I like music, in fact I’d go as far as saying I love music. As anyone that follows me on twitter or Instagram will know, or anyone that has seen any of my posts about festivals I’ve travelled around the world to get to, I talk about music quite a lot. I spend a fair bit of time recommending music to other people as well. So I’ve decided that I’m going to start doing monthly round-ups of bands/music I’ve been listening to for that month.
Worth noting is that there is almost always an underlying amount of Thrice, The Hotelier, The Smith Street and various Post Rock bands to go alongside this. But I’ll try and keep this on either new discoveries or bands that have really stuck that month.
I listen to a lot of sad jams (read old school emo a la American Football), punk rock, post rock and pop punk but there may well be something here for everyone’s tastes so don’t discount anything. If you’re interested then follow me on Spotify
Somos – Temple of Plenty
At the start of the month I asked a few of my friends for some recommendations and Somos were one of those. I’ve been listening to this album on repeat ever since. Think undertones of American Football but with a slightly more upbeat and poppy vibe. Plenty of singalongs and perfect for summer.
The Front Bottoms – New tracks
I love this band. It’s as simple as that. The last album blew me away. Do NOT let the name put you off. I can guarantee that this will not be what you expect it to be. Both the songs they’ve previewed from their next album have me all kinds of excited. See the video for Cough it Out below and feel them feels.
Our Time Down Here – Midnight Mass
An oldy, and not particularly summery but one of UK’s good ones. Our Time Down Here broke up a couple of years ago and their singer is now in Creeper, but this album is still a brilliant one.
And lastly, something to get your summer going:
Mariarchi El Bronx – III
The Bronx’s Mariarchi side project (if you’ve not heard it already) is something to get in your ears. Especially with the heatwave we’re due in the next few days. Get this on, a Margarita in your hand and chill in your garden.
What have you been listening to?