King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, surely that band name must have been selected for winning an award in the originality category somewhere? Anyway, until recentely I had not heard from them, in spite of the fact that this Autralian band have released over 40 albums so far! That could be due to the fact that they are typically categorized as a heavy metal band (not my genre, as you will know if you have been scrolling through the Song of the Day posts here).
There is, however, not a trace of heavy metal in this wonderrful Fishing for Fishies, which is definitely catchy, dreamy and bound to get you in a good mood within seconds. My problem now is that I can’t remember where I picked it up – it must either have been a podcast series that features it as outro of a show I saw on Netflix. So, dear reader, if you know where this has been used do please let me know. In the meantime: enjoy the video!
A while ago I kept hearing this intruiging scream in a song that was getting quite a bit of airplay (well, anyway on the radio station I’m typically tuned to). The more I heard it, the more intruiging the scream became, especially since the singer claims it to be her longest and loudest scream.
So I checked it out, and discovered the song was called Ur Mum and the band Wet Leg – founded on the Isle of Wight in 2019 (if the Wikipedia article is not corrupt). I’m hoping that by now my several mentions of the scream have the same intruiging effect on you that make you click the video below (which kinda pretends to be a full length movie that happens to contain the song).
If Versailles makes you think of Louis XIV and nothing else, let me introduce you to AIR, a French band from that very city near Paris. They have released quite a few albums since the late 90’s, but my favorite is still their debut album Moon Safari, which also contains All I Need.
Should you decide to check out other songs by AIR, make sure to also catch Playground Love, from the soundtrack of Sofia Copolla’s film debut The Virgin Suicides.
For the fans of the 90s: one of the songs that inevitably causes me to start moving (the initial move obviously being turning up the volume). The New York based band Deee-Lite released a couple of albums in the first half of the 90s, but will mainly be remembered as a one hit wonder, because of this gorgeous Groove Is In The Heart. Ah, well, better a one hit wonder than a no hit disaster.