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MFF#24: Matthew Boycott-Garnett Has Got What You Need
Matt B-G, officially my favourite person with six Ts in his name, puts on the most amazing shows ever. Carefully Planned and Everything You Need are two of the coolest things currently going on in the UK because Matt is pretty much the most dedicated and caring gig promoter I’ve ever met. Everything he does is out of a pure love for music, which is much bigger than most people’s I know. He asked me to make him a mix so I wanted to give him some stuff he might not know in the hope that he’ll put the bands that are actually still together on near me some time soon, and also in the hope that I can out-obscure him. Click the cover to download, and ignore the fact that the files are messy in the folder, they’re all tagged right.
Tracklisting:
Jimmy Islip - 1990
Ten Speed Bicycle - Aw Man, I Don’t Know What I Did With My Dracula Bow Tie
National School - Saltwater Taffy
NGOD - Wardrobe
Richard Peter Snapes & The Lie Awakes - I’ve Made Up Stories
Lucky Thirteen - Stereo
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - Year Of The Rabbit
Maps - To The Sky (M83 Mix)
Park Jefferson - Better Boy
Second Hand Stories - Frontiers
Jose Vanders - Faces Going Places
Jebediah - Harpoon
Parachutes - Grass Leaves
Metonym - Rooted
He Sold Space - Like Father Like Son
Hunter Smith - Seriously, No Pressure

MFF#24: Matthew Boycott-Garnett Has Got What You Need

Matt B-G, officially my favourite person with six Ts in his name, puts on the most amazing shows ever. Carefully Planned and Everything You Need are two of the coolest things currently going on in the UK because Matt is pretty much the most dedicated and caring gig promoter I’ve ever met. Everything he does is out of a pure love for music, which is much bigger than most people’s I know. He asked me to make him a mix so I wanted to give him some stuff he might not know in the hope that he’ll put the bands that are actually still together on near me some time soon, and also in the hope that I can out-obscure him. Click the cover to download, and ignore the fact that the files are messy in the folder, they’re all tagged right.

Tracklisting:

  1. Jimmy Islip - 1990
  2. Ten Speed Bicycle - Aw Man, I Don’t Know What I Did With My Dracula Bow Tie
  3. National School - Saltwater Taffy
  4. NGOD - Wardrobe
  5. Richard Peter Snapes & The Lie Awakes - I’ve Made Up Stories
  6. Lucky Thirteen - Stereo
  7. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - Year Of The Rabbit
  8. Maps - To The Sky (M83 Mix)
  9. Park Jefferson - Better Boy
  10. Second Hand Stories - Frontiers
  11. Jose Vanders - Faces Going Places
  12. Jebediah - Harpoon
  13. Parachutes - Grass Leaves
  14. Metonym - Rooted
  15. He Sold Space - Like Father Like Son
  16. Hunter Smith - Seriously, No Pressure
MFF#21: Time Travel Songs.
I made this for Jaimie quite a while ago. I was going to post it out to her but I couldn’t be bothered and it’s probably expensive anyway, so I’m just posting it up here instead, a few months late. It’s called Time Travel Songs because the time difference between America and England means that she lives in the past and I live in the future. Jaimie has spent many a day/night/whatever listening to me moan over Facebook chat and she honestly just rules, and I hope I can meet her some day for some serious partyin’ of some description. So I made her a mix of British bands, including some of the most British-sounding bands I could think of, as well as some stuff from America or whatever. I think it’s pretty good.
The last track is especially relevant because it’s a song by Dave House, a folk punk singer from the UK, recorded live in a living room in West Chester, PA, which is where she lives now. It’s likely that she’ll know the person who recorded it. Just goes to show what a small world we live in thanks to the internet sometimes, and how things and people can be connected in unexpected ways. Click the cover to download, and ignore the mess the folder is in as it’s all tagged properly.
Tracklist:
Pudge - Fuckin’ Yes Mate
Johnny Foreigner - Elegy For Post Teenage Living Parts 1 & 2
The 255s - In Northern England
Cats and Cats and Cats - Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star
Winston Echo - Winchester Cathedral Choir
Frightened Rabbit - The Wrestle
Chrik - Music (Without A Condom)
Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
Joan Of Arc - Bobby Burg & Nate Kinsella
Los Campesinos! - Too Many Flesh Suppers
Pop Unknown - Oh Kay
Mansions - Shoes On, Pants Off
Tubelord - Our First American Friends [Acoustic ‘For The Grandparents’ version]
Kyle Fischer - Too Soon To Know
Old Canes - Blue Eleanor
Tanaou - St. Crispin’s Got Our Backs
Boilermaker - Slow Down
One Toy Soldier - Dusty Shelves, Broken Blinds
Matt Berry - One Track Lover
Dave House - Kingston’s Current [Live ‘At My Parents House’ version]

MFF#21: Time Travel Songs.

I made this for Jaimie quite a while ago. I was going to post it out to her but I couldn’t be bothered and it’s probably expensive anyway, so I’m just posting it up here instead, a few months late. It’s called Time Travel Songs because the time difference between America and England means that she lives in the past and I live in the future. Jaimie has spent many a day/night/whatever listening to me moan over Facebook chat and she honestly just rules, and I hope I can meet her some day for some serious partyin’ of some description. So I made her a mix of British bands, including some of the most British-sounding bands I could think of, as well as some stuff from America or whatever. I think it’s pretty good.

The last track is especially relevant because it’s a song by Dave House, a folk punk singer from the UK, recorded live in a living room in West Chester, PA, which is where she lives now. It’s likely that she’ll know the person who recorded it. Just goes to show what a small world we live in thanks to the internet sometimes, and how things and people can be connected in unexpected ways. Click the cover to download, and ignore the mess the folder is in as it’s all tagged properly.

Tracklist:

  1. Pudge - Fuckin’ Yes Mate
  2. Johnny Foreigner - Elegy For Post Teenage Living Parts 1 & 2
  3. The 255s - In Northern England
  4. Cats and Cats and Cats - Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star
  5. Winston Echo - Winchester Cathedral Choir
  6. Frightened Rabbit - The Wrestle
  7. Chrik - Music (Without A Condom)
  8. Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
  9. Joan Of Arc - Bobby Burg & Nate Kinsella
  10. Los Campesinos! - Too Many Flesh Suppers
  11. Pop Unknown - Oh Kay
  12. Mansions - Shoes On, Pants Off
  13. Tubelord - Our First American Friends [Acoustic ‘For The Grandparents’ version]
  14. Kyle Fischer - Too Soon To Know
  15. Old Canes - Blue Eleanor
  16. Tanaou - St. Crispin’s Got Our Backs
  17. Boilermaker - Slow Down
  18. One Toy Soldier - Dusty Shelves, Broken Blinds
  19. Matt Berry - One Track Lover
  20. Dave House - Kingston’s Current [Live ‘At My Parents House’ version]
MFF#20: covers//downers
I made this as a playlist for my own purposes initially, but decided to share it. It’s a bunch of sad covers of songs. Some of the songs were initially happy, some were initially sad, but these are some fairly miserable renditions of songs played by people who clearly really care about what they’re playing. I’ve included the original artist on the tracklisting below, in case you don’t know what’s what.
The album art for this one is weird. Sorry. I don’t really know where it came from. Click it to download this mix. Although the folder might look a bit of a mess, it’s all tagged up properly.
Tracklist:
Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist [Modest Mouse]
Frank Turner - Pay To Cum [Bad Brains]
Dave House - New Slang [The Shins]
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall [Oasis]
Owen - Never Meant [American Football]
Ben Marwood, Franz Nicolay & Frank Turner - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight [The Postal Service]
Bright Eyes - The Biggest Lie [Elliott Smith]
Minor2Major - Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong [Against Me!]
Matt King - Girl From The North Country [Bob Dylan]
Straylight Run - Peach, Plum, Pear [Joanna Newsom]
The Burning Paris - Asleep [The Smiths]
Xiu Xiu - Fast Car [Tracy Chapman]

