PLAYLIST: July 2016

We’re well into festival season now, so have a little listen what we’re playing at the camp site.

The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Sweet Dreams, TN’

By no means one of the obvious highlights of Everything You’ve Come To Expect, ‘Sweet Dreams, TN’ is the grower that opened the band’s Glastonbury set, allowing Alex Turner to tread right on the nerves of those who can’t stand him with even more attitude than before. (Dan Bull)

Petite Meller – ‘Milk Bath’ 

Flowing with uptempo tribal beats and unique, honey-sweet vocals oozing a childlike optimism, ‘Milk Bath’ is filled with a pure, summery joy and captivating zest. Another simply delightful, feel-good offering from this entrancing artist. (Mari Lane)

Blossoms – ‘My Favourite Room’

(Melissa Svensen)

Teenage Fanclub – ‘I’m In Love’

(Steve Aston)

Chorusgirl – ‘Girls Of 1926’ 

A celebration of female friendship, this is the latest track from London-based band Chorusgirl, and it’s just as lovely as previous offerings. An uptempo, dreamy slice of scuzzy, sparkly garage-pop. And it’s accompanied by a Thelma & Louise-inspired video that is definitely worth a watch. (ML)

The Stone Roses – ‘Beautiful Thing’


Massive Attack – ‘Safe From Harm’

The trip-hop masters performed at BST in Hyde Park this month, and their blend of stimulating yet anesthetic sound has been filling my ears all week. ‘Safe From Harm’ is taken from their 1991 album, Blue Lines. (Kate Crudington)

Jamie Woon – ‘Sharpness’

Standing like an acoustic singer/songwriter facing a crowd swaying like they’re at a smooth underground soul evening, Jamie Woon successfully blends indie, funk and electronic music. Fans of Jungle and Jamie XX should approve. (DB)

Christine And The Queens – ‘Tilted’


Jakil – ‘Tongue Tied’

A Lionel Richie-influenced summer anthem, ‘Tongue Tied’ is 5-piece, London based Jakil’s first release in over a year, and it’s an ’80s funk flavoured jam not unlike The 1975, for want of a less numbers based, confusing likeness. (DB)

ANOHNI – ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’


David Bowie – ‘Little Wonder’

Bowie mourning continues throughout the year, and while it’s far from one of his best loved tracks, ‘Little Wonder’ was a highlight of the Dance Bowie Dance event at Glastonbury, with the crowd embracing the drum ‘n’ bass influence just as they did the glam rock years or Labyrinth numbers. DB

Asylums – ‘I’ve Seen Your Face In a Music Magazine’

Manic guitars, cool vocals, and energy incarnate when they performed live at Village Green Festival recently; Southend-based Asylums are on their way to the top with tunes like this. Catch them at The Lexington on the 28th of July. (KC)

Joanna Gruesome – ‘Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)’

This latest offering from the Cardiff noise-rock group (who met at anger management) defiantly kicks and screams against the issues surrounding “being non binary, occult forces and the CIA”. (KC)

Carole King – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

To be honest, I’m still feeling rather emotional thinking back to seeing the legendary Carole King playing 1971’s Tapestry in full at BST Hyde Park. A hero of mine since childhood, Carole King delivered a set filled with sweeping emotion that united the multi-generational crowd in total awe and wonder. (ML)

Dan Bull

Dan Bull

Reviews Editor
London. Likes: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Prince Charles Cinema, Duran Duran Dislikes: Soreen, All-hits setlists, "I liked them before everyone else..."