SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #89

We’re back with our new music podcast featuring our pick of tracks from the past month.

Hatchie releases her debut album Keepsake on Heavenly Recordings this summer and we kick off with the lead single “Without a Blush”.

The National return with “You Had Your Soul With You” taken from their forthcoming I Am Easy to Find LP and we have the excellent new tracks from Mammoth Penguins and Witching Waves.

Elva is a new venture from Elizabeth Morris of Allo Darlin’ and Ola Innset of Making Marks and Sunturns. We have their first song “Athens” alongside Laura Stevenson and Anna Burch.

Edwyn Collins is set to put out his ninth solo album this month and we lift “Outside” from that plus Foundlings, Hanya and Jeremy Tuplin.

There’s also new material from Teenage Fanclub, Bill Ryder-Jones, Robert Rotifer and Holiday Ghosts.

Also on the podcast there’s Siobhan Wilson, Sad Girls Aquatics Club, We Are All & Alex Kapranos, Two Tribes and Johnny Marr.

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #88

We start 2019 with the our pick of the best songs from the past month on our new music podcast.

Sacred Paws are back with a new album and we have the first single “Brush Your Hair”.

Wild Nothing, the dream pop project of Jack Tatum, release the stand alone “Blue Wings” and we lift “Hope Springs” from the debut Secret Power EP.

The Wave Pictures continue their string of excellent singles with “Shelly” out now on Moshi Moshi Records and there’s the majestic new tracks from Rozi Plain and Lucy Rose.

Jeremy Warmsley is writing and recording twelve tracks throughout the year, one for every month of the year and we have “January”.

Girlpool put out “What Chaos Is Imaginary” and the Protection Spells release “Bleed Through Sheet” alongside the latest from Beirut, Lambchop and Anteloper.

Also on the podcast there’s We Show Up On Radar, Store Front, Julia Meijer, Abjects, Interpol, Molar, Ex Hex and Du Blonde.

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SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #87

Our new music podcast returns as we pick our favourite tracks from the past month.

Courtney Barnett releases “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence” from Tell Me How You Really Feel.

We lift “Staying Up Late” from the Cheerbleederz Faceplant EP out now on Alcopop! Records and Austin-based trio Fanclub put out the excellent “Stranger”.

The colloboration between Baxter Dury, Etienne de Crécy and Delilah Holliday continues with “Walk Away” and Charlotte Gainsbourg returns with the superb “Such a Remarkable Day”.

Broken Bells are back for the first time in three years with the standalone “Shelter” alongside the latest from Whitelands, Thom Yorke, Ex:Re, Jeremy Tuplin and Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business.

Also on the podcast there’s Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Dan Mangan, Juliana Hatfield, Our Girl, Gold Baby, Redford, Hollow Hand and J Fernandez.

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THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2017

1. ALVVAYS – ANTISOCIALITES

Track Picks: “In Undertow”, “Plimsoll Punks”, “Lollipop (Ode to Jim)”
Label: Transgressive Records
Release Date: 8th September 2017
Listen: Spotify

2. PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – EVERY VALLEY

Track Picks: “Every Valley”, “People Will Always Need Coal”, “Progress”
Label: PIAS Recordings
Release Date: 7th July 2017
Listen: Spotify

3. THE SHINS – HEARTWORMS

Track Picks: “Name For You”, “Fantasy Island”, “Mildenhall”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 10th March 2017
Listen: Spotify

4. FUTURE ISLANDS – THE FAR FIELD

Track Picks: “Ran”, “Cave”, “Shadows”
Label: 4AD
Release Date: 7th April 2017

Listen: Spotify

5. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – AMERICAN DREAM

Track Picks: “Oh Baby”, “Tonite”, “Call the Police”
Label: DFA Records
Release Date: 1st September 2017
Listen: Spotify

6. THE HORRORS – V

Track Picks: “Hologram”, “Machine”, “Something To Remember Me By”
Label: Caroline International
Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Listen: Spotify

7. LOS CAMPESINOS! – SICK SCENES

Track Picks: “I Broke Up in Amarante”, “The Fall of Home”, “5 Flucloxacillin”
Label: Wichita Recordings
Release Date: 24th February 2017
Listen: Spotify

