For my second ‘Festive Twenty’ entry, let’s head North from Brighton’s Go! Team to a married couple from Lancaster – The Lovely Eggs. I am surprised this didn’t get more airplay than it did, although perhaps repeating the ‘Wiggy Giggy’ hook over a hundred times isn’t everyone’s bag. Extra points for the copious use of plasticine in the video. Their genre is described as ‘lo-fi psychedelic punk rock’ but this single is more pop than rock. Anyway, enjoy and beware: incoming ear worm alert.
My second entry is the latest entry in my list – #19 ‘Disruptor’ by Mason. Described as ‘future house’ this Dutch DJ has been around for more than 10 years without me really noticing any of his output before, but this slice of Chemicals-esque technotronica has really caught my attention.
In contrast to Roy, my next choice was just about the first track to make it on to my list. I think I may even have first heard this towards the end of 2017, however, as our countdown begins at the start of December, I feel as though anything heard in the “grey area of Christmas” can be included in either year. It’s taken from the album “Songs of Praise”, which was released on 12th January, thus justifying its inclusion in my eyes! Anyway, the band in question are from south London although I suspect that the working farm on which they are being troublesome is probably not. Old Macdonald – over to you…
succession. #19 is from US electropop sensation Billie Eilish. I saw her perform at Laneway Festival earlier this year and thought she would have a great 2018 based only on her ability to get the crowd going early on a hot summer’s afternoon with a largely unknown set list. My chosen song “You Should See Me In A Crown” shares musical elements with favourite from last year K. Flay and (perhaps a little) Lorde. I also read that the song was inspired by the line from Moriarty “In a world of locked rooms, the man with the key is king. And honey, you should see me in a crown.” PS arachnophobes should probably avoid this video.