We are so hyped for the new Brontide album that we asked them to makes us a playlist while we wait for them to finish it. If you’ve not heard of them before, Brontide are Nathan Fairweather, Tim Hancock and William Bowerman (we fell in lust with Will when we saw him on tour as La Roux‘s live drummer with the awesome electronic drum pad set-up – the boy has moves and grooves.). It’s not often we want to listen to an instrumental record, but Brontide do their sound with enviable presicion with every ascension and descension perfectly placed; vocals would either totally ruin what they do or make them as mighty as QOTSA or Mars Volta.
Check out their video for new song Tonitro above, the opening track from the Brontide album. Watch out for a forthcoming video the boys are going to send in from their recording sessions in May. Click through the gallery above to hear the Brontide playlist – track list below.
Single Mothers – Christian Girls
Nathan: After seeing them recently on tour, it reignited my love for this band. I love the vocal style and lyrical content, I think it is musically very interesting; a great example of not dumbed down, yet accessible, heavy music
Bon Iver – Perth
Tim: I keep coming back to this album, all the sounds are so well considered and draw you in so I rarely listen to just one song, it has to be the whole lot. I love the weight behind this track but all the parts sit so well together
Trimbal – Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)
William: I’ve been a fan of James Blake for a while now. This is his written and produced by him and rapped on by Trim. JB has a way of tugging at my heartstrings by holding one chord over another chord progression – something I can assure you Brontide will be “borrowing”…
Chvches – The Mother We Share
Nathan: This is a great running song! I like the composition and flow of the track. Very uplifting melodies and lovely electronic sounds
Joey Bada$$ – Snakes
Tim: I find myself listening to more and more hip hop these days and the whole record is such an easy listen, perfect east coast beats. It’s spot on for lazy evenings, looking forward to sitting out this summer with a drink and this playing.
Leila Arab – Underwaters
William: I first heard this song on an airline advert and with enough Googling I finally found out what it was. It just causes me to stop whatever I am doing and take 5. For me that is the sign of a good song. The song was recorded 15 years ago but doesnt sound in the slightest bit dated.
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe
Nathan: Because I have a strong vibe myself and like nothing less then having it killed by bitches
Cloud Nothings – No Sentiment
I haven’t been drawn to that many guitar bands lately but Cloud Nothings do a relatively simple idea, so so well. The record sounds very live but really punchy, it just has a lot of energy.
Foals – My Number
William: This hasn’t left my head for the last week though I dont think I completely got it until I saw it live. It’s a real good credible pop song. Speaks for it’s self so just listen.Tweet