Here are 5 Tracks That Never Go Out: October 2015


October was a strange month filled with highs and lows. As such, I listened to an eclectic mix of happy and melancholic songs. I’ll let the songs do the talking so see you next month.

As an aside, did you know that sea otters hold hands when sleeping to stop them drifting apart?

1st October

The Beatles – Twist & Shout

There’s nothing I can say about this song that hasn’t been said already but I suppose futility has its merits. John Lennon’s vocals are mind blowing. Producer George Martin knew Lennon’s voice would suffer when singing this so he left it till last in the recording session; The Beatles managed to record it in 15 minutes.


8th October

Bon Iver – Heavenly Father

Bon Iver have been in hibernation pretty much since touring their 2011 self-titled album, apart from this track they supplied for the film Wish I Was Here last year (the film’s decent but not particularly memorable). I’d love for Bon Iver to release some new material and perhaps my wish may yet come true as they’ve just announced a short Asian tour for early 2016. Fingers crossed they’ll announce a new album soon! And an Australian tour too…


15th October

Neon Indian – Slumlord

I recently secured tickets for Neon Indian’s show at Melbourne’s NGV in December, which I’m very excited for. Alan Palomo’s third album, VEGA INTL. Night School, is excellent, upbeat and funky and his most complete album to date. My favourite track is Slumlord:


22nd October

Majical Cloudz – Downtown

This is a gut wrenching track that speaks to me. Watch the haunting video below of the lead singer staring directly at you and let its captivating and emotional notes seep through you. I get the feeling Majical Cloudz are destined for good things.


29th October

David Bowie – Sound and Vision

This week I finally went to the David Bowie Is exhibition. I say finally because it was on my radar since it arrived back in July but I’d always procrastinated, reasoning that I had plenty of time to check it out. Then suddenly it was the final weekend and, in a mad dash, I managed to get along. I’m so glad I did. I loved seeing the original lyric sheets and costumes. Bowie’s a true innovator and Sound and Vision is a real tune.


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