R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
Curated by Cambridge based writer and musician
Ryan Bird
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Them Changes - Thundercat
I remember finding Thundercat a couple of years back, I was flicking through live coverage from
Glastonbury when he appeared. I’ve been obsessed ever since. ‘Them Changes’ isn’t his most
creative bass performance but vocally it is his best work and a good introduction to his music.

One More Day Won’t Hurt - Slaves
This is Slaves at their most ferocious, I’ve had it on loop since it came out. I can’t listen to it without screaming along, I’ve had some funny looks on the bus as a result…

Down The Sink - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
It’s impossible to pin point a good starting point with King Gizzard. With 14 albums released since
2012, five of which were all released in 2017 alone, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Especially when they’ve reinvented themselves so many times, most recently as a thrash metal band on ‘Organ
Farmer’. ‘Down The Sink’ is bouncy psychedelic song that I’ve always liked the lead hook of as
well as representing the sound their most known for, so that’s why this song is the one I’ve chosen but I could’ve easily put in a song from every album.

The Pot - Tool
I’m late to the party with Tool, having only been added to Spotify at the end of July I’d not properly checked them out until now. Oh my god they are amazing though. ‘The Pot’ has everything that makes Tool so good in it. Justin Chancellor’s bass riffs lock in perfectly with Danny Carey’s
drumming and the percussive guitar playing in the middle of the song is just awesome. I’m officially
one of those pretentious Tool fans.

The Next Episode - Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg
It’s a cliché choice and I could have chosen any number of songs from Public Enemy, Kendrick
Lamar or Skepta or any other artist from the spectrum of Hip Hop sub genres, but this song is just perfect. The 808 beats, Snoop Dogg’s smooth rhymes and that David McCallum sample all mixed
together make the perfect G-Funk song and encapsulates everything I love about Hip Hop.

Sunlight for Honey - pic FB

Inside Outside Love - Sunlight For Honey
Sunlight For Honey are one of the most abstract bands in the Cambridge scene at the moment,
noisy, arty and sensitive all at once, they truly are unique and Inside Outside Love is killer song. I would say they were for fans of [insert big band here] but they truly are original and you just have to check them out for yourself.

Vibetech - Marmozets

Not a new song and not representative of Marmozets’ current style but this song is a riot from start to finish, I’d love to create music like this but I honestly wouldn’t know where to start with creating such pandemonium.

Toxic - Kulk
Another killer local band, Kulk are noisier and heavier than anything else in East-Anglia and exactly the kind of punch in the face I needed after seeing so many cut and paste indie bands. Kulk have destroyed pretty much every venue in the surrounding area and if you somehow haven’t noticed them, check them out now. Their recordings are great but live is where they really bring the pain. For fans of Marmozets (early work), Nirvana (Bleach era) and Pigs7x

Kulk pic Mfoxen

Wolf Totem - The Hu
Here’s a weird one, Mongolian throat singing combined with metal. This is a new discovery for me and I’m not entirely sure what I think of it yet, but it was too unique not to put it in this playlist.

I Hate You - Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
This song nicely sums up my feelings towards Boris Johnson…

Generator - Turnstile
I was late to the party with Turnstile for some unknown reason but they are easily one of my
favourite bands currently. I’ve always had a soft spot for American hardcore and Turnstile do a
fantastic job of blending crushing riffs with bright vocal melodies and thrashy guitar solos. What’s not to like?

Bong Thrower - Belzebong
No points for guessing what this band like to do in their spare time. Belzebong are one of the
standout bands from the recent Stoner/Doom explosion. Where many bands of this genre lean
towards rougher recordings, Belzebong have achieved the sludgy heaviness of their counterparts while also maintaining a crisp recording quality.

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