Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The K-Tizzle Sizzle - I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

Butterfingers love work. As do I.

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...
by Katie Langley

Don’t tell my boss, but I’m feeling a little deflated this week. After returning from work after one and half blissful weeks away from the corporate grind, my post-holiday glow is starting to feel like a distant memory. The difficult time-slot is typically 2pm where my thoughts turn to napping and/or indulging in an alcoholic beverage (or six). Unfortunately for me my office is not supportive of either of those things. Damn.

In between naps and drinks (you know, the usual holiday activities) I treated myself to lots of music, both new (to me) and old. So, in a pathetic attempt to keep my holiday memory alive I’ve been playing these songs on my morning commute…

The Bennies – ‘Party Smashers’

My love affair with The Bennies is only new after having seen them for the first time at BIGSOUND recently. I knew I was going to be in for a treat when the lead singer graced the stage wearing tight gold leggings. And I wasn’t wrong – it was fun and hilarious. I found myself clapping and chanting along, which is saying something because I was all on my lonesome, and I’m usually quite sparing with my crowd participation – you gotta work for it, you know?

Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Feral Love’

This song is all kinds of grim and brooding, but I can’t help but love the sense of anticipation that builds throughout. It also makes me want to buy a really dark shade of lipstick.

Whitechapel - 'Our Endless War'

Every now and again I wonder if inside of me beats the heart of an angsty teenager. Sometimes I try to fight it, other times I just give in. I gave in a couple of weeks ago and saw Whitechapel when they toured with Devildriver. I loved every moment of it, and I’m not sorry.

Elliphant - 'Down on Life'

It’s got funk, it’s got groove, and I can’t help but think that Elliphant and I could be best friends.

Wax Witches - 'Friend Zone'

This is another BIGSOUND gem. I was feeling completely disillusioned with the amount of fake denim and general wankery of the event that I was absolutely thrilled to discover Wax Witches. I’m a bit hot and cold on punk, but this is just amazingly raw and unapologetic.  Also, how great is the video clip?

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