I’m not gonna lie people, the last week has been a total bummer. Trump was getting syrupy in front of the camera with his new pal Jimmy Fallon, Bill Leak published another grossly archaic and offensive cartoon, the US government still refused to pardon whistle-blower [and human being of the century] Edward Snowden and, above all, I’m still hanging out for Danny Brown’s new joint. What a sad state of affairs. But something struck me about this week; there was also a bout of feel-good new music released this week. It’s as though the music world planned some simultaneous counter-attack on the arseholes of western media and planet earth. Funny how music can be, not only an escape from the banality of everyday life, but also the perfect sonic representation of a middle finger. This last week might’ve come up short for big-name releases, but dig deep enough and you’re sure to find a horde of tracks ready to put those endorphins into hyperdrive. Here’s a handful of feel-good tracks to give the blues of the past week the Dodo treatment.
- Words: Vincent Dwyer