Sydney’s The Lulu Raes make the sort of irresistible sunshine indie dance pop that you could probably only make if genuinely sun soaked on a regular basis and judging by the amazing press pic above that appears to be the case, well that and because the tracks we’ve heard from them so far have been all warmth and solar beams. Their most recent single ‘Swing Me On A Vine Of Sunshine’ is the strongest evidence of this yet, a bloody damn shit hot corker of a doozy that we’ve been slamming non stop over here to counteract the winter blues setting in.
To celebrate the release of the single we asked the band to put together a playlist of their favourite winter warmers for your listening pleasure. It might be ice cold out there right now but pop this bad boy on and thaw yourselves out good and proper with a mixed bag of feel good jams.
NOT IN MY HOUSE - NELLY
This song doesn’t have a video clip but if it did, it would be Nelly and his crew at a pool with cocktails and chicks. It was in NBA Street Vol. II on the Playstation and they let Nelly be a playable character.
PRAISE YOU - FATBOY SLIM
This is the biggest feel-good song ever. Even if you just got dumped in the rain you still will enjoy this song. When I was a kid I thought Fatboy slim was on the album cover of You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby. (see album cover).
KUMOMI - NUJABES
This song just sounds like cold tinnies at the beach with the boys mate. Then the sun goes down and you try to go to a pub but you have no shoes.
WHATEVER - OASIS
Noel got sued for plagiarising this song. I always thought it sounded like a rip off of All You Need Is Love but the royalty went to some bloke called Neil Innes. However, the video for Whatever is one of my favourite clips of all time and had a strong influence on the clip for SWING ME ON A VINE OF SUNSHINE.
THE MODERN AGE - THE STROKES
This sounds like sitting around having a cold one with the boys. Those bouncy
opening guitars make you want to jump around on trampolines.
STRANGER - THE KINKS
Dave Davies ladies and gentlemen.
DESERT ROLLER - LITTLE BASTARD
Eddie worked as a gopher on the shoot for this clip. So sick, I heard they are real cowboys.
EDDY’S SONG - STICKY FINGERS
This is a really deep song that I can really relate to. The jangly guitars and
particularly the lyrics are very special. You can really tell that they want to be better than this “Eddy” character but they can’t because he is the best ever in the world.
LAND OF 1000 DANCES - WILSON PICKETT
It is a banger because other than that “NA NA” part, it was used in the movie
Ferngully by the accidentally shrunken guy to teach fairies how good us humans are. Isn’t that the true meaning of music?
GO - THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Very funky with a mean backbeat, the chorus sounds like you’re playing Pacman and Dance Dance Revolution and your school called and you don’t have school tomorrow.
19-2000 (SOULCHILD REMIX) - GORILLAZ
Another song that will put a big, dumb grin on your face. Listen the whole way
JACKIE WILSON SAID - VAN MORRISON
Never knew a grumpy, cantankerous Irishman from (freezing) Belfast could warm my soul so easily.
DON’T WAIT TOO LONG - MADELEINE PERYROUX
Nice jazzy pop song. Pop it on at a BBQ and watch all the neighbours come out and party instead of making noise complaints…
DAYS LIKE THESE - THE CAT EMPIRE
Listen to the first 15 seconds of this song. That’s all you need to do.
You can catch The Lulu Raes/some rays of indie pop sunshine at the dates below and nab yourself some tix HERE.