Mike’s Monday Morning #Playlist – 07.04.14

XWHY’s Mike Thomas lays down a selection of the best new and recent music to get your Monday started right….

An electro-heavy playlist – April looks to be a synthy month.

Leading the charge is the mysterious (-ish, we saw him play at SXSW and he turned out to be a slightly odd looking, flame-haired hipster type, bopping around behind a keyboard) SOPHIE – with the chilled out ‘Deep Down Inside’. Not such a huge fan of the squawking happy-hardcore vocals on his more famous track ‘Bipp’? This one’s a mellow alternative.

Speaking of SXSW (as if we haven’t done that enough already), this is where we first came across Aussie band The Griswolds. Joining a merry band of indie-pop revivalists, these guys were fun, quirky and had some pretty interesting dance moves among their guitarists.

Okay, quit with the M.I.A. comparisons. There is allowed to be more than one Asian woman in the pop industry. Samsaya, for a start, is Norwegian. And she’s f*cking cool. ‘Fast Food’ is staccato, fun and feisty.

XWHY Monday Morning PLaylist

TRACK LIST

Deep Down Inside – Sophie

Fifteen – Goldroom Ft. Chela

R U With Me – ASTR

Artifice – SOHN

Mississipi – The Griswolds

Trees – Troumaca

Noirse – Petite Noir

Fast Food – Samsaya

Pressure – Until the Ribbon Breaks

Waves – Branko, Roses Gabor

Listen to the full Spotify playlist here:

Or listen to the soundcloud mix here:

 

A fan of Mike’s weekly playlists? Listen to some of his past selections HERE

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