MFF#20: covers//downers

I made this as a playlist for my own purposes initially, but decided to share it. It’s a bunch of sad covers of songs. Some of the songs were initially happy, some were initially sad, but these are some fairly miserable renditions of songs played by people who clearly really care about what they’re playing. I’ve included the original artist on the tracklisting below, in case you don’t know what’s what.

The album art for this one is weird. Sorry. I don’t really know where it came from. Click it to download this mix. Although the folder might look a bit of a mess, it’s all tagged up properly.

Tracklist:

  1. Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist [Modest Mouse]
  2. Frank Turner - Pay To Cum [Bad Brains]
  3. Dave House - New Slang [The Shins]
  4. Ryan Adams - Wonderwall [Oasis]
  5. Owen - Never Meant [American Football]
  6. Ben Marwood, Franz Nicolay & Frank Turner - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight [The Postal Service]
  7. Bright Eyes - The Biggest Lie [Elliott Smith]
  8. Minor2Major - Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong [Against Me!]
  9. Matt King - Girl From The North Country [Bob Dylan]
  10. Straylight Run - Peach, Plum, Pear [Joanna Newsom]
  11. The Burning Paris - Asleep [The Smiths]
  12. Xiu Xiu - Fast Car [Tracy Chapman]
MFF#19: Fuck This Place
This mix was made for Heather. I don’t talk to her very much anymore, but I used to talk to her every day. For a large chunk of this summer, I was living in an absolutely horrible student flat that was empty for the summer whilst trying (and failing) to find a job and waiting to be able to move in to the house I live in now. In retrospect, it was probably a huge mistake. A whole bunch of things either happened or didn’t happen that made it an absolutely miserable time, and I think I probably took this out on Heather quite a bit by being a fairly massive jerk to her for pretty much no reason. I’m not surprised she doesn’t bother to talk to me anymore. So this was kind of intended as an apology mix CD, and it’s full of some of the songs I listened to most during my time there, as well as songs I thought she’d like. It’s a pretty good mix of more indie/pop stuff, with a few curveballs in there. Often gloomy, as you might guess from the name, but occasionally cheerful too. It’s all over the place, much like I was at the time.
The cover photo is the view from the window of my flat. I really, seriously, hated that place. Click the cover to download, and although the folder will look a bit messy, it’s all tagged up properly.
Tracklist:
The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
Rainer Maria - Mystery And Misery
Anathallo - To Gary And Marcus - The Sovereignty Of God His Omnipresent
Nico - These Days
Sigur Rós - Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Holy Ghost!
Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came
Final Fantasy - This Lamb Sells Condos
Cheap Girls - Her And Cigarettes
The American Analog Set - The Postman (ft. Ben Gibbard) [Styrofoam Remix]
Bloc Party - This Modern Love (Live/Acoustic)
The Promise Ring - Best Looking Boys
Cat Power - He War
Emmy The Great - The Hypnotist’s Son
Into It. Over It. - Pontiac, MI
Joanna Newsom - Bridges And Balloons
Marie-Flore - Half Past Three
Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched

MFF#19: Fuck This Place

This mix was made for Heather. I don’t talk to her very much anymore, but I used to talk to her every day. For a large chunk of this summer, I was living in an absolutely horrible student flat that was empty for the summer whilst trying (and failing) to find a job and waiting to be able to move in to the house I live in now. In retrospect, it was probably a huge mistake. A whole bunch of things either happened or didn’t happen that made it an absolutely miserable time, and I think I probably took this out on Heather quite a bit by being a fairly massive jerk to her for pretty much no reason. I’m not surprised she doesn’t bother to talk to me anymore. So this was kind of intended as an apology mix CD, and it’s full of some of the songs I listened to most during my time there, as well as songs I thought she’d like. It’s a pretty good mix of more indie/pop stuff, with a few curveballs in there. Often gloomy, as you might guess from the name, but occasionally cheerful too. It’s all over the place, much like I was at the time.

The cover photo is the view from the window of my flat. I really, seriously, hated that place. Click the cover to download, and although the folder will look a bit messy, it’s all tagged up properly.

Tracklist:

  1. The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
  2. Rainer Maria - Mystery And Misery
  3. Anathallo - To Gary And Marcus - The Sovereignty Of God His Omnipresent
  4. Nico - These Days
  5. Sigur Rós - Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
  6. Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Holy Ghost!
  7. Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came
  8. Final Fantasy - This Lamb Sells Condos
  9. Cheap Girls - Her And Cigarettes
  10. The American Analog Set - The Postman (ft. Ben Gibbard) [Styrofoam Remix]
  11. Bloc Party - This Modern Love (Live/Acoustic)
  12. The Promise Ring - Best Looking Boys
  13. Cat Power - He War
  14. Emmy The Great - The Hypnotist’s Son
  15. Into It. Over It. - Pontiac, MI
  16. Joanna Newsom - Bridges And Balloons
  17. Marie-Flore - Half Past Three
  18. Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched
MFF#18: A is for Jaime Macefield
This one’s a little bit different in that it’s a mix where all the songs are by the same person. We had an Introduction to Tom Waits mix a while back and this is kind of similar I guess. Jaime is the singer/guitarist/songwriter for Tanaou/The All New Adventures Of Us, as well as performing as his solo thing, The Remarkable Rocket. This is a collection of my favourite Rocket and solo Tanaou songs (although some were likely recorded when he was still using the name A is for Jaime Macefield, which was before I knew him, but is where the name of this mix comes from). Jay is one of my favourite songwriters ever and for many people from my home town of Northampton, Tanaou are just the band, you know? They’re the one that define our town and helped us learn to love the place. So this mix is mostly for people from back home who might not have these songs, but even if you’re not an N-Town Local I really recommend you check out an amazing songwriting talent.
As ever, click on the cover to download, and everything is tagged up properly despite how the folder will look.
Tracklisting:
The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
Tanaou - I Do Eyes
The Remarkable Rocket - Let’s Play “Keep Your Distance”
The Remarkable Rocket - Miss Mosshart Marry Me
Tanaou - Crinkled Maps Of Spanish Roads
The Remarkable Rocket - Don’t Stop ‘til You’re In Hell, Son
The Remarkable Rocket - Liars, Lovers, Strangers Covers
The Remarkable Rocket - Dying Wish
The Remarkable Rocket - Medicine (Live)
Tanaou - Your Very Own Flying Machine
The Remarkable Rocket - “Fun Is Overrated” Said The Circus Boy

MFF#18: A is for Jaime Macefield

This one’s a little bit different in that it’s a mix where all the songs are by the same person. We had an Introduction to Tom Waits mix a while back and this is kind of similar I guess. Jaime is the singer/guitarist/songwriter for Tanaou/The All New Adventures Of Us, as well as performing as his solo thing, The Remarkable Rocket. This is a collection of my favourite Rocket and solo Tanaou songs (although some were likely recorded when he was still using the name A is for Jaime Macefield, which was before I knew him, but is where the name of this mix comes from). Jay is one of my favourite songwriters ever and for many people from my home town of Northampton, Tanaou are just the band, you know? They’re the one that define our town and helped us learn to love the place. So this mix is mostly for people from back home who might not have these songs, but even if you’re not an N-Town Local I really recommend you check out an amazing songwriting talent.

