Yes it's the start of another crazy week in the world and we are back to make it just that little bit easier as we provide the playlist to your lives! Thanks to everybody for the fantastic response to last week's post! It seems that local really is where the heat is as people went crazy for "The Aztec Sapphire" and their track which made it onto last week's playlist...In the voting it won y a landslide as it took over 70% of the votes!
1. Phoenix - Entertainment
Well this is the latest music from Phoenix, it actually was only released a few hours ago! I dig it, it's Phoenix at their very best. Simply put, it has the beat to make hearts melt, lyrics to make an old man smile and the tempo to set off a student party. I really have missed "Phoenix" over the last few years. I mean they pretty much define the genre of 'Francophile-pop' and if you have a genre pretty much named after you then you know that you are good! Sit back and relax and enjoy the new "Phoenix.
2. Birds Of Tokyo - Lanterns
BOT are a 5 piece from Perth in Western Australia who have been delighting audiences with their music since way back in 2004! I love their sound, it's the type of music that you can listen to throughout a long day of studying or driving...beautiful melodies and well crafted chorus's which don't overpower but are just a joy to listen to all day! 'Lanterns' is the first single from their latest album which comes out on the 1st of March, be sure to get yourself a copy, it's going to be fantastic!
3. Panama - It's Not Over
Enter 'Panama', once just a country and now a full blown band that comes from the magnificent city of Sydney, typical Aussies just using a country's name for their band. 'Panama' makes music that is soaked in 80's pop elegance and just feels like it's the sound of summer...You can't be mad or sad while you listen to this song. It starts off slow and builds throughout until you begin to feel a smile on your face, that's the beauty of music like this! 'Panama' are definitely going onto my playlist in the future. The lucky people who live in Melbourne and read this blog could have seen Panama on Friday (The Lucky-asses).
4. Daughter - Still
We come to the slow and sad part of the playlist, 'Daughter' has provided us with yet another slow burner that gets the pulse beating slow and deeply while the tear ducts begin to stir. I have so much love for 'Daughter' as I have said on this blog before so I will spare you my sentimentality's. This track just makes me stop and take note of what I have in my life, it connects with the soul. That's all I can really say about it without doing it an injustice.
5. Beatenberg - 'The Sultan Of The Economic Cafe'
We end off this week with one of my favourite South African bands. These guys really are making world class music. I was chatting to a friend last night and I told them that I had just been put into such a great mood because local musicians are making music that is this fantastic. For those of you that don't know them, 'Beatenberg' are 3 Cape Town lads who have been making music together for the last few years, thank you Cape Town. My only question is why these guys haven't made their way to Durban recently to ply their wares?? Go on and lighten up your day with these local lads!
Thanks to you all for popping in for yet another week of musical madness! Don't forget to vote for your favourite track and let us know if you have any songs that you think could make it into The Weekly Stew! See you next week!