New Year’s Eve 2014

New Year

This playlist is made up of songs suggested by people on Twitter. If you’d like to add any songs, please feel free to do so, or suggest them to me – the YouTube and Spotify links are below. Enjoy! 🙂

Spotify PlaylistSpotify playlist

Artist Song Suggested by
Isaac Hayes Walk on By @theboywilliams
Prince 1999 @scottyloulou79 @bongbrummie @rorsdm
Dexys Midnight Runners Geno @clairhorne
Conor Oberst Zigzagging Towards the Light @mrjohnmacleod
Talking Heads Memories Can’t Wait @djfroggle
Andrew WK Party Hard @rorsdm
Abba Voulez Vous @lippykidmusic
TV on the Radio Happy Idiot @mrjohnmacleod
Val Doonican Walk Tall @marycigarettes
Europe The Final Countdown @lindy_lou2
Funkadelic Free Your Mind @theboywilliams
Queens of the Stone Age I Sat By the Ocean @mrjohnmacleod
The Stone Roses This is the One @stonerosed
Stevie Wonder Superstition @scottyloulou79
Gulp Game Love @clairhorne
Scott Walker Always Coming Back to You @theboywilliams
Foals My Number @jenbren1976
The The This is the Day @contra_flow
Japan Adolescent Sex @theboywilliams
Beach House New Year  
First Aid Kit New Year’s Eve  
Kirsty MacColl A New England  
Joey Ramone What a Wonderful World @mirandakitten
Ella Fitzgerald What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?  
The Walkmen In the New Year  
EMF Unbelievable  
Death Cab For Cutie The New Year  
Camera Obscura Happy New Year  
Allo Darlin’ Will You Spend New Year’s Eve With Me?  
The Undertones Teenage Kicks  
Jack White Freedom at 21  
New Order True Faith ’94  
Kate Tempest Circles  
The Cult She Sells Sanctuary  
Reigning Sounds Falling Rain  
Au Revoir Simone Let the Night Win  
Echo and The Bunnymen The Killing Moon  
Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side  
Richard Hawley Tonight the Streets Are Ours  
Lykke Li Dance Dance Dance  
Trembling Blue Stars St Paul’s Cathedral at Night  
Slaves The Hunter  
Al Green Let’s Stay Together  
Patti Smith Because the Night  
LCD Soundsystem Disco Infiltrator  
The Decemberists Make You Better @mrjohnmacleod
Curtis Mayfield Move on Up @theboywilliams
New Fast Automatic Daffodils Big @adammcsmith
R.E.M. It’s the End of the World @guitartutorrich
Robyn Dancing on My Own @flintsghost
Wolf Alice Moaning Lisa Smile @mrjohnmacleod
Tori Amos Pretty Good Year @substandardnerd
The Pogues Fiesta @rorsdm
The Airborne Toxic Event Sometime Around Midnight @southallio
Bing Crosby Let’s Start the New Year Right

Dots Recommends: Terrorista, Lauren Strange and Big Lonely

You know those days when you feel like you’ve got excess energy to burn, but you also cannot be bothered to get out of bed? Be honest – we all have them. On days like that, I like to listen to loud, full of attitude, music to get me the hell out of bed and ready to do something to talk about.

Today was one of those days, so I scoured my emails and found three bands that have kindly sent music to me who absolutely nailed it on the energetic front. I thought I’d share them with you.

First up, here’s a two piece band who hail from Toronto, Canada called Terrorista. They’ve only got four songs up on Soundcloud and Bandcamp so far, but damn they are good, and in my humble opinion their natural yet quirky take on the post-punk style bodes well for the future. The music is fast, genuine and downright awesome to listen to. I love ‘em!


Terrorista on Twitter

Terrorista on Facebook

Next, I’d like to introduce you to another Canadian band, Big Lonely. Their EP, “Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking”, is available to listen to right now on Soundcloud. Rousing tunes, eloquent vocals and rhythmic guitar sounds, this is a band who are seemingly using a tried and tested formula. However, they’re putting their own stamp on it with some injections of character and humour – I like that a lot, and I really enjoy listening to music with personality! More, please!

