On The Stereo #58

Mavis Staples. Photo: Myriam Santos
Mavis Staples. Photo: Myriam Santos

Mavis Staples lights up our recent On The Stereo selection. Photo: Myriam Santos

Our latest playlist includes gems from Mavis Staples, Bob Dylan, Tungz, RaeLynn, Mulimba, Man Man, Fergus and The Bobby Lees

Can’t We Just Be Friends Again

The Bristol-based outfit might well want to make up and get along but, when arguing sounds this funky, we’d encourage them to stay cross a little longer.


Its sparse opening eventually opens out to reveal an all-encompassing folktronica opus, one which reflects the human condition in all its contradictory glory. [Read a week in the life of Kenichi & The Sun’s creative force Katrin Hahner in her Diary Of A Songwriter]

Future Peg

This jaunty number could be taken for straight-up alt rock, albeit with some seriously funky marimba thrown into the mix.


Move by ferociously feral NY garage band is blasting out of our speakers and firing us up for whatever this strange world has in store for us today.

Murder Most Foul

If Bob Dylan is good enough to share some new/old material with us then the least we can do is put it On The Stereo. Enjoy!

Keep Up

If, like us, you want your country pop a little rowdy and packed with female empowerment then this song will have you up and dancing about your front room.

Ada Road

Blending its alt-folk stylings with some mesmerising vocal effects, it’s no wonder that Ada Road by Spanish singer-songwriter MAVICA was on our stereo. Angsty and longing for home, it’s easy to be drawn into her world.

Your Own Blood

Managing to keep his soul, gospel and electronic plates spinning in unison, this blend of genres proves an effective tool for carrying Haus frontman Ash Mulimba’s message of forgiveness.

All You’re Not

If you want to know what classic songwriting sounds like, Fergus has the answer. His crisp guitar and plaintive vocals provide the foundations for All You’re Not.

All In It Together

There might not be any light at the end of the tunnel right now but, with soul legend Staples (and Jeff Tweedy) beside us in the dark, it all feels a little less scary.

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