Once again, Music Monday is going into another round. How very exciting. This one is about first music-loves and changing your opinion about things….
Bastille – Torn Apart
This is by no means a new song, it has been around for probably a year now but it was only in the last week that I got obsessed with it. When I first heard it, I made the mistake of watching the video and that then put me off for the whole time. Great. But at some point last week I remembered the song and because I’m usually a big fan of all the stuff Bastille do, I thought I would give it another shot, this time without the video. And who knew, it worked and now I can’t stop listening to it. Proves once again that first impressions can be terribly misleading sometimes.
Muse – Dead Inside
If you’re not i at all into slightly strange rock music, you might want to pass on this one. Muse is a band that I’ve been loving for almost five years now and they were the first band I really really liked after seeing them live in 2009. Back then, I was completely blown away by their live show and even if I didn’t know many of the songs, it was still an awesome experience. These days I don’t listen to their music as much as I used to but they still hold a special place in my heart as I wouldn’t be as interested in music as I am now, hadn’t it been for that one concert then.
That’s why today, I’m putting their latest single up here, and I’m well excited about it!
I’m bringing Music Monday back! (yeah!)
I didn’t post anything about music here in the last few weeks. I felt like the posts were severely lacking in quality and often it was more a I-need-to-find-three-random-songs-that-I-find-ok kind of post and not a I-am-so-bloody-excited-to-tell-you-about-this-song-I-discovered kind of post. Do you know what I mean?
Anyway, I’m back now with a slightly different approach to my Music Monday. I won’t attempt to post one every week as it will just make me feel bad whenever I miss one Monday. Also in the past, I was trying to dig out some cool unknown artists, be a bit hipster, ya know. Now, I will just tell you about three songs that I have been loving, basically like my “Music Favourites” of the moment. That might be some cool hipster band that play in their grandmothers basement or something totally mainstream.
So yeah, new concept explained and we’re good to go. Enjoy!
Kwabs – Perfect Ruin
At the moment, Kwabs is all over the radio with his brilliant song Walk. Again, it’s one that has a kind of energy that always manages to draw me in when it comes to music. The song Perfect Ruin is nothing like Walk but oh boy, it’s beautiful! It’s quite stripped down and the focus is more on the vocals. Towards the end, the song builds up a little bit and to put it simple, it just makes me feel a lot of feelings. Definitely worth checking out.
George Ezra – I Try (Cover)
I find that the BBC is always a good address for music and I especially enjoy the Radio 1 Live Lounges. They always make the artists perform a cover of a song which can lead to some interesting results. Sometimes, the covers turn out a bit…meh. Not so good. And sometimes they’ll be just really cool, like the cover George Ezra did of Macy Gray’s I Try. I think the best word to use for describing the cover is “fun” because it really is just a pleasure to listen to.
Death by Chocolate – Tell Me What You See
Unfortunately, the Swiss music scene is not really existing. There a handful of artists and bands who are popular and there’s a few that everyone kinda knows but that’s it. As a result, I usually don’t go looking for artist within the boarders. However, when I stumbled upon Death by Chocolate last summer, I was quite impressed and my faith in Swiss music has since been restored a little.
Jack Savoretti – Breaking the Rules
Two years ago in a small music venue in Basel I got completely blown away by an artist who was performing as a support act, all alone on stage with an acoustic guitar, in front of him a room of people who didn’t really care about him at the beginning. For them, he was just a guy filling in a gap before the actual concert started. However, he stayed that anonymous guy for only about 20 seconds. After that, most people had realized that they better listen to this truly wonderful musician who only needed a voice and a guitar to fill a room and make everyone go quiet.
Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man
It’s always exciting when a talented artist brings out new music because you usually know that you’re in for something good. So I was not disappointed when I first heard What Kind Of Man. I love how the song changes completely after the first minute or so and after that it has a kind of energy that always draws me in. And if anyone has an idea for how to interpret the video, please enlighten me!
Bastille – Poet
I don’t need to tell you who Bastille are. You will know at least one of their songs, most likely even more. However the song I want to show you today might be one that you’ve never heard. As far as I know it was a b-side to their first album Bad Blood so a lot of people never stumbled across it, even if they have the album. For me, the lyrics and the music complement each other perfectly, I’m not sure what it is but it’s like you can understand the “obsession” of the writer, trying to capture his loved one, who might not even exist, on paper.
