Friday + Spotify + a week of hand-picked content on DiS presented as a playlist = SPOTIFRIDAY
Another week has flown by. As per every Friday (apart from the ones when we're all off at festivals or presume it isn't our 'turn') we've distilled the past 7 days on DiS into a playlist of a mere 18 songs.
1. Kurt Vile 'Overnite Religion'
2. The Verve 'Life's An Ocean'
It's nearly impossible to pick a Verve track that I love more than others but this is quite possibly my favourite of my favourites from Northern Soul. This week we caught some photos of Mr Ashcroft live, he's looking pretty good ain't he? Maybe I should get into drugs before I start to wrinkle.
In Photos: Richard Ashcroft
3. The Besnard Lakes 'Albatross'
The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night is easily one of the albums of the year. That's why we keep sharing their new videos and also why we've booked them to join Futureheads, Frightened Rabbit, Errors, Los Campesinos, Summer Camp and Catherine AD on our Drowned in Sound stage at Summer Sundae, to kick our DiS' 10th Anniversary celebrations (some more details about that in a DiS is TEN (10) press release here).
News: Besnard Lakes announce August tour, reveal video for Albatross
4. Everything Everything 'Schoolin’'
Wendy Roby came back from her short break and only went and gived her favourite new band the single of the ruddy week, AGAIN!
Column: This Week's Singles - Single of the Week Schoolin' by Everything Everything
5. Delorean 'Stay Close'
Summer 2010 sounds a little like this...
Review: Delorean _Sunbiza
6. Klaxons 'Forgotten Works'
They're back and their CD cover is meme-friendly.
News: Klaxons new album artwork is a LOLcat
7. Kele 'Tenderoni'
Review: Kele The Boxer
8. Devo 'Whip It'
They wore boiler suits long before Slipknot were a glimmer in their mother's milky eye. We had the chance to natter with them, so of course we jumped at it...
Interview: DiS meets Devo
9. Pulled Apart by Horses 'Back To The Fuck Yeah'
DiS community favourites release high-scoring debut album.
Review: Pulled Apart by Horses - Pulled Apart by Horses
10. Veronica Falls 'Beachy Head'
11. Ed Harcourt 'She Fell Into My Arms'
Ed is one of our countries most under-celebrated song-writers. His new album is fantastic but this comes from the everso slightly better Here Be Monsters from back in, gulp, 2001.
Review: Ed Harcourt Lustre
12. Sweet Billy Pilgrim 'Bloodless Coup'
He's playing Hop Farm. We like Hop Farm. We like Sweet Billy Pilgrim too and have done so way before he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
Interview: DiS meets Sweet Billy Pilgrim
13. Roky Erickson & Okkervil River 'Birds'd Crash'
Ed Miller says: "Former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Erikson’s story spans schizophrenia, breakdown, separation from loved ones and the inhumanity of involuntary electro-shock therapy, but the overwhelming message of this record is hope."
Review: Roky Erickson and Okkervil River True Love Cast Out All Evil
14. Mountain Man 'Animal Tracks'
15. Bear In Heaven 'Ultimate Satisfaction'
16. Sugababes 'Denial - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Microceratops Remax'
Does it feel like Friday yet?
Column: This Week's Singles feat Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
17. Jamie Anderson 'Predator - Original Mix'
About a two mins into this it'll feel about 11:34 on Friday in a club better than the one you probably end up in.
Electronic Column: Armchair Dancefloor incl Jamie Anderson mix
18. Doom 'Gazzillion Ear'
He's coming to the UK...
News: DOOM announces first ever UK tour
And that's yer lot for this week.
Listen: Spotifriday #49
P.S. My regular column is in The Sunday Times Culture this Sunday where I blather about "witch house".