The Tuesday Playlist No. 35: Cats.

The Tuesday Playlist No. 35: Cats.

Since the whole of the universe revolves around cats we want to apologize for not having created this playlist before: 15 songs all about cats. From The Beatles to Hot Chip, and genres such as jazz and rock, a playlist for the internet to love: Pussy Galore! Featured image taken from: http://www.cats.org.uk/plymouth/adopt-a-cat  

New Reels: “Friday I’m In Love” by Yo La Tengo

New Reels: “Friday I’m In Love” by Yo La Tengo

The American indie trio return with a nifty cover of the classic single by The Cure. Yo La Tengo are one of those bands who’ve never been fashionable but have been around so long now they’ve kind of bypassed the need for such things and created their own niche by simply staying there (The Fall are another prime example of such an act). Throughout their 30-odd year career husband and wife team Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley along with James McNew (bass player since 1992) have ploughed their own unique furrow making music that often defies easy categorization but I Read more »

The Tuesday playlist No.5: Positive and Joyful

The Tuesday playlist No.5: Positive and Joyful

This week’s playlist includes 15 great tracks from artists as diverse as Metronomy, Frankie Miller, Richie Havens, Moloko, Future Islands, The The, The Cure, Charles Bradley and many more. My previous playlist was about heartbreak, so this week I am turning things around and and I bring you 15 tracks with a positive, joyful message. Whether it be about sweet music, good loving or in general nice vibes, they vary in rhythm and artist but not on their message. A journey through several decades of “hakuna matata” and “Don´t worry, be happy” (none of those included) to get you through Read more »

We Couldn’t Get Closer Than This: The videos of The Cure and Tim Pope

We Couldn’t Get Closer Than This: The videos of The Cure and Tim Pope

In depth look at the videos and relationship between The Cure and director Tim Pope. For this post I want to take a look at a creative relationship between a band and a director that is a hugely significant one in the history of the pop video, as well as being a big part of my life when I was a teenager. The Cure were always one of the more interesting and inventive groups of the 80’s and indeed were one of the first ‘alternative’ bands to really crossover in to the mainstream. During their heyday they were an ever-present Read more »