As ever, click on the cover to download, and everything is tagged up properly despite how the folder will look.

Tracklisting:

  1. The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
  2. Tanaou - I Do Eyes
  3. The Remarkable Rocket - Let’s Play “Keep Your Distance”
  4. The Remarkable Rocket - Miss Mosshart Marry Me
  5. Tanaou - Crinkled Maps Of Spanish Roads
  6. The Remarkable Rocket - Don’t Stop ‘til You’re In Hell, Son
  7. The Remarkable Rocket - Liars, Lovers, Strangers Covers
  8. The Remarkable Rocket - Dying Wish
  9. The Remarkable Rocket - Medicine (Live)
  10. Tanaou - Your Very Own Flying Machine
  11. The Remarkable Rocket - “Fun Is Overrated” Said The Circus Boy
MFF#16: 2004-2009
This is probably the most personal mix I’ve posted up here. It was originally made for my Scottish pen pal Jilli because I was finding out that she was in to a lot of great UK music but had missed out on a fair few of my absolute favourite bands from a few years ago. These are the bands that were playing shows and doing tours, releasing records and showing up on compilations when I was first getting in to the UK scene. A lot of them are from my home town of Northampton, but a lot of them aren’t. Some of them have long broken up, some of them are doing other things now, some are still going. Some names you’ll know and some you won’t. But these are, in a lot of ways, the bands and the songs who shaped the second half of my teenage years and kind of made me the person I am today. They mean the world to me, and I love having the opportunity to share them with other people. Anyone who downloads this one in paticular will make me insanely happy, so I hope you enjoy it and feel inclined to check out some of the bands further, and pass this mix along.
As always, click the album cover to download, and although the files may look like a mess in the folder, it’s all tagged up properly. I’ve also added a little bit of background to some of the songs in this post where I feel it might entice you a little more.
The picture on the cover is Tanaou playing at the last ever Soundhaus show before it was closed down. The mass of hair at the front on the left is me.
Tracklist:
The Jesus Years - Say Hello To Pink Floyd [Members now in Crash of Rhinos]
One Toy Soldier - Anna Hyde [Members now in My First Tooth and Tellison]
My Awesome Compilation - You Need Discipline
Encyclopedia - You Can Say No (But I Hope You Don’t)
The Don Ramos Players - Red and Blue
Kapowski - Jean Michel Jarre [Members now in New Cassettes]
Tellison - New York New York New York [An earlier single version]
The Riverclub - The Sunshine Coast
Meet Me In St. Louis - Right This Way You Maverick Renegade [Members now in Shoes and Socks Off]
I Was A Cub Scout - Teenage Skin [Their drummer ended up in La Roux’s live band]
Stapleton - The Storm You Never Knew About Blew Half The Island In To The Sea [Members also in Avast!]
Dave House - Trafalgar Square To Anywhere [In The Steal, Pacer]
Itch - Table Turned
New Cassettes - Carnivals
The Attika State - Anchors!
Tubelord - Stacey’s Left Arm [Early BBC Introducing Session version]
Dartz! - Once, Twice, Again! [Members now in Algiers]
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. - Glass Houses [An earlier single version]
Tanaou - Medicine
Data. Select. Party. - The Woot The Hot The Hotness
The Maple State - Temperate Lives [Members now in Ghost Saddles and Algiers]

MFF#16: 2004-2009

This is probably the most personal mix I’ve posted up here. It was originally made for my Scottish pen pal Jilli because I was finding out that she was in to a lot of great UK music but had missed out on a fair few of my absolute favourite bands from a few years ago. These are the bands that were playing shows and doing tours, releasing records and showing up on compilations when I was first getting in to the UK scene. A lot of them are from my home town of Northampton, but a lot of them aren’t. Some of them have long broken up, some of them are doing other things now, some are still going. Some names you’ll know and some you won’t. But these are, in a lot of ways, the bands and the songs who shaped the second half of my teenage years and kind of made me the person I am today. They mean the world to me, and I love having the opportunity to share them with other people. Anyone who downloads this one in paticular will make me insanely happy, so I hope you enjoy it and feel inclined to check out some of the bands further, and pass this mix along.

As always, click the album cover to download, and although the files may look like a mess in the folder, it’s all tagged up properly. I’ve also added a little bit of background to some of the songs in this post where I feel it might entice you a little more.

The picture on the cover is Tanaou playing at the last ever Soundhaus show before it was closed down. The mass of hair at the front on the left is me.

Tracklist:

  1. The Jesus Years - Say Hello To Pink Floyd [Members now in Crash of Rhinos]
  2. One Toy Soldier - Anna Hyde [Members now in My First Tooth and Tellison]
  3. My Awesome Compilation - You Need Discipline
  4. Encyclopedia - You Can Say No (But I Hope You Don’t)
  5. The Don Ramos Players - Red and Blue
  6. Kapowski - Jean Michel Jarre [Members now in New Cassettes]
  7. Tellison - New York New York New York [An earlier single version]
  8. The Riverclub - The Sunshine Coast
  9. Meet Me In St. Louis - Right This Way You Maverick Renegade [Members now in Shoes and Socks Off]
  10. I Was A Cub Scout - Teenage Skin [Their drummer ended up in La Roux’s live band]
  11. Stapleton - The Storm You Never Knew About Blew Half The Island In To The Sea [Members also in Avast!]
  12. Dave House - Trafalgar Square To Anywhere [In The Steal, Pacer]
  13. Itch - Table Turned
  14. New Cassettes - Carnivals
  15. The Attika State - Anchors!
  16. Tubelord - Stacey’s Left Arm [Early BBC Introducing Session version]
  17. Dartz! - Once, Twice, Again! [Members now in Algiers]
  18. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. - Glass Houses [An earlier single version]
  19. Tanaou - Medicine
  20. Data. Select. Party. - The Woot The Hot The Hotness
  21. The Maple State - Temperate Lives [Members now in Ghost Saddles and Algiers]
MFF#15: Short Songs
This mix was mostly inspired by Into It. Over It. (that’s why there’s three of his songs on it) who I’ve been listening to pretty much non-stop lately. I was starting to notice how a lot of my favourite of his songs are under two minutes long and that, actually, there’s loads of great songs that don’t reach the two minute mark, and that squeezing a load of different songs in to a really short space of time can be really satisfying. So I’ve made a mix of 24 tracks by 19 bands that clocks in at 37 minutes. It’s mostly acoustic folk and indie rock stuff, generally pretty mellow - despite what you might expect from a short songs mix, there’s no hardcore or pop punk on here as that’s a totally different mix for a different day. I’d hope that these short little blasts might act as little teasers and encourage you to check out some of the bands on here. As ever, click the cover up the top there to download. The files might look like a bit of a mess in the folder, but it’s all tagged up right. I hope you like it!
Tracklist:
Aged Yummy - Let’s Connect Dots
1905 - Throw
Into It. Over It. - No Good Before Noon
Tanaou - Eskimo Kisses
The Love Of Everything - Strip To The Sky
The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape
Johnny Foreigner - I’llchoosemysideandshutup, Alright
Frightened Rabbit - Who’d You Kill Now?
Great Cynics - Home Measures
Los Campesinos! - My Year In Lists
Into It. Over It. - Cambridge, MA
The Attika State - Bones
Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Red Clay Roots
Cheap Girls - Her and Cigarettes
The Love Of Everything - Keep Off Of Me
S H Davidson - Freud Links The Teeth
Hightide Hotel - Wordsearch
Midget & Giant - Reminds Me Of You
Into It. Over It. - Ravenswood
Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist (Modest Mouse Cover)
The Attika State - Flesh
Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day
The Love Of Everything - Dreams Don’t
This Town Needs Guns - Zebra

