It’s that time of the week again, questioning my very existence on a Sunday which can only mean one thing, I need a god damn #SundaySoundtrack in my life to get me through today. Welcome to the 16th instalment of your favourite weekly music run-down – the #SundaySoundtrack! As always we aim to deliver a cracking list of tunes that we’ve been enjoying this week to help lift those hangover blues and make you forget that Monday is just around the corner.
Mac Miller – ‘Diablo’
‘Diablo’ comes off Mac Miller’s mixtape Faces, released last year to huge critical acclaim. A brilliant jazzy piano driven number that just has Mac killing it as per usual. I’m a big fan of this song – get jamming to it people!
Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘Kathleen’
An incredibly catchy single from the Welsh rockers début effort The Balcony. Dripping with clever lyrics, reverberating riffs and Van McCann’s growling vocals. An indie gem.
Jess Glynne – ‘Hold My Hand’
The brand new track lifted from the London singer’s forthcoming début solo album. A stunningly smart pop track this song will put you in a feel-good mood all day.
Sleater-Kinney – ‘Surface Envy’
Taken from their new album No Cities To Love which ended a 10 year hiatus by the all girl rock group. ‘Surface Envy’ is a superbly catchy energetic rock tune.
Fritz Kalkbrenner – ‘Void (Spada Edit)’
Another chilled out tune from one of the biggest electro artists out there, and another one that absolutely won’t disappoint. Relaxing, and utterly enjoyable, this one will soothe your hangover away without any trouble. Lay back and enjoy.
Lorentz – ‘Där Dit Vinden Kommer feat. Jaqe, Duvchi, jj, Joy’
During my on-going passionate love affair with Swedish music I have come across a surprising amount of really great rappers. One such rapper is Lorentz, whose flow really pushes passed the language barrier for me. This track and the album it’s taken from – Kärlekslåtar – really explore new and exciting musical backdrops for the rhymes, that rival even Kanye soundscape productions.
Asaf Avidan & The Mojos – ‘Maybe You Are’
Many are familiar of the ‘The Reckoning’ which was released back in 2009 from The Reckoning album from this Israeli Folk Rock band, however here is another song that caught my attention. I adore Asaf Avidan’s unique male/female voice and this song, a simple mix of ambiguous vocals and acoustic guitar creates the perfect #SundaySoundtrack.
Vengaboys – ‘We Like To Party’
Everybody needs something to help manage those January blues, and I’m only slightly ashamed to admit to my medicine for this #SundaySoundtrack. Lyrics 8/10, beat 8/10, video… a strong 7. Bonus points for ’90s Euro-disco reminiscing and drunkenly making a busy Irish bar play it this week.
Funkadelic – ‘Maggot Brain’
Possibly my favourite intro track to an album of all time. ‘Maggot Brain’ is a 10 minute long guitar solo from funk wizard, Eddie Hazel. A 10 minute guitar solo might not sound too appealing initially; but once you hear the nature of the track and the simplicity of everything else going on, you realise it’s genius. George Clinton, the mastermind of the Parliament Funkadelic supposedly told Eddie to “play like his mother just died” and eventually to “play like she’s come back to life”. I’m enjoying this one today!
This brings another #SundaySoundtrack to a close, let us know in the comment section below what would make yours!
The Music Brewery Squad