Sounds Like Summer – Day Two: Len, The Kinks, Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Weller, The Orb

Here’s our selections for day two in our summer series. I’ill kick things off with ‘Steal My Sunshine’,  a ‘one hit wonder’ from Canadian sibling duo ‘Len’. It still gets the occasional play on 6 Music on a sunny day and to me it’s the summer equivalent of The Waitresses ‘Christmas Wrapping’ : very much of its time (reaching number 8 in 1999), but making perfect seasonal sense. The ‘p-pip, p-pip’ combined with a Steely Dan-ish keyboard riff does it every time. Scroll down to see additions to today’s playlist from Roy, Andy, Sindy & Gerard. Meanwhile today is Harkive Day 2015, a global research project … Continue reading Sounds Like Summer – Day Two: Len, The Kinks, Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Weller, The Orb