MFF#15: Short Songs

This mix was mostly inspired by Into It. Over It. (that’s why there’s three of his songs on it) who I’ve been listening to pretty much non-stop lately. I was starting to notice how a lot of my favourite of his songs are under two minutes long and that, actually, there’s loads of great songs that don’t reach the two minute mark, and that squeezing a load of different songs in to a really short space of time can be really satisfying. So I’ve made a mix of 24 tracks by 19 bands that clocks in at 37 minutes. It’s mostly acoustic folk and indie rock stuff, generally pretty mellow - despite what you might expect from a short songs mix, there’s no hardcore or pop punk on here as that’s a totally different mix for a different day. I’d hope that these short little blasts might act as little teasers and encourage you to check out some of the bands on here. As ever, click the cover up the top there to download. The files might look like a bit of a mess in the folder, but it’s all tagged up right. I hope you like it!

Tracklist:

  1. Aged Yummy - Let’s Connect Dots
  2. 1905 - Throw
  3. Into It. Over It. - No Good Before Noon
  4. Tanaou - Eskimo Kisses
  5. The Love Of Everything - Strip To The Sky
  6. The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape
  7. Johnny Foreigner - I’llchoosemysideandshutup, Alright
  8. Frightened Rabbit - Who’d You Kill Now?
  9. Great Cynics - Home Measures
  10. Los Campesinos! - My Year In Lists
  11. Into It. Over It. - Cambridge, MA
  12. The Attika State - Bones
  13. Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Red Clay Roots
  14. Cheap Girls - Her and Cigarettes
  15. The Love Of Everything - Keep Off Of Me
  16. S H Davidson - Freud Links The Teeth
  17. Hightide Hotel - Wordsearch
  18. Midget & Giant - Reminds Me Of You
  19. Into It. Over It. - Ravenswood
  20. Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist (Modest Mouse Cover)
  21. The Attika State - Flesh
  22. Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day
  23. The Love Of Everything - Dreams Don’t
  24. This Town Needs Guns - Zebra
MFF#10 Hi, My Name’s Matt
Hi there, I’m Matt. I’m a good friend of Rob’s and decided to hop on to this cool idea with a mix of my own. This isn’t really made for anyone in particular, and doesn’t really have a theme as such, but it gives you a little taster of the sort of thing that I’m into, with a lot stuff that you’ll probably have heard, and some other stuff that you might not have done, but hopefully are into anyway! Oh, and there’s a super special song that I recorded myself at the end. It’s the first of what will hopefully be many new tunes of mine. And it’s all about Pokémon! So what more could you want! Just don’t judge my singing.
As usual, click on the artwork to go to the download link!
Tracklist:
Generator ^ First Floor (Daytrotter Session) - Freelance Whales
Red Lips - The Hot Melts
Time For You To Stand Up - Twin Atlantic
Brave As A Noun - Andrew Jackson Jihad
A Heavy Abacus - The Joy Formidable
Lipstick - Lemuria
Four Bulbs - Admiral Fallow
Sleet and Snow - My First Tooth
The Streets - Avalanche City
Time Tables - The Menzingers
Unless It’s Kicks - Okkervil River
Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
Steve Rogers - Seven Years Behind
Algebra - Airship
Lungs - Dave House
Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
Sea - Just Panic
Afraid of Everyone - The National
Kim Kelly is My Friend - One Night Stand In North Dakota
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Dramamine - Sun Kil Moon
Juno - Tokyo Police Club
The Good Rebel - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Sound of Settling - Death Cab For Cutie
Lemonade - Wheatus
Floating in the Forth - Frightened Rabbit
Epilogue - The Antlers
Squirtle, I Choose You! - My Name’s Matt

MFF#10 Hi, My Name’s Matt

Hi there, I’m Matt. I’m a good friend of Rob’s and decided to hop on to this cool idea with a mix of my own. This isn’t really made for anyone in particular, and doesn’t really have a theme as such, but it gives you a little taster of the sort of thing that I’m into, with a lot stuff that you’ll probably have heard, and some other stuff that you might not have done, but hopefully are into anyway! Oh, and there’s a super special song that I recorded myself at the end. It’s the first of what will hopefully be many new tunes of mine. And it’s all about Pokémon! So what more could you want! Just don’t judge my singing.

As usual, click on the artwork to go to the download link!

Tracklist:

