Here's a round up of the songs old and new we've been enjoying at Click Roll Boom HQ this month.
Skinny Lister - Trouble on Oxford Street
Super catchy chorus that I catch myself humming along at random points. Gives me early Artic Monkeys vibes about a night out on the town….. Oohhhhh ba baba bap da daa daa
Aerosmith – Somebody
This early recording from 1971 was previously only available as a limited-edition cassette and vinyl release for Record Store Day in 2021. Hopefully their Covid cancelled 2022 will be rescheduled soon.
Beth Hart - Black Dog
What a voice! This is from a full album of Led Zepplin covers from the powerhouse vocalist. Just go listen to it.
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits (feat. Bring Me The Horizon)
I probably like this more than I should, but here we are. Gets my head nodding and foot tapping, what more do you need?
KIRBY - I Love Me Too
This song is full of self acceptance, self love and positivity. A great song for those days where you're not feeling quite so confident.
KAVES - Anesthetic
Finally seeing this amazing Norwich band live this week, Anesthetic has been a staple on my heavy rotation for months now. Great sound, great voice!
Grumpy Plum - I Don’t Care
This song is short, sweet and oh so relatable. I particularly like the lyric “if you don’t want to see my face, then don’t look at it”
Silverstein - Ultraviolet
I'd never heard anything by Silverstein before and this song has left me wondering why it’s perfect pop punk!
PET NEEDS - Tracey Emins Bed
Doing my homework prior to watching them live, this song clocked up 7 listens on one hour and a half bus journey and has been stuck in my head ever since!
Millie Manders and the Shutup - Poor Man’s Show
This song is a real eye opener about the state of the country and how the rich get richer while the poor struggle to survive wrapped into 3-ish minutes of ska-esque vibes.
Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
This is a really atmospheric song! Beautiful vocals and a catchy chorus make this one a massive earworm.
Hiroshi Sato - SAY GOODBYE
I've been really enjoying City Pop and other music from Japan at the minute, you find a lot of funk and jazz influences. This is a great example with a lot of groove.
Camera Obscura - Razzle Dazzle Rose
I really enjoyed a game known as Disco Elysium, which features a soundtrack composed of songs from British Sea Power (now just sea power). This song has a similar vibe and was recommended by a friend. Very spacy and chill, and the lyrics invoke some emotive concepts.
Her's - What Once Was
Her's was an indie rock band from Liverpool, who sadly passed away in a road incident in America. A friend recommended their music, and I've been checking them out. This is their most popular song and serves as a great introduction to the dripping atmosphere and compelling melodies that make this band so great.
Palewaves- She's My Religion
Since seeing them live back in February, this has been one of my favourites and gives me chills everytime I listen. You don't hear many LGBTQ+ artists, it's great to find some representation and hear experiences unapologetically.
Placebo- Pure Morning
I've been listening to Placebo since I was 9 years old and I have come back to listen with mature ears and there is something bitter about it but quite clever hiding difficult themes into hidden and over simplified phrases. Most times, it is the anthem to my morning routine.
David Bowie- I've Been Waiting For you
It's Bowie! Need I say More?! It's a masterpiece meant to be replayed! It's much more grounding and gritty than Ziggy Stardust Era and it's quite addictive, so that's my appeal.
The White Buffalo- I Got You
It's my guilty pleasure but I have a special place for country music and this track is quite loving and touching, and the contrasting vocals are gold.