Demob Happy’s Neverland 2016 time capsule playlist
THIS SUMMER, JOHN DARLING’S FARM IN KENT WILL HOST THE VERY FIRST EDITION OF LEEFEST PRESENTS: THE NEVERLAND. WITH A LITTLE OVER A MONTH STILL TO GO, ITS LINE UP ALREADY BOASTS VANT, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, SPRING KING, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – AND TODAY’S PLAYLIST HOSTS, DEMOB HAPPY. TO CELEBRATE THEIR EXCURSION INTO THE LAND WHERE NO ONE GROWS UP, THE BAND HAVE PUT TOGETHER THEIR OWN TIME CAPSULE PLAYLIST, FEATURING ALL THE RECORDS THEY WANT TO TAKE WITH THEM.
Matthew Marcantonio (Vocals / Bass)
Blue Oyster Cult – The Revenge of Vera Gemini
It’s all about that lady at the start. She gets me going. I wanna meet her. Who is she? She’s so mysterious and her voice is like velvet. Then the song starts and it’s cool, but in truth it’s all about you, sexy mystery lady velvet voice.
Thunder clap Newman – Something In The Air
Who told you piano solos weren’t cool? Who? Find that person, play them this song, then tie them to a train track and leave.
Crosby, stills Nash and young – Almost Cut My Hair
This gets me sentimental in ways that only guys with long hair can understand. I often dream about people cutting my hair off and they’re so sad I wake up in floods of masculine saline eye product. This song always reminds me I’m not alone.
Mathew Renforth (Guitar)
Kendrick Lamar – Money Trees
After long thought of which track of his to choose this cut the mustard. Kendrick is a prime example of how hip hop and rap isn’t just the shit garbage you hear on radio 1 or that nightclub you fucking hate. His lyrics are more than just money and naked women, he actually has a message to send to people who appreciate his music.
Freddie Gibbs – Thuggin’
Anybody who writes a song about pumping shotguns and selling crack cocaine to his aunt because he knows she will get the good shit is a stand up gent. All round good stuff 10/10
Blakfish – Ringo Star is the Second Best Drummer of the Beatles
A really unknown song to most by a band that died too young. This holds a special place in my weird math rock heart. Saw them live once and I die a little inside knowing it won’t happen again. One can dream.
Thomas Armstrong (Drums)
ZZ top – Waiting for the Bus
A cheeky zinger from ZZ Top’s album ‘Tres Hombres’. Have always loved the swagger of the track and the straight up, dry ass drum sound. Also probably the best song ever written about waiting for a bus.
Pavement – Unfair
One of my favourite Pavement tracks. It’s full of beans and just builds and builds. This song reminds me of summer and moshing about my kitchen in my underwear. Stephen Malkmus’ lyrics always kill too.
Kagoule – Damp Sand
Our friends Kagoule dropped their first album last year and it’s a monster. Full to the brim with bangers. This is probably my favourite track on the album if I had to to say. Kai’s filthy guitar playing off Lucy’s slack cyclical bass line. Gets me every time.
The Bronx – Shitty Future
This track makes me wanna break things. Lots.
Adam Godfrey (Guitar)
Can – Oh Yeah
Swirling kraut-prog epic from 1971 relentlessly locomotes from mystical to uplifting while the beat pattern remains consistent – tasteful layers a plenty.
The Beatles – Rain
Who else could write a song about the weather this good? Fine example of everything I love about the Beatles: awesome melodies, harmonies, and simple yet clever arrangements.
Homeshake – Heat
Loving this at the moment, smooth lulling number all about sexy times.
LeeFest Presents: The Neverland will take place from 28th – 30th July in a secret location near Kent. Find out more at leefest.org.