WARMER MIXTAPES #1640 | by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Marco Schiavo and Roberto Maria Clemente of XXL and Larsen

SIDE A | by Roberto Maria Clemente

1. Sufjan Stevens | Death With Dignity
It starts and has the power of changing my mood immediately.

2. Coil | The First Five Minutes After Death
I never understood which age this Music would seem to belong...

3. Xiu Xiu | Botanica De Los Angeles
It makes me feel at home.

4. Colin Stetson | Hunted
A primitive voice into Minimalism, unbelievably all tracks played at once.

5. Apparat | Song Of Los
Easy listening with Elegance.



6. Perfume Genius | Normal Song
Stunned by Simplicity.

7. Teho Teardo | La Retour À La Raison
Some of the Music I played the most during the Grog Vim days.

8. Wire | The 15th
My ideal Pop song, perfect Melody and Distortion together.

9. Brian Eno - David Byrne | Mea Culpa
Never heard anything like this before at the time.

10. CAN | Vitamin C
Still impressed by the unique Forward Thinking of this Music...


SIDE B | by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo

1. David Bowie | Heroes 
The Mistery of Sound, a white light in the fog...

2. The Cure | The Caterpillar
Everything is possible.

3. Neu! | Hallogallo
Europe endless...

4. David Bowie | Blackstar
A Life lesson.

5. Swans | The Sound
To the Cosmos and back (thank you, Michael!)...



6. Leonard Cohen | Avalanche
Darkness is a beautiful place.

7. Einstürzende Neubauten | Armenia
The Politics of Sound.

8. Nico | Janitor Of Lunacy
A world apart.

9. Slowdive | Catch The Breeze
As per the title...

10. Eno | St. Elmo's Fire
Oblique strategies.

SIDE C | by Marco Schiavo

1. Cocteau Twins | Love's Easy Tears
First track I ever listened to by this band that I deeply adore and that introduced me to the eerie Sound of the so-called shoe gazing scene.

2. Simple Minds | New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
One of the few bands I loved when I was a kid that I still enjoy listening to.

3. The Cure | Push
The Head On The Door was the first Cure record I stumbled upon and it was instant Love.

4. David Bowie | Ashes To Ashes
One of Bowie's tracks that still gives me goose bumps when I hear the very first seconds.

5. The Smiths | That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
One of the most important bands of my difficult growing up years.



6. Tears For Fears | Pale Shelter
Great Wave track.

7. Einstürzende Neubauten | Feurio!
A band that opened my ears and made me realize there were other types of Music out there yet to be explored.

8. Neurosis | Through Silver In Blood
A true shock to see them live, a real experience of apocalyptic sounds and visions...

9. Depeche Mode | Leave In Silence
Another band from my youth.

10. Kate Bush | Get Out Of My House
She was an inventive pioneer and crazy force of Nature.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1639 | by Delphine Chupin [Delphine]

1. Michael Jackson | Man In The Mirror
If you wanna make The World a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change!... What can I add to these words!? Like I wrote in my own song Deep Inner Peace... I can't be less demanding of others, 'cause I'm hard on myself.

2. Emeli Sandé | My Kind Of Love
Sometimes The Truth won't make you happy, so I'm not gonna lie. We often face the situation to have something to say, but you feel it's not the right time because of this or that. BUT for The Truth any time is always The Right Time. I love in the video how words hurt like bullet from a gun.

3. Céline Dion | On Ne Change Pas
On ne change pas, on n'oublie jamais, on a toujours un geste qui trahit qui l'on est... We don't change, we never forget, there is always a sign that betrays who we really are. I think that our childhood makes us what we are now. That's why I love to say EDUCATION IS THE KEY and we could change a lot of things if we protect and educate our children.

4. Bob Marley | No Woman No Cry (Live At The Lyceum, London/1975)
It's difficult to choose a song from Bob Marley! I love every song, because he knew how to explain Love, History, Simplicity, Jealousy, Unity, Anger! He always found simple words to say simple but how important things!

5. Frank Sinatra | Fly Me To The Moon (Kaye Ballard's 'In Other Words' Cover)
This song was the first song I sang in the Music Academy during the first year. I had the chance to sing as a solo artist for a large audience. I left the stage crying, feeling like that was the better place for Life.



6. Lucky Dube | It's Not Easy
I love Reggae Music mixed with Soul voices!! I love the way he explains... How he tells to his mother, with simple words, what's happening in his life. Everybody should have a chance to speak to their mother, anyway. The most important humans in Life: our parents! I love how the backing vocalists sing like they were The Mother.

