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These are the songs I have loved listening to this week, which features more female vocalists than usual for me!
Separate Lives – Hælos – Full Circle
London based Trip Hop band, made up of 3 members, Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, and Dom Goldsmith.
Hælos are a fairly new band and are great mix of female and male vocals. They have been compared to Massive Attack and Portishead – definitely a band with great promise if “Full Circle” is anything to go by.
The whole album is a real treat.
Dusty Trails – Lucius – Good Grief
A Brooklyn based band, with two lead female vocalists, Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig
This is just one of their tracks that I love! There debut album Wildewoman is worth checking out too.
Very different vibe if you are looking for something less mainstream.
How big, how blue, how beautiful – Florence & the Machine – How big, how blue, how beautiful
I love this track from Florence & the Machine – My appreciation is not shared by the Lotter boys and leads to wailing and ear blocking.
Afterglow – Chvrches – Every Open Eye
I just cannot get enough of this Glaswegian band, Lauren Mayberry’s voice is just gorgeous.
Tilted – Christine & the Queens – Chaleur Humaine
An awesome track from French singer, Héloïse Letissier who has such a gorgeous crystal voice with synth pop vibe! Great album!
Check her out on YouTube – amazing backing dancers
Freazy – My love is cool – Wolf Alice
Love ️this track!
A four-piece alternative rock band from North London who just played Glastonbury!
Ellie’s voice is just magical!
Reunion – M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
M83 is a French Electronic band, who has released 6 albums andI love all their work. This Track is from 2012 but I am yet to come across a song of theirs that I do not love.
Fire and the Flood – Dream your life away – Vance Joy
A beautiful song by a fantastic Aussie Singer! The whole album is filled with real gems! Vance Joy is also responsible for the amazing song, Riptide which was a main stream hit last year.
If you looking for a good old fashioned dance/house track – then you will enjoy;
Again- Armin van Buuren & Rising Starv(feat. Betsie Larkin) – State of Trance 2016
Durban Skies – Bastille
Bastille is a London based band! Dan Smith”s parents are originally from Durban, this song was written as a dedication to his parents & their home town.
As a Durbanite, I just love it.
Bonus track from The Editors
Finally, as a slightly obsessive fan of the UK band Editors, I always have to include one or two of their songs!
Lyrically, I just love their work!
The Phone Book – The Weight of Your Love
Such a gorgeous realistic love song! The guitars are just glorious in this track!
Seriously your life will be richer if you embrace at least one of the above tracks listed.
Happy Listening 🙂