This Week's Playlist #54 - Guest feature: Ashley L
TL;DR: I'm running a musical newsletter with a new guest sharing 5 songs each week. I will have a different guest each week, with very different tastes (in an admirable way) who will be sharing 5 songs they love. And then 5 songs from me of what I’ve been listening to lately, in the same style than we’re used to:-)
There is a YouTube link for each of the songs on the cover and here are the playlists for each streaming platform:
First and foremost, happy 2023 :-)
2nd episode of the year, with a new guest. This time, a colleague from my last job, who has much geeky pop music taste than my heavy metal one :-)
I hope you will enjoy.
Guest of the week: Ashley L
I’m Ashley. Nice to meet you.
Thomas and I met each other working together and he recently left me (I mean us! ) behind for pastures greener. I’m not sad, though! Very pleased that he’s moving on to do bigger and better things. But I was super honoured when he asked me to guest in his music newsletter.
I’m an American living in the UK; originally from Houston, Texas. So, you could say that my music taste is a little all over the place because I have been. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you all my top 5 standout songs of 2022. These were all released over the last year so if you find yourself in a music rut and craving something fresh, hopefully, these will ease you out of it.
I hope you all enjoy.
An incredible comeback for Noughties Canadian band Metric. We loved them on the dancefloor then just as much as we love them now.
Another scene band resurrected; NYC-based Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back again with an exciting sound that is perfectly modern yet unmistakably them.
An absolute earworm from Scottish band The Snuts. It’s as if BTS had a lovechild with early Arctic Monkeys. A weird dream but a dream nonetheless.
A wild smash of Aussie pop-rock duo Lime Cordiale and world-famous actor Idris Elba. It’s hilarious, stupid, and boasts an incredible pop hook. If one song isn’t enough, they’ve recorded 6. You’re welcome.
This is the first band I had the pleasure of seeing live post-pandemic and they did not disappoint. Brighton-based Black Honey as the name suggests is sugary sweet thanks to Izzy Baxter Phillips’ neo-Blondie vocals and the rest is straight-up-in-your-face rock. Bonus points - their music video for “Heavy” stars drag queen Dakota Shiffer of RPDR UK fame and is a gorgeous retro feast.
🎧 What I’ve been listening this week
Until the next time, Godspeed!
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