Big Lonely

Big Lonely on Twitter

Big Lonely on Facebook

Lastly today, this gorgeous lady (yes, she is a stunner) is called Lauren Strange. With a mix of grungy style guitars, a soulful yet sweet voice, catchy hooks that would get any crowd singing along, interspersed with some ethereal and countryish moments which shouldn’t work but do, this girl has a bright future ahead of her, I think. Maybe it’s that Nashville magic! Go and listen for yourselves!

Lauren Strange

Lauren Strange on Twitter

Lauren Strange on Facebook

Thank you all for reading, and I hope you’ve heard something you like here today!

Dots Jukebox: End 28th December 2014



Artist Song Suggested by
Cat Power Dark End of the Street @chops_top_fives
Devotchka How it Ends @dronhilltweets
The Blow Monkeys Atomic Lullaby @naecompromise
Daniel Johnston True Love Will Find You in the End @musicvstheworld
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World @vaguemclarity
The Doors When the Music’s Over @speedofsounduk
The Jane Austen Argument When the End of the World Came @aisfornala
Placebo Bitter End @katienana09 @staffs77
Arab Strap There is no Ending @davidkbruce
Joe Jackson Happy Ending @skylarkingmatt
Siouxsie & The Banshees Lands End @viz4vinyl
Fugazi Last Chance for a Slow Dance @hodge_nufc
The Strokes The End Has No End @jonesrl86 @djfroggle
Tokyo Police Club End of a Spark @bringitonskippy
The Kinks The End of the Day @scottp68 @slowthrills
Paul Weller Whirlpools End @stamfordcowboy
Foo Fighters Summer’s End @purpleink1310
British Sea Power It Ended on an Oily Stage @richard0x4a
NoMeansNo The End of All Things @vapple78
The Jesus and Mary Chain The Living End @weloveallthat @ryeandwry
Pulp Mile End @musicvstheworld
The Futureheads Skip to the End @davidkbruce@danthompson78
Radiohead Where I End and You Begin @vicaviber
R.E.M. It’s the End of the World As We Know it (and I Feel Fine) @heyheyluciani @jason_dobson
Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends @lindy_lou2
The Kinks End of the Season @contra_flow
Roxy Music Bitters End @ladyofsonnets66
Minutemen Two Beads at the End @hodge_nufc
Bongwater The Living End @vapple78
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Nevers End @rich_w27
The Specials You’re Wondering Now @jacklondonexile
Wild Beasts End Come too Soon @slowthrills
Kate Tempest Happy End @rosbif65
2Pac Until the End of Time @playthis
Boyz II Men End of the Road @trish_savine
The Greenhornes There is an End @musicvstheworld
Young Marble Giants Final Day @durutti74
Richard James Said I’d Leave @clairhorne
Vanessa Carlton In the End @chasethegroove
Super Furry Animals It’s Not the End of the World @cavedweller71 @danthompson78
The Bluetones A Parting Gesture @scatty_blonde
The Field Mice End of the Affair @indieover40
Ryan Adams The End @lsherrington1
The Boy Least Likely To A Fairytale Ending @aisfornala
Nick Cave Death is Not the End @bodlingboy @chops_top_fives
The Doors The End @instantkarma80 @neilthekid @drfilth @ianwebb1982 @ianskenny
Leonard Cohen Dance Me to the End of Love @sparkes74 @vicaviber
Blur To the End @stamfordcowboy
Brian Eno An Ending @durutti74 @mixless
Ryuichi Sakamoto Happy End @musicvstheworld

