London Grammar is an indie-pop band from Nottingham. The band is made up of Hannah Reid on Vocals, Dan Rothman on Guitar and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major on the Acoustic Drum Kit. London Grammar has to be one of my favourite bands from the indie genre and 'Wasting My Young Years' is a track that gets me thinking about life.
The darlings of the Indie community, and a band we have given a lot of stick to over the years, it can't be denied that Catfish and the Bottlemen are one of the biggest indie bands about and have several banging tunes, none more so (in my opinion) than 'Cocoon'.
This weeks throwback tune is going to be a rather somber one. In the past week it was deeply saddening to hear of the passing of Rick Graham. Rick was the roadie for Kasabian and in light of this news I felt it was only right to reflect on the album that bears his face, ‘For Crying Out Loud’.
For me, like so many teenagers over the past 30 years, the Stone Roses have been a stepping stone into music culture. The eponymous debut record “The Stone Roses” is a beautiful, hazy rabbit-hole of musical brilliance: John Squires’ dreamy guitar riffs, Alan “Reni” Wren keeping it ticking on the drums, Gary “Mani” Mountfield’s iconic and bouncy basslines. Of course, the musicianship is topped off by frontman Ian Brown’s echoey yet crisp vocals, reverberating through the speakers- transporting you to another world. Themes of love, politics and companionship are all discussed, making the album as addictive as the drugs the Manchester lads romanticise about.
The weekly throwback is often the hardest pick of the week for me, hitting shuffle continuously until I find a song befitting of making it onto the website, but this weeks came on the first shuffle - Jamie T's 'Sheila'.