Cecily Sheppard

What’s in your earphones? – Cecily’s December Playlist

Tis the season to be jolly! Of course there’s a lot more to December than just Christmas songs – namely super fab indie-bands. So here’s a playlist of the crackers I’ve got running through my earphones this month!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Mila Crowell

I’m kicking this playlist off the way I kick off December – with a little bit of festive cheer! This track has a twist though – it’s all played solely on the piano. The perfect listen if you need to relax, or for less soul-destroying revision sessions over the festive period.

Make Believe – Clean Cut Kid

Since I reviewed and interviewed the Liverpool quartet in October, this, their newest single, has been in my earphones on a pretty frequent basis, and it should be in yours too! The album is said to be coming next year, and we can’t wait.

Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows

December is the time for reliving your childhood. Always Shrek. Always Counting Crows (thanks mum.)

Wake Up – Circa Waves

Circa Waves have just announced a tour for Spring 2017, including a show at Liverpool Guild of Students in March. And boy oh boy do I love this song. Actually, this band is just excellent.

I Know Better – John Legend

New John Legend. YAY.

Growing Concerns – Hooton Tennis Club

Yep, another brilliant Liverpool export! ‘Growing Concerns’ is the opening track from HTC’s recent album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ and this band is destined for great things, I reckon.


Something in the Water – Tom Grennan

Just listen to that voice, and you’ll understand.

My Favourite Room – Blossoms

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock. Blossoms. Listen.

My Girl – We Were Glue

Ellipsis previewed this track last month, and We Were Glue are featuring in our January issue, so it only made sense to include the Liverpool quartet in this playlist! Quirky, energetic, indie-pop-rock – just what we like.

Star Wars Soundtrack – John Williams

The last couple of years, December has turned itself into Star Wars month. I could have put pretty much any track off any of the soundtracks here (John Williams is a film-scoring god, let’s be honest) but what’s more iconic than the Main Title? Plus, if you’re trying to write coursework and want to avoid singing along too much, film scores are fab listening material!

Driving Home for Christmas – Gavin James

What more could you want to end December than a whole EP of Gavin James and Christmas? Nothing, that’s what.


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