Sunday 29 November 2015

ICYMI - This Week on WIIHAMB - 2015 Week #47

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

I went to see Beartooth and Bury Tomorrow this week but that's kind of it and just another reason why these weekly excerpts about my life need to stop existing. The big change is probably going to happen next weekend now, I can't remember if I've said this already or not, but I'm saying it now. End of year stuff is also leaving me in an absolute #state. Best/favourite/Songs I liked the most of 2015 are "shortlisted" but I think the list is about 60 long so that list isn't really short at all. Anyway, these I my problems, not yours.

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‘Feeling Like A God’ is brash. In your face, raw, and brash, and that’s what makes it so great. The Kanye soundbite at the start is only a slight indicator of what follows over the next three minutes. New York based producer IdoVsTheWorld, who has previously worked with the likes of Shawn Mendes, has teamed up with Nottingham based doer of rad covers Joel Baker for this unique slice of… off-the-wall soulful drum and bass madness. Joel Baker’s storytelling here is a pretty cool listen too.

As a human I’m hard to please and I really don't like change. This is heightened when I really like someone’s stuff and then they go and release stuff that sounds kinda different. But fear not because this is absolutely excellent. 'Pressure' is still very “Youth Club” but not quite as sugary as their last EP was which is totally cool.

Seeing as we’re now edging the end of November, I feel as though it’s a safe time to claim that this is the best cover I’ve heard all year and definitely one of the better collaborations too. IT’S SO PERFECT. In fact, it’s absolutely flawless. I didn’t think that I needed a 2015 version of ‘Easy Lover’ until now, but I really really do, and so do you. Oooh and this is a free download!

Walking On Cars do a thing that other “bands” of this ilk do not do, and I don’t know what that “thing” is but it makes their songs nothing short of perfect. I’m not sure how offensive this comparison is, but the five-piece are almost like 2015′s answer to Snow Patrol. And for the record, I love Snow Patrol. Huge, heartfelt, emotional pop rock that makes you feel things. And if things weren’t great enough, Walking On Cars’ debut album is set for release at the end of January!

One Month, Five Albums, and an Air of Disappointment
I listened to some of this month's biggest releases and found them exceedingly average. Then I wrote about how average they were. There's a table. And a new and improved Ellie Goulding album.

I think that the classic “singer/songwriter” trope has become a little boring and tired… no, that’s a lie, it is boring and tired. But Adam French doesn’t seem to fit that standard mould. There’s something super interesting and different about both his vocals and his songwriting. ‘Hunter’ was released this week along with another new track titled ‘Punchbag Love’. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m really looking forward to the prospect of hearing a lengthier release from French in 2016.

Imagine being me and ignoring this song when I first saw it and waiting for it to find me again. IMAGINE being that dismissive. What was I thinking? DiRTY RADiO are a Canadian three-piece who do rad as fuck pop/dance music. ‘Numbers’ is really cool, and the vocals are suuuuch a vibe. I don’t really know what I’m chatting about, basically, this song is great and if you’re quick you can get it as a free download here

November playlists so far: YouTube / Spotify / Deezer

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