Courtesy Of: ABOUTAGIRL

Courtesy Of: ABOUTAGIRL

Hello hello!

Today’s post is one that hasn’t been shared in a little while, which kinda makes it all the more better. Today I’ll be sharing ten songs, courtesy of the lovely dynamic duo from London that make up aboutagirl, Tom Mann and Lostboy.

Early last month aboutagirl released their third single, Deep Sea Diving, which features an absolute throwback vocalist for me, Emir Taha. If you paid attention, you may have caught it featuring in my last monthly tunes post for October, because as soon as I got sent the link, I was in love. In all honesty, if I get music sent to me, I only share it if it’s something I’m super psyched and enthusiastic about, and I don’t know what’s more enthusiastic than adding this song to most of my personal playlists and sharing it with all my friends. I also have been loving their first two singles, Forest Fire and KaMiKaZe. 

I would definitely recommend taking some time out to give Deep Sea Diving a listen. You can find it on Spotify HERE.

However, today’s post is a courtesy of, and I was lucky enough to have Tom and Lostboy send over their top ten favourite songs at the moment. Check it out!

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Make sure you checkout aboutagirl on Spotify, you can follow them on Instagram HERE, and on Twitter HERE. I’d love to know what you think of Deep Sea Diving and the amazing pick the guys sent through! Let me know 🙂

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: The Empty Threats

Courtesy Of: The Empty Threats

Hello hello hello!

It’s been a bit of a hot minute since I’ve shared a post here, but I promise, I can explain. University for some reason decided to actually test me a little, and I’ve been bombarded with assignments I didn’t even know I actually had. As well as university, I’m well into completing my 80 hours of work placement every Wednesday, which I am loving, however it does mean that the one free day of the week that I previously had is filled.

On a super excited note, I also came back from BluesFest on the 23rd of April, having spent close to a week in sunny Byron Bay, NSW for the music festival, so you can definitely expect a post about that coming soon.

However, this is a Courtesy Of post, one of my favourites to share with you all, so it’s time to introduce our guests!!

Today’s playlist is Courtesy Of Adelaide four-piece, The Empty Threats, an experimental rock band. The band released their debut EP ‘Ablutions’ back in March, and wrapped up the last of two tour dates this month!

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The Empty Threats were lovely enough to send me their top ten favourite songs at the moment, as well as why they love them! So for once, you guys get a chance to hear it straight from the artist themselves!

Pond – Giant Tortoise: We love the way this song changes direction so rapidly, the hard hitting chorus and the washy verse fold together so perfectly. That chorus really gets us going.

Boogarins – Tempo: We couldn’t miss out our favorite Brazilian Psych-Rock boys. The way this song holds you right in its hand throughout the dramatic pauses and psychedelic explosions is full on, we love playing our interpretation of this song at shows on occasion.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Marmalade March: This hefty Perth-based outfit is a great example of what modern Psych-Rock is. delay effects falling perfectly in place, guitar tones moulding together like they’ve been brought up in the same household, and a driving and washy drum performance to take it up a notch while
holding it all together.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Hot Water: We can’t go past King Gizz, three guitars taking off in different directions paired nicely with a sit back drum beat and a consistent drone from the bass. Not to mention the flute. never forget the woodwind.

Joy Division – Atmosphere: This is one for our singer, the instruments sit exactly where they need to in this one by Joy Division. The raw feel of the vocals is everything it needs to be, not overshadowed by any other part, but taking control and taking you on a ride.

The Drones – To Think I Once Loved You: This song is probably something that is more of a reference for the darker moments in our EP. It’s another example of how the vocal performance drives the whole song, the huge impact of the lead vocal is only backed up by the rest of the band, it never gets lost.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Anemone: The honesty of this song is really something that we love, there’s not a huge amount of processing and you can feel how organic the performances are. The guitar part isn’t perfect, but it creates a dynamic exactly as it should.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Fingertips: We had to put two songs in from these guys, the honesty and the overall organic feeling is second to none. We love the way that the dynamics of this song are so heavily implicated by such small percussion parts, like the tambourine and the shaker. We try and use a bit of extra percussion here and there in our recordings, mostly through the desire to be like these guys.

Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams: This song has a way of keeping us coming back, even after years of having this album on repeat in my car. The overall production and ambition of the track is completely reflective of what we love about Tame Impala.