  1. Generator ^ First Floor (Daytrotter Session) - Freelance Whales
  2. Red Lips - The Hot Melts
  3. Time For You To Stand Up - Twin Atlantic
  4. Brave As A Noun - Andrew Jackson Jihad
  5. A Heavy Abacus - The Joy Formidable
  6. Lipstick - Lemuria
  7. Four Bulbs - Admiral Fallow
  8. Sleet and Snow - My First Tooth
  9. The Streets - Avalanche City
  10. Time Tables - The Menzingers
  11. Unless It’s Kicks - Okkervil River
  12. Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
  13. Steve Rogers - Seven Years Behind
  14. Algebra - Airship
  15. Lungs - Dave House
  16. Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  17. Sea - Just Panic
  18. Afraid of Everyone - The National
  19. Kim Kelly is My Friend - One Night Stand In North Dakota
  20. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
  21. Dramamine - Sun Kil Moon
  22. Juno - Tokyo Police Club
  23. The Good Rebel - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  24. The Sound of Settling - Death Cab For Cutie
  25. Lemonade - Wheatus
  26. Floating in the Forth - Frightened Rabbit
  27. Epilogue - The Antlers
  28. Squirtle, I Choose You! - My Name’s Matt
MFF#24: Matthew Boycott-Garnett Has Got What You Need
Matt B-G, officially my favourite person with six Ts in his name, puts on the most amazing shows ever. Carefully Planned and Everything You Need are two of the coolest things currently going on in the UK because Matt is pretty much the most dedicated and caring gig promoter I’ve ever met. Everything he does is out of a pure love for music, which is much bigger than most people’s I know. He asked me to make him a mix so I wanted to give him some stuff he might not know in the hope that he’ll put the bands that are actually still together on near me some time soon, and also in the hope that I can out-obscure him. Click the cover to download, and ignore the fact that the files are messy in the folder, they’re all tagged right.
Tracklisting:
Jimmy Islip - 1990
Ten Speed Bicycle - Aw Man, I Don’t Know What I Did With My Dracula Bow Tie
National School - Saltwater Taffy
NGOD - Wardrobe
Richard Peter Snapes & The Lie Awakes - I’ve Made Up Stories
Lucky Thirteen - Stereo
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - Year Of The Rabbit
Maps - To The Sky (M83 Mix)
Park Jefferson - Better Boy
Second Hand Stories - Frontiers
Jose Vanders - Faces Going Places
Jebediah - Harpoon
Parachutes - Grass Leaves
Metonym - Rooted
He Sold Space - Like Father Like Son
Hunter Smith - Seriously, No Pressure

MFF#24: Matthew Boycott-Garnett Has Got What You Need

Matt B-G, officially my favourite person with six Ts in his name, puts on the most amazing shows ever. Carefully Planned and Everything You Need are two of the coolest things currently going on in the UK because Matt is pretty much the most dedicated and caring gig promoter I’ve ever met. Everything he does is out of a pure love for music, which is much bigger than most people’s I know. He asked me to make him a mix so I wanted to give him some stuff he might not know in the hope that he’ll put the bands that are actually still together on near me some time soon, and also in the hope that I can out-obscure him. Click the cover to download, and ignore the fact that the files are messy in the folder, they’re all tagged right.

Tracklisting:

  1. Jimmy Islip - 1990
  2. Ten Speed Bicycle - Aw Man, I Don’t Know What I Did With My Dracula Bow Tie
  3. National School - Saltwater Taffy
  4. NGOD - Wardrobe
  5. Richard Peter Snapes & The Lie Awakes - I’ve Made Up Stories
  6. Lucky Thirteen - Stereo
  7. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - Year Of The Rabbit
  8. Maps - To The Sky (M83 Mix)
  9. Park Jefferson - Better Boy
  10. Second Hand Stories - Frontiers
  11. Jose Vanders - Faces Going Places
  12. Jebediah - Harpoon
  13. Parachutes - Grass Leaves
  14. Metonym - Rooted
  15. He Sold Space - Like Father Like Son
  16. Hunter Smith - Seriously, No Pressure
MFF#21: Time Travel Songs.
I made this for Jaimie quite a while ago. I was going to post it out to her but I couldn’t be bothered and it’s probably expensive anyway, so I’m just posting it up here instead, a few months late. It’s called Time Travel Songs because the time difference between America and England means that she lives in the past and I live in the future. Jaimie has spent many a day/night/whatever listening to me moan over Facebook chat and she honestly just rules, and I hope I can meet her some day for some serious partyin’ of some description. So I made her a mix of British bands, including some of the most British-sounding bands I could think of, as well as some stuff from America or whatever. I think it’s pretty good.
The last track is especially relevant because it’s a song by Dave House, a folk punk singer from the UK, recorded live in a living room in West Chester, PA, which is where she lives now. It’s likely that she’ll know the person who recorded it. Just goes to show what a small world we live in thanks to the internet sometimes, and how things and people can be connected in unexpected ways. Click the cover to download, and ignore the mess the folder is in as it’s all tagged properly.
Tracklist:
Pudge - Fuckin’ Yes Mate
Johnny Foreigner - Elegy For Post Teenage Living Parts 1 & 2
The 255s - In Northern England
Cats and Cats and Cats - Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star
Winston Echo - Winchester Cathedral Choir
Frightened Rabbit - The Wrestle
Chrik - Music (Without A Condom)
Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
Joan Of Arc - Bobby Burg & Nate Kinsella
Los Campesinos! - Too Many Flesh Suppers
Pop Unknown - Oh Kay
Mansions - Shoes On, Pants Off
Tubelord - Our First American Friends [Acoustic ‘For The Grandparents’ version]
Kyle Fischer - Too Soon To Know
Old Canes - Blue Eleanor
Tanaou - St. Crispin’s Got Our Backs
Boilermaker - Slow Down
One Toy Soldier - Dusty Shelves, Broken Blinds
Matt Berry - One Track Lover
Dave House - Kingston’s Current [Live ‘At My Parents House’ version]

MFF#21: Time Travel Songs.

I made this for Jaimie quite a while ago. I was going to post it out to her but I couldn’t be bothered and it’s probably expensive anyway, so I’m just posting it up here instead, a few months late. It’s called Time Travel Songs because the time difference between America and England means that she lives in the past and I live in the future. Jaimie has spent many a day/night/whatever listening to me moan over Facebook chat and she honestly just rules, and I hope I can meet her some day for some serious partyin’ of some description. So I made her a mix of British bands, including some of the most British-sounding bands I could think of, as well as some stuff from America or whatever. I think it’s pretty good.

The last track is especially relevant because it’s a song by Dave House, a folk punk singer from the UK, recorded live in a living room in West Chester, PA, which is where she lives now. It’s likely that she’ll know the person who recorded it. Just goes to show what a small world we live in thanks to the internet sometimes, and how things and people can be connected in unexpected ways. Click the cover to download, and ignore the mess the folder is in as it’s all tagged properly.

Tracklist:

  1. Pudge - Fuckin’ Yes Mate
  2. Johnny Foreigner - Elegy For Post Teenage Living Parts 1 & 2
  3. The 255s - In Northern England
  4. Cats and Cats and Cats - Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star
  5. Winston Echo - Winchester Cathedral Choir
  6. Frightened Rabbit - The Wrestle
  7. Chrik - Music (Without A Condom)
  8. Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
  9. Joan Of Arc - Bobby Burg & Nate Kinsella
  10. Los Campesinos! - Too Many Flesh Suppers
  11. Pop Unknown - Oh Kay
  12. Mansions - Shoes On, Pants Off
  13. Tubelord - Our First American Friends [Acoustic ‘For The Grandparents’ version]
  14. Kyle Fischer - Too Soon To Know
  15. Old Canes - Blue Eleanor
  16. Tanaou - St. Crispin’s Got Our Backs
  17. Boilermaker - Slow Down
  18. One Toy Soldier - Dusty Shelves, Broken Blinds
  19. Matt Berry - One Track Lover
  20. Dave House - Kingston’s Current [Live ‘At My Parents House’ version]
MFF#20: covers//downers
I made this as a playlist for my own purposes initially, but decided to share it. It’s a bunch of sad covers of songs. Some of the songs were initially happy, some were initially sad, but these are some fairly miserable renditions of songs played by people who clearly really care about what they’re playing. I’ve included the original artist on the tracklisting below, in case you don’t know what’s what.
The album art for this one is weird. Sorry. I don’t really know where it came from. Click it to download this mix. Although the folder might look a bit of a mess, it’s all tagged up properly.
Tracklist:
Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist [Modest Mouse]
Frank Turner - Pay To Cum [Bad Brains]
Dave House - New Slang [The Shins]
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall [Oasis]
Owen - Never Meant [American Football]
Ben Marwood, Franz Nicolay & Frank Turner - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight [The Postal Service]
Bright Eyes - The Biggest Lie [Elliott Smith]
Minor2Major - Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong [Against Me!]
Matt King - Girl From The North Country [Bob Dylan]
Straylight Run - Peach, Plum, Pear [Joanna Newsom]
The Burning Paris - Asleep [The Smiths]
Xiu Xiu - Fast Car [Tracy Chapman]

