Hookworms | Kenneth Whalum (feat Big K.R.I.T.) | Tom Adams | Chris Dave and the Drumhedz | Lucy Dacus
Episode One of 45rpm selections
1. The ‘Charm Offensive’ – Hookworms: ‘Static Resistance’
Kinda Doors-y messy blues rock, with emphasis on organs and reverb vocals.
2. The ‘Military Coup’ – Kenneth Whalum (feat Big K.R.I.T.): ‘Might Not Be OK’
Angry lyrics over cool jazz. Don’t think ‘Cinematic featuring Roots Manuva’ cos you’ll be disappointed; just appreciate for the sheer desperation and pain in KRIT’s voice
3. The ‘Peaceful Protest’ – Tom Adams: “Fade”
This guy just makes the most beautiful, sad music over and over again. His track Sparks from last year’s album ‘Silence’ was one of my favourites of the year. Needs patience, a good set of headphones and no-one else to be close enough to see you cry!
4. ‘Guerilla Warfare’ – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz: “Job Well Done”
Bananas intro (which is great in its own right) leads into the most sleek, sexy funk I’ve heard in a long time and a hook that’ll get lodged in your skull (don’t think about that image too hard!) Chris Dave drums with the likes of D’Angelo so he’s got some serious chops!
5. The ‘Quiet Riot’ – Lucy Dacus: “Night Shift”
Probably the most sincere, accurate and cutting lyric you’ll hear all year about a break-up of a relationship. I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry half the time.
And so we reach a cease-fire for this week. Click here to listen to the 45 RPM Spotify Playlist in full.
If you like what you hear (or even if you don’t), feel free to engage in dialogue with me @45rpmPodcasts on Twitter.
The silence is broken again next week when I’ll return with five more selections for your consideration. Until then, thank you and go in peace.
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