Drowned in Sound’s April and Festivals Playlists

Sunday Times (London) columnist and founder of the irreverent, independent-music-loving community DrownedinSound.com, Sean Adams returns with a selection of playlists filled with a mixture of names ranging from Kate Bush, TV on the Radio, Friendly Fires, Sufjan Stevens and Justice to somewhat lesser knowns like EMA, The Antlers and Braids…

High on anti-histamine I’ve been compiling a few playlists for the month that was and the festivals that are to come…

Drowned in April 2011

This month’s playlist is 2hours crammed full of recent singles and albums that the DiS writers and readers have been loving. April was an incredible month for music, ranging from the sprawling glacial guitars of Jeniferever and Explosions in the Sky to Hauschka’s ‘prepared pianos’ which teether somewhere near dance music territory via Atari Teenage Riot’s raaah and Kate Bush’s reworking of her classic ‘Deeper Understanding’, which was written back in the very early days of the internet. And rather than moan about Spotify charging (Sheesh people! You can’t even buy two pints in London for what it costs for access to unlimited music!), please share with me what you’ve been loving this month, new or old, in the comments section below or @drownedinsound on Twitter.

Camden Crawl 2011 by DrownedinSound.com
Great Escape 2011 by DrownedinSound.com
Live at Leeds 2011 by DrownedinSound.com
…for more info, competitions to win tickets and other festivals, visit DiS’ Festivals page.

The Stills – An Introduction – a playlist dedicated to the band who recently split up
DiS springtime playlist – compiled by the DiS social board
2011 Trax – by DiS music board’s resident dubstep expert, who also runs SonicRouter.com
Positive Discrimination – International Women’s Day playlist
R E A L L O V E a playlist by Factory Floor – a selection of “non-traditional” love songs (explained here)
Roddy Woomble – March Play List – irregular folkish playlists by the singer from Idlewild
New Album Releases on Spotify

Follow Sean: @seaninsound on Twitter