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TGTF Spotify Playlist: January 2018

 
By on Wednesday, 31st January 2018 at 11:00 am
 

We’re officially a full month into the new year, and January has turned out to be quite a busy one at TGTF. Our first Spotify playlist of 2018 features a strong sampling of new music to start the year off right, but also to whet our appetites for near-future releases looming on the horizon.

Among January’s most exciting releases are new tracks from London alt-rock band Editors and Spanish garage rock girl group Hinds, both of whom are TGTF alums. Our new album reviews this month included hot-off-the-press LPs from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit, Irish non-sibling duo The Lost Brothers, and a pair of Scottish acts, Django Django and The Spook School. Looking ahead to March, we’ve begun our features of SXSW 2018 showcasing artists with Bands to Watch spotlights on “blue-eyed soul” duo Febueder, Manchester indie pop band Pale Waves, and two very different singer/songwriters, C. Macleod and Sam Fender.

If you’re looking for an easy way to keep up with new releases in 2018, do yourself a favour and follow our monthly Spotify playlists. Just open Spotify, type “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar, and click the Follow button. To keep up with all our latest features, connect with TGTF on social media via Facebook and Twitter.

 

TGTF Spotify Playlist: December 2017

 
By on Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 11:00 am
 

Happy New Year! Before we forge ahead into 2018, we’d like to share our final Spotify playlist of last year, which contains all the music featured here at TGTF in December 2017. Like November’s list, our December playlist is a bit shorter than usual, this time due to us closing up TGTF early at the end of the year. As you might expect, we reviewed a handful holiday singles last month, offered up by Paul Thomas Saunders, Tristen and Elbow.

Aside from the Christmas-themed fare, we also featured a new track from Manchester singer/songwriter Little Sparrow and a rather surprising live acoustic cover of an American punk classic performed by Northern Irish troubadour Ciaran Lavery. Among our album reviews, we highlighted new releases from veteran acts Morrissey and Belle and Sebastian, as well as the recent collaboration between The Staves and yMusic. In early December, editor Mary was in England and caught the Field Music-curated Us vs. Them festival at Leeds Brudenell Social Club and she also wrote an early preview of Live at Leeds 2018. We’ll certainly be previewing more events coming up in 2018, including our annual, multi-post previewing of SXSW 2018.

If you’re looking for an easy way to discover great new music in 2018, do yourself a favour and follow our monthly Spotify playlists. All you have to do is open Spotify, type “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar, and click the Follow button. To keep up with all our latest features, connect with TGTF on social media via Facebook and Twitter. (And don’t forget, our featured artists love social media follows too!)

 

TGTF Spotify Playlist: November 2017

 
By on Monday, 4th December 2017 at 1:30 pm
 

November was been an abbreviated month here at TGTF, as we have taken some time off for the American Thanksgiving holiday and editor Mary’s trip abroad. Even so, we have curated a fine assortment of music for your listening pleasure, including single releases from Rosie Carney, Charles Watson and veteran superduo Lost Horizons, and new music from Toronto via Liverpool artist BANNERS and the return of Converge. We’ve also reviewed new albums from The Horrors and The Killers (which would also have fit nicely onto our Halloween-themed October playlist), as well as sister duo Ibeyi and and Aussie alt-pop singer Alex Lahey. Last but not least, we featured two massive interviews this month with two stylistically opposite songwriters, choral pop / electronic artist C Duncan and Americana troubadour Gill Landry.

If you love what you hear below, do yourself a favour and follow our monthly Spotify playlists. Just head over to Spotify, type “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar, and click the Follow button. To keep up with all our latest features, connect with TGTF on social media via Facebook and Twitter. (And, just a reminder, our featured artists love social media follows too!)

 

TGTF Spotify Playlist: October 2017

 
By on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 at 11:00 am
 

October draws to a spooky end with Halloween, and TGTF’s October 2017 Spotify playlist is full of goodies for your audio trick-or-treat bag. TGTF celebrated Halloween day itself with the ominous title track from Royal Blood, ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ Several other song titles on this month’s list fall neatly into our ghoulish theme as well, including Everything Everything‘s ‘Night of the Long Knives’ and The Spook School‘s latest single ‘Still Alive’.

October 2017 also saw new music from established favourites Franz Ferdinand and Morrissey, along with up-and-coming artists like Barns Courtney and Lo Moon. Just like our taste in Halloween sweets, everyone’s music preferences are a bit different but whatever your mood or inclination, you’re certain to find something to your liking on our playlist this month.

If you do hear something you love, be sure to follow our monthly Spotify playlists. Just head over to Spotify, type “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar, and click the Follow button. You can connect with TGTF on social media via Facebook and Twitter too!

 

TGTF Spotify Playlist: September 2017

 
By on Monday, 2nd October 2017 at 11:00 am
 

September represents the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, but south of the Equator, September means both spring and Australia’s BIGSOUND Festival. Editor Mary was lucky enough to attend BIGSOUND this year, and TGTF’s September 2017 Spotify playlist features a host of artists she saw on her trip Down Under.

September also saw a fair few new album releases featured here at TGTF, including LPs from Barns Courtney, Sløtface, The National and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. We’ve also featured new singles from Belle and Sebastian, Frightened Rabbit and San Fermin, among many others.

It’s easy to subscribe to follow our monthly Spotify playlists. Just head over to Spotify, type “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar, then click the Follow button. And don’t forget that you can also connect with us on social media via Facebook and Twitter!

 

TGTF Spotify Playlist: August 2017

 
By on Friday, 1st September 2017 at 11:00 am
 

Summer is drawing quickly to a close, but summer music festivals are in full swing! This month at TGTF has featured loads of festival coverage, including Martin’s roundup of Deer Shed 2017, Steven’s work on Cambridge Folk Festival 2017, and editor Mary’s ongoing coverage of Aussie festival BIGSOUND 2017. You can find dedicated BIGSOUND 2017 playlists in Mary’s preview articles with a focus on Brisbane bands and her best bets A-M and O-Y.

August 2017 at TGTF has also seen new music from recent and upcoming album releases by Irish duo Picture This, Nottingham songwriter Jake Bugg, Mancunian stalwarts Everything Everything and American indie icons The National, among many others. If you haven’t been able to keep up with the fast pace of new releases this month, don’t fret. Our August playlist has you covered.

If you like what you hear below, you can subscribe to follow our monthly Spotify updates. Just head over to Spotify, type “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar, then click the Follow button. And don’t forget that you can also connect with us on social media via Facebook and Twitter!

 
 
 

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There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF is edited by Mary Chang, who is based in Washington, DC. She is joined by writers in England, America and Ireland. It began as a UK music blog by Phil Singer in 2005.

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