7. Alicia Keys | How Come You Don't Call Me (Prince's 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?' Cover)
This song is the way for me to pay tribute to two great artists, Alicia Keys and Prince. Each artist must learn from other artist, be inspired by other artist. This is the way to learn and share Music.

8. Lauryn Hill | Doo Wop (That Thing)
I just wanna dance when I listen to this song. Hip Hop/R&B groove! Listen to the Funky bass! I love to dance.

9. The Roots | You Got Me (feat. Erykah Badu)
Listen and feeeeeeeellllll!!!!!!!!! Sometimes The Music and the vibrations talks to me, we don't need words.

10. Erykah Badu | Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) (feat. Common) (Brown Sugar Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Just because I'm in love with Bass!!

+11. Stephen Marley | Tight Ship (feat. Damian "Jr Gong" Marley)
Just because the drummer is a killer, the Bass man is a killer, Mix engineer is a killer!

WARMER MIXTAPES #1638 | by Stephen Mallet [Yellam]

1. Lenny Williams | 'Cause I Love You
This is a masterpiece. When I listen to this one it just brings me tears, this is a song you can feel so much Soul in. I just love the way Lennie interprets this song. The kind of record I could play all night.

2. Michael Franks | Lotus Blossom
Just sit back and relax...

3. Anderson .Paak | The Bird
He is one of the greatest right now. I love the songwriting in this song.

4. The Miracles | The Tracks Of My Tears
I remember listening to this song when I was 11, and it's probably one of the tracks that brought me to Soul Music.

5. Jordan Rakei | Selfish
Reggae, Jazz and Soul blend. Jordan Rakei is a Music Genius.

6. Sizzla | Just One Of Those Days
I had the chance to record one song on one of my albums with this Reggae legend. Back in the days, I used to listen to his Music mostly everyday. I will always be thankful to him for giving me that chance to record a song at Judgement Yard with him. He is more than just an artist. Just one of those days...

7. Sade | Is It A Crime
It's hard to pick up one song. All of her work is interesting and inspiring. There is nobody like Sade. She's a living legend.

8. Bas | Ricochet (feat. The Hics)
This song is outstanding. Amazing vocals, lyrics and video. This song inspires me a lot!

9. Frank Ocean | Thinkin Bout You
I love this great and nostalgic song.

10. Marvin Gaye | What's Going On
War is not the answer, for only Love can conquer Hate. There's not much to add. Unfortunately this masterpiece feels all too appropriate today...

WARMER MIXTAPES #1637 | by Patrick Murphy and Luke Brickett Haycock of VIOLET

SIDE A | by Luke Brickett Haycock

1. The Beach Boys | Surf's Up
Massively into The Beach Boys at the moment and every time I hear the chord change and the rising melody halfway through this song I get shivers, beautifully crafted. Kind of sums up the genius of Brian Wilson in a song.

2. Elliott Smith | Coast To Coast 
I got shown this about 2 years ago and I hated his voice, but a couple months later after it got played a few more times I listened in my own time and fell in Love with it and subsequently Elliott Smith and ever since he’s been one of my favourite artists ever (either/or is in my top 3 albums).

3. Oasis | Supersonic 
I guess I’m Madferrit? I found a piece of paper from when I was about 8 with Suppersonic [sic] as my favourite song written on it and I have always loved it ever since, no idea why, can’t help it.



4. The Vines | Autumn Shade II 
The Vines’ slow stuff is so underrated, Craig Nicholls can write a beautiful melody, every installation of Autumn Shade is great.

5. The Beatles | Sun King
When I was in sixth form I’d go into the Computer Room and listen to Abbey Road in its entirety like three times a day, I was obsessed. I remember when the harmonies came in during the song and I was just fascinated, really changed my whole perception of Music, had 0 interest in backing vocals until this song.

6. Verve | Star Sail
Nick McCabe is a certified genius. His guitar sounds are so amazing he makes the band, this is a proper wall of Sound and one of the most amazing vocalists singing a melody that compliments the Music perfectly. The first Verve album is Absolute Perfection.


7. The Smashing Pumpkins | Thru The Eyes Of Ruby
This is the song that really got me into Smashing Pumpkins, I love that it can go from a huge wall of Sound right down to Ambient Nothingness in a second, The Verve do a similar thing and I just think it’s so captivating.