8. DELAY TREES – LET GO

Track Picks: “Black Ice”, “Brightest Eyes”, “It’s Not Who You Are”
Label: Soliti Music
Release Date: 24th March 2017
Listen: Spotify

9. DARREN HAYMAN – THANKFUL VILLAGES VOLUME 2

Track Picks: “Cundall”, “Chantry”, “Cromwell”
Label: Rivertones
Release Date: 26th May 2017
Listen: Spotify

10. SACRED PAWS – STRIKE A MATCH

Track Picks: “Nothing”, “Everyday”, “Strike a Match”
Label: Rock Action Records
Release Date: 27th January 2017
Listen: Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems EP
Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums – Better Friends

Butcher Boy – Bad Things Happen When It’s Quiet EP
Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales – Room 29
Deerful – Peach
Depeche Mode – Spirit
Rose Elinor Dougall – Stellular
Baxter Dury – Prince of Tears
Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates – Folklore
Enderby’s Room – Enderby’s Room
Feist – Pleasure
Fever Dream – Squid

Girl Ray – Earl Grey
Wesley Gonzalez – Excellent Musician
The Hayman Kupa Band – The Hayman Kupa Band
The Just Joans – You Might Be Smiling Now
The Leaf Library – City In Reverse EP
Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now
Ralegh Long – Upwards of Summer
Lyys – Darling Enemy EP
The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
The National – Sleep Well Beast

The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure
Papernut Cambridge – Mellotron Phase: Volume 1
Peaness – Are You Sure? EP
PINS – Bad Thing EP
The Proper Ornaments – Foxhole
Sea Pinks – Watercourse
Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
Sparks – Hippopotamus
Spinning Coin – Permo
Suggested Friends – Suggested Friends
The Surfing Magazines – The Surfing Magazines
Sweet Baboo – Wild Imagination
Teleman – Fünf EP
Tree Trunks – Big Rush EP
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
Wire – Silver/Lead

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016

1. TELEMAN – BRILLIANT SANITY

Track Picks: “Düsseldorf”, “Tangerine”, “Drop Out”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 8th April 2016
Listen: Spotify

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2. BOYS FOREVER – BOYS FOREVER

Track Picks: “Poisonous”, “Voice In My Head”, “Brian”
Label: Amour Foo
Release Date: 5th August 2016
Listen: Spotify

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3. KING CREOSOTE – ASTRONAUT MEETS APPLEMAN

Track Picks: “You Just Want”, “Melin Wynt”, “Wake Up To This”
Label: Domino
Release Date: 2nd September 2016
Listen: Spotify

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4. CATE LE BON – CRAB DAY

Track Picks: “Crab Day”, “Love Is Not Love”, “Wonderful”
Label: Drag City
Release Date: 15th April 2016
Listen: Spotify

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5. FLOWERS – EVERYBODY’S DYING TO MEET YOU

Track Picks: “Pull My Arm”, “Ego Loss”, “Russian Doll”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 12th February 2016
Listen: Spotify

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6. SEA PINKS – SOFT DAYS

Track Picks: “(I Don’t Feel Like) Giving In”, “Ordinary Gaze”, “Yr Horoscope”
Label: CF Records
Release Date: 8th January 2016
Listen: Spotify

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7. WILD NOTHING – LIFE OF PAUSE

Track Picks: “Reichpop”, “Lady Blue”, “TV Queen”
Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 19th February 2016
Listen: Spotify

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8. DAVID BOWIE – BLACKSTAR

Track Picks: “Blackstar”, “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)”, “I Can’t Give Everything Away”
Label: RCA
Release Date: 8th January 2016
Listen: Spotify

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9. PAPERNUT CAMBRIDGE – LOVE THE THINGS YOUR LOVER LOVES

Track Picks: “Love The Things Your Lover Loves”, “Chartreuse”, “We Are the Nut”
Label: Gare du Nord Records
Release Date: 13th May 2016
Listen: Spotify

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10. ALEXIS TAYLOR – PIANO

Track Picks: “I’m Ready”, “Without Your Name”, “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 10th June 2016
Listen: Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Steven James Adams – Old Magick
Pete Astor – Spilt Milk

