It’s Monday Playlist [21/12/20]

Five songs to start the week! Follow the It’s Monday Forever playlist here for every song featured in the series so far, updated weekly. (Photo: Rachel Cabbitt/Rolling Stone).

Hurts Me Too – Faye Webster (2019)

A breezy, slide guitar-driven slow dance. Webster’s vocals are carefree and hushed, complimenting the serenity of the backing which gently absorbs the listener into its presence, confident enough to exert its energy without force or abrasion.

If Not Now, Then When? – King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard (2020)

In what can only be described as a demented take on the sound of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’, King Gizz provide a spellbinding array of contrasting and random sounds to deliver a number of true independence.

Bloodhail – Have A Nice Life (2008)

Yes, this is an extremely gloomy and oppressively melancholic track. But this is, arguably, its stand-out point. The relentlessly heavy bassline in tandem with the distorted guitar grounds the track instrumentally, while the layered vocals apply even more sentimentality to proceedings.

Coming In From The Cold – The Delgados (2002)

Uplifting and cathartic, ‘Coming In From The cold’ samples The Delgados at their most emotionally jubilant, exemplified by a wonderful, flourishing chorus.

Chapel Street Market 9am – Sabres of Paradise (1994)

A dreamy and ambient seven minute wonder from the Andrew Weatherall-led trio. The main hooks are celestial, drifting ahead of the restrained percussive background elegantly and enticingly.

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