Tuxedo : ‘Do It’

THIS WEEK’S GUEST POSTS by Nicole Ferraz :

“I am a bathroom dancer, closet singer and proud foodarian. I have a weakness for clothes, shoes, animals and Punkflop. Fun fact: I sang “Like a Virgin” to a class of 9th graders when I was 6. You can follow my foodisodes and other antics on Instagram @ferraznicole.”


 

If you need a song to put you in a smooth mood, I definitely recommend this one! It’s an instant mood lifter and everyone needs a little funk with their Wednesday.

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The Naked and Famous : ‘The Sun’

THIS WEEK’S GUEST POSTS by Nicole Ferraz :

“I am a bathroom dancer, closet singer and proud foodarian. I have a weakness for clothes, shoes, animals and Punkflop. Fun fact: I sang “Like a Virgin” to a class of 9th graders when I was 6. You can follow my foodisodes and other antics on Instagram @ferraznicole.”


This song is synth-pop at its best! I know one thing for sure; you’re unlikely to be disappointed. Oh, and you’re welcome.

 

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Paul Banks : ‘The Base’ on a Tuesday

If songs could be roller-coasters, ‘The Base’ would be one hell of a trip.  The singer from Interpol performs a seamless balancing act between the soft and loud, resulting in one of my favourite Indie songs in recent years.  Paul Banks’ melodies have always been unique and strange.  This track is no different. Listen out for his vocals as he sings, “So steep” from 2:35 onwards. Stunning.

 

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ONE DAY – PAOLO NUTINI

One day we will get an opportunity to see Scottish acts like this in India, till then youtube zindabad!

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Marcy Playground : ‘Down the Drain’ on a Monday

I forgot how much I like this Marcy Playground track until I recently picked up my guitar to learn a new song. Easy to play, fun to sing, and great to listen to. As I’ve said many times before in my posts, I’m a sucker for a song with any form of a string arrangement, and this song excels in that department.

It’s unfortunate that Marcy Playground are known only for their hit single, ‘Sex and Candy’, when in fact they released most of their best work in their 3 albums that followed.

 

 

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DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY – LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS

Are you cringing at the fact that Sunday was nothing but the past and now a far distant future? That it left you alone and helpless without reason, left you wanting just a few hours more? Trackdrops will walk with you hand-in-hand till your Sunday re-approaches, like a good friend would. Lee Fields is the first step towards getting you to smile again. Believe.

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HOUSE – KINDNESS

Kindness (aka Adam Bainbridge) has a unique talent in bridging slightly disconnected beats with rhythmic vocals, a feat that seems to be the specialty of gifted and obsessively passionate musicians (think Thom Yorke).

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The Beatles : ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ on a Sunday

After posting the Collective Soul cover of John Lennon yesterday, I am suddenly in the mood to listen to the Beatles.  And what better song for a Sunday than ‘I’m Only Sleeping’, a song about staying in bed.

This track is one of the first reasons I got heavily into the Beatles and it remains a favorite to this day.  This is when the band first started experimenting with sounds and their songwriting, like the guitar leads being played in reverse.  Time to take a nap to this one.

 

 

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THIS TIME – MILOSH

If the change in weather has forced you to fall ill (like me) and you are stuck indoors, we’ve got a remedy.  This song by Milosh (vocals and one-half of one of my favourite bands ‘Rhye’) will make you feel instantly better, almost like a cup of warm brandy.

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Collective Soul : ‘Jealous Guy’ (John Lennon cover)

Let me first say that I’m a huge John Lennon fan – from his work with the Beatles to his solo career. So it goes without saying that the original of ‘Jealous Guy’ is flawless in my eyes.  So, attempting to cover the classic is sure to be a mammoth task, which is doomed for failure.

Surprisingly, Collective Soul does the song justice, and they’ve managed to do so by not recording an exact cover, but instead adding their own signature sound to the track.  This track came out on a tribute album back in 1995, which I remember recording off my brother and it’s still one of my all time favourite covers.  Oh, and listen out for that awesome guitar lead!

 

 

 

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