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A special Saturday edition of ICYMI today because it's monthly round up day tomorrow! I'm always deeply concerned that anyone who stumbles across this blog may think that it's something I do full time. It's definitely not, and I think that may have shown a bit this week with some actual day job commitments taking over a little bit. However I did manage to fit in a day at Slam Dunk followed by the INCREDIBLE Jack Garratt at Village Underground. I have loooaaads going on next week too so pray for WIIHAMB.
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Another Amelia Maher recommendation. She said she’d had it on repeat, I put it on repeat, everyone has this on repeat! Any song with the word ‘hoes’ in it is 100% something I can get behind. Oh and this is another goddamn debut single during which Asha takes us on this emotional RnB journey through a relationship.
Behold the greatly detailed #content I came out with post-bank holiday weekend: Leks Rivers is a guy. He does songs. ‘Parlour Games’ is a new one of those songs. It is a very good song. It is also available as a free download on the Soundcloud link below. CAN I GET A ‘HELL YEAH’ FOR FREE STUFF? (Rhetorical question because I don’t need to ask, we all know that free things are great.) For real, this is really good though.
It blows my mind how Walking On Cars keep bringing out these tracks that are just full to the brim with emotion. Songs that really make you feel and believe in every word. I caught this Irish five piece at The Great Escape last weekend too and the whole emotion thing definitely transpires during their live show as well.
I have been posting Maths Time Joy on WIIHAMB for as long as I can remember so I’m super excited to hear that he’s back with new material. ‘After Hours’ is taken from his new EP ‘Sanctuary’ which was released this week. Proper FTSE vibes in the chorus. This is chilled electronic music at its finest.
Just about every other blog on the planet has featured The Night VI before but this is their debut slot on WIIHAMB thanks to the beautiful ‘Just Words’. Vocalist Kirsty Marie treats us to some smooth Jessie Ware-esque vocals that suit the track perfectly.
I’ve decided that I’m really into these massive 80s pop tunes and ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’ is absolutely no exception. I feel like we don’t get songs as iconic as that anymore, why is that? Or maybe we do and it’s just too early to tell.
Revelation is a 24 minute long mixtape featuring some music and songs from Tom Aspaul as well as a hipsteresque nebula-filled visual to go along with it. (Old) personal favourite ‘Good Together’ makes a nice and early appearance in the tape, and I also have a new favourite, ‘Chocolate II’, which starts at 13:34. The impressive thing about this mixtape as a whole is how nicely everything flows and works together. Also, the visuals are really good if you’re pining for a warm sunny day, just immerse yourself in the Tom Aspaul experience.
New York-based duo ASTR are back with new single ‘Activate Me’ which has much heavier house influence than their previous releases, but it really works. ‘Activate Me’ is taken from their forthcoming Homecoming EP. The single version is now what was the “Darkchild mix” so I’m a bit intrigued to hear what the original track sounded like.
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