Listen to this. That is all.
I’m a morning person. I really mean that, I love the morning. I even love that I have to nap later, naps to me are just as good as the […]
Today, in between rifling through Glaswegian record shops, I mostly listened to this self titled album by duo Sylvan Esso. It’s new and really very good. Check it out!
Pinch, punch first of the month! Inspired by the Arcade Fire tune here are some springtime songs… Sharon Van Etten ‘Everytime the Sun Comes Up’ It’s impossible not to love […]
There’s an American artist called Dangerdust that I’ve fallen in love with, they produce beautiful chalk drawings of quotes and song lyrics, featured above. For this Good Friday here are some other […]
Cycling 1100 miles in 12 days? Aye right. Why would anyone of non- Olympian pedigree take that on? I’m talking about this May’s Great Big Cycle, where ten amateur cyclists, including Grant […]
American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen is an artist I heard of last year through her 2012 release Half Way Home. New album Burn Your Fire For No Witness is one of the best […]
Ready for a dancing tune? Get some jazz into you!! A recent discovery by the name of The Colman Brothers are an excellent place to start.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a dancing track but I heard this song from Londoner’s Young Romance yesterday – an instant, crowd pleasing win. Enjoy!
Hello there! Meant to post this yesterday – Melt Yourself Down + Moon Hooch = happy day. Let’s go dancing.
I heard this version of Kath Bloom’s song ‘The Breeze’ for the first time this morning, as I was getting ready for the day. The lyrics are strikingly honest, I wrote […]
Listen to this William Tyler track because it’s (really) beautiful. Picture of a giant map installation at Summerhall gallery, Edinburgh. I think it fits the song.
It seems like so many great musicians have passed away recently, a sadness eased in part by a then abounding celebration of their music. When I heard about the Phil […]
Right now it’s New Year’s Eve and I’m up, thinking about all the music that meant a lot to me this year. Personally it’s been a year of flux and […]
Louis Armstrong on a Monday. Why ever not?
Somehow I had never heard this song until I heard it covered at a gig yesterday. Insanely good.
l found these two tracks next to each other on Soundcloud just now, by two bands I have never heard of. Listen loud and then say thank you.
There’s a new record from Adam Stafford (who blogged a wee while ago for Play a Song For Me) that you should listen to; it’s called Imaginary Walls Collapse. He’s an […]
Elephant Micah aka Joe O’Connell is an artist I was hugely excited to discover. The multi-instrumentalist from Indiana writes and sings proper songs, the type that make you catch your […]
This is little Play a Song For Me’s 100th wordpress post! A tiny figure for some, for me an occasion akin to getting an ice cream on a sunny day. […]
I was lucky enough to get the new Sparrow and the Workshop album Murderopolis on preview a couple of months ago and since then it’s been on a pretty heavy rotation. […]
Here’s your daily treat! A Dinner Date remix of Jose Gonzalez’s Crosses – very good music.
Powerpop soundcloud find. You’re welcome pals, just get down and shimmy.
Glasgow quartet Quickbeam are a band I’ve followed for over a year now, after first seeing them play some stunning music – the dreamy ‘Seven Hundred Birds’ springs to mind […]
Play this track from Toronto band The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores LOUD! Happy monday musos. The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores – Beat Up Kidz from Ryan Enn Hughes on Vimeo.
I was too busy to post dancing music yesterday, you have no idea how sad that made me. Shake it loose to Wild Cub!
A blissed out end to Monday, ‘Emkay’ from the new Bonobo record The North Borders. Make like these people and shuffle!
I’ve talked about my love of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts before, so it’s probably not surprising I stumbled across this collaboration between Cuban pianist Omar Sosa & Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu […]
Sugary, summery pop for the end of the working day!
Let’s regale you with a tale music fans! I caught singer-songwriter Gareth Dickson at a recent Edinburgh house concert and was bowled over by the intricate, wistful worlds he conjured […]
The type of song you need at the end of a Monday!
Your weekly chunk of cool things to check out! Eating the Beats I discovered this amaaaaaazing blog which posts recipes inspired by great music. As someone who likes baking and […]
Haiku Salut are a musical trio from Derbyshire making dreamy instrumental/baroque pop music counting Múm and Yann Tiersen amongst it’s influences. See the bottom of this post for more and their […]
Like most music fans I listen to a lot of new things. Some of it’s understated, some of it’s try hard, some of it sounds like that band you loved […]
We’re on the cusp of the weekend! Today I have the pleasure of bringing to you my first artist submission in a while, having fleetingly stopped asking bands for their […]
I’ve been on a ban from buying CDs. I know it shouldn’t really matter. You can get pretty much anything through Spotify (though increasingly considered the devil’s work by many) […]
Last week I went to the incredibly beautiful Isle of Skye. A six hour journey just to get there, we drove over 600 miles in total over four days – […]
It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that safari kicked me out of WordPress. This is the fact I faced this morning. Yes there are lots of reasons – mostly that […]
Today the sun has disappeared and mist is shrouding the sky. I’m continuing to unpack my latest record purchases including this one, a record made in 1963 in aid of […]
Right now I am fully stranded. From nowhere a beautiful sunny Edinburgh day turned into a thunderstorm. I dived into a coffee shop and while watching the rain hammer the […]
This weekend I went camping in a very beautiful place in Scotland. Early in the morning we went walking through the woods. Even though I’d fallen over the day before I […]