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!

The Night Café | Felicity

Well, this is a bit nice isn’t it? If, like me, you’re attempting to get geared up for a weekend of fun and games with pre-arranged commitments when all you want to do is sit in bed and draw then this might just be the track for you. As Night Café return ahead of their second EP, Felicity is the first track dropped and it’s a tune for the weekends filled with boozy romance and regret.

Starting with feedbacking loops of guitars and high picked riffs, Felicity plays with dark musical tones in combination with the anthemic choruses that contemporary indie music is so good at providing. Felicity is a track packed with the ingredients that made us all fall in love with indie music. Self-aware candid honesty, punchy guitars and an atmosphere that’s solidified within the first 5 seconds.

Signalling the Liverpool outfit’s return ahead of their second EP. Felicity is a track for the weekend as we all chase those elusive connections in bars stained red with drunken epithets. The new EP will be released 6th of October via Kobalt.

Catch The Night Café live at the following dates: 

June 27 | Glasgow, Glasgow Academy (with The Wombats)
June 29 | Liverpool, Liverpool University (with The Wombats)
June 30 | London, Brixton Academy (with The Wombats)
July 22 | Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
August 6 | 110 Above Festival, Twycross
November 20 | Sheffield, Leadmill (with Blaenavon)
November 21 | Leeds, Wardrobe (with Blaenavon)
November 22 | Manchester, Gorilla (with Blaenavon)
November 24 | London, Shepherds Bush Empire (with Blaenavon)
November 26 | Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 (with Blaenavon)
November 27 | Glasgow, St Lukes (with Blaenavon)
November 28 | Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (with Blaenavon)
November 30 | Birmingham, Mama Roux (with Blaenavon)
December 1 | Bristol, Thekla (with Blaenavon)