Thursday, 25 May 2017

Top 8 Current Faves | Song Picks | Music



I've been meaning to do this post for ages, SO many new bands have brought out new stuff. New bands, and most of my favourites are making returns giving promises of new albums and dropping unexpected songs. I honestly can say I'm not complaining at all. 
Theres quite a few songs I could have chose so I've just (for now) narrowed it down to 8. 


T H E A M A Z O N S -  J U N K  F O O D  F O R E V E R 

Black Magic was the first song I heard from The Amazons, ulitmatly I fell in love. 
I hadn't heard of them much before Jay told me to listen after he said he'd already booked tickets to see them. After listening I told Jay, I'd still see them if black magic was the only song I knew, its that good!
 Junk food is there newly released single though so I've chose that as one of my current favourite tracks. I feel like its going to be one of those summer festival, crowd pleasers. One that can be sang loud, pint in hand. Now just pass me a burger.


W A L L O W S - P L E A S E R 

 So we've all watched 13 reasons why by now. If not why not?? The main guy (Dylan Minnette) is the lead singer for Wallows. I listened out of interest really, just to see what they sounded like but I fell in love straight away.
I think if you've watched the show you can instantly picture him singing this. 
It's kinda trashy, indie, American cool kids kind of music. Very reminiscent of The Strokes especially in the second chorus. So if you're into those you'll really dig this track. 
Surprisingly and *unpopular opinion alert* i don't particularly care for The Strokes so I think I even surprised myself I liked this.
 It's catchy too; really catchy. The kind that gets in your head, but not in an annoying way. I think its just grew on me the more and more i've listened. 
I can't wait to hear more music from these. I think they'll only get bigger with the rise of his fame especially. Though I hope they'll do well either way. 
P.s they've just brought out a new song called 'Sun Tan'


S U N D A R A  K A R M A - E X P L O R E

 This track I feel kind of came from nowhere if you are a Sundara fan you may have almost missed this (like me and jay both almost did)
Jay was convinced it was a track from the album and so I on the whim decided to have a listen and though woah hang on wait new music sundara?? 
 It's not that we haven't listened to their album a thousand times it's just not always that you can put a title to a song.
 Anyway to begin its typical sundara, beautiful lyrics gorgeous vocals and then it kicks in.
It's funky, it's groovy it's all the words you shouldn't say at the age of 21. Most of all it makes you dance which is for sure a real selling point for me; the more upbeat the better.
It sounds really 70's/80's, part of the song sounds like a bit from the A-team which you'll totally understand if you listen, oh and that too is a selling point, obvs.



F O S T E R  T H E  P E O P L E - S H C 

 I still feel like Foster the people are a bit under the radar. They released some music totally out of the blue. (Funnily enough I was listening to their album a day before they released this) it was almost like I just had a feeling. They've released 3 songs, I think in total. I feel like they haven't really been hyped that much (not that I have noticed anyway)
SHC is my favourite I chose to talk about at the moment. It's so typical FTP; it's sun drenched, nostalgic and uplifting all the kind of vibes you want from this time of year.
 And those oh so stunning and iconic vocals, I'm so glad to have them back! God i've missed them, and hopefully they'll release some tour dates so I can FINALLY go and see them.
Also if you liked this track definitely check out the other two, I feel like they definitely have some hip-hop vibe to them. 


P O S T  A N I M A L - W H E N  I  G E T  H O M E 

If you love tame impala you will ADORE these. I know it's probably bad to say but they are almost like an extension of them. Almost like an unreleased album. Which let me say isn't a bad thing at all. I'm sure they must get Impala comparisons all the time but they are a band in their own right.
This music is this sun washed, trippy and nostalgic.
 The kind of music that just takes you to another planet. (Which isn't such a bad thing at all)
 And then also if that isn't enough convincing Joe Keery (Steve Harrington from stranger things) is in the band which is admittedly how I found them. The whole vibe of the band just oozes cool.
Definitely worth a listen for days in the sunshine, or just kicking back and relaxing.



K A S A B I A N - C O M E  B A C K  K I D 

 I .CAN. NOT tell you how happy I am that kasabian are back. And back with the well known bangers they're famous for. 
I listened to their newest album (for crying out loud) I listened again then pretty much had it on repeat the rest of the week. 
Whenever I listen they just make me feel good, pumped and full of energy. 
It's the kinda thing you want to hear on a Friday afternoon to make you excited for the weekend and the first thing you want to hear on a Monday to get you going. 
I chose Comeback Kid as one of my favourite current tracks because it feels exactly that it's a real come back song something that says I'm here, I've arrived. 
I love the break down after the chorus too, the playful lyrics and the way the track picks up with the arena fuelled vocals.
Kasabian know what they're good at and they do it insanely well. 


H A I M - R I G H T  N O W 

 The first time I heard this song, honestly I got goosebumps. The second time I heard it, the same. thing. happened.
 I've missed these girls so much, everything about their voices and their girl power just feel like a fist bump in the air, complete feel good vibes.
 This track though is a more chilled take on that.
The echoing of Alana singing 'right now, right now' is haunting you almost feel like you're in the room with them whilst they are recording it. 
It's beautiful, you feel a real sense of attachment and nostalgia whilst listening to it. 
I chose this one over the first one released from their new material because this one really just struck a chord with me even more surprisingly its slow and I'm not usually one for that, but I just think stripped back their voices work great together and tied with the lyrics, theres nothing more to say then I just really love it. It's definitely set me up for the rest of the album to come. 


A L T  J - I N  C O L D  B L O O D 

 This is Alt-J through and through. Again another band that just kind of released music without much hype and it is a bloody good one.
Listening to the first 2 lines it gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. (If you love alt j that isn't so bad if not then well..)
The song feels very dramatic and full of power in the build up to the chorus. Its very much a grower, I kind of dismissed it the first few times hearing it but it has become on that I'm really enjoying. Much like the other I'm really looking forward to whats to come from them.

Hope you enjoyed reading and until next time, take care!
(p.s thank you for all the a-mazinggg feedback on my last post) 
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