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Play It Again Salvage My Dream

We asked Wakefield boy Rob Fisher, a.k.a. Salvage My Dream, what he listens to when he’s…

Happy…
‘Winter Mornings’ – Frozy

Frozy are a little anti-folk type group I came across online who I have become somewhat addicted to. It’s all very cute and this particular song has this really nice flow to it. Also, the vocals melt me.”

Sad…
‘The Pull’ – The Microphones

“Big long drawn-out poetic song about dying. What more could you want from a song for sadness?”

Angry…
‘In Love with an Apparition’ – Pg. 99

“The absolute blinding crunching energy of this song is what gets me. I used to listen to it while…





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Play It Again Jack Winn

The bassist in Wakefield indie-poppers Runaround Kids tells us what he listens to when he's feeling...

Happy…
‘Heroes’ – David Bowie

“It just makes you feel incredible; when he shouts ‘I, I will be king’, you feel like you’re taking off. I’m fascinated by Germany and the Berlin Wall, and he tells such a story with such an incredible bed of music. In fact, I initially bought the German version of this by accident, wondering why I’d not heard of a Bowie song called ‘Helden’. Happy mistake.”

Sad…
‘The Sea is A Good Place To Think Of The Future’ – Los Campesinos!

“They released it as a free download last September, which…



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Play It Again Holy Roar

We asked Theo Harding of Holy Roar’s noisiest, Antares, what he listens to when he’s...

Happy…
Close to the Edge
– Yes
“Yep, the whole album. It’s rare that I find a 20 minute epic song or hour long album that I can listen to in its entirety without needing a break or getting bored. However, the symphonic like structures, mind blowing progressions and musicianship of the classic Yes line-up make this album an absolute win.”

Sad…
‘Mirakle’ – Derek Bailey

“Because it’s so mint, because Derek Bailey is mint and because I don’t listen to it enough.”

Excited…
‘20th Century Schizoid Man’ – King Crimson

“It’s got a dirty, filthy, sleazy riff, it’s got…





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Play It Again Billy Mason Woods

The front man of Leeds’ noise merchants Blacklisters picks the songs he plays when he's feeling...

Happy

‘Mouth Breather’ – The Jesus Lizard

“It’s a song about a really nice idiot and knowing what that feels like it always makes me happy. The Jesus Lizard just always get this great balance between total mania and controlled aggression and this song is a prime example of that.”


Sad

‘End of Radio’ – Shellac
“It’s a song which seems to be about the end of everything, let alone just radio. But even if it was just radio, imagine a world without Steve Wright? God I don’t want to think about it. Far too…

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Play It Again Paul Morricone

The singer/guitarist from Leeds's dark rock band The Scaramanga Six tells us that songs he'd play when feeling...

Happy
‘I’m Happy’ – Ivor Cutler

“This is the most insanely happy song ever written and makes me bound around the room singing it. Especially the line ‘I’m happy – and I punch the man who says I’m not!’ Ivor Cutler is one of Britain’s greatest poets and I love his nonsensical songs. Often as profound and thought provoking as they are silly.”

Sad
‘Backstage (I’m Lonely)’ – Gene Pitney

“There is always something desperate and forlorn about the voice of Gene Pitney. He is usually the one unlucky in love or…



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Play It Again Chris Newbould, Traitors

Described as ‘effortlessly cool’ by one keen music journalist, Chris Newbould, bassist in Traitors tells us what he would listen to when he’s feeling…

Happy

‘Barbara Ann’ – Beach Boys

“I love the Beach Boys- their mastery on vocal harmonies is unparalleled. Their songs paint imagery of summer and love yet tinged with an eerie kind of sorrow too. I don’t mean to sound like a poet there but it just reminds me of relaxing and just generally been happy!”

 

Sad

‘My Mistakes Were Made For You’ – Last Shadow Puppets

“Again, this record was such a surprise to me when it came on the scene – an Arctic Monkeys side project didn’t suggest at all what we received. Revisiting golden 70’s vibes…

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Play It Again Danny Louch

The guitarist and song writer for Americana influenced act The Dawn Riders tells us what he listens to when he's...

Happy
‘Second Hand News’ – Fleetwood Mac

“It would have to be either ‘Second Hand News’ from the Rumours LP by Fleetwood Mac or ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder. They are both really uplifting songs, any number of classic soul and mMotown tracks could also get played when I’m in a really good mood.”

Sad
‘The Thrill Is Gone’ – B. B King

“I’d probably listen some of the old blues men like Robert Johnson, Son House or John lee Hooker. Something like ‘The Thrill is Gone’ by B. B King maybe. I…



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Play It Again Stuart Darwin

The promotions manager at Leeds O2 Academy tells us what his keys songs are

When I’m…

Happy
‘Rock 2 House’ (Plasikman Acid House remix) – X Press 2

“It’s just a great song and always good to listen to.”

Sad
‘Thing Fish’ – Frank Zappa

“I really had no idea what to put for this, so I just chose the funniest song I could think of! I remember Cassette Jam played this in the third room at Dirty Disco on New Years Eve back in the Northern Light days for a joke, but to be honest they did look pretty funny back…



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Play It Again I Like Trains drummer Simon Fogal

With a broken leg and an imminent album release ILT drummer Simon Fogal tells LG what song’s he’d play when feeling…

Happy
‘Fake Empire’ – The National

“A fair few people think they are boring, but I disagree. I first heard Fake Empire and just had to play it again and again. I loved the song that much, that I had shelved the rest of Boxer. I love it when they play this song live, when the piano starts it all off, the crowd goes nuts and by the end the brass is amazing. Happy Times.”

Sad
‘Calendar Girl’ – Stars

“This song is so sad. There’s not much more I can add to this”

Excited


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Play It Again Edward Forth, Just Handshakes (We’re British)

The guitarist from twee indie-pop group Just Handshakes (We’re British) tells us what he listens to when he's...

Happy
‘My Fren’ – Envelopes

“What is happier than a prefect piece of Swede-pop?! I love this song, and the album it appears on, and I challenge anyone to listen to it without smiling”

Sad
‘Cut & Run’ – Electrelane

“One of the saddest things I have ever heard. Its instrumentation is definitely more ‘bluekelele’ than Ukelele. If you are sad this song isn’t going to make you any happier, but it is a beautiful song, and great to wallow in sadness to.”

Excited
‘Come on Feet’ – Pete and the Pirates

“For anyone who’s interested, definitely…





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