Melody’s Echo Chamber – I Follow You: We love the soft vocal and the way rest of the instruments feel as though they follow the vocal throughout this song. This song really is the perfect way to settle in, Melody gently walks you into each chorus with an incredible sense of harmony.

So there you have it! I had a great time listening to the songs The Empty Threats shared, such a diverse but cohesive collection of tunes. Let me know if you love any of these songs in the comments below!

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Make sure you have a listen ‘Ablutions‘ which I’ve linked for you to make it all the more easier! I’m still struggling to pick between Magnolia and Loss of Breath as a top favourite from the four tracks,  but you can make a decision for yourselves! If you like what you hear, make sure you check them out on Instagram, BandCamp and Facebook.

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: Fiona

Courtesy Of: Fiona
Hello, hello and welcome back!
Today’s post is a fun one, courtesy of the lovely Fiona, from Questions From A Teenager! If you haven’t checked out her blog already, I highly recommend you do. Not only is her blog one of my favourite’s here on WordPress, but Fiona is also one of my favourite people on the platform, part of my imaginary little girl gang on here, which made receiving an email with her top ten favourite songs at the moment all the more exciting!
Check out what Fiona’s been loving, down below, and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Between The Bars – Elliott Smith: What a beautiful song??? I can’t believe I’ve never heard this song. So nostalgic, and sad and emotional to listen to. The guitar and Elliott’s voice match perfectly.
SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK – Joji: Love, love, love. This song has been in my peripheral’s for a while but I’ve never listened to it until getting this list from Fiona. I love it. There, I said it. So much so that I made it my song for the day in my 365 playlist for 2019, which you can check out HERE. It’s so ethereal, but Joji’s voice is so strong and powerful at the same time, and it’s a beautiful blend.
Summer Games – Drake: A great song. One of my favourite Drake songs, ever, hands down, which made me super happy to see this song on her list.
Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood: Ooohhh preteen Priya is cheering at this pick. Such a great song, The Neighbourhood is so great, all the songs are fantastic, but you’d be hard to have missed this a few years ago when it was flooding the internet. I love it, Fiona loves it, hopefully you love it.
Hey Ya! – Outkast: I mean, can you blame her? Always was and always will be, a bop. This song is just memory central, all the time. I will openly judge you if you say you don’t like this song and can resist dancing or singing along.
Dark Red – Steve Lacy: Steve Lacy, one of the most underrated artists to ever exist. If you haven’t heard his solo stuff, you’ve surely heard his guitar playing in his band The Internet, and if you’ve yet to hear either, please pause and check some of his music out before continuing – just make sure you come back.
Nothing Lasts – Bedroom: Another song I’ve never heard, and of that, I am shameful. What a song. I really love the guitar and the bass in this song, which are some of the most prominent factors, but I feel like this song makes for the perfect summer montage song. Only after going into Bedroom’s Spotify page did I realise it’s the same musician who released TEST SPOT, another beautiful song Fiona introduced me to!
Walking On A Dream – Empire Of The Sun: Sometimes I forget that this song exists and then I listen to it and have to tell myself off for every forgetting it’s there. I can never find it in myself to skip this song, and for good reason too, I don’t think anyone doesn’t have a memory or a nostalgic feeling towards this song.
Oh! You Pretty Things – David Bowie: Okay, so I feel like a fraud because David Bowie is honestly someone I never, ever listen to. I feel like I should pay homage to him and have this huge love for him like nearly every other musician, but I just don’t. Mad respect, but never got around his music or anything. That said, I understand why this song is on Fiona’s list. It’s a great song, and maybe I can get around it after listening to it a bit more. We shall see.
Garden Shed – Tyler, The Creator: Again, another artist I don’t listen to much, but when I do listen to a Tyler, The Creator song, I never end up hating it. I have indeed listened to Garden Shed, and definitely understand why it’s made the cut. The guitar in this song is beautiful and it takes you on a great journey. So sonically pleasing to listen to.
So yeah! Hopefully you all enjoyed Fiona’s top ten picks! I know I sure did, and make sure to check out her blog, which you can find HERE. She’s one of my favourites here on WordPress, like I mentioned earlier, and I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy over there!

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: Supergal Mia

Courtesy Of: Supergal Mia

Hello friends and welcome to another post!

These last few weeks have been absolutely fab and they’re about to get fab-ber. The incredible Mia has been in my city for a few weeks now and we’ve been having a great time. A sesh or two, saving each other from boring social outings and spending money on online stores in preparation for music festivals, it’s all been happening.

