I’ve had a busy week at school, there’s probably nowhere that’s more fun (or exhausting) than a primary school over Christmas. I spend my evenings listening to Mark Kozelek’s Christmas album and I’m half way through my end of year review.
So far we’ve had EP and single, this week it’s time for my favourite music video of the year. It’s not just a nice video you can watch in some awful clothes shop to pass the time, it needs to fit to the music. Nothing does that more than Lily and Madeline’s “Blue Blades”. L+M are so talented it scares me how effortless they seem to make such haunting and delicious music. One of these days I hope they play in England so I can go and see them. Until then enjoy this stunning video.
Next week it’s album of the year.
So I’ve got my digital radio tuned into Radio Christmas (24 hour Christmas songs!), watching crappy soppy Christmas films on Sundays, going crazy making Christmas decorations and singing Christmas songs at school all day, eating mince pies and looking at the cool playmobil toys my son gets in his advent calendar every day!
So it must be time to look back on 2015. Each week over the next 4 weeks I’ll choose my favourite EP, video, track and finally album of the year.
This week I’m starting with EP, and the winner is -de-da-dah- Emma Kupa. She use to be the singer in a little fun band called the standard fare, and this year she put out a EP called Home Cinema, it’s all about her family. It’s got such a breezy lush sound, and she has one of the best voices around at the moment, with personal lyrics touching on alcohol, happy childhood memories, cherry aid and the bittersweet hope family gives you when sadness comes.
If you’ve never heard her before, you should download or buy this EP. It’s really quite exceptional, and if she put together a whole album it would be a strong contender for album of the year too. Check it out below!