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


Forget my January playlist! Check out the Triple J Hottest 100!

8 out of the 10 songs I voted for ended up on the list, whutttt! Only one of which got into the Top 10 – number one to be more specific!

  • #100: Everything Everything – Cough Cough
  • #99: M.I.A. – Bad Girls
  • #98: Kimbra – Warrior {Ft. Mark Foster & A-Trak}
  • #97: Jack White – I’m Shakin’
  • #96: Kanye West, JAY Z & Big Sean – Clique
  • #95: Last Dinosaurs – Andy
  • #94: The Gaslight Anthem – 45
  • #93: Snakadaktal – Dance Bear
  • #92: Lisa Mitchell – Spiritus
  • #91: Allday x C1 – So Good
  • #90: Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone
  • #89: Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow {Ft. Lilian Blue}
  • #88: C2C – Down The Road
  • #87: The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of A Fallen Love
  • #86: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
  • #85: Purity Ring – Fineshrine
  • #84: Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom
  • #83: The Jungle Giants – She’s A Riot
  • #82: Santigold – Disparate Youth
  • #81: alt-J – Something Good
  • #80: Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids {Ft. Earl Sweatshirt}
  • #79: The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines
  • #78: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
  • #77: Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got
  • #76: Illy – Heard It All
  • #75: Muse – Madness
  • #74: The Shins – Simple Song
  • #73: Ben Folds Five – Draw A Crowd
  • #72: Regina Spektor – All The Rowboats
  • #71: Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
  • #70: The Presets – Promises
  • #69: Matt Corby – Lonely Boy {Like A Version}
  • #68: Avicii – Silhouettes
  • #67: Flume – On Top {Ft. T-Shirt}
  • #66: The Rubens – The Best We Got
  • #65: Grimes – Genesis
  • #64: alt-J – Tessellate
  • #63: First Aid Kit – Wolf
  • #62: Kid Cudi – Just What I Am {Ft. King Chip}
  • #61: Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
  • #60: Jack White – Love Interruption
  • #59: Cosmo Jarvis – Love This
  • #58: Mumford & Sons – Babel
  • #57: Seth Sentry – Float Away
  • #56: Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
  • #55: Knife Party – Internet Friends
  • #54: The Bamboos – I Got Burned {Ft. Tim Rogers}
  • #53: San Cisco – Wild Things
  • #52: The Presets – Ghosts
  • #51: Birds Of Tokyo – This Fire
  • #50: Asta – My Heart Is On Fire
  • #49: Thundamentals – Brother {Like A Version}
  • #48: San Cisco – Fred Astaire
  • #47: Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
  • #46: Passion Pit – Take A Walk
  • #45: Chance Waters – Young & Dumb {Ft. Bertie Blackman}
  • #44: Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun
  • #43: The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  • #42: MS MR – Hurricane
  • #41: British India – I Can Make You Love Me
  • #40: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
  • #39: Alabama Shakes – Hold On
  • #38: Grimes – Oblivion
  • #37: Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
  • #36: Miike Snow – Paddling Out
  • #35: 360 – Run Alone
  • #34: Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
  • #33: Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This
  • #32: Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) {Calvin Harris Remix}
  • #31: Alpine – Gasoline
  • #30: Bat For Lashes – Laura
  • #29: Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
  • #28: Django Django – Default
  • #27: Ball Park Music – Surrender
  • #26: Seth Sentry – Dear Science
  • #25: Skrillex – Bangarang {Ft. Sirah}
  • #24: Chet Faker – I’m Into You
  • #23: Ball Park Music – Coming Down
  • #22: The Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
  • #21: Disclosure – Latch {Ft. Sam Smith}
  • #20: Rudimental – Feel The Love {Ft. John Newman}
  • #19: The xx – Angels
  • #18: Hermitude – HyperParadise {Flume Remix}
  • #17: Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune {Ft. Christine Hoberg}
  • #16: Rudimental – Not Giving In {Ft. John Newman & Alex Clare}
  • #15: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love {Ft. Mary Lambert}
  • #14: Icona Pop – I Love It {Ft. Charli XCX}
  • #13: The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
  • #12: Flume – Sleepless {Ft. Jezzabell Doran}
  • #11: Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing {Ft. Florence Welch}
  • #10: The Rubens – My Gun
  • #9: Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  • #8: Frank Ocean – Lost
  • #7: Tame Impala – Elephant
  • #6: Major Lazer – Get Free {Ft. Amber Coffman}
  • #5: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
  • #4: Flume – Holdin On
  • #3: alt-J – Breezeblocks
  • #2: Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
  • #1: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop {Ft. Wanz}

October playlist!

I think I’m trying to make this a regular thing – making a monthly playlist. It seems lately that I try to minimise the number of albums I buy, so it tends to be about one or two every month. And then I download songs one by one of songs that I find randomly. Anyway, these are some of the favourites of the ones that I’ve found in the last month!

  1. “Your Heart Is An Empty Room” Death Cab For Cutie
  2. “Call Me Back” The Strokes
  3. “Heartbreak Kid” Woodlock
  4. “Lemons” Woodlock
  5. “This Fire” Birds Of Tokyo
  6. “The City” Oceanics
  7. “Just Like Heaven” The Cure
  8. “Mr. Polite” The Jungle Giants
  9. “No One Needs To Know” The Jungle Giants
  10. “Cayman Islands” Kings Of Convenience
  11. “A Community Service Announcement” Jonathan Boulet
  12. “Woodland” The Paper Kites
  13. “I Sing I Swim” Seabear
  14. “Wild Things” San Cisco


I hope to have expanded your playlist too!

Street Music: Woodlock

I went out to the city with some friends today and walked out onto Pitt St to find this wonderful band busking outside. They’re unsigned and honestly sound like should be. I don’t know if anyone thinks of this too, but I feel like you can hear the difference between a song by someone who isn’t that good at music (composition, instruments, performance) and a song by someone who should be (or already is) signed. I can hear their songs on triple j, at a music festival, their own gig, whatever.

I always talk about how much I love finding new music from everywhere, so I bought their CD before they left. It’s actually kind of cute (haha!) because they don’t have an actual cover for it. It was burned onto those blank CDs that you buy in bulk at a supermarket, and they stamped on their website and the song list. But that’s kind of amazing when you think about it. Imagine, when that band goes large and people are paying to see them in festivals and concerts, you saw them when they were busking in the city and selling stamped CDs from the supermarket! Kind of like you were there when it all began.

If you like the sound of Bon Iver, The Paper Kites, Boy and Bear, that kind of sound… Definitely give these guys a listen. I only discovered them a few hours ago, but so far my favourite song from them is “Heartbreak Kid”. But I couldn’t find that online, so I think this one, is probably my next favourite: “Lemons”

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!