Phil’s playlist for the month of May


Searching for some new favourite artists, or bands this month? Here are my recommendations for a play list for May, with an array of home-grown UK talent (including the excellent Bobby Long) and international stars old and new, across many different genres. I have included some live tracks and some very rare covers, including The Foo fighters covering Elton John‘s “Tiny Dancer“; and Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan covering a Portishead track!

I have tried to link as many of the tracks as possible to their videos on YouTube or Vimeo for you to check out:

Artist                                                                  Track

Adele                                                                 Someone Like You (Live at the Brits)

Emilana Torrini                                             Birds

Bobby Long                                                     Dead and Done (Burberry Live)

Sia [the voice of Zero 7]                             Numb (live)

Mumford and Sons                                       winter winds

Ray Lamontagne and Damien Rice        To Love somebody (live)

Foo Fighters                                                    Tiny Dancer (cover)

Bob Marley                                                        Hotel California (cover)

King Curtis                                                         Soul Serenade (live)

Hurts                                                                    Wonderful life

Tinie Tempah & Ellie Goulding                  Wonderman

Snow Patrol                                             Chasing Cars (Live at the Union Chapel)

Raphael Siddq, Ft Joss Stone                      Just one kiss

Bill Withers                                                           I’m her daddy

Rox                                                                         My baby left me

Ida Maria                                                                Keep me warm

Petra Jean Phillipson                                       One Day

Matt Damon (Guy Barker)                               My Funny Valentine

(from the talented Mr Ripley soundtrack)

Priscilla Ahn                                                          Are we different?

Bonobo, Ft Fink                                                    If you stayed over

Mocky, Ft Feist                                                       Somehow Someway

Neil Young                                                                Harvest Moon

Dave Palmer                                                             Speed Trials

Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan                     Glory Box (Portishead Cover)

Bedouin Soundclash                      Until we burn (the kid’s just want a love song)

 Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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