6 tracks for sunny September

September’s been sunny and super amazing and we’re only on the first week. It’ll be a few days/weeks left before we succumb to a crisp cool autumn but hey, I’m not complaining!

As usual, six tracks I’m loving at the mo.  
Trails and Ways – Nunca
Listening to the band’s EPs remind me of steady chilled festivals. Their take on Miike Snow’s Animal is a pretty good cover. This song makes me feel like dancing barefoot in a field with people (kinda like the Beirut mass dance at Field Day). 
Hey Ocean! – Big Blue Wave
My current happy song. I’m in a long distance relationship (more on this later, maybe) and yes this has been my go-to song when I’m feeling a bit… uh… kilig. It’s perky, cheesy and even a bit poppy (gasp) but hey, everyone gets a bit perkycheesypoppy when they’re… uh… kilig. 
Alpine – Gasoline
The band’s debut A is for Alpine is a dreamy concoction of breezy songs. The vocals are so ethereal, so nonchalant, so European. Which is surprising as the band is actually from Melbourne. How smooth is this? It’s reminds me of some sort of deconstructed Royksopp track. Think: cocktails + river cruise + all white party + sundown.

Of Monsters and Men – Slow and Steady
OMAM is hailed as the new Arcade Fire and is Iceland’s answer to indie-folk-ternative. Their debut, My Head Is An Animal, is a delight to listen to. This is one of the ‘tender’ tracks in the album which is perfect for post-work contemplative walks in the fall (when the sun’s still out and the breeze is just right).

You Me At Six – Little Bit Of Truth
I’ve been trying to look for this song for ages! YMAS is one of the Brit bands I like because they remind me of rock/alternative bands from the late 90’s and early noughties. The surge of electro-poprock and indie-folk tunes have made me miss tracks with heavier and faster drum beats. That said, this is actually one of the ‘tender’ tracks in their 2011 album, Sinners Never Sleep.

Jhameel – Let’s Run Away
Here’s a pop artist I like! Jhameel’s take on Broken Social Scene’s Anthems of a Seventeen Year Old was pretty cool and his T-Pain cover for Buy You A Drink was interesting. I love his flamboyant voice and his intriguing character. He reminds me so much of Prince. And MJ.

I hope the sun stays out for a while. I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer yet!

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