It's June, and summer has finally dawned. Or not as the case may be here in the UK (as always). Yes, as per usual the English summer is smothered and is having the life squeezed out of it but showers of rain, grey skies and sometimes unbearable humidity, with only the brief glimpse of sunshine coming through occasionally. But here's to hoping, eh?
As it is summer, I thought I'd compile a playlist of shining, upbeat, gloriously melodic and summery tunes for your enjoyment if the weather does ever pick up the pace a bit. It's not an entirely 2012 exclusive list, however there are some fine tracks from some of the albums that I'll be enjoying continuously this summer, including those from Hot Chip, Liars and Simian Mobile Disco, but it also contains some older favourites which are best enjoyed with a pint of cold beer, a barbecue and sunshine in your garden such as Foals, Caribou and The Beach Boys.
Even if the British summer never truly arrives, hopefully these tracks will make pleasant listening whatever the weather.
Listen to the playlist via Spotify by following the link below:http://open.spotify.com/user/1129682861/playlist/4d9ExJYOoUdzc2jUggPBDJ