This is a playlist I return to every year around this time. A playlist of songs that aren’t quite Chrismassy but seem to evoke the seasonal spirit.
It’s perfect if you’re beginning to feel festive but you aren’t quite ready to embrace Bing just yet…maybe you’re a Grinchy Christmas music hater, or maybe you just love folky types singing about winter – either way, this one’s for you!
Kate Bush – Army Dreamers
Antony and the Johnsons – For Today I am A Boy
Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
Laura Marling – Goodbye England Covered In Snow
Martin Grech – Push
The Staves – Winter Trees
Joni Mitchell – River
Matthew and the Atlas – Come Out Of The Woods
Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah
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I’ve made a playlist of new music for these last days of summer. Hazey tracks that suit the mood of this changeable weather and won’t quite let go of the summer vibes.
Listen to this playlist it whilst enjoying the September sun or during your last barbeque of the year. Listen to it while getting cosy at home and dance around your house while it’s stormy outside (it’s a good playlist to dance to). Listen to it in between obsessively listening to the new Glass Animals album like I am.
Animal Collective – Golden Girl
Glass Animals – Youth
D.D Dumbo – Satan
DJ Shadow (feat Run the Jewels) – Nobody Speak
Sylvan Esso – Radio
Wild Beast – Big Cat
Radiohead – Identikit
BadBadNotGood (feat Samuel T. Herring) – Time Moves Slow
Metronomy – Night Owl
Michael Kiwanuka / Nas – Rule The Wold (I Came From the City)
ANOHI – Drone Bomb Me
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Sunday Best is a monthly series where I share the best links, bits & pieces I’ve found on my travels around social media and the web.
Kicking off with my 30th and a surprise trip to Bruges March has been pretty hectic – trips away to visit family, house hunting. All good fun of course but I’m welcoming April and hoping it brings a chance to slow down and recharge before summer time begins.
Here’s a few things which caught my eye in March…
// One of my favourite jewellery brands Wolf & Moon have released a lovely new collection.
// I love Wild Garlic season!
// Now That’s What I Call Music compilations ranked from best to worst.
// Emmy The Great’s new album Second Love is beautiful. It was a joy to see her live again in Bristol this month.
// I think this letter exchange is a wonderful idea.
// Not sure about this year’s Glasto line up.
// I want to make this Smoky Chipotle Hummus
// Powerpuff yourself!
Here’s one I made early… I created this playlist last year but have been falling for it all over again now that spring in the air. For me this sweet collection of tracks captures the joyous but changeable nature of the season; with plenty of weather references thrown in for good measure.
Check it out and save to your Spotify playlists via the player below.
Alex Turner – It’s Hard To Get Around The Wind
José González – Leaf Off / The Cave
Alt-J – Taro
Laura Marling – False Hope
Graham Coxon – Perfect Love
Got A Girl – There’s A Revolution
Sylvan Esso – Dress
SOAK – Sea Creatures
Ibeyi – Weatherman
My last playlist: Women On Womanhood
Welcome sisters! As you may well be aware yesterday, March 8th, marked International Women’s Day. The annual event strives to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women across the globe whilst recognising and raising awareness that we have yet to achieve gender equality.
To celebrate International Women’s Day I’ve put together a collection of tracks by some of my favourite female artists and female fronted bands. I’ve looked to choose songs that speak in some way about what it is to be a female in society today or at least ones that resonate with my own experiences as a lady making her way in this world.
Have a listen & save to your playlists via the Spotify player below:
Emmy The Great – A Woman, A Woman, a Century of Sleep
Daughter – Mothers
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener
Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot
Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work
Sinéad O’Connor – Red Football
Sharon Van Etten – I Know
Ibeyi – Mama Says
Angel Olsen – White Fire
Ani Difranco – The Story
Amanda Palmer – In My Mind
This is by no means an extensive list of songs by women about womanhood. I’d love to hear your suggestions of tracks that could be added to my Women on Womanhood playlist. Who are some of your favourite female artists?
International Women’s Day is celebrated across this week, with many events taking place at the weekend. Find out more information and explore events in your area here.