Tune Tape Tuesdays returns in 2014 with some cracking tracks to get you through those January blues. What with Christmas, New Year and the wet weather that forces you to pay for the bus to work, I'm betting most of you are feeling pretty skint. Well you're in luck, because most of the following tracks are available for free download (or all of them, if you know a trick or two). As I'm tired, overworked and underpaid, I'm going to make my part here as short and sweet as possible so you can skip on to the important part - aka the music.
Top Picks this Week are as follows:
1. Gold - James Vincent McMorrow. JVM is back and better than ever. Following his initial new release, Cavalier, Gold sees him return to what he does best - a beautiful track with chilling vocals and a riff from the horn section that will have you spinning in the pouring rain like a scene from a particularly clichéd romantic comedy. Don't fight it.
2. Real - Years & Years. This new band have hit it out of the park with their second single, Real. One for those of you whose dinner parties frequently turn into all of you dancing around the living room, this track will transform your evening from sophisticated to spirited in one swift step.
3. I Got U - Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones. Now normally I stay fairly clear of any track that features text abbreviation in its title as they more often than not turn out to be a cringe-worthy House-Pop track blaring out of a sticky-floored club at 2 in the morning. But the steel drums and summer-vibe make this track are just about cool enough to make up for it. I predict a future Soundtrack to Summer favourite.
LBeLB is back, baby - C U Next Tuesday (literally).