8. Alice In Chains | No Excuses 
I’d listen to AIC unplugged every day a few years back, after Nutshell and Brother came this and the chorus just hit me, the harmony is so perfect and the note change is so perfect, Sap is my favourite thing Alice In Chains did.

9. The Brian Jonestown Massacre | What You Isn’t
I saw BJM live about 3 years ago without ever listening to them and I heard this, it was this massive wall of Sound with great Melancholy melody in a way... I spent days waiting for the setlist to find out which track it was and ever since it’s always been one of my favourite songs ever.

10. Emma Ruth Rundle | Protection  
Just something I’m really into at the moment, again, similar to The Verve and Smashing Pumpkins, this song goes from beautifully Ambient into one the most powerful Melancholy wall of Sounds I’ve ever heard. She’s amazing live too, it’s even bigger, she’s really genuine and the Music feels really honest and personal which is nice.



SIDE B | by Patrick Murphy

1. The Beatles | I Am The Walrus (Love Remastered Version, 2006)
Amazing song. With an unconventional structure, odd lyrics and quirky string melodies, all the parts just work together and it still doesn't fail to stay accessible to the masses. It's songs like these which pushed Music and inspired thousands. I chose the Love version because I believe it's generally a better mix. Nothing wrong with the original, I just think if Lennon had the option to make it sound like this he definitely would have taken it, some may say it's not real 60's, but I've never had an issue with remasters, which this pretty much is.

2. Radiohead | Staircase
It's not easy to pick a favourite Radiohead song. It's their attitude to Music and overall Experimental and Melodic Exploration which is admirable. One of the rare occasions where a band has taken risks and managed to land their feet and keep a massive audience for it. No matter how diverse what they write ends up being, it always has that familiar part of the Music you can grasp onto which feels like Home to me.

3. Air | Alone In Kyoto 
Air are responsible for showing me that Electronic Music doesn't have to be boom cha boom boom cha. Instead, it can be a softly sampled dee, surrounded by a well thought out composition of synth sounds and airy vibes. When I get my hands on a synth I dream of the warm, expansive sounds Air make, which tend to be unconventional. Anything with soundwaves is a Sound, and that includes the Sound of Noise or any noise like Sound. Air know this and utilize what they can do with Modern Technology, whilst still making the overall great songs they do and not just making it crazy to be crazy.



4. Elliott Smith | Cupid's Trick
Elliott Smith heavily impacted me when it comes to what picture you can create with just a voice and a guitar. There's some secret trick to the way he strings things together which was so new and different to me. At first, I just saved the song and liked what I heard, then, after a few more listens, getting to know what I was hearing and understanding the structure more clearly I became addicted, and to this day he's one of my top artists and a melodic genius, heavily influencing me.

5. Cage The Elephant | Shake Me Down 
I remember the very first time I heard this song, and I had to listen to it again and again. The guitar melody was something so simple yet captivated such a feeling and sound which I loved straight away. It's the feeling I get from certain notes strung together like this which is The Magic behind Music.

6. Jeff Buckley | Grace 
Actually got to study this in GCSE Music, which was weird to get some of my own taste played to the class. The initial reaction from people was why is this guy shouting? or it sounds messy, then as we went on it was cool to see people's opinions change as they started to understand what they were hearing more coherently I suppose. It has a bit of everything in, parts feel dreamy and draw from some Folk inspirations like Nick Drake, whilst, after a while, you find yourself listening to a Grungier vibe drawn from darker places, all sewn together with Jeff Buckley's explorative vocal melodies.



7. Deftones | Minerva 
Deftones were a massive stage for me, I would play them prominently when I was in my gaming phase to get me in the mood before I started my competitive matches, so I think you get the picture. At the time I may not have realized it, but it was the beginning stages of me discovering Shoegaze. Blackgaze to be exact, maintaining a dreamy, Psych tone without losing the heavy guitar riffs which explored notes that wouldn't classicly work together, yet they did. Learned a lot from this and the whole White Pony album, and still love the genre today.

8. Smashing Pumpkins | Cherub Rock 
I discovered Cherub Rock on Rocksmith, yes, that Rhythm game where you use a real guitar. Usually, people will find Music through normal methods, but I will always remember Cherub Rock as the odd discovery through a video game dlc... A few other Smashing Pumpkins songs have made it to the favourite position in the past including Rhinoceros and Cupid De Locke.

