The sun is shining and festival season is here. It’s now socially acceptable to crack open a cider before 12pm and dance the day away in a (hopefully not too muddy) field. And where else to start than BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesborough?
With loads of incredible acts heading over, we’ve got one of the most exciting newcomers to give us a playlist of the bops she’ll be listening to on the drive up. Performing on the BBC Introducing Stage, Jade Bird is about to take over with her raw and emotive songwriting, so make sure you tune in for her set on Saturday. And obv, check out her banger-filled playlist below!
The Raincoats – “Only Loved At Night”
I have very recently discovered this band and it’s blown my mind. They’re an early all girl punk group championed by the likes of Kurt Cobain. This track is like nothing I’ve ever heard and the same goes for the album.
Adrianne Lenker – “symbol”
I’ve been a huge fan of Big Thief for a while, this is her solo project and I feel it just shows what a true artist she is and the span of her songwriting talent is so unique and inspiring.
Improvement Movement – “Drone for AJ”
This is a brand new band from Chicago made up of other projects (or so I’ve been told). They’re pretty obscure but their music is the grooviest, bravest stuff I’ve heard from a synth based band. They mix so many samples you don’t know what you’re hearing but you know it’s very very good.
Caetano Veloso – “You Don’t Know Me”
I love this guy. He’s a Brazilian music hero, my favourite tracks usually come from the 1969 album or just after. His voice is incredible.
SASAMI – “Morning Comes”
This album was one of the best thing I’ve heard this year. Such a solid alternative piece of work. Think Soccer Mommy, think Mitski, think SASAMI!
Jade Bird will perform on the BBC Music Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend on Sat 25 May, listen live on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Sounds.