This is the first article in a new weekly feature where myself and Daisy Laverock-Willis will bring you five tracks you have to hear for the week. I will focus on tracks from across the decades, songs you really should have heard, whilst Daisy will bring you the newest releases from up and coming artists. So sit back, grab a brew and take a short musical journey.
Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’
This is one of those songs that you just have to turn the radio up, sit back and listen to. Brilliantly cheerful story-telling music from the Australian James Keogh. His debut three song EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing is a brilliant start to the five album record deal he has just undertaken.
Radiohead – ‘Creep’
I was recently reminded of the genius of this song after watching an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth. This song worked so vividly against the storyline of a bipolar man struggling with his grip on reality. Such hauntingly honest lyrics for a rock song and a brilliant start to Radiohead’s massive career.
Lorde – ‘Team’
Rebellion is usually on the cards when it comes to a Lorde track and this song is really no different. “I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air, so there.” , is just a brilliant lyric and a massive ‘screw you’ to monotonous pop acts all covering each others material and not offering anything new.
Oasis – ‘Live Forever’
The inspiration for choosing this classic Oasis track came from the return of one of my ultimate favourite British teenage sitcoms My Mad Fat Diary. This song completely screams 90’s and takes me back to life as a child in that era; a typical indie rock sound that pioneered the way for the next ten years of popular music.
Lonely The Brave – ‘Trick of the Light’
This song to me sounds like it could be on a soundtrack to any American teen comedy film. Currently getting plenty of Radio airplay, this cambridge born rock group have produced a new take on early 00’s rock. Amongst many a guitar riff, there’s a brilliant hook that will soon have everyone singing along.
And One You Don’t:
Lily Allen – ‘Air Balloon’
The fact she has announced her next album will be called Shezus is enough reason. NO idea who is financing this woman to release ‘music’. Fair enough, take a stab at the music industry but a whole album based on a mockery is fairly hypocritical – expecting success using the same methods she ridicules.