Soundtrack to April

I’ve managed to go a month without updating this thing so here’s some of what I’ve been listening to over April:

Chromatics

Danny Brown

Lotus Plaza

The Maccabees

Purity Ring

Young Wonder

Santigold

Lil B – The Deal

One of the many highlights on Lil B’s 34 song mixtape God’s Father.

Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past

Thrupence – Swashbuckle (Seabed Stroll Redo)

Taken from the excellent Voyages EP available on bandcamp.

John Talabot – Oro y Sangre

Tanlines – Brothers

It’s not exactly brand spanking new, but when my iTunes shuffled onto Tanlines’ tune ‘Brothers’ just now it was the first time I properly listened to it. Amazing how they can use such a massive baseline to create such a beautifully mellow track. A nice contrast from their 2010 dancefloor anthem Real Life. Brothers will feature on their debut album ‘Mixed Emotions’ due for release in March.

Gigs: Michael Kiwanuka & Shabazz Palaces

Not together, although that would be awesome. But both soulful singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka and wonderfully obscure hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are coming to Cork.

Kiwanuka plays Cyprus Avenue on February 12

 

Shabazz Palaces will play the Pavillion on May 19th.

Kool Thing – Light Games (REID Remix)

More haunting brilliance from Cork based REID who is climbing up the ranks of Ireland’s burgeoning solo electronic scene.

M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Pretty Lights – We Must Go On

Best thing I’ve heard so far in 2012.