The Avalanches – Wildflower
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
Boys – Love On Tour EP
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad
Jarvis Cocker – Music From Likely Stories EP
Cosines – Transitions EP
Deerful – Staying Still EP
DIIV – Is The Is Are
Emmy the Great – Second Love
Evans the Death – Vanilla
Fear of Men – Fall Forever

Freschard – Sunday Night
Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Volume 1
Hinds – Leave Me Alone
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Nat Johnson – The Liberty System EP
Ralegh Long – We Are In The Fields EP
LUST – Lovender EP
Mystery Jets – Curve Of The Earth
of Montreal – Innocence Reaches
Pinkshinyultrablast – Grandfeathered
The Radio Dept. – Running Out Of Love

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Robert Rotifer – If We Hadn’t Had You EP
Savages – Adore Life
Slow Club – One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore
Sweet Baboo – Dennis EP
The Tuts – Update Your Brain
Ultimate Painting – Dusk
The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner In The Rain
Wild Beasts – Boy King
Wire – Nocturnal Koreans
Wolf Girl – We Tried
Woodpigeon – T R O U B L E
Young Romance – Another’s Blood
YUKKA – A Long Way EP

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015

1. NEW ORDER – MUSIC COMPLETE

Track Picks: “Singularity”, “Plastic”, “Tutti Frutti”
Label: Mute
Release Date: 25th September 2015
Listen: Spotify

The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

2. THE DECEMBERISTS – WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Track Picks: “Make You Better”, “Lake Song”, “Till the Water’s All Gone”
Label: Rough Trade Records
Release Date: 20th January 2015
Listen: Spotify

FFS - FFS

3. FFS – FFS

Track Picks: “Johnny Delusional”, “Call Girl”, “Piss Off”
Label: Domino
Release Date: 9th June 2015
Listen: Spotify

Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

4. BELLE AND SEBASTIAN – GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE

Track Picks: “Nobody’s Empire”, “Enter Sylvia Plath”, “Play For Today”
Label: Matador
Release Date: 19th January 2015
Listen: Spotify

Tigercats - Mysteries

5. TIGERCATS – MYSTERIES

Track Picks: “Junior Champion”, “Wheezer”, “Sleeping in the Backseat”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 10th March 2015
Listen: Spotify

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

6. COURTNEY BARNETT – SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK, AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT

Track Picks: “Pedestrian at Best”, “Dead Fox”, “Nobody Cares If You Go to the Party”
Label: Mom + Pop Music
Release Date: 20th March 2015
Listen: Spotify

Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads

7. SWEET BABOO – THE BOOMBOX BALLADS

Track Picks: “Sometimes”, “Got to Hang on to You”, “Walking in the Rain”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 14th August 2015
Listen: Spotify

Best Coast - California Nights

8. BEST COAST – CALIFORNIA NIGHTS

Track Picks: “Feeling OK”, “Heaven Sent”, “California Nights”
Label: Harvest
Release Date: 1st May 2015
Listen: Spotify

Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter

9. JOANNA GRUESOME – PEANUT BUTTER

Track Picks: “Last Year”, “Honestly Do Yr Worst”, “I Don’t Wanna Relax”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 11th May 2015
Listen: Spotify

Kid Wave - Wonderlust

10. KID WAVE – WONDERLUST

Track Picks: “Wanderlust”, “Honey”, “I’m Trying to Break Your Heart”
Label: Heavenly
Release Date: 1st June 2015
Listen Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Being There – Overnight EP
Blur – The Magic Whip
Euros Childs – Sweetheart
Chorusgirl – Chorusgirl
Club 8 – Pleasure
Django Django – Born Under Saturn
Drinks – Hermits on Holiday
Emmy the Great – S EP
Evans the Death – Expect Delays
Fever Dream – Moyamoya
Robert Forster – Songs to Play
Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows
Emma Kupa – Home Cinema
The Leaf Library – Daylight Versions
The Legends – It’s Love
Ralegh Long – Hoverance
The Lovely Eggs – This Is Our Nowhere
Mammoth Penguins – Hide and Seek
Model Village – Burger EP
Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves
Elizabeth Morris – Athens EP
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Hell EP
Papernut Cambridge – Nutlets 1967-80
Pinkshinyultrablast – Everything Else
The Radio Dept. – Occupied EP
Rozi Plain – Friend
The Spook School – Try to Be Hopeful
Summer Camp – Bad Love
Trust Fund – No One’s Coming For Us
Tuff Love – Dross EP
The Wave Pictures – Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon
Young Romance – Wild EP