Through all the stuff that’s been going on, I managed to grab her top ten favourite songs at the moment, which she was more than happy to send to me, so here they are!

 


thank u, next – Ariana Grande: What a big, fat, yes. This song has been everything these past few weeks, and I’m loving how much support and appreciation it’s received since it’s release, and I’m very thankful to Mia for including this song as No. 1 on her list.

Someone New – Hozier: Anyone who doesn’t think Hozier is out here writing bops, hasn’t heard this song. I feel like I’m driving in the middle of the American middle east with the gal pals on a road trip across the country in a montage of a coming of age Netflix movie.

Deadcrush – alt-J: Now I listen to a little bit of alt-J. But not enough that I knew this song when I read it on Mia’s list that she texted me. I’d like to send Mia a huge flying kiss of thanks for introducing it to me. It’s super climactic while not doing all that much and I definitely appreciate it. Great for driving or even running if for some you reason you choose to run.

Big God – Florence + The Machine: If you didn’t know that Mia loves Florence + The Machine by now, now you know. I can’t say I wasn’t expecting a Florence + The Machines song, but I wasn’t sure which one I’d get. This is definitely a great one. It’s typical F+TM, takes a little while to build up arc, but once it does it’s truly cinematic.

Forever and Ever More – Nothing But Thieves: I’ve never listened to a song by Nothing But Thieves until I listened to this one, and I’m a bit peeved off, because this is incredible.

Don’t Touch My Hair – Solange Knowles: This. Song. Slaps. I will forever be an advocate for Solange Knowles and the masterpiece of an album that received not even a quarter of the recognition or admiration it deserved. Although after a particular conversation with Mia about her a hair and a backpacker’s opening remarks about her hair, the title of this song makes me giggle.

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters: Holy moly this song violently throws me back to my childhood. This song is such a great song to have a guilty pleasure boogie to, if you’ve somehow never heard it, definitely get around it. If happiness was an audible sound, it would probably sound like this song.

There Goes Our Love Again – White Lies: Again, another song I have to admit I’ve never heard. Super grateful to Mia for introducing me to a few new incredible songs, this being one of them. Such a good summer song, definitely adding it to the road-trip playlist. I can understand why Mia included this one on her list.

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne: Another song that is just audible happiness. Such a cute song. The chorus just forces you to kind of bop along, even sing a few lines. Jess Glynne is a super star.

 

 


 

And there you have it!! Another Courtesy Of, this time courtesy of the one and only, Mia! Make sure you check out here incredible blog HERE, she’s everything I want to be when I grow up.

Let me know if you love any of the songs or what your favourite songs are at the moment!

x

Priya

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Courtesy Of: Chloe Luna

Courtesy Of: Chloe Luna

Hello friends! Today’s post is another Courtesy Of. I’ve been really trying to get as many people as I can included in these posts, because as much as I love rambling about my own musical tastes and interests of the month/week/day/minute, it’s always good to get a fresh perspective, and discover some new music myself.

So today’s Courtesy Of, is brought to you, courtesy of, Chloe Luna. Chloe is one of my most favourite people here on WordPress, and if you have yet to check out her blog, you’re missing out on some of the most beautiful, heartfelt, honest writing I’ve read in a long time. Definitely have a read.

get well soon – Ariana Grande: I have to admit. I didn’t listen to this song the most from the album, it was one of the songs I kinda skimmed over. But Goddamn do I regret that. I can’t believe I neglected this beautiful song. It’s such a cute song, and I am ever so grateful towards Chloe for including it on her list and putting me in check.

Fools – Madison Beer: I love me some Madison Beer. Love it. We’re huge Madison fans around here, and we can have a chat if you’d like to say anything negative towards her or her music. I’m always down. This song though. This song is one of her best in my opinion. In my opinion, the entire As She Pleases record is some of Madison’s best work.

134340 – BTS: Okay. This is where we divide slightly. I’ve never found myself on the K-Pop train. It’s difficult for me. But that said, I can totally understand why Chloe included this on her list. It’s a straight bop. Like everything I kinda look for in a song. Definitely check this song out.

Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves: Again, I feel like I should have listened to at least one Kasey Musgraves song, but alas, I’ve not, until I had a listen to this song. I totally understand the vibe though. I wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to her music, but I can’t deny it’s good. Female Hunter Hayes in my mind.

