Here are some songs I’m enjoying at the moment…
The Pierces – Sticks and Stones. I bought their record 13 Tales of Love and Revenge recently, and am really liking their sound, a bit sassy, a bit coy.
The Ruby Suns – Tane Mahuta. A great band from New Zealand 🙂 This is from their second album, Sea Lion. They’re playing a few gigs around the country at the end of February to promote their third album.
St Vincent – Now Now. This reminds me a bit of the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are with Karen O and the kids.
Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song from their album The Bird of Music. The music video is very cute too.
Vampire Weekend – White Sky. From their new album, Contra, which I’m really enjoying. It reminds me of dancing in the rain at All Points West festival. Always brings a smile to my face.
Here are five songs that I’m finding inspiration from at the moment.
Gotye – Heart’s a Mess
Gotye’s an Australian musician who made his music at home in his bedroom while working as a librarian, which makes me like him even more.
Delta Spirit – People C’mon
This song makes me feel like I should be in a dark bar drinking dark spirits. It’s rousing and uplifting, but also gritty.
Turin Brakes – Dark on Fire
I love the music video for this. The children give it such an eerie, otherworldly sense which really matches the lyrics.
A Fine Frenzy – Electric Twist
Something a bit more upbeat. This has such a summery feel to it, and I like how it’s such a departure from her usual piano-driven ballads.
Thievery Corporation – The Forgotten People
An instrumental song. I heard this on True Blood and just had to find out who it was by. The beat is just so sexy.
And finally, if you haven’t seen Shakira’s video for Did It Again, you should. The song’s all right, but the choreography of Shakira and dancer Daniel ‘Cloud’ Campos dancing on a bed is pretty incredible. I want to be able to move like that in my next life.