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014

1. ALVVAYS – ALVVAYS

Track Picks: “Archie, Marry Me”, “Next of Kin”, “Party Police”
Label: Transgressive Records
Release Date: 22nd July 2014
Listen: Spotify

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology

2. MANIC STREET PREACHERS – FUTUROLOGY

Track Picks: “Walk Me to the Bridge”, “Europa Geht Durch Mich ”, “Between the Clock and the Bed”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 7th July 2014
Listen: Spotify

Withered Hand - New Gods

3. WITHERED HAND – NEW GODS

Track Picks: “Horseshoe”, “King of Hollywood”, “New Gods”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 10th March 2014
Listen: Spotify

Night Flowers - Night Flowers EP

4. NIGHT FLOWERS – NIGHT FLOWERS EP

Track Picks: “Bound”, “Embers”, “Neverlands”
Label: Dirty Bingo Records
Release Date: 7th April 2014
Listen: Spotify

Slow Club - Complete Surrender

5. SLOW CLUB – COMPLETE SURRENDER

Track Picks: “Tears of Joy”, “The Pieces”, “Complete Surrender”
Label: Caroline International
Release Date: 14th July 2014
Listen: Spotify

Teleman - Breakfast

6. TELEMAN – BREAKFAST

Track Picks: “Steam Train Girl”, Skeleton Dance”, “Lady Low”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 16th May 2014
Listen: Spotify

Allo Darlin' - We Come From the Same Place

7. ALLO DARLIN’ – WE COME FROM THE SAME PLACE

Track Picks: “Bright Eyes”, “History Lessons”, “Romance and Adventure”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 6th October 2014
Listen: Spotify

Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure

8. BAXTER DURY – IT’S A PLEASURE

Track Picks: “Palm Trees”, “Other Men’s Girls”, “Police”
Label: [PIAS] Le Label
Release Date: 20th October 2014
Listen: Spotify

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon

9. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – DAYS OF ABANDON

Track Picks: “Simple and Sure”, “Kelly”, “Until the Sun Explodes”
Label: Fierce Panda
Release Date: 13th May 2014
Listen: Spotify

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

10. FIRST AID KID – STAY GOLD

Track Picks: “My Silver Lining”, “Master Pretender”, “Stay Gold”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 6th June 2014
Listen Spotify

 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Gin
Delay Trees – Readymade
Dum Dum Girls – Too True
Ex Hex – Rips
Flowers – Do What You Want To Do, It’s What You Should Do
Future Islands – Singles
The Hidden Cameras – Age
Honeyblood – Honeyblood
The Horrors – Luminous
Island Twins – Spanish Blood
Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle
The Luxembourg Signal – The Luxembourg Signal
Making Marks – A Thousand Half-Truths
Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Papernut Cambridge – There’s No Underground
Nina Persson – Animal Heart
Tuff Love – Junk EP
The Tuts – Time to Move On EP
TV On the Radio – Seeds
The Understudies – Let Desire Guide Your Hand
The Vaselines – V for Vaselines
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

 

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2013

1. SWEET BABOO – SHIPS

Track Picks: “If I Died…”, “The Sea Life Is the Life For Me (Mermaid Cutie)”, “Cate’s Song”
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
Release Date: 22nd April 2013
Listen: Spotify

Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something To Happen

2. VERONICA FALLS – WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN

Track Picks: “Teenage”, “Waiting For Something To Happen”, “My Heart Beats”
Label: Bella Union
Release Date: 12th February 2013
Listen: Spotify

Manic Street Preachers - Rewind the Film

3. MANIC STREET PREACHERS – REWIND THE FILM

Track Picks: “Show Me the Wonder”, “Rewind the Film”, “Anthem For a Lost Cause”
Label: Columbia
Release Date: 16th September 2013
Listen: Spotify

Camera Obscura - Desire Lines

4. CAMERA OBSCURA – DESIRE LINES

Track Picks: “Troublemaker”, “Do It Again”, “Break It To You Gently”
Label: 4AD
Release Date: 3rd June 3013
Listen: Spotify

