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Feb//March Playlist
Alright so 2 months ago I made a sorta playlist mixtape thing called Jan 13 and I said I’ll make one every month and then a month later I didnt make one, but the way I see it, February isn’t even a month. Months are 30+ days. Thats an analytic truth. February is just a post-January interlude, where everyone calms down from the excitement of my birthday. That’s why I didn’t make one in February. This is the March playlist with a February garnish.

Passion Pit - Carried Away: Ultra-Cheese, even by Passion Pit standards. This is, of course, a really really beautiful thing. For fans of:   Owl City,   Sound of Arrows
San Cisco - Wild Things: Ticks all twee boxes. Easy acoustic guitars, but not TOO easy. Distorted vox, both male and female, but not TOO distorted. A dash of Glockenspiel and Synth and a splash of almost-heavy drums in the chorus. Whats not to like? I find the girl really hot in this video. Am I a bad person? For fans of:  Vampire Weekend,   Foster the People
Grandaddy - AM 180: Slowdive playing Tetris with Slagsmalklubben. Also used to be the theme to Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe. Need I say any more? For fans of:  Slowdive,   Slagsmalsklubben
Daughter - Youth: Imagine a parallel universe where Ellery Robers never came into existence, and instead Wu Lyf were fronted by Suzanne Vega. Add some Ninetails guitars. Boom, Daughter. Set to play the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral soon. Incredible. Do not miss that. Please. For fans of:  Wu Lyf,   Suzanne Vega
Pheonix - If I Ever Feel Better: Headlining the Reading & Leeds NME Tent, so you can stop moaning about Eminem playing, you ungrateful bastards. The greatest band to ever step out of France. Full stop. That funk. For fans of:  Jamiroquai,   Pony Pony Run Run
Purity Ring ft. RickFlyer - Ungirthed (Remix): Two things we love at Betacross. Rap remix’s & Purity Ring. We were always going to like this, weren’t we? For fans of:  Hoodie Allen,   Childish Gambino
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica: You know them songs that don’t tell you how to feel, they let you make your own mind up, even though they know your mind is a pretty warped place and that’s why you’re listening to that song in the first place? No? Ok, just think of that noise from Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’ and stretch it for 4:30 then. One of many incredible acts playing this years Liverpool Sound City. For fans of:  Sparklehorse,   Trentemoller.
Alt J - Matilda (Johnson Somerset Remix): Make Alt J cool again by adding a dash of downtempo trip hop and telling everyone you knew them before the Mercury Prize. For fans of:  Lemon Jelly,   Boards of Canada
Loved Ones - Are You Hiding Out In Hell?: This month saw the shortlist for The GIT Awards 2013 announced. Last time around, these sugary drum destroyers won it. Get lost in a trance whist you wonder if Liverpool music can really get any better than it is now. For fans of:  Tame Impala,    By The Sea (Our tip for GIT 2013)
Wonderlust - Love At First Sight: Folky Barn-Dance Irish-Scouse Electronic-Indie. Clap if you want, I wont mind. If you didn’t catch these guys with Ed Black at Elevator Bar last week then you’re about as relevant as Johnny Burell. I don’t even like you. GET OFF MY PHONE  For fans of:  Walk The Moon,   DD/MM/YYYY
Marina & The Diamonds - Radioactive (How To Dress Well Remix): Marinas new stuff too mainstream geared for you? Too sweet and overproduced? Add a hefty slice of death-driven Ethereal wave to the mix. Delicious. For fans of:  Salem,   Glass Teeth
Lone - New Colour: No one in the world does glitchy electronic music like the brits. This is something to be proud of. If you’re into all that, get down to Brooklyn Mixers ‘Hideout’ to catch Riddance, a night fronted by our good friend Samuel of Everisland. Meanwhile, here’s something to keep you going. Steel-Drum Samba straight from the streets of Nottingham. Enjoy. For fans of:  Gold Panda,   Mono/Poly
Goldfish - Take Back Tomorrow: House music will never die. It will never be irrelevant. If you don’t like it yet, learn to. This is a good place to start, you square. For fans of:  Nicky Romero,   Sebastian Ingrosso
Guest Pick: The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Kev McCready, Ace Magazine): Basically LSD in the shape of a vinyl. Rumor has it, if you lick the right place on any Beatles record before you drop acid, you WILL have a good trip. Not really. I just don’t really like The Beatles and i’m trying to find things to say that won’t upset people. I have some Beatles vinyls that i’m trying to sell as it goes. Someone buy them off me. I promise I haven’t licked them. Cheers Kev. For fans of: LSD
Words & Photography: Curt McArdle
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//Music//

Feb//March Playlist

Alright so 2 months ago I made a sorta playlist mixtape thing called Jan 13 and I said I’ll make one every month and then a month later I didnt make one, but the way I see it, February isn’t even a month. Months are 30+ days. Thats an analytic truth. February is just a post-January interlude, where everyone calms down from the excitement of my birthday. That’s why I didn’t make one in February. This is the March playlist with a February garnish.

