Music Diary Project, Days 6 & 7
I haven’t been keeping track properly at the weekend, but here is a list of many of the things that I have been listening to:
Lots and lots of Jukebox things. I have written 14 reviews in the last couple of days.
Alice Gold’s “Runaway Love”.
Some new stuff on music TV channels, including:
- a band called Lawson who sound a bit like a UK Maroon 5 and make a hilariously ostentatious show of REALLY plugging in their REAL instruments at the start of their REAL video
- the new Alexandra Burke song which sadly was a bit more subtle than “Elephant” although not much, and for which I was mostly distracted by working out that the party on the Tube video must have been filmed on one of the old Victoria line trains that just went out of service recently
- the new Ed Sheeran video for single number 5 from his album, The One About a Miscarriage, which obviously has a video with lots of disappearing ghost children, because you can’t expect people to listen and work it out for themselves
I watched the Spanish Grand Prix and am now watching Match of the Day and they have used three different Beastie Boys songs for montage sequences between them. The highlight was timing the ‘waaah!’ in “Sabotage” to match up to Michael Schumacher crashing into the back of Bruno Senna.
A watched an online documentary about San Francisco tattoo artists which had a lot of earnest country-ish rock stuff for its soundtrack. I didn’t really like any of it.
Ekee’s Night Ghost EP, on the way to Chinese class on Saturday morning. Not sure that it has taught me any more Cantonese but it is a really excellent EP of guitar pop. “Lolli” reminds me of CSS at their best.
Clock Opera’s Ways to Forget and Taffy’s Caramel Sunset again.
The new Richard Hawley album. I have never really listened to him that much but liked it a lot. Fits into the superior dad-rock space that I talked about with Elbow and The National, I guess (he’s worked with the former). Actually, the single really specifically reminds me of Doves in exactly the same way as the Deep Sea Arcade song I posted a while back did.
Canopies and Drapes’ Violet Lilly Rose Daisy EP. Heard about this via Make Believe Melodies a while ago and had to listen, what with her naming herself after an Emmy the Great song and all. Its spooky electronics and shoegaze mix sounds nothing like Emmy, but is excellent all the same.
Various Japanese folky groups, also based on an article by mbmelodies, since it made them sound like things I might like. Most of them didn’t do much for me but Rayons’ “Halfway” is lovely. Cute video, too!