January 2013 – What I’ve been Listening To

So it’s the final day of January, it’s been an incredibly quick month. The first month of the year is always busy for us workwise at Hold Tight! PR – booking in clients for the coming year, planning festival dates and scheduling tours and releases. This month we’ve enjoyed welcoming 2 new record labels into our fold – Listenable and Shelsmusic – we’ll be working with both over the next few months on some key releases.

During my workday I’m constantly listening to music and I try to make every Monday a New Music Monday, where I just scour other peoples playlists or recommendations for bands I’ve never heard or tunes I’ve not yet discovered. As a result I’ve decide to make a monthly playlist on Spotify of all the tracks I’ve fallen in love with each month. Some of them are old favourites, some are recent discoveries that have just blown me away. All of them are an eclectic mix, there’s not any one genre here, it’s a mix of styles.

So without further ado here is January’s Spotify Playlist – click here to listen/subscribe. It’s about 30 tracks / 2 hours long.






3 of the tracks that I’ve had virtually on repeat and are worth checking out are:


Between the Buried and Me – Desert of Song (from The Great Misdirect)

Mofro – Brighter Days (from Blackwater)

Deftones – 976-Evil (from Diamond Eyes)


Full January Playlist

Oh Minnows – Everyday
Steve Kimock Band – Tongue N’ Groove
Mofro – Brighter Days (w/ Roll Blackwater)
Counting Crows – Holiday In Spain
Gregor Samsa – Young and Old – VPRO
Deftones – 976-EVIL
Ben Howard – Oats In The Water
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – The Lion The Beast The Beat
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Good Old War – Amazing Eyes
Between The Buried And Me – Colorblind
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Love Is The Only Way
Opeth – The Devil’s Orchard
Andy McKee – Rylynn
Paul Gilbert – Fuzz Universe
Jaco Pastorius – Come On, Come Over
Between The Buried And Me – Desert of Song
Dysrhythmia – The Line Always Snaps
Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
The Smashing Pumpkins – Geek U.S.A.
Vinegar Joe – Proud To Be (A Honky Woman)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Concrete Jungle
The Jacksons – Show You The Way To Go
Porcupine Tree – .3
Queens Of The Stone Age – Regular John
Band of Horses – Detlef Schrempf
Jackson 5 – Who’s Lovin’ You
Soulfly – Soulfly V
Metallica – The Outlaw Torn
Sarah Vaughan – Black Coffee


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