PLAYLIST: September 2017

There’s no need to lament the end of festival season this month, because our playlist features a whole host of artists and bands who are ready to fill your ears with new tracks and good times. Whether you’re in to pop-rock, indie, or slow intricate ballads; we’ve got it covered. Have a listen…

Worst Place – ‘Dreamer’
We’ve been fans of Worst Place for a while now, and their new single ‘Dreamer’ just makes us love them even more. Living up to its name, it is indeed super dreamy as it oozes a whirring, shoegazey charm and shimmering, sunny vibes. An effervescent sonic delight. (Mari Lane)

H. Grimace – ‘2.1 Woman’ 
Another of my highlights of Green Man Festival, H.Grimace’s live set proves why they’re one of the most exciting bands around. With ‘2.1 Woman’s gritty post-punk sound and insightful social commentary, its blunt power and Sonic Youth-inspired haze grabs you instantly with its subtle, seething energy. (ML)

Shame – ‘Tasteless’ 
I was lucky enough to catch Shame live at Green Man Festival a couple of weeks back at Green Man Festival. With their raging, angst-driven power, they’re a band who don’t hold back in their performance, as front man Charlie Steen swaggers across the stage, he instantly commands your full attention with his intense charisma and aggro-fuelled energy. With their brutal, fiery delivery and raging offerings, they were one of the most memorable sets of the weekend. (ML)

Sink Ya Teeth – ‘Glass’ 
Having been pretty much obsessed with their last single ‘If You See Me’, Sink Ya Teeth’s new single is equally as cool and completely addictive. ‘Glass’ is filled with all the glitchy beats and sweeping ’80s dance-pop hooks you could ever desire, as lush, sultry vocals flow throughout, making for another utterly infectious offering from this Norwich duo. Catch them at Loud Women Festival this Saturday, 2nd September, at DIY Space for London. (ML)

REWS – ‘Shine’
If you’re in to golden guitar riffs, diamond drumming and handfuls of glitter; you’re going love the new track & video from pop-rock duo REWS. ‘Shine’ is as glorious as it sounds, and we’re more than excited to have Shauna (guitars/vocals) and Collette (drums/vocals) headlining our Get In Her Ears night at The Finsbury on September 8th (event details here). (Kate Crudgington)

Beckie Margaret – ‘Cars and Catacombs’
I’ve been looking forward to Beckie Margaret’s debut headline show at The Waiting Room for months (it’s on the 28th, event details here) and I can’t wait to hear this intricate, melancholy tune live. She’s part of the ever-growing Cool Thing Records family, and definitely one to watch. (KC)

Tash Sultana – ‘Jungle’
I am beyond excited to hear and see the incredible guitar skills that songwriter Tash Sultana has been blessed with at her Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig on September 14th. I only discovered her talents last week, and the riffs and loops in ‘Jungle’ have been rolling around in my head ever since. (KC)

Petrol Girls – ‘Touch Me Again’
This powerful and relevant tune is one of the many reasons why Petrol Girls are headlining the sold-out Loud Women Festival on September 2nd. It’s a personal favourite, and I’m sure it will go down a storm when played live. (KC)

Otherkin – ‘Come On, Hello’
With just under a month till the release of their highly anticipated debut album OK, Dublin’s Otherkin have been taking over the world. With a string of releases – ‘Come On, Hello’ being the most recent – and a slot supporting Guns N’Roses at Slane, Otherkin are a force to be reckoned with. Huge tracks, accompanied by an unmatched stage presence (as can be seen in the ‘Come On, Hello’ video) ‘Come On, Hello’ is getting us very excited for this album. (Melissa Svensen)

The Cribs – ‘Year Of Hate’
With their new album a huge success – recorded live in just 5 days and doing a stint at #1 – The Cribs are seemingly in their prime. ‘Year Of Hate’ embodies the album, and what The Cribs stand for. It may be unpolished, it may be raw, but it’s The Cribs. It’s proof that this is not a noughties indie resurgence. (MS)

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz & Co-host on @getinherears (Hoxton Radio). Big fan of gender equality, Dr Martens, bob cuts, blogs, and liquid eyeliner.