Passion Pit - Carried Away: Ultra-Cheese, even by Passion Pit standards. This is, of course, a really really beautiful thing. For fans of:   Owl City,   Sound of Arrows

San Cisco - Wild Things: Ticks all twee boxes. Easy acoustic guitars, but not TOO easy. Distorted vox, both male and female, but not TOO distorted. A dash of Glockenspiel and Synth and a splash of almost-heavy drums in the chorus. Whats not to like? I find the girl really hot in this video. Am I a bad person? For fans of:  Vampire Weekend,   Foster the People

Grandaddy - AM 180: Slowdive playing Tetris with Slagsmalklubben. Also used to be the theme to Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe. Need I say any more? For fans of:  Slowdive,   Slagsmalsklubben

Daughter - Youth: Imagine a parallel universe where Ellery Robers never came into existence, and instead Wu Lyf were fronted by Suzanne Vega. Add some Ninetails guitars. Boom, Daughter. Set to play the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral soon. Incredible. Do not miss that. Please. For fans of:  Wu Lyf,   Suzanne Vega

Pheonix - If I Ever Feel Better: Headlining the Reading & Leeds NME Tent, so you can stop moaning about Eminem playing, you ungrateful bastards. The greatest band to ever step out of France. Full stop. That funk. For fans of:  Jamiroquai,   Pony Pony Run Run

Purity Ring ft. RickFlyer - Ungirthed (Remix): Two things we love at Betacross. Rap remix’s & Purity Ring. We were always going to like this, weren’t we? For fans of:  Hoodie Allen,   Childish Gambino

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica: You know them songs that don’t tell you how to feel, they let you make your own mind up, even though they know your mind is a pretty warped place and that’s why you’re listening to that song in the first place? No? Ok, just think of that noise from Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’ and stretch it for 4:30 then. One of many incredible acts playing this years Liverpool Sound City. For fans of:  Sparklehorse,   Trentemoller.

Alt J - Matilda (Johnson Somerset Remix): Make Alt J cool again by adding a dash of downtempo trip hop and telling everyone you knew them before the Mercury Prize. For fans of:  Lemon Jelly,   Boards of Canada

Loved Ones - Are You Hiding Out In Hell?: This month saw the shortlist for The GIT Awards 2013 announced. Last time around, these sugary drum destroyers won it. Get lost in a trance whist you wonder if Liverpool music can really get any better than it is now. For fans of:  Tame Impala,    By The Sea (Our tip for GIT 2013)

Wonderlust - Love At First Sight: Folky Barn-Dance Irish-Scouse Electronic-Indie. Clap if you want, I wont mind. If you didn’t catch these guys with Ed Black at Elevator Bar last week then you’re about as relevant as Johnny Burell. I don’t even like you. GET OFF MY PHONE  For fans of:  Walk The Moon,   DD/MM/YYYY

Marina & The Diamonds - Radioactive (How To Dress Well Remix): Marinas new stuff too mainstream geared for you? Too sweet and overproduced? Add a hefty slice of death-driven Ethereal wave to the mix. Delicious. For fans of:  Salem,   Glass Teeth

Lone - New Colour: No one in the world does glitchy electronic music like the brits. This is something to be proud of. If you’re into all that, get down to Brooklyn Mixers ‘Hideout’ to catch Riddance, a night fronted by our good friend Samuel of Everisland. Meanwhile, here’s something to keep you going. Steel-Drum Samba straight from the streets of Nottingham. Enjoy. For fans of:  Gold Panda,   Mono/Poly

Goldfish - Take Back Tomorrow: House music will never die. It will never be irrelevant. If you don’t like it yet, learn to. This is a good place to start, you square. For fans of:  Nicky Romero,   Sebastian Ingrosso

Guest Pick: The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Kev McCready, Ace Magazine): Basically LSD in the shape of a vinyl. Rumor has it, if you lick the right place on any Beatles record before you drop acid, you WILL have a good trip. Not really. I just don’t really like The Beatles and i’m trying to find things to say that won’t upset people. I have some Beatles vinyls that i’m trying to sell as it goes. Someone buy them off me. I promise I haven’t licked them. Cheers Kev. For fans of: LSD

Words & Photography: Curt McArdle

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