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Following a short hiatus, we’re returning with our playlist series. For this episode, Cone writer Oliver Southgate has pulled together his five desert island discs, filled with soapy guitar licks and dreamy noise.

— Words by Oliver —

Wilco – ‘Locator’

A year on from there last serving, WILCO have come back into our arms with a new single that is disjointed and charismatic, but such an earworm I haven’t stopped listening to it. I honestly can’t wait for their new album, feels a bit like Christmas.

Thee Oh Sees‘Plastic Plant’

Thee Oh Sees bring the thunder here. Back after a whole year since their last album, John Dwyer et al are all about momentum. ‘Plastic Plant’ is a powerhouse heavy drumming-drone rock showdown of pure class.

Dr. Dog‘Bring My Baby Back’

Way, way back in January, this beautiful lament was released. The band was Dr. Dog (and they still are). The song is an intertwining of soul and some kind of neo/sci-fi glitches that plucks away at my heart strings. Definitely a contender for a single of the year for me.

The Beach Boys‘I Know There’s An Answer’

In my flat, there is mutual love for many things, but ‘Pet Sounds’ is near the top of the list. It still baffles me that there is a physical, man-made thing, the album sounds so natural and ethereal. ‘I Know There’s An Answer’ is my personal favourite on the album. Since it’s been 50 years since its release, it’s great to see it reappear in the social sphere.

Traams – ‘A∩B’

I saw Traams play in Bristol in March this year and it blew my mind. I hadn’t heard them and I went along not knowing what to expect and have since become somewhat of a fangirl. Their album ‘Modern Dancing’ from late last year is killer, and ‘A∩B’ is a major highlight!

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