1. Army - Ellie Goulding
I'm not the biggest fan of Ellie's new album, there's some good ones on there and I'm not disputing that she's a great artist, 'Delirious' just hasn't stuck out to me as much as her previous two did. However, the first time I heard this particular version of 'Army' I fell in love with it, it's just a beautiful song about friendship.
2. Talk - Eliza and the Bear
Monday night (25th January), I went to these guys at The Boileroom and was not disappointed. We posted a spotlight on them and their latest single 'It Gets Cold' a couple of Fridays ago, and although that is a great track, I've had this one on repeat for quite some time. There's an acoustic version floating around, which is great too...
3. Keeping Your Head Up - Birdy
As regular readers of Music In Time Blog may have realised near the end of last year, I had 'Let It All Go' by Rhodes and Birdy on repeat constantly. Now Birdy is back again, this time with 'Keeping Your Head Up', a subtly powerful and upbeat track, showing a different side to the lullabies and calming folk we've heard in the past... I'm excited for the next album!
4. Years Years Bears - Dodie Clark & Tom Rosenthal
A musical dream team, Dodie Clark (doddleoddle) and Tom Rosenthal joined forces recently and their harmonies and lyrics fuse together to create this wonderful masterpiece (that has been played a few too many times at our desk in the past few weeks, but it really is a great song - enjoy!
5. Numbers - Daughter
So, Daughter released their second album 'Not To Disappear' on 15th January, so it hasn't been out in the world for long, but I have definitely listened to it at least twice a day since then. If you like their previous stuff, you won't be let down by this release either, although I feel there's more of a beat running through this one, which is definitely not a bad thing in my books!
6. Forgive Me - MAASAI
We featured MAASAI earlier this month and I really enjoyed listening to their album, 'Feeling Blue, Seeing Orange' so I've listened to it a few more times since then. I think 'Forgive Me' is my current favourite from the release, just some really good music.
7. Weak - Wet
Wet were another (very) recent spotlighted band, after being sent their latest single I delved a little bit deeper back into some of their previous releases. I've lost count of the amount of times I've played the 'Live @ Electric Lady Studios' videos of 'Weak', 'Deadwater' and 'You're The Best', but this just beats the rest at the minute... (Their debut album is out on Friday - so if you like the sound of this be sure to go order it)
8. Wrote It Down and Burned It - John Hiatt
Boxing Day (how was that over a month ago?) I went to our local pub and saw someone cover this and I'm not sure why but I came home and listened to the original and haven't really stopped listening since.
9. Closer - Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon have been one of my favourite bands for quite some time, and I'm sure that will continue long into the future. I've been revisiting their older releases like 'Closer', 'Revelry', 'Radioactive' and 'Pyro' recently and slowly rekindling my love for their music.
10. I Miss You - blink-182
Does this need an explanation? This gets played very loud in my car, with me singing along and people driving past giving me funny looks. :)