin Schulz
- Around Town – The Kooks
- Salt – Little Comets
- West Coast – Lana Del Rey
Alt-J dropped their new single, Hunger of the Pine, from their forthcoming album, ‘This is all Yours’ on June 18th. It was premiered on Zane Lowe’s show and is the first track to be released so far. On listening to it for the first time, I was both impressed and intrigued. This track feels fresh and exotic, and clearly shows how alt-j have matured since the first album. ‘Hunger of the Pine’ still has the trademark muted, delicate vocals and aesthetic rhythms of ‘An Awesome Wave’ but it somehow is more tribal and enticing. The sample from Miley Cyrus; ‘I’m a female rebel’ may be a cause for division amongst fans, but I actually thinks it works well and contrasts with the relaxed atmosphere of the song, giving it a nice edge. It’s great to see the band evolving and trying out new sounds, like the smooth, heavy beat and jazz vibes. This track promises great things for the highly awaited album, and ensures that it will not disappoint.
‘This is All Yours’ will be released on 22nd September and is highly anticipated, not least by me. Pre-order the album here
This a collection of some of my favourite covers and acoustics tracks:
norgaard – the vaccines
the bakery – alex turner
toxic – melanie martinez
we cant stop – bastille
Last night I went to see Lorde in concert at Shepherds Bush Empire for my friends birthday. Having never been to Shepherds Bush before, I was intrigued to find out more about it. When we arrived, we had to queue outside, which I had never done before, and we were ID-ed along with everyone else in the line. Shepherds Bush was a BBC theatre and has shown live entertainment for over 100 years. It holds around 2000 people, making it very intimate, which was very refreshing compared to the O2 Arena.
Very cool sound. Glad I checked these guys out…