MFF#20: covers//downers

I made this as a playlist for my own purposes initially, but decided to share it. It’s a bunch of sad covers of songs. Some of the songs were initially happy, some were initially sad, but these are some fairly miserable renditions of songs played by people who clearly really care about what they’re playing. I’ve included the original artist on the tracklisting below, in case you don’t know what’s what.

The album art for this one is weird. Sorry. I don’t really know where it came from. Click it to download this mix. Although the folder might look a bit of a mess, it’s all tagged up properly.

Tracklist:

  1. Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist [Modest Mouse]
  2. Frank Turner - Pay To Cum [Bad Brains]
  3. Dave House - New Slang [The Shins]
  4. Ryan Adams - Wonderwall [Oasis]
  5. Owen - Never Meant [American Football]
  6. Ben Marwood, Franz Nicolay & Frank Turner - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight [The Postal Service]
  7. Bright Eyes - The Biggest Lie [Elliott Smith]
  8. Minor2Major - Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong [Against Me!]
  9. Matt King - Girl From The North Country [Bob Dylan]
  10. Straylight Run - Peach, Plum, Pear [Joanna Newsom]
  11. The Burning Paris - Asleep [The Smiths]
  12. Xiu Xiu - Fast Car [Tracy Chapman]
MFF#19: Fuck This Place
This mix was made for Heather. I don’t talk to her very much anymore, but I used to talk to her every day. For a large chunk of this summer, I was living in an absolutely horrible student flat that was empty for the summer whilst trying (and failing) to find a job and waiting to be able to move in to the house I live in now. In retrospect, it was probably a huge mistake. A whole bunch of things either happened or didn’t happen that made it an absolutely miserable time, and I think I probably took this out on Heather quite a bit by being a fairly massive jerk to her for pretty much no reason. I’m not surprised she doesn’t bother to talk to me anymore. So this was kind of intended as an apology mix CD, and it’s full of some of the songs I listened to most during my time there, as well as songs I thought she’d like. It’s a pretty good mix of more indie/pop stuff, with a few curveballs in there. Often gloomy, as you might guess from the name, but occasionally cheerful too. It’s all over the place, much like I was at the time.
The cover photo is the view from the window of my flat. I really, seriously, hated that place. Click the cover to download, and although the folder will look a bit messy, it’s all tagged up properly.
Tracklist:
The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
Rainer Maria - Mystery And Misery
Anathallo - To Gary And Marcus - The Sovereignty Of God His Omnipresent
Nico - These Days
Sigur Rós - Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Holy Ghost!
Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came
Final Fantasy - This Lamb Sells Condos
Cheap Girls - Her And Cigarettes
The American Analog Set - The Postman (ft. Ben Gibbard) [Styrofoam Remix]
Bloc Party - This Modern Love (Live/Acoustic)
The Promise Ring - Best Looking Boys
Cat Power - He War
Emmy The Great - The Hypnotist’s Son
Into It. Over It. - Pontiac, MI
Joanna Newsom - Bridges And Balloons
Marie-Flore - Half Past Three
Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched

MFF#19: Fuck This Place

This mix was made for Heather. I don’t talk to her very much anymore, but I used to talk to her every day. For a large chunk of this summer, I was living in an absolutely horrible student flat that was empty for the summer whilst trying (and failing) to find a job and waiting to be able to move in to the house I live in now. In retrospect, it was probably a huge mistake. A whole bunch of things either happened or didn’t happen that made it an absolutely miserable time, and I think I probably took this out on Heather quite a bit by being a fairly massive jerk to her for pretty much no reason. I’m not surprised she doesn’t bother to talk to me anymore. So this was kind of intended as an apology mix CD, and it’s full of some of the songs I listened to most during my time there, as well as songs I thought she’d like. It’s a pretty good mix of more indie/pop stuff, with a few curveballs in there. Often gloomy, as you might guess from the name, but occasionally cheerful too. It’s all over the place, much like I was at the time.

The cover photo is the view from the window of my flat. I really, seriously, hated that place. Click the cover to download, and although the folder will look a bit messy, it’s all tagged up properly.

Tracklist:

  1. The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
  2. Rainer Maria - Mystery And Misery
  3. Anathallo - To Gary And Marcus - The Sovereignty Of God His Omnipresent
  4. Nico - These Days
  5. Sigur Rós - Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
  6. Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Holy Ghost!
  7. Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came
  8. Final Fantasy - This Lamb Sells Condos
  9. Cheap Girls - Her And Cigarettes
  10. The American Analog Set - The Postman (ft. Ben Gibbard) [Styrofoam Remix]
  11. Bloc Party - This Modern Love (Live/Acoustic)
  12. The Promise Ring - Best Looking Boys
  13. Cat Power - He War
  14. Emmy The Great - The Hypnotist’s Son
  15. Into It. Over It. - Pontiac, MI
  16. Joanna Newsom - Bridges And Balloons
  17. Marie-Flore - Half Past Three
  18. Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched
MFF#18: A is for Jaime Macefield
This one’s a little bit different in that it’s a mix where all the songs are by the same person. We had an Introduction to Tom Waits mix a while back and this is kind of similar I guess. Jaime is the singer/guitarist/songwriter for Tanaou/The All New Adventures Of Us, as well as performing as his solo thing, The Remarkable Rocket. This is a collection of my favourite Rocket and solo Tanaou songs (although some were likely recorded when he was still using the name A is for Jaime Macefield, which was before I knew him, but is where the name of this mix comes from). Jay is one of my favourite songwriters ever and for many people from my home town of Northampton, Tanaou are just the band, you know? They’re the one that define our town and helped us learn to love the place. So this mix is mostly for people from back home who might not have these songs, but even if you’re not an N-Town Local I really recommend you check out an amazing songwriting talent.
As ever, click on the cover to download, and everything is tagged up properly despite how the folder will look.
Tracklisting:
The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
Tanaou - I Do Eyes
The Remarkable Rocket - Let’s Play “Keep Your Distance”
The Remarkable Rocket - Miss Mosshart Marry Me
Tanaou - Crinkled Maps Of Spanish Roads
The Remarkable Rocket - Don’t Stop ‘til You’re In Hell, Son
The Remarkable Rocket - Liars, Lovers, Strangers Covers
The Remarkable Rocket - Dying Wish
The Remarkable Rocket - Medicine (Live)
Tanaou - Your Very Own Flying Machine
The Remarkable Rocket - “Fun Is Overrated” Said The Circus Boy

MFF#18: A is for Jaime Macefield

This one’s a little bit different in that it’s a mix where all the songs are by the same person. We had an Introduction to Tom Waits mix a while back and this is kind of similar I guess. Jaime is the singer/guitarist/songwriter for Tanaou/The All New Adventures Of Us, as well as performing as his solo thing, The Remarkable Rocket. This is a collection of my favourite Rocket and solo Tanaou songs (although some were likely recorded when he was still using the name A is for Jaime Macefield, which was before I knew him, but is where the name of this mix comes from). Jay is one of my favourite songwriters ever and for many people from my home town of Northampton, Tanaou are just the band, you know? They’re the one that define our town and helped us learn to love the place. So this mix is mostly for people from back home who might not have these songs, but even if you’re not an N-Town Local I really recommend you check out an amazing songwriting talent.

