Traditionalists would say it’s not time for Fiskal Policy’s spring playlist because it isn’t official spring yet.
I say up yours to tradition and rules. There are so many great tracks you need to know about this week so I simply cannot wait any longer!
First up is the track that sums up the sense of how we have lost a year of going out, of making memories, of losing friends and making new ones. It’s Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing) by Fred again . . and The Blessed Madonna.
Second is another track that I first heard on Annie Mac in the week and thought was absolutely astounding.
Wolf Alice is a band I have been unknowingly aware of for quite some time – I say unknowingly because a search through WhatsApp messages suggests I saw them live at least once at Glastonbury (in 2015 or thereabouts) but have never bought any of their music.
This may change in June when, I believe, the album Last Man on Earth comes from is released. The track gives me goosebumps. It’s that good.
Third on my spring playlist is a remix of 2 Far Gone by Moses Boyd featuring Katy B. Yes, there’s only one Katy B and years after she promised to keep on moving with the lights on she is back on this track.
Let’s hope it is the first of many more new tunes from the South Londoner.
I’m also blown away by her latest video for Hungry Baby (a track originally released in 2019).
And now for something completely different. I’m loving Moonwalk Slide by RV, Chip and BackRoad Gee.
None of the tracks on The White Stripes Greatest Hits album are new but I do really like Jack and Meg White so am taking the liberty of including Seven Nation Army here (Greatest Hits was released fairly recently so it counts as new in that way.)
I like nice biscuits and I really like this track, Fem Chem, by Nice Biscuit.
And – as a massive bonus – the video is weird enough to make you think you’ve chanced upon it on late night Channel 4 after waking up on the sofa in a daze.
I didn’t bake any banana bread during lockdown – don’t judge me.
And also breaking the rules is my favourite Mint Royale track, featuring Lauren Laverne from Kenickie – and now 6 Music etc etc.
It’s not officially summer, it’s not even officially spring – but there can be miracles when you believe.
Check out the Spotify playlist so you can play all the tunes at your coming soon spring party.
Stay safe for another week!