Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
I’ve been to many a show in my short-but-not-so-short lifetime. However, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a song live than I was for Sun. If you know TDCC (Two Door Cinema Club), you know that they play a brand of infectious pop rock. Almost every song is upbeat and jumpy. I expected their show would be an energy-filled affair. I expected to dance my pants off for the 1-2 hour set. What I didn’t expect was that was that every single person in the crowd would sing along to every single song that was played. Not just a hardcore group at the front. Even the “too cool for school” dudes chilling at the back were belting it out.
Sun is far and away my favorite TDCC song, and if anything I hope it inspires the somewhat dormant TDCC to head out on another tour soon… it’s well overdue (like seriously – where are you guys at?!).
#5. kiiara – Intention
kiiara’s been a blog darling ever since she released Gold, and for good reason – her sound is unique and creative. I’m loving the grime-filled Intention. It’s also got some incredibly smooth, pseudo-hip hop verses.
#4. Beverley Ely – Sometimes (Take Me Away)
This, for me anyway, is pure guilty-pleasure power pop. Came across Beverley Ely after hearing her new single Back to the Start, but it was Sometimes (Take Me Away) that caught my attention. I do love me a song full of desperation.
#3. Gia Koka Feat. Maydien – Fly-By-Night
This one kid of hit me out of no where. I was not expecting a gritty Hip Hop/RnB track out of Gia Koka, despite some of her earlier releases having a bit of hip hop bend to them. It works though, and it’s wonderful.
#2. Disclosure Feat. Lorde – Magnets
My favorite track from Disclosure’s stellar release Caracal is easily the Lorde-featured Magnets. The whole song sounds a bit fractured to me, but that good-type of fractured. Ever section of the song has a unique sound to it, and they all have me grooving in their own little ways.
#1. KNITES – Could Have Lied
That chorus though. I like to imagine that right before the chorus starts, the singer’s mouth goes numb cause he was at the dentist earlier and so he can’t quite spit out the words perfectly. But being the cool dudes they are, they just roll with it. It’s amazing and I love it. The “mumbliness” compliments an extremely tight-sounding rock jam. I think I said a week or two ago that there really isn’t anything better than a good old fashioned indie rock song…