Hmmm what am i listening to right now…
Garbage - The Deviants
My mate Jack showed me this cause we were singing about garbage.
Ain’t It Fun - Rockets From The Tombs
Arghhhhh AINT IT FUUNNNNN?!
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
My mate, Eve’s fave song. Also listened to it with Jack and its fantastic.
Street Hassle - Lou Reed
11 minutes of whatever you want it to be.
I Love Everything - Gorilla Mist
A song i did with The Midnight Barbers that i can’t get outa my head.
My Boy Lollipop - Little Millie Small
I dreamt i sung it.
These Days - Nico
Kiiinda how i feel at the moment.
Superstar - Sonic Youth
Good song, good cover.
I’m So Tired Of Being Alone - Al Green
Arrr.. arn’t we all?
Misty Miller - Tea In China
I am not ashamed to tell you that when I was 19 years old, I was not the cool, happening chick I am today (ahem). I was awkward, and dorky and extremely unsure of myself. These are afflictions that Londoner Misty Miller does not appear to be suffering from. Her music is so sure and confident that it’s very hard to believe she is still a teenager. A teenager, people!
The raw and edgy Tea In China is from her forthcoming EP Next To You, due out June 2nd. From the opening, rusty, guitar riff the song develops into an anguished appeal that sucks you, willingly, into its vortex. Did I mention she plays guitar? The girl has some serious chops in that department, grinding away at her axe in a parallel symphony that winds itself around her plaintive vocals and makes you stand up and listen.
If this track had been released in my teenage years I’d have locked myself in my room and listened to it on repeat – probably while lip-synching in front of a mirror with my hairbrush. I am not ashamed!
(Note from 7SecondsOfSound: Some of the more astute followers of this blog may have noticed that Chryss is no longer a guest poster but a bona fide contributor! She’s even in our About section so it must be official.)
I thought i’d start doing a monthly playlist of the songs i’m listening to at the moment to show you lot the kinda thing i like. Feel free to comment or recommend me something …
Anything Could Happen by The Clean - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tf1wzg4rdE
My bass player, Jack, played this song to me and my drummer, Dan, when we first started playing together. We loved it instantly. It brings back memories of the early days hanging out. It makes me feel good because of that and also uplifts me in general.
Love Potion No.9 by The Coasters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzU3DMBW3Ik
This is the best version of this song i think. Lp No.9 for men by Penhaligons is my perfume, too.
Queen Bitch by David Bowie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5P63qGTm_g
I just got back into this song, listened to it loads last year. One of my favourite Bowie songs. “My hearts in the basement and my weekends at an all time low..”
People Don’t Change Blues by The Growlers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQfGZO37OI
Groovy song. I can’t remember how i found it but i’m glad i did. They are quite a current band and i rarely find music that is around today that i can get in to.
Nightclubbing by Iggy Pop - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3OaMZojJRg
Heard this while watching Trainspotting and remembered my mate playing it to me aages ago when i first got into Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Its the only song that really makes me wanna go out.
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory by Johnny Thunders - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TknY89kECq0
I’ve been feeling quite low recently, reminiscing on times and people.
Yummy Yummy Yummy by Julie London - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f16egWfdMWA
Maybe its sunshine but at the moment this song makes me feel a little warm and good inside.
Hey by The Pixes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6xU96KLBL4
Only been listening to The Pixies for a couple months now but have really gotten into this song. Played loud.
Babies by Pulp - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38by00DGid0
Have always liked Pulp and Jarvis Cocker.. and love this video. My favourite part of the song is the chorus, i play the song over again just to hear that chorus. It lifts me.
This Is The Day by The The - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phWv7l8Lm_A
Finally, like most of the songs on this playlist, here is a song im listening to a lot at the moment. Another recent discovery that my friend showed me. The production on this song is so good, and its another one that puts me in a better mood.
Heart-wrenchingly raw and emotionally turbulent, Misty Miller’s latest track ‘Next To You’ positions Miller in the vein of a trapped and abandoned damsel, neglected by her suitor. The track may begin in a sombre slant with Miller musing about all she has done for this nameless beau, but like with any emotion there is a ying and yang. First comes the timid recollection of a one sided relationship, then once the penny drops Miller unleashes hell with a plate smashingly vicious barrage of visceral guitars and frantic fret manipulation. As with Misty’s previous output ‘Next To You’ conveys a roots rock ‘n’ roll leaning but this time around, the dazzling starlet is powered by primal, passionate aggression.
Along with previous vignette ‘Anything For You’, this latest ode to doomed love is the title track of Miller ‘s new EP and further proves the Londoner is an untamed talent with an ear for a tune and a cool knack for rollicking garage rock ‘n’ roll.
‘Next To You’ is out 19th May through Relentless Records.
Screenshots from the video for Next To You