30 Songs for the Summer

Henry: It is legitimately almost summer. My friend ordered an iced coffee the other day; I have considered wearing shorts. That can only mean one thing: We write a lot about the summer. A brief history - of last year alone! - for the forgetful: Michael and I ran down '25 Songs That Will Get You Pumped For Summer' (still applicable, I would re-think The 1975 though). We … [Read more...]

Midnight City (M83 Cover) – Trails and Ways

  Trails and Ways are a cool band coming out of Oakland. As we can see from this photo, they're all sorts of kooky rockers who deserve our attention. Of all their work though, this cover of the much played, much discussed, much covered Midnight City from M83 is specifically worthy of discussion … [Read more...]

Puppets – Man Without Country

It's amazing how refreshing a week of Alpine skiing can be, how enlightening it is to take a break from the status quo and just get out there...and do. Having said that, I'm heartily looking forward to the school/university transition that creeps closer with every day, and the liberation that will bring. Keeping on that theme, here is a delightful single by Man Without … [Read more...]

Raconte-Moi Une Histoire – M83

We've been fairly M83 heavy here recently, for which I make no apologies. Yesterday we took you for a spin to the eery Midnight City and well, things are about to get even eerier. Ranconte-Moi Une Histoire, like most of M83's work, takes you on a journey from beginning to end. In French. It walks on a thin line between delicate and creepy, and ends up pretty transcendental. … [Read more...]

Midnight City – The White Panda (M83 & Kanye West)

M83's HurryUp,We'reDreaming was one of the my favourite albums of the last year and Midnight City was its stand-out track. I've been fairly reliably informed that it's been featured a few times on Made In Chelsea, which, you know, fine. Here's a neat The White Panda remix with Kanye West. It's a pretty perfect tune for kicking back after a day of school/work/being … [Read more...]