September playlist

1. “Pull Me Down” Mikky Ekko¬†(Ridiculously obsessed with this song right now, I’ve had it on repeat for days!)
2. “I Got” Young The Giant
3. “Heavenfaced” The National
4. “Elephant” Tame Impala

5. “Global Concepts” Robert DeLong
6. “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers
7. “Yet Again” Grizzly Bear

8. “Resolution” Matt Corby
9. “Riptide” Vance Joy
10. “Heart It Races” Dr. Dog
11. “Obstacle 1” Interpol
12. “Best Day Of My Life” American Authors
13. “Heavy Feet” Local Natives
14. “Short Skirt Long Jacket” Cake¬†(Yes, Chuck’s opening theme!)

15. “Back Seat” Atlas Genius


August playlist!

It’s been a while since I’ve made one of these! But I went to the Splendour in the Grass music festival, and I’m just in a permanent musical mood, and I’m also procrastinating, so… why not?! Here’s a playlist, one song from each artist I saw at Splendour.

1. “Pool!” Cub Scouts
2. “Youth” Daughter
3. “Bad Day” Darwin Deez
4. “Resolution” Matt Corby
5. “Babel” Mumford & Sons
6. “Man I Need” Jagwar Ma
7. “I’m Into You” Chet Faker
8. “Deja Vu” Something For Kate
9. “Hang Me Up To Dry” Cold War Kids

10. “Lanterns” Birds Of Tokyo
11. “Alive” Empire Of The Sun (Okay, I HAD to mention this, I was front row and he fricking came down to the audience and stood right next to me, [so close I could touch his butt, what no did i say that no i did not] and he stood there for a pretttty long time, and he was making some really meaningful eye contact with someone near me and very steadily pUT HIS HEADPIECE ON TOP OF HER LITTLE HOMEMADE HEADPIECE AND THEN WENT BACK ON STAGE WHUT. I was on the big screen and everything haha!)
12. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” The National
13. “Mr. Polite” The Jungle Giants
14. “Gasoline” Alpine
15. “Air” Snakadaktal
16. “My Gun” The Rubens

17. “Royals” Lorde (Replaced Frank Ocean who cancelled!)
18. “Breezeblocks” Alt-J
19. “Little Talks” Of Monsters And Men

20. “Carried Away” Passion Pit

November playlist!

I didn’t think I actually downloaded enough songs every month to keep this going, but apparently I do. If you check often, you’ll find that a lot of the songs on my monthly playlists coincide with music they post on there, just because I adore their taste in music.

This is a great way to actively find new music and artists to listen to. These are some of the songs I’ve added to my music library recently. I don’t intend for anyone to go out of their way to listen to all these songs, but hint: all the video links I post are the ones I want people to listen to the most! Go forth and expand your playlists!

  1. “See You Soon” Coldplay (Quickly becoming one of my most favourite songs ever.)
  2. “Be My Man” Asa
  3. “All I’ve Got” Lucy Rose
  4. “We Don’t Eat” James Vincent McMorrow
  5. “Little Numbers” Boy
  6. “Madness” Muse
  7. “Mountain Sound” Of Monsters & Men
  8. “Down On You” Tokio Hotel
  9. “Open Season” High Highs
  10. “Wishing Wells” The Colourist
  11. “Wildcat! Wildcat!” The Chief
  12. “Next In Line” Walk The Moon
  13. “Tightrope” Walk The Moon
  14. “Paralyzer” Finger Eleven
  15. “Broken Watches” Air Castles
  16. “Lost In The Supermarket” The Clash
  17. “No Surprises” Radiohead
  18. “Rest My Chemistry” Interpol

An awesome find: Jinja Safari

Jinja Safari – ‘Peter Pan’

On Monday afternoon, I got off the train at the end of a shitty day of being sick and forced to work on something that’s hard to make progress on. When I have days like this, I usually like to go to JB Hi-Fi and look for some music or DVDs to buy (yes, I sometimes still buy music! more on that another day). I usually get a little carried away when I start hunting for new music and start spending money I don’t have, but I’d heard of Jinja Safari before, all over triple J unearthed, and… just look at their album cover!

It has only been one day since I bought their album, and I’ve been listening to it non-stop. Especially Peter Pan – I find myself listening to it while sitting on the train, smiling to myself just because the song does that to me!
I would explain to you what their genre is, but I’m not sure you can even classify it. On their album, they talk about afro-pop and African music influences, which I can hear, and when I ripped the album to my music library, it was classified under ‘Indie Rock’, but they’re also so… Neverland! I feel like this entire album is something you listen to when you are on (happily) stranded a beachy island full of warm sunlight and open treasure chests. Sort of like, ‘Yeah I’m stranded, so what? This is natural luxury.’ I know, it sounds weird!

Anyway, give them a listen. It has only been a day and they’re already climbing up my list of favourite bands.
Lately I’ve been finding some great Australian indie bands (thank you triple J unearthed!). Last Dinosaurs ‘Honolulu’ is one of my favourites from them. It’s all tropical and summery and catchy and fun. Seeing them live in a month or so! And also The Jungle Giants are another good band I found out are supporting Last Dinosaurs, so score(!) on getting two awesome bands in one night. Seriously check out all these bands! Honestly, I’m pretty sure I didn’t listen to many Australian artists last year (except for artists like Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell). I didn’t think there were many Australian artists that I like. Then I started paying attention to triple J unearthed this year, and I don’t think I’ve bought so many CDs in such a short amount of time. These are artists I actually want to support!