Finally make sure you’ve updated your summer playlist. After all, you might get bored on the flight or you might need some tunes ready for a pool party with your friends. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your playlist, the following tracks are definitely worth considering.
Stone Roses – All For OneThe Stone Roses reunited for a short series of gigs in 2012 but then went quiet again. Four years later they’ve reformed again this time with new material to boot. All For One was the band’s first release in over 20 years and , my word, it did not disappoint. Armed with an infectious guitar riff, a drum break down and simple bur memorable lyrics, the Roses are back and they mean business.
Bastille – Good GriefQuite frankly we’ve closed our eyes and it feels like Pompeii was released five minutes. None the less, Bastille are back with another top song and a chorus that will stick in your head for a long, long time. Interspersed with lines from 1985 film Weird Science, this song will be the hit of all the clubs this summer.
Primal Scream – Where The Light Gets InIt feels like Primal Scream have been around forever but with the release of their 11th album, Chaosmosis, they sound as fresh as ever. The first single off the album contains an infectious beat, an 80’s techno melody and includes the sultry vocals of Californian singer and model Sky Ferreira.
Kaiser Chiefs – ParachuteAppearing as a coach on three series’ of the Voice UK has done wonders for Ricky Wilson as he’s found himself as a national heartthrob and landed himself a Sunday role hosting his own show on Radio X. It’s a miracle Wilson finds time to front his band, Kaiser Chiefs, but lo and behold they’re about to release their sixth album, Stay Together. Lead single, Parachute, sounds very different, on your first listen you’d be forgiven for not realising it was a Kaiser Chiefs song.
Catfish & The Bottlemen – 7The second single off of the Welsh bands second album The Ride has been one of the biggest tracks of the summer so far. In the midst of a big tour that has seen them sell out Castlefield bowl in Manchester as well as play Glastonbury and Radio 1’s Big Weekend, in every circumstance, 7 has been the stand out song and made the mass crowds go bananas.
Blossoms – CharlemagneThe Stockport 5-piece haven’t even released their debut album yet but already they are tipped for big things. Having played this year’s Glastonbury already and closing with their biggest song to date Charlemagne.
The track has been storming radio stations with its psychedelic indie pop/rock vibes and has a hook that is impossible to get out of your head for the rest of the day. Not that you’ll be complaining.