Stream: Barcelona Drums - Lockah

Love this big track from Lockah - taken from his forthcoming five-track EP And Blue Brindle Too, Barcelona Drums demonstrates a more cinematic evolution of his sound. Following on from debut album Yahoo Or The Highway, Lockah's new EP represents a move towards using live instruments, with guitars provided by Mount Bank's Samuel Organ and drums by Lockah himself.

And Blue Brindle Too is released through Donky Pitch on 27 April.

2014 Songs of the Year: Part One - 60 through 51

It's that time of year and as always I'm a little late out of the gate (blame the fact that advertising, my day job, doesn't make compiling this sort of list in December particularly easy!)

I didn't do a songs list last year but as I've focused more on posting one off tracks in 2014 it felt much more relevant. I'm going with a top 60 format and will be posting ten every day or so, then I will look to cover the top ten albums of the year.

I won't comment on these early ones (I just don't have the time sadly!) but where possible I've included a free streaming link or video, otherwise I expect a Spotify player.

Finally before we dive in, I wanted to call out four songs that very nearly made it but just missed out. Stills by Panes, Restless by Oyinda (big hopes for 2015!), Levitation by Marz Léon and Everything We Touch by Say Lou Lou. And with that, on to the list...

Click the Prev post button at the bottom of this post to get to Part Two.

60. Mess On A Mission - Liars


59. Hold Me - JJ


58. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) - Run The Jewels feat. Zack De La Rocha


57. Summer Jorts (Some Cats Still Do) - Lockah


56. Origins - Max Cooper


55. Let Me Down Gently - La Roux


54. Heroine - The Night VI


53. Johnny and Mary - Todd Terje


52. Getaway - EBY feat. IIRIS


51. Oasis - Alpines

More to follow...