Top 100 Tracks of 2015:part 5 (40-26)


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40. Melt Yourself Down – Dot To Dot (The Leaf Label Ltd single)


 

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39. John Grant feat Tracey Thorn – Disappointing (from Grey Tickles, Black Pressure LP)


 

38. Samantha Urbani – 1 2 3 4 

 

37. Emily King – Already There (from The Switch LP)

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36. The Shoes feat Sage – Drifted (from Chemicals LP)

35. The Bird & The Bee – Doctor (from Recreational Love LP) [listen here]


 

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34. Courtney Barnett – Depreston (from Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit LP)

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33. Big Data feat Jamie Lidell – Clean [listen here] (from 2.0 LP)


32. Júniús Meyvant – Hailslide (from EP EP)


 

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31. Roísín Murphy – Exploitation (from Hairless Toys LP)


 

30. PREP – Cheapest Flight (self-released) 


29. Escort – Helium (from Animal Nature LP) [listen here]


 

28. Oly – Afterlife (from Home LP)


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27. Christine & The Queens – Christine (from Chaleur Humaine LP)


26. Alabama Shakes – Guess Who (from Sound & Color LP) [listen here] 

December 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . 2015, Playlist, The Best of 2015. Leave a comment.

Arrivals: Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Double Talk


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You might not have heard of Jaakko Eino Kalevi yet, but apparently in Helsinki he already can proud himself with cult status. Self taught multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer, Kalevi, is an artist definitely worth checking out. His soft and mature material made up of equal measures of dream pop, funk and folk is a true listening pleasure. This mixture of indie pop charm, love for the vintage instruments as well as electronic sound, old-fashioned songwriting and crooning with a healthy dose of eccentricism puts him in a long line of self-made Scandinavian artists such as Jimi Tenor, Jens Lekman and El Perro Del Mar.

Jaakko (Eino?) is also not shy to go out outside the borders of his familiar genres, as he already borrowed his vocals to Kasper Bjorke’s album and has released a remix version of his standout, debut EP, Dreamzone. 

 

This summer will see (Eino?) Kalevi debuting his first international full-length release. Heralding the LP is Double Talk, a  summery and nostalgic, krauty-dream pop track, crowned with Kalevi’s vulnerable croon. The self-titled album is out in June.

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Also, recently the Helsinkian worked his magic on the latest single from the promising, Swedish songstress, Alice Bodan. Her sweetly indolent vocals glue so well with Jaakko’s musical vision.

 

 

March 13, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . 2015, Arrivals. 1 comment.

Arrivals: Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay


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Iceland has always been generous in producing beautiful, mesmerising music. Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson aka Júníus Meyvant’s debut single, Color Decay, is yet another Icelandic gem. This lush, anthemic folk song combines the best of the symphonic breadth of Nick Drake, the playfulness of Badly Drawn Boy and the pastoral feel of James Vincent McMorrow. Take your compasses out. There’s a new star rising in the north.

January 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Arrivals. Leave a comment.

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