Song: Thinking of You - Joesef
Abbey, Good Name Thinker
The wonderful Spotify algorithm brought me to this. It's groovy, smooth(y) and just radiates summer evening vibes (Summer is still a thing, okay?). Also - bonus points because Joesef is from Glasgow too! Would recommend to fans of cold wine on warm summer evenings.
Album: Sign "O" The Times - Prince
Mr Puffin, Squirrelmaster
Prince’s best album is getting a multi-disc reissue, and it’s quite frankly a masterpiece. It is peak Prince; amazing music from a master of the art.
I like Prince.
Podcast: Presidential - The Washington Post
Colum, Podcast Listener
There's an election in the USA next month and I wanted to learn more about the other 44 presidents. This podcast gives them a single episode each and is informative without being a series of hagiographies. [THE REST OF THIS ENTRY IS REDACTED BECAUSE POLITICAL OPINION IS NOT FOR THE COMPANY BLOG, COLUM.]
Album: It’s Only Us - Monophonics
John, Graphics Sorcerer
Combining spacey build-ups with stuttering vocal effects is just part of the buttery slickness of this album. Reminiscent of early Impressions mixed with latter-day Curtis Mayfield too, and a touch of Isaac Hayes. After the acid, of course.
Song: Dynamite - BTS
Chiao, Foreign Song Hunter
This is energetic and catchy even though I don't understand Korean. Makes me want to dance along, which I do. Equally suited to anyone who needs a mood boost, or needs some motivation at the gym.
Album: Drowning in Blessings - Sinead O Brien
Jessica, Dynamic Chat Architect*
*These fake job titles have gotten out of hand. We're sorry but we don't know how to stop.
I saw online that she had supported John Cooper Clarke and I am a fan of his work, so gave this a listen. She sticks to spoken word throughout - and the added collaborative music is a bonus! Would recommend to new punk fans and anyone who appreciates spoken word.
Album: Badge Epoque Ensemble - Badge Epoque Ensemble
Rory, Mobile Home Designer
A popular music streaming provider's algorithm brought this to my attention. It mellows my mind as the world burns around me. A bit niche but definitely for Psych-Jazz fans - think Tortoise meets The Soft Machine.
We hope you found something new from our picks, if not then console yourself with our extended September playlist below: