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 #34

  1. Justice – Safe and Sound
  2. Todd Terje & The Olsens – Firecracker
  3. Compton White – Track 2
  4. The Strokes – OBLIVIUS
  5. Spring King – Detroit
  6. Bat For Lashes – Sunday Love
  7. Mitski – Fireworks
  8. Alexis Taylor – So Much Further To Go
  9. Christine and the Queens – Tilted
  10. Rival Consoles – Lone
  11. Floating Points – Argenté
  12. MSTRKRFT – Morning of the Hunt

Viewing Gum Listening Post #32

Another month, another Viewing Gum Listening Post! Yes, don’t I know it. I have proper features in the offing, I promise! Anyway, listen to right here, or just stream below.

In the meantime, in non-music news, why not check out my movie-related stuff, namely my Letterboxd account I’ve been updating, as well as my Japanese movie programme Tumblr, EIGAGAGA?


  1. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
  2. Mr. Oizo – Hand in the Fire (feat. Charli XCX)
  3. Shonen Knife – Rock’n’roll T-Shirt
  4. Weezer – Wind In Our Sail
  5. Iggy Pop – Break Into Your Heart
  6. Charles Bradley – Good to Be Back Home
  7. Anchorsong – Mother
  8. Emmy The Great – Social Halo
  9. Disasterpeace – The Mirror in the Attic
  10. MMOTHS – Body Studies
  11. Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm – 00:26

Viewing Gum Listening Post #31

It’s been two months, but the first Viewing Gum Listening Post for 2016 (and the thirty-first overall) is ready for you to listen to right here, or just stream below. Various factors delayed its collation, but perhaps of most significant relevance was the passing of David Bowie, which prompted a fairly typical response from his devoted followers worldwide of absorbing as much of his incredibly vast and varied work for a goodly time. There are few artists who could very easily fill days of radioplay but thanks to Bowie’s ability to inspire as well as be inspired, to collaborate, to produce, to write, to make guest appearances, to follow music as well as be followed by other musicians, to cross genres – well, there was much material to savour during my hefty Bowie binge.  I updated my 21st Century Bowie playlist recently, which can be listened to here.

I’m still not over it, and it will colour the rest of the year – and years – to come. But seeking out new interesting music was something he championed, and so the Listening Posts must go on!



  1. Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry
  2. The Crookes – The World Is Waiting
  4. Field Music – Disappointed
  5. Sunflower Bean – Easier Said
  6. Fruit Bats – From a Soon-to-Be Ghost Town
  7. The Besnard Lakes – The Bray Road Beast
  8. Daughter – Doing the Right Thing
  9. Animal Collective – FloriDada
  10. The Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits
  11. Shlomo – Druid Caravan of Smoke


Viewing Gum Listening Post #30

The Viewing Gum Listening Post hits the big THREE OH. Welcome to VGLP30 which will serve as the final regular playlist of 2015. Coming by the end of the month (or perhaps early 2016) will include my regular Best of the Year articles, and with them accompanying playlists. So do follow me on Spotify, Twitter and the like to access them as soon as they appear. The year is running out of steam yet (and there are some singles here from some much awaited albums in the new year too, so plenty to look forward to in 2016).

Stream below or click here to hear all dem songs..


  1. Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark
  2. Neon Indian – Annie
  3. Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) [feat. Pharrell Williams]
  4. Santigold – Can’t Get Enough Of Myself (feat B.C)
  5. Grimes – World Princess part II
  6. André Bratten – Philistine
  7. Eagles of Death Metal – Save A Prayer
  8. Savages – T.I.W.Y.G.
  9. Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over (Single Version)
  10. Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood – Ray Gun (feat. DOOM)
  11. Guy Garvey – Electricity
  12. David Bowie – Blackstar

Viewing Gum Listening Post #29

The long wait is now over. Here comes VGLP29! Yes, it does seem this blog has simply become a place to post my Spotify playlists – I do have some proper review and feature ideas (plus an annual return of my terrible jokes round-up come the end of October – check my Twitter for a preview). But it’s been a while since last time, and so I have amassed a bumper crop of great new music. It seems the past few weeks have seen an influx of much awaited albums after a bit of a drought over the summer. After a uncertain start, it looks like 2015 will be another fine year.

Stream below or click here to listen buddy!.

  1. De Lux – Oh Man The Future
  2. Battles – Dot Net
  3. SEXWITCH – Helelyos
  4. Foals – What Went Down
  5. Wavves – Way Too Much
  6. Darwin Deez – Right When It Rains
  7. Metric – For Kicks
  8. CHVRCHES – Clearest Blue
  9. RAC, Katie Herzig – 3am
  10. Lianne La Havas – Grow
  11. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
  12. Beach House – Space Song
  13. Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm – W
  14. The Chemical Brothers – Radiate

Viewing Gum Listening Post #28

And so on to VGLP28. Some show notes – I really really dig this Beck song. I finally got a chance to see him live, sandwiched between Future Islands and The Strokes in Hyde Park last month, and it was a real humdinger, though a tad disappointing this track was not in the setlist. No matter, it kicks ‘tush’ here. Of my Glastonbury ‘discoveries’ (i.e. bands I was ignorant of until I stumbled upon them, but I’m guessing everyone else has known them for aeons comparatively), I have added a track by Weaves from Canada, who were really fun. I don’t think the recorded versions of any of the songs I heard them play quite captures the spirited performance they put in at Glasto, but I look forward to hearing more from them. I’ve stuck one of the songs from Makeup and Vanity Set’s latest, even if it has been out for a ‘little’ bit, but I tend to get my synthwave music via Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc. so never really think to listen to it on Spotify. And to close, a track from Susumu Yokota, who sadly passed away a few months ago, aged only 54. A master craftsman at creating all kinds of wondrous ambient sample-heavy soundscapes, he also dabbled in some interesting classical collages, and the final song here today is a fine example. Lots of his music is on Spotify, so I recommend taking some time to check out his back catalogue if you are so inclined.

Stream below or click here to open on its ownsome.


  1. Beck – Dreams
  2. Everything Everything – Regret
  3. Ezra Furman – Restless Year
  4. N.A.S.A. – Iko (feat. Lizzo)
  5. Weaves – Tick
  6. Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington – Them Changes
  7. Adrian Younge – Resurrection Morning – Instrumental
  8. Ratatat – Drift
  9. Makeup and Vanity Set – Remember
  10. Björk – Stonemilker
  11. Susumu Yokota – Traveller in the Wonderland