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Posted on Friday 1st December 2023 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell



Looking for some top tunes? Check out On Repeat! Gigantic Tickets brings you a playlist packed full of the earworms we’ve been loving throughout November. It’s a great place to discover new releases and classic favourites you might have forgotten about.

And remember, Gigantic Tickets is the home of live music with an unbeatable selection of tickets for gigs and festivals. So, if you want to get to the front of the most exciting shows, click the link below and choose from an ever-growing range of essential events.










1. “They Say I’m Different” – Betty Davis

This title track is taken from New York funk diva Betty Davis’s second record and is sassy and stylish in equal measure. The huge bombastic flavour of “They Say I’m Different” makes it perfect for parties and the soundtrack to the good times.


2. “Showdown” – Electric Light Orchestra

“Showdown” is a marked departure for Electric Light Orchestra, opting this time for a funkier feel to their typically anthemic stadium rock sound. One of John Lennon’s favourite songs, it’s a tempestuous tale of a coming fight.


3. “Washer Woman” – Levon Helm, The RCO All-Stars

The Band’s drummer and vocalist Levon Helm struck out in 1977 with his short-lived band The RCO All-Stars, releasing just one eponymously titled record. “Washer Woman” is an impeccably squeaky-clean song celebrating the hard work of a previously unsung hero.


4. “Part Time Punk” – Cool Sounds

Cool Sounds is the moniker of Melbourne-based indie pop songwriter Dainis Lacey. His tight rhythms and huge feel-good factor is exemplified on this funky little number.



5. “We Are The Pigs” – Suede

There was always a dangerous edge to early Suede, and “We Are The Pigs” is amongst their most sinister songs. Lead single from Dog Man Star, it would be one of the last tracks to feature Bernard Butler before his acrimonious split from the band. His savage guitar strokes combined with Brett Anderson’s nightmarish lyrics and the lurid horn section combine into a dystopian indie rock masterpiece.



6. “You’re Not The One” – Sky Ferreira

Sharp post-punk guitars are met with sultry synth-pop on Sky Ferreira’s confessional song about a disintegrating love affair. Heavily indebted to 80s influences but sounding bang up to date, there’s a cinematic quality to her frustrated lyrics about self-discovery on the mean streets of the big city.



7. “Big Youth” – ††† (feat. El-P)

This year saw Deftones singer Chino Moreno and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez reunite under the guise of dark wave project ††† (Crosses) for their second album Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete. Teaming up with rapper El-P, “Big Youth” is an angry yet atmospheric fusion of trap and woozy industrial rock.



8. “Birth4000” – Floating Points

Floating Points (AKA Manchester-based DJ and producer Samuel Shepherd) has unleashed his biggest banger to date in the form of “Birth4000”. Reminiscent of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”, he’s gone all out with the arpeggio synths and pulsating beats on a killer track that will get club kids dancing for a long time to come.



9. “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” – Gabrielle Aplin

Gorgeous country-inflected guitars are met by Aplin’s angelic voice on this dramatic widescreen anthem of unrequited love. The indie folk songwriter doesn’t hold back, pulling every heartstring with her emotive melodies.



10. “The Day I Met You” – Matilda Mann

Matilda Mann perfects the sad girl sound on her spell-binding song “The Day I Met You”. The evocative strings married to dreamlike melodies are at once brittle yet captivating and as tender and beautiful as those first flourishes of love.



11. “There’s Always Next Year” – Corey Kent

Grab your Stetson and a six-string, because Corey Kent is here with his melancholic western rock stomper “There’s Always Next Year”. You can just imagine the swinging saloon doors to see everyone square dancing as you turn this one up nice and loud.



12. “Takes One to Know One” – Citizen

“Takes One to Know One” is a rollercoaster rock n’ roll number from San Franciscan alt-rockers Citizen. Lasting less than two minutes, it’s a white-knuckle ride of frenetic riffs dealing with issues of class and coming of age.



13. “at the zoo” – abracadabra

Alt-pop fans will want to check out Californian oddballs abracadabra’s charming ditty “at the zoo”. The off-kilter rhythms, stripped-down keys and stream-of-consciousness lyrics feel like a delightful fever dream.



14. “Shiny” – Teeth Machine

A kaleidoscope experiment converting old lyrics into a synesthetic blurring of ideas and imagery. Teeth Machine tapped up legendary alt-rock producer Butch Vig to perfect the abstract associations of poetry and sound.



15. “Wall Of Eyes” – The Smile

“Wall Of Eyes” is the five-minute title track taken from the second record by alt-rock supergroup The Smile. Unsettling yet charming; it’s everything you’d expect from the mad minds of Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood and Thom Yorke plus Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.



16. “Junk Of The Hearts” – The Cardigans

Taken from the criminally underrated album Gran Turismo; Swedish band The Cardigans turned their back on the sugary sweet indie pop that saw them rise to international fame in favour of a dark and twisted sound. “Junk Of The Hearts” narrates the cooling down of a misbegotten love affair that should never have been.



17. “West End Girls” – Sleaford Mods

The cover version no one expected yet is so sublime it could easily be an original; Sleaford Mods forgo the usual lo-fi style and brash manner to bring you their re-working of the classic Pet Shop Boys single. This unexpected turn could mark the beginning of a new mainstream direction for the Nottingham duo.

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