This post has been one of those which that has been a long time coming. As an avid music listener and vinyl collector I’m forever sharing my recent purchases/currently listening to via my instagram but have never sat down to do a full-blown blog post. That is until now. So I’ve sifted through some of my latest vinyl additions and wanted to share a few of my favourites that have been on the turntable (on repeat), from an array of bands.
First up is a one by a new favourite band of mine, Black Honey. I first came across them early this year and basically haven’t stopped listening to them since. Their catchy songs and contagious guitar rifts are worth a listen. I was lucky enough to photograph them at a festival a few months back and seeing them live has enhanced my love for their music even more.
*side note* I haven’t fully mentioned this on the blog before but when I’m not blogging I photograph bands live hence my love for music. I have a separate Instagram account sharing all my work here – c.p.images. *personal plug over* Anyway this Hello Today EP is probably one of my most prized vinyl’s not only for the singles attached but the shape is pretty awesome. As it’s limited edition, and currently sold out its not the easiest to get hold of but if you can then I’d definitely recommend it.
Another new band which I’ve been listening to ALOT of is The Amazons, their debut album is full of catchy guitar hooks. A couple of notable singles that are worth a listen include Junk Food Forever and In My Mind. If you’re a fan of indie guitar bands, then give these a listen.
The Cribs latest offering – 24/7 Rock Star Shit, is a one of the newer additions to the collection. As a Cribs fan this album has been long awaited and embodies the true ‘Cribs sound’. It’s definitely a lot more ‘rawer’ than their previous releases and offers a more ‘back-to-basics’ sort of sound. For me it reminds me of a true 90s punk record as it has that feel throughout the whole album. A couple of singles from this one that a worth a listen include, “What have you done for me?” and “Year of Hate”.
Lastly is band that I LOVE, and this vinyl is by far no means a ‘new release’.”The Very Best Of” is a compilation of The Stone Roses best hits, and is one which I always reach for whenever I don’t know what to listen to. This album has a real summer feel to it, and consequently finds itself on repeat when the suns shining.