What’s in your earphones? – Catherine’s April Playlist

This month has seen the beginnings of warmer days and nights, so I’ve made a playlist of all the tracks I’ve been loving, to be the soundtrack to your Easter Hols.

You Change with the Seasons – The Night Cafe

The Night Cafe are one of my favourite bands at the moment after I fell in love with them when they supported Sundara Karma on tour. You Change with the Seasons is the perfect summer indie tune to blast out your car stereo.

Orthodox Man – Blaenavon

Blaenavon are the upcoming band of the year and their debut album That’s Your Lot is definitely one to listen to if you haven’t already. Orthodox Man is a song that can put anyone in a good mood.

Get It Together – Drake, Black Coffee and Jorja Smith 

Get It Together is one of my faves from the latest Drake album, More Life, and Jorja Smith’s vocals on this are something of a dream.

Bellyaches – No Hot Ashes

From my hometown Stockport, No Hot Ashes are your typical northern guitar band with a twist. Tracks like Bellyaches feature catchy riffs and raspy vocals from frontman Isaac Taylor, but also sport future-psych funk vibes. These lot are a band that I have been raving about to anyone that will listen.

In Cold Blood – alt-J

As an fan of Alt-J since An Awesome Wave came out back in 2012, I am very happy that they are back with new material. In Cold Blood is a song I have been listening to on repeat throughout April; it feels more developed and mature than other songs of theirs but still incorporates those Alt-J quirks that we all know and love.

Sign of the Times – Harry Styles

The big single release of the month has, of course, been Harry Styles with his debut solo single Sign of the Times. I’m not the first to admit that I’m a massive 1D fan, but I’m glad Harry has branched out and created songs that reflect what sort of music he listens to (just as long as they get back together eventually). Sign of the Times has a very classic soft rock vibe going for it.

(midnight) – Lewis Watson

I couldn’t love Lewis Watson anymore if I tried, the man is a song writing GENIUS, and his second album midnight did not disappoint when it was released on my birthday. Since then it’s basically been all I’ve listened to, so I had to include a track in the playlist. (midnight) will break your heart and fix it all in the space of 6 minutes and 32 seconds; it is an absolute masterpiece of a song and best listened to without any distractions around you.

Gap in the Clouds – Yellow Days 

Yellow Days is a songwriter from Haslemere who came to my attention a few months ago. His song, Gap in the Clouds is taken off his Harmless Melodies EP which has a very chilled out vibe that I love.

The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala

I feel like Tame Impala and sunny weather go hand in hand, so stick this on full volume and dance your lil socks off.

In the Dark – Rory Wynne 

I was introduced to Rory Wynne when he supported Blossoms on tour; he lobbed a pick into the crowd which happened to almost take my eye out. Like No Hot Ashes, Rory hails from Stockport, and even though he’s only 17, his on stage presence reminded me very much of Alex Turner. I’ve still got his pick.

As always, all our playlists are available on our Spotify account– ellipsismusicteam!!

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