Top Twenty of 2014 – Number 16s: Sohn, Jagwar Ma and Future Islands (again)

  This is a track that I found via the BBC  Playlister, which has definitely played a big role in shaping my list this year. It was going around in my head and took me a while to track down where I’d heard it. I eventually clicked on – and saved – it when hearing it on 6 Music. The days of holding up a portable tape player to one of the speakers on my radio seem a long time ago now. Sohn is a British artist based in Vienna and this is ‘The Wheel’ from the album ‘Tremors’ released on 4AD earlier … Continue reading Top Twenty of 2014 – Number 16s: Sohn, Jagwar Ma and Future Islands (again)

Top Tracks of 2014: Number 19s – Future Islands, Honeyblood & Cate Le Bon

  From the city that bought you The Wire, my number 19 is ‘Waiting on You’ by Futures Islands. It’s a nice song, with an 80s feel to it, but this performance elevates it to another level. Our second Letterman clip already, this appearance changed their lives. The truly unique dancing, combined with a voice that – after teetering on the brink-  finally turns into full Napalm death at 3:10, sent it viral. I have watched it many times and it always brings as big a smile to my face as it does to Mr Letterman’s afterwards. Check out Roy & … Continue reading Top Tracks of 2014: Number 19s – Future Islands, Honeyblood & Cate Le Bon