Wednesday, 30 March 2016

What I'm Listening To... (30/03/16)

1. Tick Tock - Walking On Cars
Irish alternative rock five-piece, Walking On Cars, released their debut album 'Everything This Way' earlier this year and I've (annoyingly) only recently come across it in the last month or so. However, I bought it the other day and have had it on repeat ever since; this is my favourite song from the album, closely followed by 'Flying High, Falling Low'. It's a brilliant album from start to finish and there one of my current favourite bands.

2. Paraffin - Meadowlark

Meadowlark are back with their latest and title track from their forthcoming EP 'Paraffin', which features the single, another new track, an acoustic version of 'Paraffin' and a remix. Their sound and music has surpassed itself with each release, and that is still continuing to be proved. This is likely to be the last EP before their album, so sit tight, hold on, enjoy this release and get ready for their debut album by teasing your ears with this!

3. Knife Edge - Matt Corby

After a fairly long wait for new music, Matt Corby returned with his debut album 'Telluric', known for his smooth vocals, incredible voice control and harmonies, honest and beautifully heartbreaking lyrics; this release doesn't disappoint. This is easily my favourite track from the album, his sound has definitely evolved with each of his previous releases, and I think this track captures that really well...

4. Wild Horses - Birdy

Another that has returned and released new music to the world so far this year, is Birdy. The 19 year old just released her third studio album 'Beautiful Lies', which is faster paced and has a fuller sound with less of an acoustic feel. There are obviously some 'classic Birdy track' in there too, with beautiful vocals and ballads, and of course stunning lyrics woven throughout. This is the latest single to be released from the album.

5. Maybe We're Home - Lewis Watson

I'm pretty sure I included this track in a check it out post a couple of weeks ago, but I'm going to mention it again here, because it's just that great. This first taste of Lewis Watson's second album is one that I've listened to at least 50 times since it was released. With it's catchy chorus and wonderful verses, the song comes together as one of Lewis' brilliant songs to add to the list of brilliant songs previously released. Another album I'm excited to hear even more of!

6. Lovedrug - Frank Hamilton

Frank's back too! This is the first teaser from his forthcoming album 'Songs To Make Life Slightly Less Awkward'. It's infectious indie pop / rock and a 'singer / songwriter' song combined and balanced perfectly. I really love this single for it's fantastic guitar hook and catchy chorus, the perfect song to shout (or sing) along to, yet another album I'm looking forward to!

7. Sometime - Conan Gray

This appeared in my sub feed a few months ago and I've kept on going back to it. It's a beautifully written song and Conan's stunning vocals really bring the lyrics to life (as well as the wonderful video clips pieced together throughout the video). It's the perfect song to listen to whilst chilling with a blanket and a cup of tea - enjoy!

8. Cherry - Moose Blood

A slightly older track amongst all these new releases, 'Cherry' taken from Moose Blood's debut album 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time to Time', which was released back in October 2014. It's a beautifully written and performed song, it's also stunning acoustic in session. If you've heard of Moose Blood it's probably not through this track, but I've been re-spinning their album a lot recently and really love it, waiting patiently for their next release! 

9. The Sound - The 1975

The 1975's follow up from their incredibly successful debut album has been released; their second album 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It'. The album debuted at #1 in the UK and US, thanks to commercial success; it is a great album with a bigger focus on electronica and synths, honing in on a 70s / 80s influenced sound. This is my favourite single from the album (but I think that's just because I've overplayed 'Love Me' along with everyone else.)

10. Let's Dance To Joy Divison - The Wombats

The only throwback track for this month's WILT post, is a classic from the indie rock band, The Wombats. I've revisited The Wombats a fair bit recently and they've appeared in most of my playlists too. This particular track was released in 2007 (how is that nearly ten years ago?), it's one of those feel good tracks that you just have to shout and dance along to! 

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