Hey all! I’ve been travelling a lot lately and a necessity I need for when I’m on those looooong train journeys sitting amongst drunken bald men and screaming children is music. I’m a ‘wannabe indie’ (My friends say) because I like the music and I wear fishnets now and again. However, I do appreciate a bit of rap and occasionally chart music (Rarely though).
Here are my July favs!
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
Glass Animals are my summer loves. They have such a unique and cool vibe and don’t take themselves so seriously. Their lyrics will often make you go ‘wtf’ but the tunes are always so fun! My favourite song is Pork Soda.
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
I get a lot of stick from the oldies in my family for loving rap. However, they see all rap as misogynistic, egotistic and just undoubtedly offensive. I often listen to the Kendrick Lamar’s of rap in which offer their audiences a pretty powerful message and make them more aware of social concerns that the government repress such as racism and black brutality. I’m a leftie when it comes to politics so whenever I see such an artist slam the right wing monsters, it brings me joy. Kendrick focuses on the experiences of the black in poverty and how the media manipulates and the law labels. I simply cannot thank Mr Lamar enough for his legit interpretation and making me more aware of racism then ever before. Cheers man.
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
Danny Brown is fun yet oddly dark. I only discovered him after I finished my A-Levels so it was a nice welcoming hand to freedom. According to my father, the album is for an acquired taste. However, if you’re into rap in which you can dance too, this is definitely a good album. My favourite song is When It Rains!
Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud
Kasabian has always been a favourite of mine. When their new album came out I wasn’t sure. However, after constant replaying, I’ve learnt to love it. During the summer time, I try to step away from depressed Morrissey’s arm and listen to something fun. Kasabian offered this without me having to make an extreme effort and approaching a whole new genre. They have offered new material whilst at the same time sticking to what makes them Kasabian and I love them for that. They are the sort of band you can mosh pit and head bang too. Ily Kasabian.