You might have taken, or you’re planning to take, time off and go on holidays this time of the year but music never stops. Neither it ever should! Your holidays require some good tunes, too. They say that smell is the closest to memory. Although, I have my own theory, that it’s actually our hearing. Creating memories by connecting certain songs with places, moments and people, and things you did with them, is truly amazing. This July’s selection brings over a hundred tunes to choose from. Oh, what a generous month.
Let’s jump straight to our polish corner this time, shall we? Starting off with ZAMILSKA, who’s latest single, “Closer” was played and praised by no other than the god father of punk, IGGY POP, during his Sunday Service radio show on BBC 6 Music. Natalia, that’s her first name, also helped out NATALIA PRZYBYSZ, by producing her namesake’s new single, “Dzielne Kobiety”. The song was featured in the last month’s mixtape. ŁAGODNA PIANKA is another Polish indie band who recently got into international spotlight. Their third album “Klisze” received a shout out from the lovely people at Bandcamp, as a recommended new release via Bandcamp Daily feature. You can read the review here.
If you would like to catch some Polish acts live you’re in luck because two renowned bands from Poland have announced their Irish gigs in upcoming months: POGODNO, a quintessential indie band of the 2000’s drawing inspirations from global trends and local music traditions, will join the lineup of BeatRoots Festival (Ballyhook Hill, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow) 25th of August; and SKALPEL, the unquestionable legends of electronic, sampled based music, who dusted of old Polish jazz records, fused with modern breakbeats and introduced them to international audiences. I’ve included their best tracks, in my humble opinion, in the playlist.
Of course this is only a fraction of what I’ve got for you. Sit back, relax, press play or shuffle and enjoy the tunes, and hopefully some sunshine.
Brought to you by Piotrek Czarnecki from