9. Arctic Monkeys | Secret Door 
I truly respect the Arctic Monkeys Humbug era. Produced by Josh Homme, you can hear the impact it made. A darker twist takes place and shows a real development in Songwriting skills and Experimentation from their previous albums. For a band that could have easily sold out and repeated what they had achieved with a safety net of an audience, I think it's great they did an album like this and hope they continue to think outside the box like this. Since I wrote this, their new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino has been released, and I thought I should put in a word that I think it's an amazing album and it's great that they once again diverted from what their audience were expecting.

10. Foals | Inhaler 
This song is produced amazingly and the build-up into the chorus is phenomenal. The phased guitar picking which pans from ear to ear in the intro is like ear candy, then when all the instruments kick in you can't help but groove. A feel-good well-written Nostalgia-ridden song.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1636 | by Devin Bing

1. Bobby Caldwell | What You Won’t Do For Love
There’s no other singer I identify more with than Bobby Caldwell. He’s the quintessential white guy with soul. I heard this song while living in Miami, close to where he recorded What You Won’t Do For Love. From then on, it’s been my anthem.

2. Jamiroquai | Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai is one of, if not my favorite band. Everyone remembers the iconic Music Video of Jay Kay in his crazy headgear floating around the sterile room, but I remembered that bad ass piano part and his dope lyrical and melodic flow.

3. Stevie Wonder | Too High
Literally, I believe this was the first song I heard when I smoked my first joint. Very appropriate. It ended up being my audition song for getting into the University of Miami Jazz Program. I sang the hell out of it and received a scholarship.

4. Amy Winehouse | Back To Black
Amy was by far one of the most incredibly blessed unique talents of our time. It’s so sad to speak in past tense when talking about her. She was always my dream duet person to record with. Maybe there will be a long lost recording that I can sing with her on.

5. Claude Debussy | Suite Bergamasque: 3. Claire De Lune (Played by François-Joël Thiollier)
When it comes to Classical compositions, this is by far the most moving for me. The piano arrangement is absolutely beautiful. I’ve heard it used in a number of movies, and it always raises the hairs on my neck.

6. Bill Evans Trio | My Foolish Heart (Martha Mears Cover)
If it was ever possible to make love to a piano, Bill Evans does it in this recording. He touches every note so tenderly. Being a piano player myself, it is one the most vulnerable performances I’ve heard.

7. Miles Davis | Blue In Green (with Bill Evans)
Speaking of vulnerable, this is one of Miles’ most emotional recordings. You can hear it from the first note he plays. He cries through the trumpet, exuding such an erie feeling. The song is said to be about feeling sad (Blue) even after making a lot of money (Green). By the way, Bill Evans’ solo in this is just as memorable.

8. Sade | By Your Side 
This is one of the first songs I listened to when I went through my first High School break up. It was probably the first time I had been so emotionally connected to a song. It propelled me to pursue and create Music that could move people in the same capacity.

9. D’Angelo | Untitled (How Does It Feel)
This song inspired one of my favorite songs that I have written, Lovin’ You’s So Easy. When I first listened to Untitled (How Does It Feel), I was like, Oh yea, this is that Baby Making Music!... I love everything from the groove to the way D’Angelo delivers the melody and lyrics.

10. Kurt Elling | Night Dreamer (Wayne Shorter Vocalese Cover)
If you want to hear an unique vocal performance, listen to Kurt Elling’s vocalese of Wayne Shorter’s Night Dreamer in this recording. Best thing about it, it’s Live! He takes from the saxophonist’s solo and writes lyrics to each note. It’s technical, melodic and wonderfully intense.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1635 | by Ray Willson [sundrenched]

1. Anathallo | Hanasakajijii (Four: A Great Wind, More Ash)
This collection has continued to inspire and create ideas for over a decade now and it never seems stale. Anathallo is like a fresh breath of Air - the name literally translating to to renew, refresh or bloom again. Their Music flows without Human boundaries, their Sound is emotionally explosive with quiet whispers turned to loud chants. They are never afraid to be or sound silly in order to get their idea across. Using both raw techniques such as banging on drums and more musical techniques like arranging melodies across several instruments, this album could have been made 300 years from now and it would be just as good. The image in their head is never compromised by Fear or other Human traits that get in the way. The individual members seem to disappear as all the moving parts work together to form an incredible and organic musical wave of Emotional Energy.

2. Explosions In The Sky | The Moon Is Down
A true journey. One of the first Instrumental bands that showed me you can say as much or as little as you want with what I thought was a limited format. Literal visuals appear in your mind as the guitars drift in and out of Melody. The range of Energy on this one song alone is ridiculous and it really feels like you've gone a trip with them by the end of it. The entire EP is incredible.

