We start this week’s playlist with a new single from Bury St Edmunds’s finest – Gaffa Tape Sandy – it’s a sweet little track from the band from my hometown and I think it deserves some more attention.
LCD Soundsystem remain one of my favourite bands, and their recent album of tracks recorded as a band (rather than the normal studio versions, which are basically James Murphy alone) is a lot of fun – a reminder of how excellent they are live. The cover of Chic’s I Want Your Love is my highlight though, with Murphy and the band giving a nod to a band who have influenced them heavily.
In the jazz-heavy second half, I’d like to draw attention to Glitter Wolf by Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – Allison Miller is an absolutely breathtaking drummer and the whole album (also called Glitter Wolf) foregrounds her immense talent without ever feeling like relying on her virtuosity to hold attention – the tunes are great.
- Headlights by Gaffa Tape Sandy
- Open by Rhye
- i want your love (electric lady sessions) by LCD Soundsystem
- Ride by TV on the Radio
- Shuruba Song by Dexter Story feat. Hamelmal Abate
- April In Paris by Thad Jones
- Glitter Wolf by Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
- Light Years by The National
- A Night In Tunisia (Live, Evening) by Sonny Rollins
- End IV by Giancarlo Erra