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

5. CATE LE BON – MUG MUSEUM

Track Picks: “I Can’t Help You”, “Are You With Me Now?”, “Wild”
Label: Turnstile
Release Date: 12th November 2013
Listen: Spotify

Freschard - Boom Biddy Boom

6. FRESCHARD – BOOM BIDDY BOOM

Track Picks: “Boom Biddy Boom”, “Cheese and Crackers”, “And the Rain”
Label: b.y_records
Release Date: 16th September 2013
Listen: Spotify

The Ballet - I Blame Society

7. THE BALLET – I BLAME SOCIETY

Track Picks: “Difficult Situations”, “Feelings”, “Turn You”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 10th June 2013
Listen: Spotify

The Pastels - Slow Summits

8. THE PASTELS – SLOW SUMMITS

Track Picks: “Check My Heart”, “Kicking Leaves”, “Come to the Dance”
Label: Domino
Release Date: 27th May 2013
Listen: Spotify

The Spook School - Dress Up

9. THE SPOOK SCHOOL – DRESS UP

Track Picks: “I’ll Be Honest”, “You Make It Sound So Easy”, “The Cameraman”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 7th October 2013
Listen: Spotify

Just Handshakes - Say It

10. JUST HANDSHAKES – SAY IT

Track Picks: “London Bound”, “Say It”, “Shadows”
Label: Bleeding Gold Records
Release Date: 20th May 2013
Listen: Spotify

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Arcade Fire – Reflektor
David Bowie – The Next Day
Club 8 – Above the City
Edwyn Collins – Understated
Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
The Just Joans – 6.9 Love Songs EP
Los Campesinos! – No Blues
Elizabeth Morris – Optimism EP
Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain
Savages – Silence Yourself
Rotifer – The Cavalry Never Showed Up
Summer Camp – Summer Camp
The Wave Pictures – City Forgiveness
Wire – Change Becomes Us
Without Feathers – Three Songs EP
Yo La Tengo – Fade
Young Knives – Sick Octave

THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2012

1. TIGERCATS – ISLE OF DOGS

Track Picks: “Full Moon Reggae Party”, “The Vapours”, “Banned at the Troxy”
Label: Fika Recordings
Release Date: 9th April 2012
Listen: Spotify

2. SHRAG – CANINES

Track Picks: “Tears of a Landlord”, “Show Us Your Canines”, “On the Spines of Old Cathedrals”
Label: Fortuna POP!/Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Release Date: 9th July 2012
Listen: Spotify

3. ALLO DARLIN’ – EUROPE

Track Picks: “Neil Armstrong”, “Capricornia”, “Some People Say”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 7th May 2012
Listen: Spotify

4. RICHARD HAWLEY – STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE

Track Picks: “She Brings the Sunlight”, “Seek It”, “Leave Your Body Behind You”
Label: Parlophone
Release Date: 7th May 2012
Listen: Spotify

5. JENS LEKMAN – I KNOW WHAT LOVE ISN’T

Track Picks: “Become Someone Else’s”, “I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots”, “The World Moves On”
Label: Secretly Canadian
Release Date: 3rd September 2012
Listen: Spotify

6. THE WAVE PICTURES – LONG BLACK CARS

Track Picks: “Eskimo Kiss”, “Spaghetti”, “Long Black Cars”
Label: Moshi Moshi
Release Date: 2nd April 2012
Listen: Spotify

7. EVANS THE DEATH – EVANS THE DEATH

Track Picks: “Telling Lies”, “Threads”, “I’m So Unclean”
Label: Fortuna POP!
Release Date: 4th February 2012
Listen: Spotify

8. THE ROSIE TAYLOR PROJECT – TWIN BEDS

Track Picks: “For Esme”, “Every Morning (And For the Rest of Our Lives)”, “The Last Happy Writer”
Label: Odd Box Records
Release Date: 13th February 2012
Listen: Spotify

9. TAKEN BY TREES – OTHER WORLDS

Track Picks: “Highest High”, “Dreams”, “Large”
Label: Secretly Canadian
Release Date: 2nd October 2012
Listen: Spotify

10. DARREN HAYMAN – LIDO

Track Picks: “London Fields”, “Parliament Hill”, “Tooting Bec”
Label: Where It’s At Is Where You Are
Release Date: 27th August 2012
Listen: Spotify