Hello again, here are my favourite tunes of this month! After being in Bristol now for a month all the music I've been to see has been electronic... house, garage, dubstep, ghetto funk, drum n bass, electro swing... so for a change here is a selection of lovely pretty music with real instruments in!
number one: Gabrielle Aplin 'Please Don't Say You Love Me' I don't exaggerate when I say that I've been following Gabrielle's music for yeeears... back in the myspace days! This song, which is coming out as her debut single on the 18th of November, shows how far she has come from her paramore covers! I was nearly lucky enough to see her live at Larmer Tree... but unfortunately I didn't get out of bed in time... she sounded lovely from my tent though. I'm a sucker for a video that tells a story too, as you'll see from a couple of my other selections this month, and this one is beautiful. She has also uploaded this colourful stop motion style lyrics video.
number two: Misotu 'You da One' (Rhianna cover) Okay so it's not exactly my style to post about artists I found out about through the X-factor but this pop band with an urban edge from London just have beautiful voices and create beautiful harmonies! I hope they keep it up, because I'm excited to hear original material.
number three: Kodaline 'All I Want' This band came to my attention when my friend Jess posted it to her facebook wall. Such a beautiful and emotional song with an equally clever and moving video, brought a little tear to my eye!
number four: Jake Downs 'Seize the Water' Eighteen year old Jake is a talented multi-instrumentalist from Devon, I have been following his musical development from his very first e.p in 2009 until this, his first single. For me, his rich and sumptuous vocals on 'Seize the Water', embody hazy summertime adventure and so does the video which shows some beautiful views of South Devon. You can buy it and it's gorgeous more folky b-side 'the prince' here.
Can't wait to get out and about in Bristol and review some live music for you, hopefully going to see Lianne La Havas next week which will be amaaaazing! What are your favourite tunes of the moment?