Viewing Gum Listening Post #20

Viewing Gum Listening Post hits the big TWO ZERO. And to mark this special event, I have done something amazing: I have gone and changed the playlist title from “Viewing Gum Listening Post” to…wait for it…VGLP. THIS. CHANGES. EVERYTHING.

Okay, perhaps not, but apart from that, everything is same as ever – old and new, silly and serious, upbeat and downplayed, everything you could hope for. So enjoy the dozen tracks handpicked by yours truly by clicking here or streaming below!


  1. Buffalo Daughter – Oui Oui
  2. Nina Persson – Catch Me Crying
  3. La Roux – Let Me Down Gently
  4. Grimes feat. Blood Diamonds – Go
  5. Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You (7″ Version)
  6. Jungle By Night – Attila
  7. The Notwist – They Follow Me
  8. Sparks  – Why Did You Make Me Care?
  9. Dylan Howe – Art Decade
  10. Alvvays – Next of Kin
  11. Slow Club – Everything is New
  12. Keaton Henson – Elevator Song (feat. Ren Ford)

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.