3. Teebs | Wind Loop
Teebs was one of the first artists that showed me you can be as musical using only Production techniques as you can using real instruments. Every sound has a specific place in the song, never overlapping each other, always complementing each other. Everything seemingly works together to unify into a complete image. He finds the sweet spot in every sound he shares and constantly keeps it changing and interesting.

4. Flying Lotus | Camel
Los Angeles. This whole album deserves this next slot. Released 10 years ago from the day I'm writing this, words can't do it justice. In a lot of ways it single-handedly changed the face of Beat Culture, bringing it into the realm of Legitimacy with every other genre of Music. And in a way, it is Genre-less, Timeless, etc. While the Production is beautiful, somewhere in-between Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada and everything that was going on in the LA Beat scene in the mid 2000s, he really shines in his form. Programmed drums sound like they are being played live with the natural improvisational changes of an actual live drummer on a set. What you think is a keyboard for almost 3 minutes reveals to be a woman's voice in the last couple seconds of a song. At the same time it makes you stop and try to find all the layers. It is Sonic Art through and through. I think to this day I still put on this album and hear a sound I hadn't heard in the previous 1000 listens.

5. High Places | Head Spins
High Places have a special place in my heart. So innocent sounding, so raw, yet incredibly Experimental in their approach to creating Music. Their focus on the Nature of Music was what got me excited. Fooling around with rhythmic themes and ambiguous melodies over incredibly detailed productions while making you feel childlike. Crash Bandicoot comes to mind. Everything appears to have organically grown out of some Futuristic Nature.

6. Ben And Bruno | New Friend Song
The realest sounds I ever heard. This taught me it is OK to be vulnerable through Music, whatever you are feeling is also a valid sound you are allowed to make. Why should you front through a guitar-bass-drums trio when a man with a guitar can express more Emotion without words or even constant Tempo... The same way the Romantic Movement in Classical broke apart strict Tempo structures, New Friend Song seems to float in and out based on not Time, but Emotion and Energy. Watching him play live, eyes shut the entire time, gives a new light to the already incredibly fragile sounding studio version.

7. Sigur Rós | Hoppípolla
Everything by them! Arguably one of the most important bands in the past two decades. Their Sound was doing things Production-wise in 1999 that others only started to think about in the late 2010s. Their collage of sounds hits the spot, Music boxes, weird percussion and soft chants mixed with Jónsi's Pop tendencies and Classical background finds a new space they can truly call their own. One that is fragile, beautiful and genuine. Could be called Ambient at times, but once you get past the term and listen, it is a ton of concrete noises playing with each other. Sigur Rós never disappoints.

8. Justin King | I (from King West Manring Vamos)
Between Justin King, the CandyRat family and Nick Drake, my entire guitar background was based on Avant-Garde fingerstyle. Some would be surprised to hear I only played Instrumental Acoustic/Percussive Guitar for the better part of my life. Something about getting lost in the melodies. Something about trying to play so fast the listener can't quite catch all the info being presented. And the quiet/dulled Production gives you the ability to listen if you are energetic or even about to go to sleep.

9. Bibio | Light Up The Sky
Bibio is amazing through and through. He hits my favorite spot when he is focused on guitar based songs. Something about two or more instruments coming together just to form melody is always so beautiful to me. I don't know if it is the idea of Unity amongst Opposing Forces or if it is really just the Hi-End being turned down and having you focus on only simple sounds, or maybe the combination fo the two. His early work almost reminds me of Boards Of Canada arranged on guitar strings. Bibio is always beautiful.

10. Animal Collective | Fireworks
These albums were the soundtrack to my Coming Of Age era. This is the Sound of Freedom, Exploration and Fun. Dripping in Emotion and Lost Love, between the incredible Songwriting, Avey Tare's unique approach to vocals, Panda Bear's affinity for incredibly Natural Rhythms and Geologist's Psychedelic soundscapes and adlibs, they were truly one of the greatest bands in our current age. Strawberry Jam & Feels... These two albums were used for new relationships, messy breakups, fun one-off nights and everything in between to help make me feel alive.

