This week’s playlist was curated by M’s International Women’s Day Guest Editor, Maxie Gedge.
Maxie is best known for her work as a PRS Foundation and Keychange Project Manager, a drummer and the founder of Gravy Records.
As part of her International Women’s Day Curation, Maxie wrote about gender and leadership, exploring what it means to be a leader, the link between power and accountability and how Keychange is working to challenge stereotypes. You can read that here.
Tune in to Maxie's picks below.
Flohio - Flash (A Colours Show)
Flohio is a long-time fave of mine and during lockdown, tracks like Watchout, Bands, The Real and Se16 have absolutely dominated my running playlists. This track shows how on point Flohio’s flow is, as well as the impeccable, totally unique delivery.
BERWYN - Vinyl
I discovered BERWYN very late in my latest issue of Loud & Quiet magazine. I just totally love this ‘old school’ vibe with the super stunted bass and minimal instrumentation. It feels so confident but somehow understated and that chorus just makes my heart stop for a second.
Let’s Eat Grandma - Hot Pink
I love Norwich and I’m so pleased that the brilliantly weird are not just from Norwich but also sound like Norwich. With the devastating news of SOPHIE’s passing in January, I have revisited this album and this track, produced by SOPHIE just sounds SO huge, so bold and kind of sticky.
Pillow Queens - Brothers
They are Keychange participants and have really aced it in the last year. This was my most played song of 2020 and I still have it on repeat - it makes me think of my sisters, my friends, pre-COVID times and and it *sometimes makes me cry! The band said that the song ‘touches on a shared grief which drives you to hold dear the memories and moments you have with each other’ - it does that to me, yes!
Paris Texas - HEAVY METAL
I don't really know much about this but it's grungy and trashy and cool.
Beverley Glenn-Copeland - La Vita
I discovered BGC last year and have become OBSESSED. I highly recommend Transmissions and then his entire back catalogue! Every track I’ve found is just an incredible, moving, interesting, textured outpour.
Mesadorm - Numb
I am yet to hear a bad Mesadorm song. This is intense and beautiful. They've been funded by the PPL Momentum fund and I love that they just seem to be writing and writing and writing.
Little Simz - Might Bang, Might Not
Probably my favourite artist of the decade. Just amazing. Every release astounds me.
Maya Law - Hitchhiking
Killer new track from Norwich songwriter Maya Law who has a huge future. This song is slightly more polished than other tracks and it’s a beautiful, impressive, hooky, chill listen.
Joan Baez - Long Black Veil
I can’t stop listening to this song - in all artist iterations. It's a total folk singalong banger - my wife sings it in the kitchen and knows ALL the verses. I promise, give it time and you will be HOOKED.