Tears For Fears – “Break The Man”

Like many of us, I was a huge Tears for Fears fan in the 80s. It wasn’t their angst that drew me in, but the classic-out-of-the-box pop anthems and staggering vocals. Songs like “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” conquered the US and the whole world followed. They are this week’s artist because they have released their first record in 18 years. And … Continue reading Tears For Fears – “Break The Man”

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – “Tiny Desk”

I could listen to these two all day. Sweet harmonies and a special chemistry plain to see each time Krauss pivots her head to look at Plant to make sure they are in sync. Huddled in the control room around the two singers are an all-star cast of musicians, plucking and grooving to the finest rockabilly and country music you could hear. It has been … Continue reading Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – “Tiny Desk”

Bonobo – “Shadows” (feat. Jordan Rakei)

I love it when an artist comes good. Bonobo has been around for a while, gaining a cult following, but his latest work is my favourite and will most likely introduce him to a wider audience. Simon Green (born 1976), known by his stage name Bonobo, is a British musician, producer, and DJ based in Los Angeles. He began his career with the sort of down-tempo aesthetic … Continue reading Bonobo – “Shadows” (feat. Jordan Rakei)

Session Victim – “Bad Weather Mates”

This one came courtesy of one of my colleagues at work. Since then I have not stopped playing their stuff, and this track, Bad Weather Mates, is probably one of my favourites. Session Victim are a house-music duo formed in 2007 in Germany by Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling. Known for their vinyl-only DJ sets and synthesiser-based live shows, they have released four studio albums with the … Continue reading Session Victim – “Bad Weather Mates”

Suzanne Vega – “Solitude Standing”

One of the few positives to come out of Covid was that it forced me to listen to artists I had long since given up on. Billy Joel, J. Geils Band, ABBA, Genesis. An artist I gravitated to frequently on my walks around Battersea Park with my dog Manchas in tow was Suzanne Vega. I had been a big fan while attending Columbia University and … Continue reading Suzanne Vega – “Solitude Standing”