Au Revoir Simone

Brooklyn’s Au Revoir Simone make twinkly vocal-harmony synth-pop that will make you feel all fuzzy inside.

It’s music for the winter. For when it’s cold outside and you’re driving late at night. Get ready to fall in love.

Annie from the band has picked out her own top 5 tracks for us – check her choices below…

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Citizens!

We look for 3 things in a band: great tunes, a charismatic vocalist, and a drummer with a massive moustache. Citizens! do not disappoint in any of these areas.

Upbeat, dancey, catchy, great. Just listen to them if you aren’t already. Lovely.

SO – Tom Burke, the band’s front-man has picked out his top 5 tracks for us. Check out his list below and give it a listen in the player.

Over to Tom…

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Kyla La Grange

Today’s top 5 list has been picked out by Kyla La Grange

Kyla is cracking. She’s from Watford, she has an amazing husky voice and her music will lodge itself in your ears for days. She is one to tell your friends about. Do so.

Kyla has picked her top 5 tracks for us – so have a little listen to the tunes, and maybe you’ll find something you love:

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Alphabeat

Hello fans of gothic doom-metal! Allow us to introduce you to your new favourite band…

Alphabeat are Danish pop sensations, with a back-catalogue of insanely good songs. They are impossible not to like, and they look like they would be great fun to go on a night out with. Call me guys.

Anyway – the band have picked out their top 5 tracks for your listening pleasure, so press play and party down.

And you like new music right? Then follow @top5tracks on Twitter, or click like in the Facebook box on the right and your love life might improve 300%. Guaranteed, or your money back.

Over to Alphabeat for their top 5…

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Buck 65

Buck 65 is Richard Terfry… a Canadian hip-hop / spoken word / turntable chap who tells great stories over mellow folky bouncy beats. Awful description, but he’s ace. Try it for yourself, and thank us later.

Richard has put together his current top 5 tracks for us – and it’s a wicked list. So press play below, give it a listen, and find yourself some new favourite music. Lovely.

Over to Buck 65…

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The Bots

The Bots are amazing. They’re a teenage 2-piece (they’re 18 and 14 respectively), they’re brothers and they play Black Keys / White Stripes – style raw rock and roll.

They are impossible not to like, and they’re destined for BIG THINGS. Luckily for us, the guys have made us a playlist of their top 5 tracks.

So stop what you’re doing, and LISTEN.

Over to Mikaiah and Anaiah…

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Listener

Listener make “Talk-Music“… Dan Smith’s poetic rants over Christin Nelson’s lilting compositions will just blow you away. You have been warned.

The lyrics are amazing, and the live shows are intense and intimate. They come strongly recommended. Try the video at the bottom of the page for a starter.

Dan has been kind enough to make us a playlist of his current top 5 tracks – so have a listen to that…

And follow @top5tracks on twitter / click LIKE in the facebook box on the right because we have some AMAZING playlists coming from some really good bands. Listen to them, take their choices, and pass them off as your own. Easy.

Now over to Dan…

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TOY

TOY follow in the shoegazey footsteps of their peers The Horrors – making jangling, dreamy music that makes you want to put on loads of eyeliner and then sit in the garden with a glass of port. That may be the worst description of a band ever. Oh well.

ANYWAY, these guys play lo-fi tunes that will rock you gently – and it’s high time that you gave them a listen.

First though, the band have picked out their top 5 tracks of the moment… see why they like them, and listen to them below.

Over to TOY…

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