+11. Dilute | Apple
I bought this CD in summer of 2008. Best decision I ever made. The guitar tones, the such literal interplay between guitarists, melodies were made across three instruments... All really struck the right feeling in me as I felt I was understanding themes and ideas I never had even thought of before. Math Rock, but with tons of vocals, would almost call it Indie Rock if the time signatures and instrumentation wasn't so upfront. The minute long break at the end of Apple with each of them going from musician to musician making small improvised noises is so incredible... They never lose track of Tempo or Time, locked into the Dilute aural ride at a constant pace. Being that they are Math Rock, the Time signatures don't disappoint either. (Some song segments are in 7/13 time?? How the hell!) Must have taken some serious time on Song Structure here.

Honorable mentions to Akron/Family and Matthewdavid for further reinforcing musical themes and ideas that helped make me who I am today as an artist.
Their Experimental nature and never ending output is continually inspiring to me.

Extra special honorable mention to Aphex Twin and Boards Of Canada for being the first Electronic musicians I ever heard when my brother showed me them back in 2006/2007. Really changed how I looked at Music being that I was brought up around guitars and pianos.

Music can be anything if you are willing to hear what is there.
Even the little clicks your fridge makes in-between observed time.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1634 | by Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher of Aquilo

SIDE A | by Ben Fletcher

1. Bloc Party | So Here We Are
I will always come back to Bloc Party. This song reminds me of when I first got an mp3 player as a kid and I only had a few tunes on there. This was one of them and, to be honest, it’s a nostalgic song anyway.

2. Manchester Orchestra | I Can Feel A Hot One
Probably the first band I had a true obsession with. I’ve never really figured out what this song's about, but I like that. Andy Hull, the front man, has this ability to lead you to believe you understand him and his reasons until the end of the song.

3. Broken Social Scene | Lover's Spit
This song and the album it comes from just straight up reminds me of my sister. She showed me them, so it’s quite a song for me.

4. Eels | I Need Some Sleep
Eels just writes some interesting songs. This one in particular, so simple, but I wish I’d written it.

5. Mount Kimbie | Carbonated
Circa 2012 I found myself at this festival called Beacons near Leeds with a few of my mates. I remember hearing this song when I was in a pretty bad state, it’s stuck with me since. These guys were actually a pretty big influence for me and Tom from the beginning. I know it’s hard to see, but it got us interested in Minimal Electronic elements.

6. Local Natives | Colombia 
I’m a fan of all of their albums, but this one in particular is a classic for me. Just a lovely song by a lovely band.

7. Billie Marten | Bird
Billie is pretty new and probably destined for big things. Her voice reminds me of what I felt when I first listened to Laura Marling. Sort of takes me back even though she’s so current.

8. Michelle Featherstone | Coffee And Cigarettes (from Music From The Television Series One Tree Hill Volume 2: Friends With Benefit)
As a kid I think I heard my sister watching One Tree Hill and this song was on there. It was in a really sad scene (blah blah), so it’s stuck with me. I gave up coffee and cigarettes, I hate to say it hasn’t helped me yet as an opening line is quite something.

9. Little Dragon | Twice
Just a class band. The production proper sticks out for me in this one. The Moog that just moves around in the background is so unique.

10. Jeff Buckley | Lover, You Should’ve Come Over
Jeff Buckley has always had a particular hold on me. Too young to hold on and too old to just break free and run has always stuck with me. So I’ll leave you with this one.


SIDE B | by Tom Higham

1. Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here
My dad used to play this song to me. We actually did a cover of it because we love it so much.

2. Explosions In The Sky | Your Hand In Mine
These guys have always been a big influence for me. Stunning Soundscapes.

3. Sigur Rós | Untitled #3 (Samskeyti)
This album is probably their best in my opinion, this track feels like a real stand alone though.

4. Mogwai | Hungry Face (Les Revenants Original Soundtrack)
This song just proper takes me back to driving to School on the bus.

5. Hiatus Kaiyote | Fingerprints
A recent favourite of mine. The production and her voice are unreal.

6. M83 | Wait
It’s hard not to listen to this song without getting to the end.

7. Washed Out | Great Escape
I listened to this song a lot when we were on tour in America. It’s enough to take anyone away.

8. Lana Del Rey | West Coast
I remember hearing this song for the first time, and the chorus slightly throwing me. I’m pretty sure it’s produced by Dan Auerbach too. His sound is very unique.

9. Fink | Looking Too Closely 
Fink was a big inspiration for the two of us. This and Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us are two brilliant songs of his.

10. Nick Mulvey | Fever To The Form
I went to go watch him with a friend somewhere in London and ever since have been hooked. This song much like the album just makes me want to make Music.