Category: Music

  • Top 100 albums of 2021

    Top 100 albums of 2021

    We are mid-way through 2022 and I came into the office, opened Apple Music and started playing a playlist; 🎙️ Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2021 And that’s when I realised that I usually post these yearly compilations to my blog – but had forgotten to do this one. So here we are — […]

  • Charlie Goes Skiing

    Charlie Goes Skiing

    One of my favourite bands, Cassels, have released this super music video for their single ‘Charlie Goes Skiing‘. It’s a track from their upcoming album ‘A Gut Feeling‘ which is due for release some time in 2022. Soon. Anyway, watch the video. Enjoy.

  • A Gut Feeling 🎶

    A Gut Feeling 🎶

    One of my favourite bands, Cassels, have pushed their upcoming release to their Bandcamp page, available as a digital download, on CD and vinyl. With a release date of 1st January 2022, it’s a pre-order listing – but you should jump over to Bandcamp and give the available tracks a listen and support the band […]

  • New music playlist

    New music playlist

    For the longest time, I’ve leafed through the digital pages of DIY Magazine — a great site for music news, reviews, etc. Whenever they rated an album or EP a score of 4 stars or more, I’ve added a track from that release to an Apple Music playlist; 🎧 DIY ★★★★☆ or more Now, that […]

  • SPIJØNGET (Chapter One)

    SPIJØNGET (Chapter One)

    I recently discovered this EP by Lwandile Nkanyuza (aka ByLwansta) on the album-artwork-based music-streaming service Sleevenote. ByLwansta is a rapper, record producer, art director and graphic designer from South Africa. SPIJØNGET is a three-part series of hip-hop/rap recordings and this is the first of those three releases. If you’ve got a spare 18 minutes of […]

  • Whole Damn Body

    Whole Damn Body

    Today (one of) my favourite bands Los Campesinos! released music exclusively on Bandcamp. Whole Damn Body is a collection of remastered 7″ records and standalone tracks created at the time of the album Hello Sadness. This is the first time these 7 tracks, some of them cult fan favourites, have been available for a decade – and the […]

  • DREAM DEATH

    DREAM DEATH

    One of the bands I used to love was Liverpool’s Hot Club de Paris. I pretty much own all their releases and have seen them play more times than I have fingers. And I have all ten fingers (even though two of them are commonly known as thumbs). Paul Rafferty of Hot Club has teamed […]

  • Top 100 albums of 2020

    Top 100 albums of 2020

    Independent record store Piccadilly Records published their end-of-year review, in which the staff plucked out a comprehensive top 100 albums of 2020. In a repeat of last year, I’ve flicked through all 100 albums and selected one track from each release to make the Apple Music playlist: 🎙️ Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2020 […]

  • A Year of Music (2019)

    A Year of Music (2019)

    Come the end of each year, you often find services like Spotify showcasing a round-up of your listening habits over the past 12 months into a nicely presented package. But, since I switch between a few different services, I try to send most of what I listen to to Last.fm and so now I can […]

  • Top 100 albums of 2019

    Top 100 albums of 2019

    Independent record store Piccadilly Records published their end-of-year review, in which the staff plucked out a comprehensive top 100 albums of 2019. I’ve flicked through all 100 albums and selected one track from each release to make the Apple Music playlist: 🎙️ Piccadilly Records: Top 100 Albums of 2019 If you like what you hear […]

  • So Cow

    So Cow

    Recently, I’ve been into a few punk bands; Cassels, Fontaines D.C., Idles, Jeff Rosenstock, PAWS and have been playing a lot of So Cow. As far as I’m aware, So Cow is pretty much a project from front-man Brian Kelly, joined with friends and foe alike on guitars, drums, and other instruments. And it sounds […]

  • Florist

    Florist

    In which I go to a concert to see an artist called Florist. Words and pictures inside.

  • Instagram recommends

    Instagram recommends

    My followers on Instagram recommended a whole bunch of music which I compiled into an Apple Music playlist.