As ever, click on the cover to download, and everything is tagged up properly despite how the folder will look.

Tracklisting:

  1. The Remarkable Rocket - Helicopters
  2. Tanaou - I Do Eyes
  3. The Remarkable Rocket - Let’s Play “Keep Your Distance”
  4. The Remarkable Rocket - Miss Mosshart Marry Me
  5. Tanaou - Crinkled Maps Of Spanish Roads
  6. The Remarkable Rocket - Don’t Stop ‘til You’re In Hell, Son
  7. The Remarkable Rocket - Liars, Lovers, Strangers Covers
  8. The Remarkable Rocket - Dying Wish
  9. The Remarkable Rocket - Medicine (Live)
  10. Tanaou - Your Very Own Flying Machine
  11. The Remarkable Rocket - “Fun Is Overrated” Said The Circus Boy
MFF#16: 2004-2009
This is probably the most personal mix I’ve posted up here. It was originally made for my Scottish pen pal Jilli because I was finding out that she was in to a lot of great UK music but had missed out on a fair few of my absolute favourite bands from a few years ago. These are the bands that were playing shows and doing tours, releasing records and showing up on compilations when I was first getting in to the UK scene. A lot of them are from my home town of Northampton, but a lot of them aren’t. Some of them have long broken up, some of them are doing other things now, some are still going. Some names you’ll know and some you won’t. But these are, in a lot of ways, the bands and the songs who shaped the second half of my teenage years and kind of made me the person I am today. They mean the world to me, and I love having the opportunity to share them with other people. Anyone who downloads this one in paticular will make me insanely happy, so I hope you enjoy it and feel inclined to check out some of the bands further, and pass this mix along.
As always, click the album cover to download, and although the files may look like a mess in the folder, it’s all tagged up properly. I’ve also added a little bit of background to some of the songs in this post where I feel it might entice you a little more.
The picture on the cover is Tanaou playing at the last ever Soundhaus show before it was closed down. The mass of hair at the front on the left is me.
Tracklist:
The Jesus Years - Say Hello To Pink Floyd [Members now in Crash of Rhinos]
One Toy Soldier - Anna Hyde [Members now in My First Tooth and Tellison]
My Awesome Compilation - You Need Discipline
Encyclopedia - You Can Say No (But I Hope You Don’t)
The Don Ramos Players - Red and Blue
Kapowski - Jean Michel Jarre [Members now in New Cassettes]
Tellison - New York New York New York [An earlier single version]
The Riverclub - The Sunshine Coast
Meet Me In St. Louis - Right This Way You Maverick Renegade [Members now in Shoes and Socks Off]
I Was A Cub Scout - Teenage Skin [Their drummer ended up in La Roux’s live band]
Stapleton - The Storm You Never Knew About Blew Half The Island In To The Sea [Members also in Avast!]
Dave House - Trafalgar Square To Anywhere [In The Steal, Pacer]
Itch - Table Turned
New Cassettes - Carnivals
The Attika State - Anchors!
Tubelord - Stacey’s Left Arm [Early BBC Introducing Session version]
Dartz! - Once, Twice, Again! [Members now in Algiers]
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. - Glass Houses [An earlier single version]
Tanaou - Medicine
Data. Select. Party. - The Woot The Hot The Hotness
The Maple State - Temperate Lives [Members now in Ghost Saddles and Algiers]

MFF#16: 2004-2009

This is probably the most personal mix I’ve posted up here. It was originally made for my Scottish pen pal Jilli because I was finding out that she was in to a lot of great UK music but had missed out on a fair few of my absolute favourite bands from a few years ago. These are the bands that were playing shows and doing tours, releasing records and showing up on compilations when I was first getting in to the UK scene. A lot of them are from my home town of Northampton, but a lot of them aren’t. Some of them have long broken up, some of them are doing other things now, some are still going. Some names you’ll know and some you won’t. But these are, in a lot of ways, the bands and the songs who shaped the second half of my teenage years and kind of made me the person I am today. They mean the world to me, and I love having the opportunity to share them with other people. Anyone who downloads this one in paticular will make me insanely happy, so I hope you enjoy it and feel inclined to check out some of the bands further, and pass this mix along.

As always, click the album cover to download, and although the files may look like a mess in the folder, it’s all tagged up properly. I’ve also added a little bit of background to some of the songs in this post where I feel it might entice you a little more.

The picture on the cover is Tanaou playing at the last ever Soundhaus show before it was closed down. The mass of hair at the front on the left is me.

Tracklist:

  1. The Jesus Years - Say Hello To Pink Floyd [Members now in Crash of Rhinos]
  2. One Toy Soldier - Anna Hyde [Members now in My First Tooth and Tellison]
  3. My Awesome Compilation - You Need Discipline
  4. Encyclopedia - You Can Say No (But I Hope You Don’t)
  5. The Don Ramos Players - Red and Blue
  6. Kapowski - Jean Michel Jarre [Members now in New Cassettes]
  7. Tellison - New York New York New York [An earlier single version]
  8. The Riverclub - The Sunshine Coast
  9. Meet Me In St. Louis - Right This Way You Maverick Renegade [Members now in Shoes and Socks Off]
  10. I Was A Cub Scout - Teenage Skin [Their drummer ended up in La Roux’s live band]
  11. Stapleton - The Storm You Never Knew About Blew Half The Island In To The Sea [Members also in Avast!]
  12. Dave House - Trafalgar Square To Anywhere [In The Steal, Pacer]
  13. Itch - Table Turned
  14. New Cassettes - Carnivals
  15. The Attika State - Anchors!
  16. Tubelord - Stacey’s Left Arm [Early BBC Introducing Session version]
  17. Dartz! - Once, Twice, Again! [Members now in Algiers]
  18. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. - Glass Houses [An earlier single version]
  19. Tanaou - Medicine
  20. Data. Select. Party. - The Woot The Hot The Hotness
  21. The Maple State - Temperate Lives [Members now in Ghost Saddles and Algiers]
MFF#15: Short Songs
This mix was mostly inspired by Into It. Over It. (that’s why there’s three of his songs on it) who I’ve been listening to pretty much non-stop lately. I was starting to notice how a lot of my favourite of his songs are under two minutes long and that, actually, there’s loads of great songs that don’t reach the two minute mark, and that squeezing a load of different songs in to a really short space of time can be really satisfying. So I’ve made a mix of 24 tracks by 19 bands that clocks in at 37 minutes. It’s mostly acoustic folk and indie rock stuff, generally pretty mellow - despite what you might expect from a short songs mix, there’s no hardcore or pop punk on here as that’s a totally different mix for a different day. I’d hope that these short little blasts might act as little teasers and encourage you to check out some of the bands on here. As ever, click the cover up the top there to download. The files might look like a bit of a mess in the folder, but it’s all tagged up right. I hope you like it!
Tracklist:
Aged Yummy - Let’s Connect Dots
1905 - Throw
Into It. Over It. - No Good Before Noon
Tanaou - Eskimo Kisses
The Love Of Everything - Strip To The Sky
The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape
Johnny Foreigner - I’llchoosemysideandshutup, Alright
Frightened Rabbit - Who’d You Kill Now?
Great Cynics - Home Measures
Los Campesinos! - My Year In Lists
Into It. Over It. - Cambridge, MA
The Attika State - Bones
Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Red Clay Roots
Cheap Girls - Her and Cigarettes
The Love Of Everything - Keep Off Of Me
S H Davidson - Freud Links The Teeth
Hightide Hotel - Wordsearch
Midget & Giant - Reminds Me Of You
Into It. Over It. - Ravenswood
Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist (Modest Mouse Cover)
The Attika State - Flesh
Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day
The Love Of Everything - Dreams Don’t
This Town Needs Guns - Zebra

