It's time to start getting excited, Dear Reader. We're less than a month away from the unofficial start of our 2019 festival season. That May Day Bank Holiday weekend means one thing - Live At Leeds. Packed with (literally) hundreds of the best new bands on the planet, it sees one of the country's most vibrant creative cities turned into a mecca of buzz, hype and awesome live music.
To celebrate, we're holding a special Live At Leeds takeover. Over the course of the day (11th April 2019, in case you're coming to this late - Ed), we'll be bringing you all kinds of stuff from and about the acts playing this year's event. If you're going, it'll help you plan out those all-important spreadsheets. If you've not yet picked up your tickets - well, what are you waiting for? You can grab 'em here, right now.
Are you the kind of person who goes to afterparties instead of heading home and to bed with a nice cup of tea and whatever you can scrounge from the kitchen cupboards (noodles ftw)? Evidently Johnny Quinn from SPINN is, so he’s put together a festival afterparty playlist for us. Is it any good? Dunno mate, we’re asleep by the time this is pulled out.
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I don’t really need to justify putting this is on this #PartyPlaylist. Everyone knows why I’ve put it on this #PartyPlaylist. Nobody can argue, it’s fantastic.
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
I love LCD sound system, this tune's boss and really upbeat, I always throw this entire album on at parties in my flat, to be honest, so I had to put at least one song in.
Bad Sounds - Couldn’t Give it Away
This tune is fab! It’s been stuck in my head since the dork Christmas party, plus when the chorus comes in it properly bangs, and we’re all about good vibes in this playlist.
Daniel Wang - Like Some Dream I Can’t Stop Dreaming
Another brill tune if you want to dance, I love the sample used in this track it’s always on loop in my head which is very distracting, and is probably why I’m failing university.
The Cure - Inbetween Days
Indie Disco Standard innit mate.
A$AP Rocky - Praise The Lord
This never fails to go off tbf; Rocky makes every feel as trendy and handsome as him every time this track comes on.
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
You can’t have a party and not listen to at least one Talking Heads banger, so this tune is taking its rightful place in the playlist so that the masses may partayy to its funky rhythms.
Vendredi sur Mer - Écoute Chérie
This track blew my mind when I heard it; it’s one of my faves I’ve discovered recently
I don’t really know what’s being said other than “listen honey” in the chorus, but it sounds cool as fuck tbh.
The Smiths - Ask
Firstly it wouldn’t be a SPINN playlist if it didn’t have at least one of The Smiths' songs in it
Secondly, if you playlist this at a party, the crowd would certainly get behind the chorus; believe me, I’ve been there.
SPINN - Believe It Or Not
Finishing with a spot of shameless self-promo is never a bad thing
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SPINN’s self-titled debut album is out 3rd May; they play Live at Leeds (4th May), Truck (26th-29th July), 110 Above (2nd-5th August) and more.