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Playlist: Stealing Sheep

By | Published on Wednesday 28 November 2012

Stealing Sheep

Releasing their debut EP in 2010, Liverpool folk trio Stealing Sheep then put out a number of further releases through indie labels Red Deer Club and Idle Fret before signing to Heavenly in late 2011, releasing the ‘Noah & The Paper Moon’ EP.

Debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’ was released in September this year, garnering high critical praise. Following a recent tour supporting Alt-J, the group are now due to head out on a headline tour of the UK next week, kicking off at Brighton’s Green Door Store on 5 Dec and finishing with a homecoming Christmas party at The Kazimer in Liverpool on 14 Dec. Londoners can catch them at Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush on 10 Dec.

With a new single, ‘Rearrange’, also out now, we caught up with Becky Hawley from the band to ask her about some of her favourite music, which she put together into a handy playlist, saying, “They are all quite interesting strange songs that are stylised and quite intense with strong melodic-ness”.

Click here to listen to Becky’s playlist on Spotify, and then read on to hear more about her choices:

01 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
This is quite evocative and brings back memories. I don’t know what memories they are though!

02 Grimes – Oblivion
It’s original sounding and thrill seeking.

03 Race Horses – Furniture
We saw them play it live in Holland at a festival last week and they are a magical set of people with awesome tunes!

04 Sun Ra – The Satellites Are Spinning
This puts you into a trance. It’s got incredible chanting and harpsichord sounding keys all the way through. Like a voodoo march chant.

05 Race Horses – Bad Blood
I’m putting this in because of its ‘Labyrinth’ nostalgia – great synth sounds. It’s epic.

06 Alt-J – Something Good
I like the way the drums sculpt this song. It’s chilled out. I like the change from the verse into the chorus too. It’s a strange change.

07 Temples – Shelter Song
Amazing drum sound. 60s vibes and sexy vocals.

08 Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart
She creates a great visual world and has awesome synth sounds.

09 Outkast – Spread
Just because it’s a total sexy rude party tune.

10 Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way
It’s simple, the percussion is clear and the sound is bloody great. I like the softness of her voice. It’s really chilled out and makes me feel calm. I need to feel calm.