A playlist that will kick-start your year, courtesy of frontman Matt Thomson.
You’ve seen the line-up for Live At Leeds, right? It’s pretty darn good, and it features The Amazons - who we’ve pinched for a playlist that will kick-start your year (yes, we know it's now February), courtesy of frontman Matt Thomson.
Sam Cooke - (What a) Wonderful World
Voice like velvet. It's a classic; we've all heard it before, but that's okay. A bit of warm familiarity helps beat the blues.
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
It's those HUH!!s in the verses. If that doesn't get you out of bed on a cold January morning, you have no hope. Give up.
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
When I hear this song I can't help but think of the music video, but also the Shaun of the Dead scene where they beat the shit out of a zombie with snooker cues. Both get me absolutely fucking buzzing.
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
I've given up being cool with this list. Uplifting songs are never cool anyway, miserable shit is. Turn this up very loud in your car and let it seep into every fibre of your being, screaming the wrong lyrics.
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
The Greatest rock'n'roll song ever recorded. Fight me. If you're getting tired of your cold, dead-end town whack this on and dream of going travelling and finding yourself in some dodgy bar in Thailand. Just think of the likes on Instagram.
Oasis - Rock N Roll Star
Who cares if it's the middle of winter. This song is one of the few that's gonna make you wanna stick some sunglasses on and punch a paparazzi.
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
The message is the title. If you're not gonna, listen to Little Stevie, who are you gonna listen to? I love how loud everything sounds, distorting and jumping out the speakers, sounds like the vibe in the room would've been electric.
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Here comes the sun, in 3 months time. Apparently, George Harrison was chilling at Eric Clapton's house, went for a quick stroll in his garden with a guitar, and returned with this classic. That's either gonna motivate you or make you feel even more worthless.
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Ah, September. So much fun yet to arrive in our lives. Halloween, Christmas, New Years Eve. Just play this and try to forget about the worst and one of the longest months of the year.
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Hey 2017 watch out. We're back, and this time we mean business. Proper Dad tune this, but hey, our Dads were young once.
Live at Leeds will take place on Saturday 29th April. Pick up your tickets here.
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