July 26, 2019

As Europe swelters in an unforgiving heatwave, real life carries on – and so we bring you another playlist. Also going crazy from the heat this week is Pijn and Conjurer who have collaborated to create Curse These Metal Hands (we put a track on a playlist a few weeks back).

They’ll have an LP on Holy Roar in a few weeks, but this week we asked them to put their heads together and ahem… conjurer up a playlist for us.  It’s a bit different to our usual fare, but if the end of the world is nigh (it certainly feels like it right now…) then why not go out with a little bit of Duran Duran…

Here’s what they told us:

“After spending a lot of time together over the last couple of years, both bands have realised that you can’t be ‘All Roadburn, All Day’ so we’ve put together a collection of songs to lift the spirit and thrown in a few to bring you right back down. These are all tracks we blast on the road, especially when we’re on our way to a show about to listen to lots of heavy music, and many of these tracks hold a special significance for each of us. We hope you enjoy something a little different, from the minds of five people who love music. Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…”

If you want to seek out these tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

George Michael & Elton JohnDon’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Sony Music)

TorcheKicking (Volcom Entertainment)

BaptistsBetterment (Southern Lord)

KvelertakBlodtørst (Indie Recordings)

Hop AlongThe Knock (Saddle Creek)

CHVRCHESBury It (Virgin Records)

Jim GhediBanks of Mulroy Bay (Basin Rock)

Fang IslandDaisy (Sargent House)

Toots & The Maytals54-56 Was My Number (Island Recordings)

Bloc PartyHelicopter (Wichita Records)

Delta SleepSingle File (Big Scary Monsters)

PupScorpion Hill (Rise Records / BMG)

The Twilight SadI/m Not Here (Rock Action Records)

The HotelierHousebroken (Tiny Engines)

Aztec CameraSomewhere In My Heart (Warner Music UK)

Duran DuranThe Chauffeur (Parlophone Records)

WeezerSay It Ain’t So (DGC Group)

Childish GambinoRedbone (Glassnote Entertainment Group)

RefusedNew Noise (Burning Heart Records)