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PLAYLIST: BAD SOUNDS

The Bath-based brothers talk us through the “good sounds” we should be listening to.

To make up for the terrible pun we’ve just made and to celebrate the fact that the sun is finally here (FINALLY!), we’ve got Bath-based indie-funk babes Bad Sounds to take us through some of the artists that we should definitely make our summer soundtrack.

Set to be part of that soundtrack themselves, the collective – centred around brothers Ewan and Callum Merrett – are bringing their hip-hop inspired pop perfection to festivals around the country, including Live at Leeds Fest. See ya at the front, yeah?

Kid Fresino – “Coincidence”

This is a rapper from Japan that we’ve both fallen in love with recently. He has the dopest voice and his flow is awesome. He’s just got a really unique delivery that makes me not care that I can’t understand what he’s saying.

Ace Tee – “Bist du down?”

It’s hard to make proper hooky choruses in hiphop but Ace Tee makes it feel so easy and natural. This track is sick. Her voice and flow makes me wanna learn how to speak German.

August Greene – “No Apologies”

Obviously we’re massive Common fans (Like Water For Chocolate is a holy grail album for sure), I’m also absolutely bonkers for Karriem Riggins (drummer/beat maker/ producer), and Robert Glasper piano virtuoso genius. These three have formed a group called August Greene and I’m listening to it relentlessly.

Fieh – “Glu”

The production on this track sooooooo good. The beat is dope and I love how dry everything sounds. Great work everyone. Great work.

Fenne Lily – “On Hold”

Fenne is our homie. We played a lot of shows together when we were both starting out and she’s a gawd daaamn inspiration. Her album just came out and everyone should listen to it. The guitar solo on this track is particularly fire.

Dylan Cartlidge – “Scratch, Sniff”

Dylan is basically the definition of raw creative talent. His stuff is totally his own, I don’t know anybody that can write music the way he does. His baselines are batshit and his vocal delivery is insane.

Pan Amsterdam – “Plus One”

I can’t find anything about this guy online. I just heard Iggy Pop play this track on his 6music show and instantly fell in love with it. The beat is dope, and the lyrics are great.

Raveena – “Sweet Time”

This track sounds to me like Curtis Mayfield mixed with a bit of Norah Jones, which means its awesome. When Raveena’s voice goes super high in the chorus it’s pretty spesh.

Swimming Girls – “Back Of Your Car”

Us and Swimming Girls go wayyyy back. It’s like they’ve bottled the formula for writing amazing pop songs. Vanessa’s voice is just the cherry on top.

Live at Leeds takes place on May 5th! Tickets available here.

PLAYLIST: BAD SOUNDS

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