The John Robb playlist is a weekly collection of songs and bands that have entred my world. Inevitably there will be new bands – lots of them but also old stuff from bands I’ve seen live, interviewed or just got obsessed as I fell down another musical rabbit hole!
1. Warduna – saw them play a stunning show tonight
2. Shortparis – greatt new Russian band, we need to get them here to play
3. Ginltshake – more Russian brilliance – one of the best band scenes in the world
4. Bauhaus – 40 years since Bela and it still sounds groundbreaking – dark dub genius
5. Witch Fever – post riot grrrl thrills from Manchester
6. Membranes – it’s my list so my band gets in somewhere!
7. Queen Zee – in post IDLES UK anything can happen – another ground breaking new band
8. The Stranglers – interviewed JJ Burnel this about their March 2019 tour and upcoming new album.
9. Pigs x 7 – another breakthrough band – wonk genius
10. Evil Blizzard – their new album is one of this year’s highlights
11. The Lovely Eggs – proof that DIY and great songs works
12. Lucidvox – even more Russian brilliance
13. LIINES – post-punk sharp and angular from new Manchester band
14. Fontaines DC – 3 years ago we nearly released their debut single – now they are the hottest young band in the UK
15. Siouxsie and The Banshees – 40 years since this stark and game changing work was released
16. Therapy? – yet another fine album from the band with intensely loyal fans
17. Super Besse – Byelorussian brilliance – they love Joy Division in all the best ways
18. Repetitor – Serbian post-hardcore thrills
19. The Good The Bad and The Queen – Damon Albarn and Simmo from the Clash deal dark folk post-Brexit commentary
20. Killing Joke – they just finished a tour that has everyone buzzing…
21. The Soft Moon – US post Goth darkwave thrill