2015 is upon us, and despite Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s claims to the contrary, we’re still not floating around on hover boards and there hasn’t been a peep yet about the production of Jaws 19.
Something that can be relied upon is Jonathan O’Shea’s Festive 15. In the first editions we counted down from 15th to 6th, now witness the top five singles of 2014 in all of their glory!
5. Love Letters – Metronomy
Surely a day never goes by without this group seeing the word ‘retro’ written about them, but this is an authentic old-time hip-shaker of a tune. Video by Michel Gondry.
4. La Vérité – Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains
French is my second language of choice, so I can confidently decode at least 38% of this. But that matters not a jot, ‘cause it’s catchy as f*ck!
3. Sisters – Cate Le Bon
Perfectly demented. What an outro!
2. Rule Number One – Telegram
Swirling, controlled chaos. Sounds a little bit like a futuristic Status Quo fronted by Stephen Hawking’s voice box, but don’t let that put you off.
1. Europa Geht Durch Mich – Manic Street Preachers
Such a succinct, politically acute and inexorable blast of polemic. Killer cowbell too.
What do you think of Jonathan’s Festive 15? Not a whiff of Justin Bieber, Wand Erection or Union J! Let us know which tracks you would have selected in the comments section below, and, as always, please share the article and invite friends to ‘like’ the Kureen Facebook page!