Sunday 18 January 2015

ICYMI - This Week on WIIHAMB - 2015 Week #2

In case you missed it - You shouldn't have, but just in case you did.

As scary as this is, especially if you know me in real life, I've had a couple of minor epiphanies and breakthroughs this week which I think are going to make me enjoy posting daily a lot more. I don't know whether these minor adjustments will permeate through to these ICYMI posts, so we'll just have to wait and see. I'm also working on a drastically improved layout of the Tumblr site which I'm dying to get finished because let's face it, the layout at the moment is pretty sub-par. That was my "this week", enjoy what follows.

Keep up to date with all of the daily goings-on over at WIIHAMB Daily.

'Pale Lung' is the new track from mellow pop songstress Robyn Sherwell, originally from Guernsey, but now based in London. Sherwell's voice in 'Pale Lung' is brooding throughout this heartfelt song about liking someone you're not supposed to. Another one to add to the list of great new upcoming female singer/songwriters.

'Too Young To Remember' is the new upbeat single from Bristol based Florrie. The video for the track was premiered earlier today by H&M and just as fun and bubblegum pop as the track itself.

At first I wasn’t really into ‘Medicine’. Well suck it up Natalie, because no, ‘Medicine’ isn’t the summery surfer situation we’re used to from Sunset Sons. And you know why? Because it’s winter for crying out loud! So here it is, a side to Sunset Sons we, on WIIHAMB, haven’t heard before. ‘Medicine’ is taken from Sunset Sons’ new EP ‘The Fall Line’ due for release in March.

Mikky Ekko should have been Sam Smith before Sam Smith was Sam Smith. ‘U’ is taken from Ekko’s new album ‘Time’ which in America is due for release next week. With the state of #theindustry this side of the Atlantic we might be able to get our hands on it by August.

I bring you this Years & Years single which has been knocking around for the past week. The intro sounds very much like a 90s dance track that I can’t quite put my finger on and I thought it was a bit too similar to previous single ‘Take Shelter’. Those things may very well be true but ‘King’ is still most definitely excellent. Hoping for a great video to accompany this banger as well.

Throwback Thursday
A playlist of songs I wanted to but couldn't post on Throwback Thursday.

The Wombats are back with the new single 'Greek Tragedy' from their forthcoming third album ‘Glitterbug’. The song is good, but the video is really great, featuring April Pearson (of Skins and other things fame) as a psycho fan with a pretty dark ending.

I don’t really know what’s happened here, but it is 2015 and I have broadened my horizons to now encompass mopey emo/pop punk things. In light of this, I’ve rather enjoyed Illinois based Real Friends’ new single ‘Summer’ on multiple occasions over the last few days. ‘Summer’ is taken from their debut album ‘Maybe This Place Is The Same and We’re Just Changing’ which was released last year.

To continue the mope here is my favourite Moose Blood song 'Bukowski'. This version is taken from is taken from their debut album ‘I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time’ which was released at the tail end of last year, but the track originally featured on their 2013 EP ‘Moving Home’. I’ll never understand why the girl in question didn’t take her own sweater but it’s probably a good job that she didn’t.

January playlists so far: YouTube / Spotify / Deezer
(There's now much more on the YouTbe playlist, but the others are still pretty thin.)


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