Music Blog: Now Playing May 2018

May has been a bit of a funny month really. We’re barely 2 weeks in and I’ve already felt like I’ve had 12 mid-life crisis’ so far.

I’m not sure why. I think it’s just part of being a girl sometimes. I also find the weather sends me a bit loopy. There’s something about summer weather than kind of makes me moody. But I can’t put my finger on why? Maybe it’s the opposite of that S.A.D thing people get. Maybe I get TOO much Vitamin D? Who knows.

Anyway, in times of mood swings I tend to reach for The National. I’ve been re-watching a lot of ‘Tiny Desk Concerts’ as well. The Gogol Bordello TDC is my all time favourite, but here’s The National one which is a little more depressing but equally as impressive.

Speaking of sad songs. The news of the singer from Frightened Rabbit is quite the shocker for indie music fans. I must admit, I’ve only lightly listened to them in the past from recommendations. I never really got in to them. But when you listen to ‘Floating in the Forth’ it takes on a completely different meaning now.

For those wondering what I’m on about, read this news article. Scott Hutchison committed suicide in the river he sings about in this song.

But in a complete twist to this months ‘now playing’ list, lets get things back on track with some Pop Punk.

The next bank holiday weekend we welcome Slam Dunk Music Festival. I’ll be attending the Leeds leg (holla) which is on the Saturday. Of course, there’s the usual suspects such as Reel Big Fish and Zebrahead (I swear they just keep these two bands in a ska punk box somewhere for the rest of the year), alongside some proper emo classics for all to enjoy.

I mean, I personally cannot wait to re-live my youth with Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World. So here’s two of my favourite songs from those for your listening pleasure….