Greetings, those of you who havenâ€™t been lucky enough to get to Glastonbury this year. I feel your pain. Out of the four of us here at Spotisfaction Towers, there can only be one! This time around the one who gets to head to Glastonbury was James TAE. He best enjoy itâ€¦
Anyway, todayâ€™s playlist comes from Dan Base of The Cheltenham Underground. He is one of the lucky ones off to Glasto and as he felt bad for those not going, he put this playlist together, entitled â€œHips Like Cinderellaâ€. Enjoy.
Greetings Spotisfactioneers (ha! take that spellcheck!). I bring todayâ€™s playlist to you whilst in an over-excited pre-Glastonbury funk. To celebrate, Iâ€™ve included a song from the band Iâ€™m most looking forward to seeing there: Broken Social Scene. To anyone catching them at their own show, I salute you.
1. Pixies â€“ Tame
2. Pavement â€“ Summer Babe – Winter Version
3. Jurassic 5 â€“ Thin Line
4. Nina Simone â€“ I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
5. Manchester Orchestra â€“ Shake It Out
6. Wilt â€“ Dave You Were Right
7. Jetplane Landing â€“ Sequel
8. PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke â€“ This Mess Weâ€™re In
9. Garbage â€“ Special
10. Skunk Anansie â€“ Charlie Big Potato
11. Queens Of The Stone Age â€“ Auto Pilot
12. Doves â€“ The Man Who Told Everything
13. R.E.M. (Featuring Q-Tip) â€“ The Outsiders
14. Broken Social Scene â€“ Windsurfing Nation
15. Ash â€“ Nicole
16. Titus Andronicus â€“ Fear And Loathing In Mahwah, NJ
17. My First Tooth â€“ Margaret Yen
18. Ramones â€“ I Believe In Miracles
19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs â€“ Little Shadow – acoustic
20. Bright Eyes â€“ Middleman
21. Death Cab for Cutie â€“ I Will Follow You into the Dark
22. Blind Melon â€“ Mouthful Of Cavities
23. Malcolm Middleton â€“ Death Love Depression Love Death
Anyway, to business: the title of this playlist comes from the ambiguous opening line of my opening song, Tame by the Pixies, probably the archetype of the Pixies often stolen quiet-verse-loud-chorus dynamic.
I first came across Manchester Orchestra at the Reading Festival a couple of years ago. Iâ€™m not sure how to describe them but have been meaning to rave about them for a while so give them a listen. This is followed by a tune from Wilt, the band born from the ashes of Kerbdog. A song called â€˜Dave You were Rightâ€™ shouldnâ€™t be this affecting (it sounds like someone conceding defeat in a pub argument) but it packs an emotional punch.
â€˜Margaret Yenâ€™, is my favourite song by Northamptonâ€™s My First Tooth, whom we had the pleasure of seeing at a recent Cheltenham Underground night. For a four-piece theyâ€™re very versatile and well worth checking out.
To end, we have songs from the two bands that got me through winter with the insanity kept to a minimum (Bright Eyes and Death Cab For Cutie), followed by two for the summer. â€˜Mouthful of Cavitiesâ€™ is best enjoyed on a guilty, hungover Sunday afternoon in bed when you know you should be frolicking (or some more manly pursuit, chopping trees perhaps) in the sun. Malcolm Middletonâ€™s â€˜Death, Love, Depression, Deathâ€™ rounds things off nicely, the double-Mâ€™s jarring Scottish accent the perfect antidote to the countless mediocre bands who sing in a horrifying, soulless mid-Atlantic brogue.