Viewing Gum Listening Post #27

Before I get all set for Glastonbury later this month, another dollop of playlisty loveliness awaits you all: VGLP27. But I’ve been a busy sort this past month, with some other mixtapes on offer. I’ve got my own Soundcloud, and recently uploaded FKNLVU, a mix of love songs (up to a point), capturing all facets, light and dark, of love and sex and relationships. Probably. Features a few choice recent VGLP favourites too. On top of that, my DJ duties at Gamerdisco continue apace, and you can check out an extract from my set at May’s event, held in conjunction with Kotaku UK, which was super great (and featured Mykah and 2xAA on fellow music duty too). Be sure to come along to our next event at The Book Club, London, on 17th June!

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s the latest Listening Post!


1. The Chemical Brothers – Go
2. Shamir – Make A Scene
3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
4. Crystal Castles – Frail
5. Son Lux – Change Is Everything
6. Aminata – Love Injected
7. DJ Yoda – Open Your Eye
8. Songhoy Blues – Soubour
9. Best Coast – Feeling Ok
10. Pond – Holding Out For You
11. Penguin Cafe – Close Encounter
12. The Unthanks – Last Lullaby

Viewing Gum Listening Post #15

This is it. The last Viewing Gum Listening Post of 2013. That is, of course, until my Albums of the Year list (and associated playlist), and potentially a Soundtracks list too (sort of depends how many I can muster the enthusiasm to talk about).  The bigger and better releases are starting to dry up as we enter the month in which the compilation is king (and the yuletide golden oldies take their place in retail establishments across the world), so we’ve got a few older tracks here too to beef up some of the newer ones (and some familiar faces from previous VGLPs even then). But there’s still much to enjoy in the next 12 tracks/40 minutes! Have fun, party down, and stay safe out there in Spotifyland y’all!


  1. Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals
  2. RJD2 – Behold, Numbers!
  3. David Bowie – Atomica
  4. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – 7TH FLOOR
  5. The Flaming Lips – Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy
  6. Groundislava – Final Impasse
  7. Oneohtrix Point Never – Chrome Country
  8. Sébastien Tellier – L’amour naissant II
  9. Best Coast – Fear of My Identity
  10. Young Knives – Score
  11. Josephine Foster – No One’s Calling Your Name
  12. Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead

Viewing Gum Listening Post #2

Welcome to the second instalment of my Viewing Gum Listening Post Spotify playlists. Same as before, it’s a mix of old and new, home and abroad, classics and curios, but just a cross-section of some of the songs I’ve been listening to, well, since the last one. Give it a listen!


  1. The Dø – Dust It Off
  2. Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger
  3. Django Django – Hail Bop
  4. The Shoes – Time to Dance
  5. Hot Chip – Night And Day
  6. Air – Sonic Armada
  7. Dr. John – Kingdom of Izzness
  8. David Bowie – Black Country Rock
  9. The Clash – Hateful
  10. The Cribs – Come On, Be A No-One
  11. Squeeze – Up The Junction
  12. Rufus Wainwright – Out Of The Game
  13. Best Coast – How They Want Me To Be
  14. Keaton Henson – You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are

In other news, the latest edition of my Japanese music podcast Tokyo Soundscape has also just made its way online, so why not stick that on your portable music device and enjoy music from the likes of Base Ball Bear, The Polka Dot Fire Brigade, Sexy Synthesizer and a host of other acts with silly names. While you’re there, I also recommend listening to Nordorama, which has a host of great tunes from Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and the like.