Another one of these! London revitalized my passion for music as I went to a couple gigs while there. Here are eight bands/albums that are heavily in rotation.
one: The Hotelier I actually heard about when reading an interview done with Nai Harvest (another band on this list) and Ben mentioned this was one band to check out. Definitely listen to Among the Wildflowers and Life in Drag - though honestly the whole album Home, Like Noplace Is There is amazing.
two: I’ve talked about my serious love of JAWS here before. I was lucky enough to catch them while in London, meet the guys, and had a surreal moment where Connor knew who I was. Their newest single, Think Too Much Feel Too Little, is fantastic.
three: Mac DeMarco's Salad Days is the perfect summer album. I can’t wait for warmer weather when I can play this with the windows rolled down.
four: I also got to see Nai Harvest while in London. My friend Lee released their first album Whatever on his label Pinky Swears Records so he introduced me to Ben - who is extremely nice - who informed me they will be touring the US at some point this year. Which I am very excited about. The song Rush off Hold Open My Head EP is great.
five: Howler's World of Joy is super cool, I love the tracks Don’t Wanna and Yacht Boys. Another perfect driving with the windows down album.
six: I feel like I’ve been listening to a lot of UK punk bands lately. Palma Violets falls in that category. Best of Friends and All The Garden Birds are my two favorite tracks off of 180.
seven: I heard Jungle Doctors for the first time when they opened for JAWS. I thought they were awesome. I don’t have many of their tracks but Better is great and you should definitely listen to them!
eight: Not necessary a new band but while using shuffle the song Monster Waltz by The Invisible came up and I remembered that I loved this album and started listening to it pretty seriously.
Anything you all are listening to? Anything I should check out? Send them my way! xx