Marshmallow Pavement Mixtape, what is that you say? Well, The A&R Department have recently created a mixtape which in actual fact is a conglomeration of the artists they have worked together with over the past 18 months in crammed into a SoundCloud Set. To save you the pain of sitting down for over an hour and discovering the good from the bad I have done this for you and below I’ve included the artists YOU should be listening too!
Battleships – Coming Back To You
For me, Battleships truly sound like nothing else, another fitting example of a great band to watch out for. I’d recommend going to see them live, I’ve heard good things about them!
MEG MAC – Known Better
A voice of gossamer doused in honey, that’s MEG MAC in a nutshell for you. One of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard in a long time, touching on elements of Adele with lyrics like, ‘ You Should’ve Known Better’ but moves beyond that link as the song develops into a soulful, seductive piece of music. Another act to watch for this year.
The Money Go Round – Endless Sun
The 60’s is making a come-back with The Money Go Round’s swirling guitar strokes and lightly distorted vocals that hark back to The Triffids and more recently psych-pop group The Temples but not to the extent that it becomes a copy of what once was.
Fever Pitch – It’s In My Veins
Fever Pitch’s ‘In My Veins’ is jam-packed full of youthful debauchery with their sunny, careless guitar strumming and in classic teenage-boy fashion lyrics to boot that fit, ‘I want to meet all the girls on the street, I want to show you all the places I’ve seen’. Despite at times it’s doubtful lyrics, ‘It’s in My Veins’ is a boot-tapping, forget about today day song waiting to be played.
But feel free to make your own decision, you can stream the whole set below:
Furthermore, if you’ve enjoyed some of the artists above, you can catch them at Upstairs Beresford on Thursday the 8th August with performances from Battleships, The Money Go Round, SAFIA, The Dead Heads and MEG MAC. For more information, follow the link below: