Well, here we are, another week into the first month of 2021. Whilst I’m not quite optimistic for the year ahead (yet), I have a feeling good things are coming in the world of music. I don’t know how long I’ll have to wait for new albums, songs and concert dates from artists and bands I like, but I do know that there will always be a crazy amount of songs to discover whilst we wait.
As always, I’m going to take you through 5 of my recent listens. So, you better get your playlist ready as you might just be adding to it today…
Declan Welsh and The Decadent West, How Does Your Love
Up until recently, I’d never heard of Scottish poet Declan Welsh (and his band, The Decadent West) but I think this song was an ideal introduction.
How Does Your Love is an anthemic rock song, coupling irresistible riffs with vocals that are at once poetic and roaring. It’s the kind of song that’ll have you coming back for more, I guarantee.
Working Men’s Club, White Rooms and People
Again, the Yorkshire band were new to me but I think this song was a great find.
White Rooms and People is vibrant and fun, a musical punch in the gut that’ll get even the moodiest souls up and ready to face the world.
Dancing on Tables, Oh
Another new addition to the playlist is Scottish band, Dancing on Tables. Though this is by no means their latest song, it is a great introduction to the band and their sound.
Oh is an extremely easy song to listen to, with gripping vocal harmonies and infectious blends of drums and guitars.
The Snuts, Juan Belmonte
The Scottish band were a new find for me but – after popping up on my Spotify playlists and on Radio X’s Great X-Pectations list for the year – I know they’re on to watch.
Juan Belmonte is a muddle of Black Keys esque vocals and Arctic Monkeys-esque guitar riffs, and I have no doubt this song (and the others I’ve listened to since finding this one) will sound great whenever we get chance to hear them live.
boy pablo, wachito rico
Just to round off this week’s post, this song is in keeping with the theme of this week: new songs (or, at least, new to me). This is the first boy pablo song I’ve heard but it won’t be the last, I reckon.
As well as serving as a reminder that I need to get back to my Spanish lessons (even if a certain green owl does annoy me) the song is fun, full of energy and fills my head with memories of summers in the sun.
What have you been listening to at the moment? I’d love to chat in the comments 😊.
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