Friday, April 06, 2012

Little Gems VII

Frohe Ostern! Here is some long weekend little gems for you :)

I've put Nina Nesbitt on here before but she is lovely and she has a new Ep coming out and this is the title track. The video also includes my favourite singer-songwriter Passenger as she toured with himself and Ed Sheeran in Europe. Many of their antics can be seen in the video too.

This song by Ben Kweller is one of those random songs that can transport you straight back to a certain time in my life. It was when I was 14/15 when there wasn't really a care in the world! The Beatles Love Album also takes me back to then too, as I remember having that on loop too.

Again this song takes me back to my first trip to Belladrum festival in Beauly, Scotland when I made a CD with my favourite songs of the bands who were playing there and this was one of my favourites. And since myspace I have struggled to find a good studio copy of this little sweet song by Slow Club.

Slow Moving Millie did the cover of The Smiths "Please, Please let me get what I want" for the Christmas John Lewis advert but she has done several other 80's covers. This is my favourite which is a Bananarama classic but remastered to banish all the 80's cheese.

I heard this song on Radio 2 the other day  by Thea Gilmore and Sandy Denny and I thought it was a nice wee song :) It's me right now as London is where my Summer starts! ( I couldn't get it on youtube so soundcloud will have to do!)

The Tender Box  supported the Goo Goo Dolls when I went for my first real gig outside T in the Park way back yonder. They are really good and I am surprised they never got big here. This video is horrendous quality but I recommend you listen about on Grooveshark and the like :)

Jamie Woon was played on the radio a good few times last year and I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it. It's like an onomatopoeic song as it just sounds like night time. That probably doesn't make sense but it does to me and so you get what I mean you should walk around somewhere  at midnight with this blaring through your headphones and you'll get what I mean...

You know when you re-discover a song and wonder just why it went away? This happened to me with Tracy Chapman recently. This has been on repeat while I have been driving around in my fast car while I sing along at the top of my voice for the countryside to hear.  I have also learnt the riff on the guitar until I could do it blindfolded but when it came to combining the two I ended up making noises like a drunken 3 year old.
 I admire anyone who can sing and play and instrument at the same time. It's fricking hard.

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