Dots Jukebox: Middle 27th December 2014




Artist Song Suggested by
The Mummers Stuck in the Middle @rosbif65
Billy Joel The River of Dreams @richardkhornsey @aisfornala
Jesus and Mary Chain Halfway to Crazy @indieover40
Loudon Wainwright III Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road @musicvstheworld
Spearhead / Michael Franti People in the Middle @playthis @jason_dobson
The Pretenders Middle of the Road @skylarkingmatt
Dillard and Clark Lyin’ Down the Middle @durutti74
Jimmy Eat World The Middle @vesskimo @ianwebb1982 @hertfordsoul
Lilly Wood and the Prick Middle of the Night @musicvstheworld
Deerhunter Back to the Middle @contra_flow
London Grammar Strong @viz4vinyl
Rocket from the Crypt Middle @cavedweller71
Terrorvision Middleman @stamfordcowboy @bodlingboy
Hot Hot Heat Middle of Nowhere @vaguemclarity
R.E.M. So.Central Rain @davidkbruce @hodge_nufc
Madness Our House @musicvstheworld
Robert Cray The One in the Middle @scottp68
Manic Street Preachers Between the Clock and the Bed @heliumdelirium
The Fall MiddleMass @vapple78 @tonytiger67 @rickjleach
Sun Kil Moon The Moderately Talented Young Woman @jonesrl86
Stealer’s Wheel Stuck in the Middle with You @instantkarma80 @drfilth @clairhorne @lindy_lou2
Dusty Springfield In the Middle of Nowhere @sparkes74@beatcitytone
Johnny Cash The One on the Right is on the Left @musicvstheworld
Ry Cooder Smack Dab in the Middle @peterminihane
The Duckworth Lewis Method Out in the Middle @recrwplay@lsherrington1
Beth Orton Central Reservation @maffrj
Morrissey Action is My Middle Name @purpleink1310 @staffs77
The Specials Enjoy Yourself @jacklondonexile
David Ford Meet Me in the Middle @aisfornala
Belle and Sebastian The Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner @richard0x4a
Grizzly Bear Central and Remote @musicvstheworld
Denim Middle of the Road @durutti74 @recrwplay @maffrj
The Go Betweens In the Core of a Flame @davidkbruce
Great Northern The Middle @chasethegroove
Modern Lovers Government Center @speedofsounduk
Sleaford Mods Middle Men @hodge_nufc
TV on the Radio Halfway Home @durutti74
Marion Down the Middle with You @bringitonskippy
Kate Bush Walk Straight Down the Middle @matthewmoloney
Goldie Inner City Life @musicvstheworld

Dots Jukebox: Beginning 26 December 2014



Artist Song Suggested by
The Verve A New Decade @danthompson78
The Rolling Stones Start Me Up @trish_savine @instantkarma80 @staffs77 @mike128n
Another Sunny Day The Very Beginning @bodlingboy
Van Morrison And the Healing has Begun @musicvstheworld
Suede It Starts and Ends with You @recrwplay @sberrells
Radio Birdman New Race @christie_lover
The Specials Dawning of a New Era @jacklondonexile
Joan as Policewoman Start of My Heart @rosbif65
Tracy Chapman New Beginning @playthis
OMD The Beginning and the End @durutti74
The Jam Start! @skylarkingmatt @stamfordcowboy @sparkypatrick @mike128n @tinyeibar
Smashing Pumpkins The Beginning is the End is the Beginning @vesskimo @jonesrl86 @grantsales
Manic Street Preachers The Everlasting @clairhorne @aisfornala
Julian Cope Eve’s Volcano @tonytiger67
The Velvet Underground Beginning to See the Light @contra_flow @drfilth @ladyofsonnets66
Pictish Trail I Don’t Know Where to Begin @vaguemclarity
Keb’ Mo’ The Beginning @scottp68
The Bee Gees I Started a Joke @musicvstheworld
Michael Jackson Wanna be Starting Something @sparkes74
Emerson Lake & Palmer From the Beginning @kitchandbot@melmarriott
Bright Eyes First Day of My Life @aisfornala
A Certain Ratio Back to the Start @durutti74
Christine Collister Starting All Over @rosbif65
David Bowie Absolute Beginners @purpleink1310@naecompromise
Fugazi Song No. 1 @vapple78
Space Begin Again @stamfordcowboy
The National Start a War @richard0x4a
The Orb Perpetual Dawn @cavedweller71
Hot Chocolate It Started with a Kiss @trish_savine @realpaulmurray
Julie Andrews Do-Re-Mi @beatcitytone
The Editors An End has a Start @mike128n
The Futureheads The Beginning of the Twist @sparkypatrick
Freelance Whales We Could be Friends @aisfornala
That Uncertain Feeling A Start and an End @bringitonskippy
The Carpenters We’ve Only Just Begun @musicvstheworld

