Tom's Takeover : September Playlist / Band of the month.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Every couple of weeks a CD gets passed my way with a new playlist of songs to listen to. These playlists are put together by Tom (My husband) Being a big music fan he is always on the look out for new bands to check out, or songs that have slipped under the mainstream radar. As I have been trying to incorporate a few more lifestyle posts on my blog, I figured it was only fair to let Tom have a little go at blogging himself. 

So without further ado, here are Toms September picks and his 'band of the month'.....


Well for years and years I’ve been interested in new music and new bands.

My idea of a perfect festival is hanging around the smaller stages catching glimpses of the acts who one day may grace our radio stations and make it big in the years to come.

Some of my tips have made it (ie seeing Bloc Party in a pub in Reading years ago) whilst some have fallen some way short (anyone remember Viva Brother ? – thought not). But this is a hobby of mine; trawling the internet for new acts, getting recommendations from friends, as well as looking out for new releases of some of my favourite bands.

For a while I have wanted to contribute something to Leanne’s blog which is becoming ever more successful so I thought why not this.

What follows is a number of songs from new acts as well as established artists which I am currently listening to, including a ‘Band of the Month’ style feature. You can catch the following ten bands on tour this autumn in the UK and there are one or two here that I definitely recommend checking out.

Depending on how well this goes down (and if the wife will let me!) I will contribute this on a monthly basis and will throw in a golden oldie which I guarantee will brighten up the toughest of blogging days. Being married to Leanne, I know frequent these can be….

Moreover, if anyone particularly likes the following, I have plenty more suggestions so feel free to ask.

Enjoy and be nice with your critique J

The Griswolds - Heart of a Lion
Kings of Leon - Wait For Me
The Family Rain - Reason To Die
Franz Ferdinand - Love Illumination
Placebo - Loud Like Love
Swim Deep - King City
Fidlar - No Waves
The Fratellis - Seven Nights Seven Days
Zebrahead - Call Your Friends
Night Beds - Ramona
The Dangerous Summer - Sins

Golden Oldie
The Beastie Boys - Body Movin'

Band of the Month: American Authors


American Authors are an indie rock band from Brooklyn New York who are about to make it big over here in the UK. For those of you who don't know their music, American Authors deliver a nice blend of alternative indie-folk which will get your feet tapping.
Their latest single, 'Believers', is full of positivity and encapsulates the last bit of summer. You may have heard snippets of their first single, 'Best Day Of My Life', on a recent TV advert; I challenge you to not want to sing along to the chorus!
Their self titled 5 song debut EP has just been released on iTunes - go and download it now!
 I am hoping they announce a UK tour soon and when they do, make sure you go and check them out because these guys are going to have a very successful 2014. 


  1. Excellent choices as usual Thomas! Welcome to the world of blogging ;) x

  2. right, I've re-added Placebo and The Fratellis back into my spotify! cheers tom :)

  3. Well, the husband has some amazing tastes in music! I never knew!

    -Elodie x


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