Same Ol’ Mistakes – Rihanna: Rihanna does no wrong for me, and this song is no different. This song is so fluorescent, I love the entire vibe of this song, and while it’s not my favourite from the album, it’s definitely up there.

My Love Is Like A Star – Demi Lovato: No-one, on this earth, can say that Demi Lovato can’t sing. Because the girl can sing. Chloe and I have somewhat bonded over our love and adoration for Demi, especially when we were younger in high school. This song is so emotional, and her voice shines it this one.

Strings – Shawn Mendes: Ah we love some Handwritten Shawn Mendes. I remember listening to this song on repeat when this album came out. I’d love to see current Shawn sing this song again, I reckon he’d do it so well now. Super grateful, huge thanks to Chloe for including this song because I’ve re-added it to so many playlists.

The Palisades – Childish Gambino (& Christian Rich): Another artist Chloe and I have loved together, bonded over, spoken at lengths about, is Childish Gambino, so I can’t say I didn’t expect this artist on her list. She definitely chose a good song too.

MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) – BTS: Okay, holy shit this remix. Always a huge fan of Steve Aoki. Like I mentioned before, never listen to BTS, but I can totally see why this song is an absolute tune.

Monster Among Men – 5SOS: Okay, so the only songs from this album I’ve heard have been the ones I’ve heard from my sisters room, and I have slight regrets now. This song is good. Not my favourite 5SOS song, that’s reserved for 2014 5SOS, but I can get around this.

Clearly – Grace VanderWaal: Okay. So I only listened to this after seeing it on one of Chloe’s monthly roundups of music, and ever since, I have been obsessed. I obviously knew who Grace was before hearing the song, I mean it was hard to escape her for a little while last year, even here in Australia, but I haven’t exactly kept tabs on her music since then. So I was super interested to here her cover of this song and I was incredibly surprised and impressed. The song is beautiful. Grace’s voice is amazing and it’s the perfect song to lift your spirits and empower you, all the while feeling like this really magical, ethereal piece of music that Grace fronts perfectly. Definitely give this one a listen, it’s one of my favourites on this list.

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: My Mum

Courtesy Of: My Mum

Hello hello! Today’s post is one that I’ve been waiting a little while to bring to you all, and that’s a Courtesy Of, brought to you by the final member of my family, my favourite human to ever exist mother. I managed to snag a quick moment with my mum when she joined me on the couch upstairs as I was scheduling up some posts, so opening up this fresh baby, I demanded her ten favourite songs and she was super duper excited to share some tunes with me.

Wait, let me check my Spotify.” 

We love a Spotify savvy queen.

Crazy – Patsy Cline: I don’t care what anyone says, this song deserves to be up there with the classics. Whenever I hear it I get violent flashbacks to waking up late on a Saturday morning, before I started working and was out of the house by 8:30, and hearing this song playing in the backyard while mum hung out the washing. It was a tradition.

Nine Million Bicycles – Katie Melua: My mum is so passionate about Katie Melua, it’s not a joke. This is probably her favourite song, and I can’t count how many times I’ve been driving with her in the car and this song comes on, and I’m forced to stay absolutely silent for the entirety of the 3:17 minutes it goes on for. That said, it’s a beautiful.

Ave Maria – Aaron Neville: Can’t say this was ever a version of the song I was familiar with, but mum’s mad about it. Apparently she loved Aaron Neville.

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones: This one is a shared favourite. We’ve both loved Norah Jones for years, and mum definitely influenced me on that. Norah is another voice who I grew up listening to, so I’m all about her and her songs. This is definitely a favourite.

I Dreamed A Dream – Susan Boyle: Susan Boyle. An icon.

Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble: I dare you to listen to this song and not smile??? Mum’s always loved Michael Buble, she has his CD in the car that she got an op shop for 50 cents, and regardless of the fact that we hardly listen to CD’s in the car anymore, that CD never leaves.

Valerie – Amy Winehouse: This song is a song everyone knows, and for good reason. It’s a classic.

Songbird – Kenny G: We all love a good saxophone in my family and obviously Kenny G is the go-to for that.

Havana – Pentatonix: Mum loves Pentatonix. Everyone knows Mum loves Pentatonix. She has all their albums on Spotify, and while I used to hear Patsy Cline and Norah Jones on Saturday and Sunday mornings while I was younger, it’s transitioned to Pentatonix and I’m not mad about it. This song is one of the funkier ones in my opinion.