Another week, another Monday, another chance for me to show you some of my latest music obsessions.
Seafret – Oceans
An open mic night in some town in England brought the members of the duo Seafret together and I would call it one hell of a lucky coincident! I’ve always been a fan of melancholy music and when a friend of mine sent me the song Oceans, I knew that he’d discovered something special. It starts off slow and builds up so that you can basically go on a whole emotional rollercoaster ride. You’ll get what I mean when you hear the song. They also did a cover of Hozier’s Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene, which is more than worth checking out!
Nothing But Thieves – Ban All the Music
We’re turning things up a bit so don’t be shocked if you’re feeling all relaxed after listening to the last song. If you, like me, like the band Muse then you might want to check out Nothing But Thieves, an in 2013 formed band from Southend that was sent to America by their record label to further develop their sound. Looks like that worked out well, they are hitting off right now and the song Wake Up Call even made it to the Swiss radio stations, which is not always guaranteed.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
For a band that’s supposed to be a rock band, the song Multi-Love doesn’t really sound like rock. As always when artist try something new, a lot of their fans are disappointed and complain that they’ve changed so much and blablabla. But when a song sounds like this, it shouldn’t matter what kind of genre is expected from the band. Plus, they have every right to experiment and try new things, which, in this case, worked out wonderfully well if you’re asking me.
Technically this should be called Music Thursday but let’s not get caught up in details, ok? I spent the last week in England and I didn’t manage to write this post before I left, but here it finally is. Enjoy!
The Vaccines – Handsome
It’s another indie rock band! I’m predictable, I know. But as I said before, knowing what you like is not a bad thing. And lucky for me, there’s an endless number of indie rock bands out there so I’m sure to never run out!
Marina and the Diamonds – I’m a Ruin
I know, I wrote about another song by Marina only a couple of weeks ago but she’s releasing a new song every month until April, what can I do? Leading up to the release of the album Froot in April, every month a new ‘froot of the month’ is being released. The whole concept and artwork behind it seems so well planned out, every detail matches perfect. It may sound a bit weird but I actually find that really refreshing as it seems like a lot of effort is put into it instead of just releasing as much music as possible in a short amount of time. So when I’m a Ruin came out a few days ago, I couldn’t resist to include it in today’s post. Listen to it and I’m sure you’ll forgive me.
Angel Haze – Dirty Gold
Let’s end this with another female artist. Not going to lie, I’m usually not a big fan of rap/hip hop. But when I heard the first few notes of Dirty Gold I suspected that it would be one of these songs I listen to and love, even when their not like what I usually listen to. But it’s always nice to change things up a little bit and dip your toe into some new waters.
Can you believe it’s already the end of January? I know that everyone is always saying how quickly time passes but oh boy, it really does and it will be summer before we know it. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing since the cold isn’t really my thing but it can be a little scary sometimes. But enough of that, time is a topic for another day; Mondays are for music here on Tiny Trinket so I shall give you music. Enjoy!
Franz Ferdinand – Bullet
If you asked me what the best gig was I ever went to, you won’t have to wait long for an answer: Franz Ferdinand at the Gurtenfestival 2014. I’d been to great concerts before but never ever had I had so much fun during a show. The quality of the music was great, the crowd were going crazy and with the kind of music the band make it was impossible to stand still. Bullet was one of the songs they played that day. It’s from the latest album so it’s a rather new one, considering that the band has been around for over ten years now! Give it a listen and imagine it being played live at a festival and you will understand the kind of energy that was floating through the air during those two hours.
The Wombats – Greek Tragedy
I’m not going to lie – I have a weakness for indie rock. With that in mind, you will know why I chose the song Greek Tragedy for today’s blog post. It’s the latest single from the upcoming album Glitterbug, which is supposed to be released in 2015. I don’t know about you but I’m thinking that it could become the soundtrack of summer for quite a lot of people. Let’s wait and see (more like hear…but you know what I mean).
Oh Wonder – All We Do
Are you looking for some beautiful, cheesy piano music? Let me tell you, you’ve come to the right place. All We Do is one to put on when it’s raining outside so that you can sit by a window and stare melancholically out into the grey. Or during a car journey where you can pretend you’re part of a sad movie. You know the one. Now all you have to do is go find yourself a window or someone to drive you around and that’s it.