Your Summer 2015 Playlist, From Florence to Jamie XX

Summer has never sounded so good


There's always a song to define the summer; there was the year that I had my first summer crush and he shared his headphones so we could listen to Nivana together, and then there was the beach holiday with my best friend that wouldn't have been the same without RiRi blasting from our portable speakers.

This year will prove no exception - here's the five albums to download now...

Jamie XX, In Colour


Sounds Like: Having gone solo it seems Jamie has taken a large dose of the chill pills. With a lighter touch, his newfound catchy style will put a bounce in your step.

If You're A Fan Of: Imagine if Caribou hosted a beach party with Gil Scott-Heron singing and Grimes bringing the beats.

Summer Anthem: 'Loud Places' 

Listen To: Hook up to the office stereo for a guaranteed mood-lifter (even if you are all stuck inside).


Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Sounds Like: Florence is back! And, if you ask us, it's better than ever. Her will make you want to get up and dance, so don't be surprised if you find yourself breaking out in song on the tube.

If You're A Fan Of: If you're not in tune with Florence then we're not sure what rock you've been living under... But for argument sake, we'd like her to a Pulled Apart by Horses, The Wytches and Marmozets colab fronted by Lana Del Ray.

Summer Anthem: 'Ship to Wreck'

Listen To: This is the perfect soundtrack to your girls weekend road trip to nowhere. You’ll all have mastered the words by the time you arrive.

Slaves, Are You Satisfied?


Sounds Like: Remember the days of the punk-rock revolution? Neither do I, but Slaves is back to remind us that all you need is a solid beat, a mad-skilled guitarist and a kickass screamer… I mean, vocalist.

If You're A Fan Of: Channeling your inner punk-rock chic and get ready for a 5 Seconds of Summer meets The Misfits experience.

Summer Anthem: 'Cheer Up London'

Listen To:  Get a kick out of it and play this head-banger of an LP at the family barbecue, moments before Grandpa nods off.

Lucy Rose, Work It Out

Sounds Like: Simply put, this is a one-size-fits-all kind of album. The soft, soothing melodies act as the perfect sound to play in the background all summer long. Lucy's seductive sound will send anyone into complete serenity!

If You're A Fan Of: I’d liken her to a female Ben Howard (with an obvious touch of her Bombay Bicycle Club days).

Summer Anthem: ‘Our Eyes’

When To Listen: The soundtrack for those warm days in the park with a good book in hand.

SOAK, Before We Forgot How to Dream

Sounds Like: SOAK captures all four seasons in one album, her sound is unique and soothing, offering a rhythmic remedy to any dull day.

If You're A Fan Of: Indiana and Her Ghost fans are in for a real treat with this one.

Summer Anthem: 'Sea Creatures'

Listen To: Add this to your ‘To-Go’ playlist for an immediate pick-me-up.

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