NO – Meghan Trainor: Regardless of what I think of Meghan Trainor, I can’t lie and say this song isn’t a bop. It’s such a tune musically, and you can’t help but bob your head while listening to it.

So that’s some of my mum’s favourite songs. It’s a good mix, so many songs from my childhood, and I love majority of these songs too, definitely not as much as she does though.

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: My Little Sister

Courtesy Of: My Little Sister

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Hello friends!

I’m not too sure if anyone’s gathered but I’ve been kind of sporadic in my posting recently, due to just generally being in a bit of a slump and feeling highly unmotivated to do anything. I’ve been desperately trying to think of new content to write about, and I found myself finding a ton of time in our upstairs sit-out area, staring blankly at my computer screen while my little sister blasted her music around the house.

On reflection, the answer was in front of me for several weeks, and it wasn’t until this week that I really took notice of the music was sister was listening to, how different it was to what I assumed she usually listened to, and how many throwbacks I was hearing from her room that reminded me of Year 8 Priya. So, of course, this post is going to be another Courtesy Of post, one of my favourites to share, brought to you by my little sister.

LA Devotee – Panic! At The Disco: I swear the first time I heard a P!ATD song coming from her room I nearly got whiplash from how quick I turned around. I’ve gone through several Panic! At The Disco phases where I’ve obsessed of the music for a couple of weeks, and nothing else. However, this song was never one that I loved as much as others. That hasn’t stopped her from blasting it at all hours of the day. I swear it’s a rite of passage to have a good old P!ATD binge once you start nearing the age of 14. Nonetheless, I was proud.

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Youth – Shawn Mendes, Khalid: We’re no stranger to this duet here on You Should Hear, and in the weeks following it’s release I’ve included it in several posts and playlists, evidently it’s caught on.

Thnks Fr The Mmrs – Fall Out Boy: Ahh FOB. I’m currently loving my sister’s selection of songs, because it means she’s begun playing absolute classics, like this one, at ridiculously loud levels, for the entire family to enjoy.

Healing Hands – Conrad Sewell: You may not know of Conrad Sewell, but he’s an Australian singer with an incredible voice. He opened for Ed Sheeran the first time I saw him, but he took a little break. He’s recently started releasing some more music, and so far this has been the most popular one. He kinda takes it to church with this song. Give it a listen.

Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco: This was the first P!ATD song my sister discovered, arguably one of the best, and I still love this song so much. I sing along with it, just as loud as she does and I think my family are getting sick of us singing it whenever we’re down in the kitchen.

Victorious – Panic! At The Disco: Okay, I would have appreciated some diversity but to be fair I asked for her top ten favourites at the moment, and I can obviously attest that she’s loving P!ATD.

Waves – Dean Lewis: Fun fact about my little sister, she’s very musical like me, and an amazing singer, and for her singing concert coming up, she’s singing this song. You might recall that I saw Dean Lewis live at The Howler sometime last year, and this song really kicked his career into gear, so I’m excited to see her perform it!

Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars: I don’t know if this song was sparked by seeing Bruno actually kill it in March when we went and saw him live, but she’s been jamming to this a bit, and getting highly embarrassed when I run into her room to dance to it.

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Youngblood – 5SOS: She 100% has a crush on 5 Seconds of Summer. She tries to deny but she loves it. I reckon this song got her hooked. When it was released she was singing it at home, singing it in the car, singing it at school with her friends, she honestly got me onto the song before I could get onto it myself, so there was no way this song wouldn’t be on the list.

Dope On A Rope – The Growlers: This was one of those songs that made me go ‘dang, super proud of your music taste right now’ when I heard it coming from her room. I have an inkling of a feeling that there is a slight Emma Chamberlain influence in this one, but nonetheless, it’s got my sister, and in turn the rest of us in my house, listening to some incredible music. I’ve loved this song since it was released, and I have zero problems with her playing it as much as she does.

High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco: Quick confession, never heard this song until she sent me her list, but I understand why it is on the list. It’s a bop. I definitely added it to some of my other playlists after I heard it for the first time.

So there we have it. Hopefully you had a listen to some of the songs on her list, I know I enjoyed listening to them. Let me know what you think, in the comments below. If you’d like to share your top ten favourite songs at the moment with me, even better! DM me, email me, send me a smoke signal, I’d love to hear from you!

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Priya

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