— O.M.

PLAYLIST: March 2016

Every month brings fresh and new additions to the ever-evolving world of music. Here are my personal favourites of the past month, as well as some classic throwbacks. Enjoy.

 

 

Kaleo – “No Good”

This Icelandic rock/folk revelation is currently featured on the soundtrack of HBO’s “Vinyl with their raw guitar-fueled massive track “No Good“. Kaleo are a pleasing throwback – their sound is convincingly 1970s, while their presence is truly 2016. Many ears will be happy to witness the trendy comeback of traditional rock and roll – and if it’s happening, Kaleo could be the next big thing.

 

The 1975 – The Sound

The third single from The 1975’s second studio album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” is a huge track. The catchy synth-pop anthem gets introduced with a sequence of massive piano chords, followed by an array of 80s synths and climaxing with an unprecedented guitar solo in a 2000s Daft Punk fashion. The official video for “The Sound” is also a treat: The dystopical parody of the modern music industry and the people surrounding it makes you love The 1975 even more.

 

Biffy Clyro – Wolves of Winter
They’re are back! And they’re back with a blast – Biffy Clyro’s new single “Wolves of Winter” is packed with blastingly heavy guitars, great solos and a huge unforgettable chorus. All in the true Biffy fashion.

 

 

Iggy Pop – German Days

Pop’s new album “Post Pop Depression” features the great Josh Homme and also number of great tracks, but “German Days” has something more. Perhaps a bit of Bowie, or just how poetically words such as “champagne on ice” can sound… For someone who never got Iggy, here’s a chance to glance through.

 

Big Star – Thirteen
Also currently brought about by the Vinyl soundtrack, Big Star’s “#1 Record” was apparently a underrated record, that later gained cult-status. Big Star themselves were never commercially successful, but have notably influenced a number of musicians…. “Thirteen” is a wonderful guitar ballad, with the true sound of the sixties and seventies: “Won’t you tell your dad get off my back? Tell him what we said ’bout Paint It Black, rock and roll is here to stay.”

 

 

Spring is coming….

 

 

 

 

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