FEATURE: The December Playlist Vol.2: We’re Untouchable, Manic and Blue (and Completely Out of Our Heads…)

FEATURE:

 

The December Playlist

 Charli XCX

 IN THIS PHOTO: Charli XCX

Vol.2: We’re Untouchable, Manic and Blue (and Completely Out of Our Heads…)

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WHEN you think you have music all figured out

Manic Street Preachers' announce new album 'Resistance Is Futile'

IN THIS PHOTO: Manic Street Preachers/PHOTO CREDIT: Alex Lake

it will, invariably, kick you in the midriff and surprise you! That is the case this week – as I predicted things would get quiet and unexciting as we head towards Christmas – with potential Christmas-related syrup being replaced by some proper-big tunes! Not only are there new cuts from Eminem and Charli XCX – there is an unexpected offering from Manic Street Preachers! The Welsh band, in a classic hype move, suggested they were struggling for new material and would not be releasing material in the foreseeable future. That was all hoodwinking – as the guys are back with International Blue! It is the first single from the forthcoming L.P., Resistance Is Futile, but is certainly promising good things!

Elsewhere in music; there are videos/cuts from Liv Dawson, Father John Misty and Sufjan Stevens; The Orwells, Camila Cabello and Wiley. There is ample stock for any music fan and a timely reminder we cannot predict how much will fare; what seasons and times will be quiet or packed; whether it will be eventful or not. As things tick towards that festive day, we are seeing some terrific songs crop up and ensure the final days of 2017 are going out with a bang!

ALL PHOTOS (unless stated otherwise): Getty Images

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BTS – Crystal Snow

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Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same

Charli XCX (ft. Tove Lo & ALMA) – Out of My Head

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Eminem – Untouchable

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G-Eazy (ft. Charlie Puth) – Sober

Image may contain: 1 person, closeupTom SpeightYoung Heart

Image may contain: one or more people and closeupGrace Carter – Ashes

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The Jive Aces – What a Wonderful World

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KDA (ft. Patrick Cash) – Hate Me

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Liv Dawson – Hush

Manic Street Preachers

PHOTO CREDIT: Ed Miles/NME

Manic Street Preachers – International Blue

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Turin Brakes Would You Be Mine

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Migos & Marshmello – Danger

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Original Dodger & Shakka – Find Space

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Frank Sinatra & Seal – Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

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Rhye – Count to Five

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Sharna Bass – Express My Mind

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Wiley (ft. D Double E and Scratchy) – Bar

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The Wombats – Turn

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Billy Cullum – Lost in You

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Dan Michaelson – Careless

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Jaykae – Pull Up

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Talib Kweli – Knockturnal

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The Orwells Vanilla

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PHOTO CREDITJonathan Weiner

Poliça and s t a r g a z eAgree

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Franz FerdinandAlways Ascending

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Dan CaplanTwo Fingers

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Rae MorrisAtletico

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Moose Blood Talk in Your Sleep

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Father John MistyLeaving L.A.

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N.E.R.D & Future  1000

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MaidaySome Hard Feelings

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BlondieDoom or Destiny

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The Big Moon Happy New Year

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LA PriestAll I Want for Xmas Is Rock & Roll

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Black FoxxesSæla

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Sufjan Stevens Tonya Harding

 

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Kailee MorgueDiscovery

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Nick J.D. HodgsonRSVP

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Nicolas JaarCoin in Nine Hands

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Tune-YardsABC 123

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Belle & Sebastian Fickle Season

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Gaffa Tape SandyBeehive

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Gender Roles Plastic

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SOPHIE Ponyboy

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Sports TeamBeverly Rose

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VeraMystery

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Dermot KennedyMoments Passed

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BahamasWay With Words

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PHOTO CREDIT: Jamie Harding

Fenne LilyFor a While

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Tommy AshbyGuilty 

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NIGHT FLIGHTAmsterdam

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Hollywood Undead (ft. B-Real) – Black Cadillac

SUITCASE-Music-Rejjie-Snow

Rejjie SnowMilk & Honey

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Dreezy (ft. 6LACK, Kodak Black) Spar

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Lecrae Broke

Image result for brianna perryBrianna Perry1st of All

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Duke of WolvesWithout a Name

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GeowulfHideaway

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Grace VanderWaal – So Much More Than This

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Justine SkyeGoodlove

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Moon TaxiGood as Gold

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IN THIS PHOTO: Eminem

It is the time of year our minds are turning to Christmas and what is to come. I am always looking forward in music and what is around the corner. This year has seen so many great artists emerge and fantastic albums released. The quality of music has been incredibly high and, with every passing week, new twists and turns thrown into the agenda. This week is no exception and one that sees titans like Manic Street Preachers and Eminem nestle alongside unsigned and independent treasures.

Surely the final few weeks of December cannot keep the standard this high, you’d think! I will keep my eyes peeled and trained as, with one lobe committed to Christmas; the curiosity-bulb is kept lit and activated. Music, whatever your tastes, continues to surprise – producing sounds of the highest quality!

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