Hello, Music Fans!
Sorry for the absence! Being a third year, university is really starting to takes its toll so I had to take a break from editing some wonderful content for you all. Alas I am back, and this time with my editorial buddies to bring you ‘The Editors’ Jukebox’!
Yes, that’s right, this week’s Monday Playlist is delving deep into the music libraries of my fellow demon-media.co.uk editors, bringing you their favourite tunes of the moment! Be sure to check out each of their respective sections by clicking the links below.
With that, I’ll end the intro. Remember, you can always follow the music uploads throughout the week by searching the hashtag #DemonMusic.
‘Til next week,
Music Editor, demon-media.co.uk
1. ‘A National Acrobat’ – Black Sabbath
Chris Harper, Film & TV Editor, says: “A brilliant song. I went to go see BS last year and this is perhaps from one of their best albums.”
2. ‘Rap God’ – Eminem
Chris says: “I’ve always been a big fan of Eminem, even when I was younger. He’s just released his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is full of amazing tracks; he’s back on form.”
3. ‘Whenever, Wherever’ – Bombay Bicycle Club
Jonny Whitney, News Editor, says: “This song is the highlight of their newest album. Feeling like a million genres mashed together, this is one uplifting ballad/dance/indie track that you’ll struggle to not smile to!”
4. ‘In/Out’ – Dan Croll
Jonny says: “Another happy dancey tune from quirky Dan Croll; I’m looking forward to listening to his debut album later this year!”
5. ‘Scream (Funk My Life Up)’ – Paolo Nutini
Jessica Tilling, Features Editor, says: “This is an amazing new track from Paolo, who has been out of the scene for a few years. ‘Scream (Funk My Life Up)’ is great way to get back into music, with its refreshing funk sound (very different from his old stuff, but a great indication of what lays ahead on his forthcoming album, Caustic Love).”
6. ‘Brother’ – Matt Corby
Jessica says: “Although not a new song, Matt Corby is quite new to me. In short, he is an Australian singer-songwriter with an incredible vocal talent!”
7. ‘Whole Lotta Love’ – Led Zeppelin
Jessica says: “Who doesn’t love this classic song? Turn it up loud!”
8. ‘Fades’ – Lazy Habits
Jessica says: “I’ve only just heard of these guys, but they have a great soul-come-street sound. Their debut, self-titled album is very diverse, so there’s definitely something for everyone. If you like Big Mountain (known for hits such as ‘Baby I love Your Way’; what a cracker!), The Streets, or John Newman, THEN YOU WILL LOVE IT!”
9. ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend’ – Ramones
Yusef Mustafa, Lifestyle Editor, says: “This proves that the Ramones weren’t just a high charged, anthem creating punk band. It shows a gentler and sweeter side to them that we often don’t see, and I’m a real sucker for a cute little love ballads, sung over just a guitar, bass and drums.”
10. ‘I Found A Bike Today’ – Francobollo
Yusef says: “A nod to Adam Buxton for switching me onto this, a song about a man’s love affair with his bike. It’s barmy and weird, but bloody catchy all the same and has a fantastic ‘raw’ feel to it that’s hard to come across these days. Also, the video is fantastic.”
11. ‘Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)’ – David Bowie/James Murphy
Yusef says: “I’m in love with anything Bowie, and to put a cherry on top of his comeback last year this remix by James Murphy is a wonderfully composed bit of music that’s a joy to listen to for all 10 and a half minutes.”
12. ‘Rather Be’ – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Sidumisle Mlotshwa, Co-Fashion Editor, says: “I heard this tune on Demon FM last week and now I literally play it everyday. I can dance to this little number anytime of the day.”
13. ‘Can’t Raise A Man’ – K. Michelle
Sidumisle says: “I thought proper R ‘n’ B/soul was dead, but this song is both of those genres and more. The lyrics speak about women who think they can change men into what they want, and it’s defo worth a listen.”
14. ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ – Hall & Oates
Nicola Allen, Music Editor, says: “Every week I rediscover a ‘cheese’ song or two, and this week it is this beauty by Hall & Oates. As a feature song on the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack – which I managed to nab on DVD this week – this happy little number is an absolutely joyous song about being in love, completed by some very high pitched singing and some fabulous facial hair in the video. Pure 80s!”
15. ‘Pathetic’ – Erik Hassle
Nicola says: “I first fell in love with Erik Hassle way back in 2009 when I caught his debut single ‘Hurtful’ on the blogosphere. Sadly, he never quite got a break on the UK radio airwaves, but his new song ‘Pathetic’ may just be the one to give him that essential breakthrough. Given the soulfulness of his voice and his perfect spoken English, you’d be forgiven for thinking that he was from the backstreets of London, but no – he actually hails from Swedish shores. Slick, sexy and very, very catchy; prepare your lugholes for a new, long-term ear-worm – because this will be a difficult one to shake.”
16. ‘Little Monster’ – Royal Blood
Nicola says: “NEW BAND OF THE MOMENT ALERT! Brighton duo Royal Blood the biggest of the up-and-coming bands at the minute, with frequent airings on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, and a subtle advertising campaign on the chest of Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders. My other half introduced me to this hard-rocking pair, who combine insane guitar riffs with grunge-infused scuzz and plenty of distortion; it’s pretty amazing how a two-piece can make this much noise to be honest. If you love Queens of the Stone Age or early stuff from The White Stripes, you’ll love these.”
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