Indie rock babes Blaenavon have blessed us with a playlist of their all-time fave tunes, in perfect time to hype us for their show tomorrow at Shepherds Bush. From Jimmy Hendrix to Jackie Leven, it’s an inside glimpse into the tracks that inspired the guys and their fantastic debut album That’s Your Lot, and is definitely something we will be vibing to all day.
Check it out now…
Ought – “Today More Than Any Other Day”
Ben: This band had a big ol’ influence on some of the writing for our next record. Got two wicked albums out and a third on its way.
Jimi Hendrix – “Castles Made of Sand”
Ben: I remember finding a reversible double LP of Axis: Bold as Love / Are you Experienced? for about £3 when I was 15 or 16. Dang it felt good. This is one of my faves.
Pavement – “Fillmore Jive”
Ben: The fill at 5:08…
Judee Sill – “The Kiss”
Harris: Our friend covered this on his guitar at a show and I was instantly taken. Remember wandering around the Christmas markets in Manchester the next day listening to Judee’s version and having one of those moments. Beautiful.
Jackie Leven – “Stopped By The Woods On A Snowy Evening”
Harris: The lyrics are from a poem by Robert Frost. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep” so much warmth in solitude on a snowy night. Love you Jackie.
Tiny Ruins – “Me At The Museum, You At The Winter Gardens”
Harris: I want to commend chance for presenting such a perfect metaphor, well done for writing it down, Tiny Ruins, really lovely.
Panda Bear – “Boys Latin”
Frank: I saw him preview this one year at Green Man festival. It had a massive impact on me, and was stuck my head for ages, so it was very cool when the album finally came out and I could actually listen to it.
Dialect – “Chroma”
Frank: I don’t think I would ever hear music like this if it weren’t for the internet. Thank you, internet.
Kraftwerk – “Kometenmelodie 2”
Frank: In my Dad’s record collection, the bright blue Autobahn terrified me. I’m so glad I eventually found courage to play it.