MFF#15: Short Songs

This mix was mostly inspired by Into It. Over It. (that’s why there’s three of his songs on it) who I’ve been listening to pretty much non-stop lately. I was starting to notice how a lot of my favourite of his songs are under two minutes long and that, actually, there’s loads of great songs that don’t reach the two minute mark, and that squeezing a load of different songs in to a really short space of time can be really satisfying. So I’ve made a mix of 24 tracks by 19 bands that clocks in at 37 minutes. It’s mostly acoustic folk and indie rock stuff, generally pretty mellow - despite what you might expect from a short songs mix, there’s no hardcore or pop punk on here as that’s a totally different mix for a different day. I’d hope that these short little blasts might act as little teasers and encourage you to check out some of the bands on here. As ever, click the cover up the top there to download. The files might look like a bit of a mess in the folder, but it’s all tagged up right. I hope you like it!

Tracklist:

  1. Aged Yummy - Let’s Connect Dots
  2. 1905 - Throw
  3. Into It. Over It. - No Good Before Noon
  4. Tanaou - Eskimo Kisses
  5. The Love Of Everything - Strip To The Sky
  6. The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape
  7. Johnny Foreigner - I’llchoosemysideandshutup, Alright
  8. Frightened Rabbit - Who’d You Kill Now?
  9. Great Cynics - Home Measures
  10. Los Campesinos! - My Year In Lists
  11. Into It. Over It. - Cambridge, MA
  12. The Attika State - Bones
  13. Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Red Clay Roots
  14. Cheap Girls - Her and Cigarettes
  15. The Love Of Everything - Keep Off Of Me
  16. S H Davidson - Freud Links The Teeth
  17. Hightide Hotel - Wordsearch
  18. Midget & Giant - Reminds Me Of You
  19. Into It. Over It. - Ravenswood
  20. Sun Kil Moon - Exit Does Not Exist (Modest Mouse Cover)
  21. The Attika State - Flesh
  22. Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day
  23. The Love Of Everything - Dreams Don’t
  24. This Town Needs Guns - Zebra
MFF#10 Hi, My Name’s Matt
Hi there, I’m Matt. I’m a good friend of Rob’s and decided to hop on to this cool idea with a mix of my own. This isn’t really made for anyone in particular, and doesn’t really have a theme as such, but it gives you a little taster of the sort of thing that I’m into, with a lot stuff that you’ll probably have heard, and some other stuff that you might not have done, but hopefully are into anyway! Oh, and there’s a super special song that I recorded myself at the end. It’s the first of what will hopefully be many new tunes of mine. And it’s all about Pokémon! So what more could you want! Just don’t judge my singing.
As usual, click on the artwork to go to the download link!
Tracklist:
Generator ^ First Floor (Daytrotter Session) - Freelance Whales
Red Lips - The Hot Melts
Time For You To Stand Up - Twin Atlantic
Brave As A Noun - Andrew Jackson Jihad
A Heavy Abacus - The Joy Formidable
Lipstick - Lemuria
Four Bulbs - Admiral Fallow
Sleet and Snow - My First Tooth
The Streets - Avalanche City
Time Tables - The Menzingers
Unless It’s Kicks - Okkervil River
Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
Steve Rogers - Seven Years Behind
Algebra - Airship
Lungs - Dave House
Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
Sea - Just Panic
Afraid of Everyone - The National
Kim Kelly is My Friend - One Night Stand In North Dakota
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Dramamine - Sun Kil Moon
Juno - Tokyo Police Club
The Good Rebel - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Sound of Settling - Death Cab For Cutie
Lemonade - Wheatus
Floating in the Forth - Frightened Rabbit
Epilogue - The Antlers
Squirtle, I Choose You! - My Name’s Matt

MFF#10 Hi, My Name’s Matt

Hi there, I’m Matt. I’m a good friend of Rob’s and decided to hop on to this cool idea with a mix of my own. This isn’t really made for anyone in particular, and doesn’t really have a theme as such, but it gives you a little taster of the sort of thing that I’m into, with a lot stuff that you’ll probably have heard, and some other stuff that you might not have done, but hopefully are into anyway! Oh, and there’s a super special song that I recorded myself at the end. It’s the first of what will hopefully be many new tunes of mine. And it’s all about Pokémon! So what more could you want! Just don’t judge my singing.

As usual, click on the artwork to go to the download link!

Tracklist:

  1. Generator ^ First Floor (Daytrotter Session) - Freelance Whales
  2. Red Lips - The Hot Melts
  3. Time For You To Stand Up - Twin Atlantic
  4. Brave As A Noun - Andrew Jackson Jihad
  5. A Heavy Abacus - The Joy Formidable
  6. Lipstick - Lemuria
  7. Four Bulbs - Admiral Fallow
  8. Sleet and Snow - My First Tooth
  9. The Streets - Avalanche City
  10. Time Tables - The Menzingers
  11. Unless It’s Kicks - Okkervil River
  12. Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
  13. Steve Rogers - Seven Years Behind
  14. Algebra - Airship
  15. Lungs - Dave House
  16. Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  17. Sea - Just Panic
  18. Afraid of Everyone - The National
  19. Kim Kelly is My Friend - One Night Stand In North Dakota
  20. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
  21. Dramamine - Sun Kil Moon
  22. Juno - Tokyo Police Club
  23. The Good Rebel - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  24. The Sound of Settling - Death Cab For Cutie
  25. Lemonade - Wheatus
  26. Floating in the Forth - Frightened Rabbit
  27. Epilogue - The Antlers
  28. Squirtle, I Choose You! - My Name’s Matt

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mixes. made for friends. by other friends. or whatever.

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