Background noise in a Spotify track – Am I going crazy?


This might sound like an odd post but I just needed to air it with someone. At work we listen to Spotify all day. Generally it veers to a mix of 80’s and 90’s and goes upbeat on a Friday (80’s disco? Yup THAT varied folks).

If you listen to Spotify for 8 hours straight you start to spot patterns about certain songs and also realise that Spotify favours some tracks heavily so you cannot escape them and then repeating them throughout the day as if we all have short term memory loss. Like Stevie Wonder’s Superstition or Arrested Development’s Mr Wendle. Continue reading

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Nite Jewel – Strange, Yet Good


At work we have Spotify and have a collaborative playlist which at times has resulted in the discovery of some very odd tracks and some hidden gems.

About a year ago a band came to my notice mostly due to the unique sound they have. The easiest way to explain it is to imagine that the lead female singer has somehow fallen down into a drain but her microphone somehow was within recording distance, dangling from the grate above. The songs by Nite Jewel have an almost narcotic feel to them, as though you’ve wandered into an opium filled dreamlike world.Nite Jewel

Universal World is possibly my favourite track (listen on Spotify here: spotify:track:5OoN9Xf1aROkoeBeByLt87) and the band is now known to us all as “girl down a drain”. Like Ant and Dec you’ll either love them or hate them…