Viewing Gum Listening Post #35

  1. Ezra Furman – Teddy I’m Ready
  2. Martha – Christine
  3. Rival Sons – Tied Up
  4. Local Natives – Psycho Lovers
  5. PREP – Cheapest Flight
  6. METAFIVE – Maisie’s Avenue
  7. The Divine Comedy – Napoleon Complex
  8. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Creation
  9. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  10. Adrian Younge – Magic Music
  11. Swet Shop Boys – T5
  12. M.I.A. – A.M.P. (All My People)
  13. Lizzo – Phone
  14. Crystal Castles – Ornament
  15. Tobacco – Gods in Heat
  16. White Lies – Hold Back Your Love
  17. Mystery Jets – Blood Red Balloon
  18. Wilco – Nope
  19. Jóhann Jóhannsson, Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra, Anthony Weeden – A Song For Europa
  20. Róisín Murphy – Whatever

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 #7

A new Viewing Gum Listening Post? Already?! Yes, sorry to bunch them all up VGLP fan(s), but as I said before, I had sat on the last one for a silly amount of time, and before we get into December (i.e. the month of past year recaps and top 10 lists et al), thought it would be good to have on quick spurt of fresh musicality before we get all rose-tinted and misty-eyed over Twenty Twelve.

This time round its more about instrumental electro-quirk and similarly tinged asymmetrical guitar heroics, but there’s a couple of breaks from the abnorm, and we close on one of the bestest tracks I’ve heard all year. Hmmm, lots to look forward to then. See you soon for a full music of the year summary – but for now, lucky number seven’s in town!

  1. Jesse Ruins – Dream Analysis
  2. Sweet Valley – Where Will I Go
  3. Lindstrøm – Rà-àkõ-st
  4. Everything Everything – Cough Cough
  5. Of Montreal – Tender Fax
  6. Siinai – Finish Line
  7. Zombie Zombie – Watch the World from a Plane
  8. Crystal Castles – Wrath of God
  9. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Virginia Plain
  10. Dark Dark Dark – Patsy Cline
  11. Bat For Lashes – Laura