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TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: December 2016

 
By on Thursday, 22nd December 2016 at 11:00 am
 

Happy Holidays! Our gift to you this yuletide season is a December Spotify playlist filled with the great music we featured this month on TGTF. We started off the final month of 2016 with a new track from Manchester math-pop quartet Dutch Uncles before moving on to a pair of same-name singers, Laura Marling and Laura Mvula. Past favourites Elbow and Ryan Adams both have new singles on the playlist this month, as do the Pete Doherty of The Libertines and Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. And of course, our year-end playlist wouldn’t be complete without few holiday tunes, including covers of classic Christmas songs from Newcastle band Boy Jumps Ship and American duo She & Him.

If you haven’t had time to follow along throughout December, you can catch up over the Christmas holiday by listening to the playlist below. Want more TGTF on Spotify? Subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, by plugging “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar and clicking the Follow button. Enjoy, and we’ll see you in the New Year!

 

TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: November 2016

 
By on Thursday, 1st December 2016 at 11:00 am
 

November has been a bit of an abbreviated month for posts here at TGTF, with our American contingent (editor Mary and myself) taking time off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday last week. However, we have seen no shortage of new music this month, with exciting tracks from Sylvan Esso, the xx and Rick Astley (no, really, we wouldn’t rickroll you!) coming across our desks. You might also notice that a few previously covered favourites have resurfaced, from the likes of Syd Arthur, Big Thief, Frightened Rabbit and Spring King. We’ve had a plethora of live gig coverage this month as well, featuring David Ramirez, LANY with Transviolet, and Kaleo with Bishop Briggs.

If you haven’t kept up with our daily features this month, you can get all caught up just by listening to the playlist below. Want more TGTF on Spotify? Subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, by plugging “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar and clicking the Follow button. Happy listening!

 

TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: October 2016

 
By on Friday, 4th November 2016 at 11:00 am
 

October got off to a bit of a slow start here at TGTF, with editor Mary running off to Ireland for the first week of the month to cover Hard Working Class Heroes 2016. But her absence proved to be productive, as Mary brought back with her a veritable treasure trove of new music, from artists like Tiz McNamara, Saramai and Callum Stewart among many, many others.

In other October news, we featured final goodbyes from two bands on the verge of calling it a day—New York alt-rock trio Augustines and Oxford folk pop quartet Stornoway. We debuted excellent independent music from Sheffield’s Tom Baxendale and showcased new tunes from established artists like KT Tunstall and Pete Doherty. And we continued our ongoing coverage of several artists from SXSW 2016, including Holly Macve and Barns Courtney.

If you like our monthly playlists and want to subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, you can plug “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar and hit the Follow button. Enjoy!

 

TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: September 2016

 
By on Monday, 10th October 2016 at 11:00 am
 

This September was an extraordinarily busy month of album releases and live gigs here at TGTF, and we’ve featured loads of fabulous music for your listening pleasure. If you’ve been as busy as we’ve been, you might have missed a trick or two. But don’t fret! We’ve gathered all our featured tracks from September right here in one convenient playlist. Better a bit late than never, right? [We’ll be back with normal service here at TGTF tomorrow. Carrie actually finished this post while I was still in Ireland, so I thought I better get this scheduled up for posting before I returned to the States. – Ed.]

Our September playlist includes brand new music from Hooton Tennis Club, Bastille and Fenech-Soler, among a multitude of others (including the return of New Order in case you somehow missed their album ‘Music Complete’ last year). Two Bon Iver tracks made the list this month, one new from Justin Vernon and company themselves, and the other a cover by Avec Sans. Several older favourites are lurking in the mix as well, from live shows by Ash, Foy Vance, and Butch Walker.

If you like our monthly playlists and want to subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, you can plug “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar and hit the Follow button. Happy listening!

 

TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: August 2016

 
By on Friday, 2nd September 2016 at 11:00 am
 

The sunny days of summer may be drawing to a close, but TGTF’s monthly Spotify playlists are just getting started! This is our third installment of the monthly playlist, which includes all the new music we’ve featured here on the site through the month of August. (If you missed our first two monthly playlists, you can find the June collection here and the July compilation here.)

Our August tracklisting is remarkably heavy on female artists, including new music from London soul singer JONES, Irish sister duo Heathers and understated teenage songstress Billie Marten. You’ll also find on the list a lovely live acoustic performance from up-and-coming American singer/songwriter Julien Baker. We featured Baker’s cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Badlands’ just last week, but as that cover isn’t available on Spotify, we’ve included the original recording instead. New songs from Travis is a Tourist and Crocodiles were also unavailable via Spotify, but you can click their names to find our original features and have a listen.

We’ve had positive feedback on this monthly playlist feature so far, and we’re excited to keep it coming. If you like the monthly playlists and want to subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, you can plug “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar and hit the Follow button.

 

TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: July 2016

 
By on Monday, 1st August 2016 at 4:00 pm
 

Continuing our celebration of new summer music, which started last month right back here, we at TGTF have put together a Spotify playlist of all the songs featured on the site during the month of July (except for a handful that weren’t available on the Spotify platform). If you missed any of our features over the past month, you can quickly and easily catch up on all the action right here in audio form.

July’s playlist includes summery titles by prog-psych rock band Syd Arthur (‘Sun Rays’) and sister act Xylaroo (‘Sunshine’), as well as new singles from Equador, Roosevelt and Spanish indie trio The Parrots. We also reviewed the peppy posthumously-released album by Viola Beach, the sophomore LP from NYC band Drowners, and the debut album from electro singer/songwriter Shura. Summer music festivals are in full swing, but if you’re watching from afar this year, you’re sure to find your new music fix in this month’s playlist instead.

Leave us a comment below and tell us what you think. If you like the monthly playlist, we might just make it a regular TGTF feature! If you want to subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, you can plug “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) and hit the Follow button. Happy listening!

 
 
 

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