We Don’t Know - The Strumberellas
More top music from Canada, this time from Ontario six-piece The Strumberellas. We Don’t Know is the bands favourite track from their last album ‘Hope’ and it’s easy to see why. It’s catchy sing-along chorus should have you hooked pretty quickly, I know it did me, from the first time I came across the track. The song made the Top 20 of the US Alternative Chart when it was released last Autumn, such a shame it didn’t get more airplay in the UK. Why it didn’t, I certainly Don’t Know?
Mad Love - Bush
The veteran rockers are back with a new album of which this is the first single. Black And White Rainbows has been written, recorded and produced by frontman Gavin Rosedale and is the first new music he’s made since his very public breakup from Gwen Stefani. Mad Love is a ‘make-up song’ according to Rosedale, clearly a lot about his life but as he states "not completely about my life — because I haven’t made up with anyone.”
All Time Low - Walk Off The Earth
This weeks cover comes from a band famed for their brilliant renditions over the years, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t seen their five on one guitar interpretation of Somebody That I Used To Know, if you haven’t though, you can find it easily enough on youtube. Originally sung by Jon Bellion, this is a brilliant tune to showcase the talents of one of the most original and creative bands on the planet right now. There’s more to WOTE than just being a covers band, but they do them so well, long may they continue.
Cold Little Heart - Michael Kiwanuka
If you watch the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, you’ll know some of this track from the opening credits. But the full, near ten minute expanse has to be heard, and loved. The guitar, with it’s echoes of Floyd from yesteryear, a string section over lay and Kiwanuka’s beautiful soulful voice just demands that you sit still and let the track wash over you. Absolutely beautiful
Sallisaw Blue - John Moreland
John Moreland has a new album coming out on the 5th May and is touring the UK around this time too. So what better excuse do I need to include a track from it on this weeks playlist. Moreland needs to be heard more and fingers crossed in the future he will be.