Highly Recommended for...Rachel

Writer and sweet-treat connoisseur Rachel wrote to us looking for some new tunes. As a starting point, she gave us:

🎵 Hamilton  'Stay Alive' (Original Broadway Cast Recording, 2015)

🎵 Nicki Minaj  'Anaconda' (The Pinkprint, 2014)

🎵 Tacocat — 'Psychedelic Quinceañera' (NVM, 2014)

All of Rachel's songs, along with the tunes we discuss in this episode, are available to stream on Spotify. Did we miss anything? Add your suggestions for Rachel to the playlist, or let us know on Twitter!

If you'd like some personalised recommendations, email us (hrfypod@gmail.com) or tweet us (@hrfypodcast) with three songs you're digging right now, and a bit on why each track speaks to you.

And as an added bonus, please enjoy this video of the unfairly talented and attractive Daveed Diggs destroying syllables on The Tonight Show. 

Highly Recommended for...Lydia

(Producer's note: this episode was recorded in Dec 2015, just a few weeks before I became a parent for the first time. Our release schedule has been...erratic, so some of the references to album release years and tours are out of date. Hell, Lydia probably won't remember the songs she chose! We're sure she'll enjoy our suggestions anyway.)

Continuing our run of fantastic suggestions, this episode's recommendation recipient, Lydia, gave us some excellent tunes for inspiration. Her selections were:

🎵 Bully — 'Trying' (Feels Like, 2015)

🎵 Father John Misty — 'The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment' (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015)

🎵 The Staves — 'Teeth White' (If I Was, 2014)

Her range of genres gave us plenty to work with, and you can check out most of our suggestions in the Spotify playlist. 

The only exception is the Kate Nash track, 'Underestimate The Girl', which Britt mentioned in this episode. It isn't on Spotify (outrageous!), so you can check it out on YouTube instead!

If you'd like some personalised recommendations, email us (hrfypod@gmail.com) or tweet us (@hrfypodcast) with three songs you're digging right now, and a bit on why each track speaks to you.

Highly Recommended For...Courtney

Courtney is our recommendation recipient this time around. She chose:

🎵 Novo Amor — 'Holland' (single, 2014)

🎵 Jarryd James — 'Regardless' (Thirty One, 2015)

🎵 Foals — 'Mountain At My Gates' (What Went Down, 2015)

All of Courtney's songs, and all the song we discuss in this episode, are available to stream on Spotify. Did we miss anything? Add your suggestions for Courtney to the playlist, or let us know on Twitter!

If you'd like some personalised recommendations, email us (hrfypod@gmail.com) or tweet us (@hrfypodcast) with three songs you're digging right now, and a bit on why each track speaks to you.

Highly Recommended For...Jessamy

Feminist agitator Jessamy is our recommendation recipient this time around. Her selections are:

🎵Agnes Obel — 'On Powdered Ground' (Philharmonics, 2010)

🎵Beach House — 'New Year' (Bloom, 2012)

🎵The Jezabels — 'Hurt Me' (She's So Hard EP, 2009)

Most of Jessamy's songs, and all the song we discuss in this episode, are available to stream on Spotify. Did we miss anything? Add your suggestions for Jessamy to the playlist, or let us know on Twitter!

The only exception is Emily Loizeau's 'Je Suis Jalouse', which Spotify don't have. There's another of her songs on the playlist, but you can hear the original right here:

If you'd like some personalised recommendations, email us (hrfypod@gmail.com) or tweet us (@hrfypodcast) with three songs you're digging right now, and a bit on why each track speaks to you.

Highly Recommended For...Lucas

Friend and frequent collaborator Lucas put his hand up to be our first recommendation recipient. His selections are:

🎵Jack White — Lazaretto (2014)

🎵Goldfrapp — Tales of Us (2013)

🎵The Mountain Goats — Beat the Champ (2015)

To hear songs from these albums, and all the other music we discuss, check out this episode's playlist on Spotify hereThat includes the Smith Street Band song Britt references, which is actually called "Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face", a legacy that we here at HRFY consider perfect for former PM Tony Abbott.

If you'd like some personalised recommendations, email us (hrfypod@gmail.com) or tweet us (@hrfypodcast) with three songs you're digging right now, and a bit on why each track speaks to you.

Sounds Like 2015

Before we get down to the serious business of serving you new tunes, we take a look back at our personal experiences with music in 2015, including some of our favourite albums, concert memories, and Hottest 100 picks. To hear the music we talk about in this episode, check out the Spotify playlist here: https://goo.gl/usru4q.

If you'd like us to recommend you some new tunes, email us (hrfypod@gmail.com) or tweet us (@hrfypodcast) three songs that you're digging right now, and a bit on what it is about each track that speaks to you.