One Week. Twenty Five Songs. Get Involved!
Ok DS-ers we are about to rock your socks. Five days of five songs creating that perfect new 25 to listen to. Y’all ready for this?
Ok we are loving these girls. Young, fresh and folksy. Their music has a modern day brit-pop, Lily Allen wrestling Paloma Faith in a festival field sort of sound to them. It is interesting, quirky and altogether just plain likable. There latest song When It Rains is a great introduction to their sound and it is clear from their warm harmonies and moxie style that they are going to be the next generations festival favourites. Good on you girls!
Father John Misty – Only Son of A Ladies Man
When you watch Father John Misty perform you can’t actually tell if he is being serious, ironic or just seriously ironic. He is almost dandy. This song though is really rather great. Vocally, they nail it, no fault can be found. We would have to hear more from them before we could make a determined decision on how we feel about them as a band however, based solely on this track we are definitely intrigued.
Juan Zelada – Barman
DS favourite Juan Zelada recently released new single Barman which is most definitely a track reserved for your summer playlists. It is the kind of song that is best listened to when you are stuck in a traffic jam on a baking hot August day. It has the ability to wash away the anger and chill you out. Zelada’s vocal delivery wraps round you in a comforting way and the musicianship is interestingly reserved on the track; never forced but evident. Gorgeous.
Ellen and the Escapades & Hope and Social – Addicted to Love
Some songs should never be covered. Fact. If however you make the foolish decision to cover an iconic track you have got to go all out. Own it. Do not make a cheap unremarkable carbon copy. Well, Ellen and the Escapades & Hope and Social cannot be accused of doing that. Their folksy barn dance social version of Robert Palmer’s classic career defining track Addicted to Love takes on a whole new persona. It is jolly well brilliant.
Laura Viers – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O
This song almost sounds like a playground chant. It is whimsical; light and airy banjo twangs accompany the male/female duet and whistling. It is charm personified.