Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to interview both an amazing new band and an empowered TV legend. What is this life.
First up? A natter with the exceptionally attractive Liverpudlian funk trio, All We Are, before their show at Aloft Liverpool. If you have yet to discover them, it is time to turn your speakers up and hit the play button (above). Rumour has it, their modern pop-rock-disco vibes are destined for a show at this year’s Glastonbury…
Let’s say hello.
Lela London: You’ve been described most notoriously as ‘slinky indie funk’ – for those who haven’t heard your music yet, how would you describe your sound? All We Are: It’s like you’re trapped in a wave and you get tossed and turned around. You don’t know what’s going to happen but when you’re safe back on shore, you had a great ride.
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I have been listening to a number of acoustic jinflejangles this month. For the first half of the month, my modus operandi was sexy male voices. Then I discovered Andreya Triana…
This month’s free Spotify playlist found its hardcore femininity in the latter half of the month (and I expect no-one will have a bad word to say about it). Bias or not, this is one groovy collection of rhythmic delights.
Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx
Solo Dancing by Indiana
Gonna Make You Sweat by C & C Music Factory
We Can Do What We Want by Drenge
Jungle Remix by X Ambassadors and Jay-Z
Cat D by George The Poet
Kings and Queens by MisterWives
Black Betty by Ram Jam
Do You Wanna Rock by Danko Jones
Comeback by Ella Eyre
Kathleen by Catfish and the Bottlemen
So Good by B.O.B.
push pull by Purity Ring
Sunburns by Fences
Strange Clouds by B.O.B. (ft. Lil Wayne)
Free & Lonely by X Ambassadors
Macarena by Los Del Mar
This month’s free Spotify playlist is intended to be a holy grail resource for party hosts and music lovers alike. Unlike my typical hour-long playlists, this behemoth 100-plus song release taps out at five hours and fifty minutes.
Mixing mash-ups, lyrical genius, rock, rap, sixties jams, and a number of the sickest chart-toppers released in the last decade, this has become one of my all-time favourite compilations. Enjoy!
This month’s free Spotify playlist is a celebration of songs I can’t get out of my head (spanning fifty years), songs that can’t get out of the nation’s heads (because some genius has decided to use them in TV ads), and songs from a few of my favourite new age rappers.
It also kicks off with Lo-Fang’s take on Grease…just because I can. Enjoy!
You’re The One That I Want by Lo-Fang
I Just Want To Make Love To You by Etta James
I Am The Best by 2ne1
I by Kendrick Lamar
Acapella by Karmin
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
American Dream by MKTO
Shower by Becky G
The Never by Pell (ft. LV Baby)
How You Like Me Now by The Heavy
Pumpin Blood by NONONO
Meltdown (from The Hunger Games) by Stromae, Lorde, and Pusha T
Anaconda by Nicki Minaj
Madame Coquette by Tape Five and Yuliet Topaz
We Got The Beat by The Go-Go’s