Dots Musical Advent Calendar 2014


Day Artist Song
1 Pet Shop Boys It Doesn’t Always Snow at Christmas
2 The Ravers It’s Gonna be a Punk Rock Christmas
3 Fountains of Wayne I Want an Alien for Christmas
4 Bright Eyes Blue Christmas
5 Run D.M.C. Christmas in Hollis
6 The Vandals Oi to the World
7 Galaxie 500 Listen, it’s Snowing
8 Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews Baby, it’s Cold Outside
9 Fleet Foxes White Winter Hymnal
10 Smashing Pumpkins Christmastime
11 Simple Plan My Christmas List
12 The Walkmen Holiday Road
13 Poly Styrene Black Christmas
14 Glasvegas A Snowflake Fell and it Felt Like a Kiss
15 Eels Christmas is Going to the Dogs
16 The Boy Least Likely To Christmas isn’t Christmas
17 Marvin Gaye Purple Snowflakes
18 The Damned There Ain’t No Sanity Clause
19 Julie London I’d Like You for Christmas
20 Tracey Thorn In the Cold Cold Night
21 Los Campesinos When Christmas Comes
22 Frightened Rabbit It’s Christmas, So We’ll Stop
23 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects
24 The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl Fairytale of New York
25 Saint Etienne I Was Born on Christmas Day

Dots Jukebox: “Gold” 6th December 2014



Artist Song Suggested by
Pavement Gold Soundz @jonesrl86
T Rex Solid Gold Easy Action @contra_flow
Townes van Zandt Mr Mudd and Mr Gold @substandardnerd
Manic Street Preachers Gold Against the Soul @heddersd @captain_parsnip
Cashier No.9 Goldstar @hertfordsoul
The Men They Couldn’t Hang Gold Rush @rich_w27
Birds of Avalon Turn Gold @chasethegroove
A Girl Called Eddy Golden @rosbif65
Oh Wonder Body Gold @lauritamelc
Roddy Woomble Leaving Without Gold @stiggy_78
James Gold Mother @katienana09
Stone Roses Fools Gold @instantkarma80 @quirkybird74 @theboywilliams
Aztec Camera Working in a Goldmine @naecompromise
Johnny Jenkins I Walk on Gilded Splinters @riverboatcapt
Mogwai Golden Porsche @flintsghost
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci Stood on Gold @clairhorne
The Family Cat Goldenbook @sprungatom
David Bowie Golden Years @redlikejungle @ladyofsonnets66 with a mention for @thegeefunk
Silver Sun Golden Skin @southallio
The Beautiful South Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud) @musicvstheworld
13th Floor Elevators Scarlet and Gold @hodge_nufc
Blondie Goldfinger @speedofsounduk
House of Love Shine On @neilthekid
Super Furry Animals Golden Retriever @cavedweller71
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra @arsebastard
Goldfrapp Clowns @jodiramone
The Human League You Remind Me of Gold @robbingham @pswood3
Bat for Lashes All Your Gold @sparkes74 @keithj_gmb
Spandau Ballet Gold @chops_top_fives @theartyassassin @richardkhornsey
Au Get Alive @lippykidmusic
Soul Asylum Black Gold @vesskimo
Caitlin Rose Golden Boy @noelmullin
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Gold Lion @damjef
Bow Wow Wow Gold He Said @paulie9461
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold I & II @mixless
Shed 7 Going for Gold @recrwplay @p_burnett
Ash Goldfinger @crescendo_9
Sparklehorse Gold Day @mattowlbeak
The Donnas The Gold Medal @grantsales
The Tremeloes Silence is Golden @staffs77
Syd Barrett Golden Hair @durutti74 with a mention for @indieover40