M20MIX #1

A weekly mix of Manc’s best tunes new and old from TK…

Seeing as the summer seems to have taken a turn toward the unpredictable, cup your ears in the direction of a few of these. You might just forget all about Big Hurricane Bertha.

Ultimate Painting – Ultimate Painting

Delightfully summery song built around a gem of a riff. Ultimate Painting are Jack Cooper and James Hoare and they are playing tonight (Thursday 14th August) at The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street.

Mazes – Bodies Hookworms remix

Rolling through a hazy hot summer’s evening. Hookworms add their now-signature touch on this from Mazes who formed in Manchester and are Jack Cooper’s other project.

Elbow – Honey Sun

The title says it all. Consistently brilliant for over a decade, Elbow continue to quietly fly the flag for Manchester. This song comes from their new record ‘The take off and landing of everything’. (Also have a listen to Real Life (Angel) and the Title track)

Hookworms – Teen Dreams

Featuring again in this week’s playlist. Hookworms are a band from Leeds who recently curated two nights at the Islington Mill called Lost Weekend. Hailed as one of the best live bands on the circuit right now and listening to the avant-noise-groove evident on songs like this one, it’s not hard to imagine why. Feel the heat.

Orlando Volcano – Lost Chances (feat. Brendan William Jenkinson)

Ambient and soulful, this tune comes from an Irishman based in Brooklyn and couldn’t sound any further from the concrete jungle. Proper dreamy.

Phil Phillips – Sea of Love

This one’s got a good 50 years on the rest. It was a hit then and it’s a hit now and no mistake.

— TK

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