The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes from Ace Wilder, Flo Morrissey, Walls, Nocturnal Sunshine, Janelle Monae, Gay Nineties, Soul II Soul and others
Ace Wilder “Busy Doin’ Nothin’” (Warner Music Sweden)
This was nearly Sweden’s Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entry, but it still sounds like a mighty radio-friendly banger to us.
Walls “Urals” (Ecstatic)
Third and final album of glittering, deep, driving electronica from Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia
Nocturnal Sunshine “Nocturnal Sunshine” (I/Am/Me)
Where Maya Jane Coles goes to play with slo-mo, downtempo, broody bass
Janelle Monae “Yoga” (Wondaland)
A jam to liven up your next Bikram session, Janelle Monae teams up with Wondaland accompice Jidenna to bring the funk and do some levitation. From forthcoming label compilation “The Eephus”
Flo Morrissey “Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful” (Glassnote)
The London-Irish singer and OTR fave was recently in town to support Tobias Jsso Jr and we reckon you’ll be seeing a lot of her in the future, judging by the pitch and poise of her debut album “Show Me” from the album below
Gunnar Haslam “Poshlost” (Mister Saturday Night)
Deep, delicious, infectious, dubby house from a Mister Saturday Night stalwart
Gay Nineties “Hold Your Fire” (First Love)
Storming indie pop ear-worm from the Canadian band fronted by Parker Bossley from Fur Trade.
Soul II Soul “Club Classics Vol. 1″ (10)
A happy face, a thumpin’ bass, for a lovin’ race.
Titus Andronicus “Dimed Out” (Merge)
Awesome slab of put-your-blood-in-the-music full-bodied punk excitement from the New Jersey band’s forthcoming epic “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” album. Play loud, play often.
Ryley Walker “Primrose Green” (Dead Oceans)
Beautiful throwback folk-blues with a twist from the Windy City for fans of Tim Buckley, Van Morrison and Nick Drake