BFTE Mix | June 2017

So, something I always intended to do when starting this was to put together end of month mixes ala FWBA when that was still up and running. Not everyone has the time or the wherewithal to go hunting down the Hype Machine etc all day every day trying to find something to replace the endless Toto that is on everyone’s playlist. Yes, it is always total. So, voila!

Now, not everything in this playlist has been featured on Beer For The Ear this month. It’s purely a sense of choice. There is far too much music out there to continuously share everything I think worthwhile and, inevitably, I feel it is just as important to showcase acts that you may not find otherwise as opposed to the latest releases by bigger names. Don’t get me wrong, if I think something is worth sharing from a massive name I will 100% put it in, but I think most of my readers will already be aware of some of the larger presences. So this mix is a combination of my favourite featured posts and some of the other stuff I’ve had on repeat this month for you all to peruse at your leisure.

Strenth and honour!

SLØTFACE | Nancy Drew

Whoops. So here’s me thinking that moving to London would coincide with a greater lift in productivity. Who knew the 9 – 5 would kick my butt so frequently? Regardless, I should post more. So, in the spirit of an agreement of attempting to be a productive adult with my girlfriend, I will endeavour to post more regularly.

Ahead of their debut album, SLØTFACE have dropped their latest single Nancy Drew. Beggining with an aggressive punk-based guitar line, singer Haley Shea laments about falling asleep to the pickings of singer-songwriter fare. Using the eponymous teenage detective as a barnstoping tour de force to tackle the indie boys club, “Nancy Drew” as a track showcases SLØTFACE at an aggressive self-righteous level that is entirely deserved.

I’ll always be pre-disposed to a strong guitar based track that carries the necessary confidence behind it. The idea of an indie detective keeping the male dominated guitar-band scene in check as a vigilante private mercenary is undeniably a fantasy of many. Theres a great article on The Rockpit on the track which is worth a read in itself.

“Nancy Drew” is the second single from the upcoming debut album ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ which is out on 15/09/2017 via Propeller Recordings.