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Fabric Cageless Water Bottle

08 Apr 2016

Troika #25: Valentines Edition

15 Feb 2016

This Valentine’s edition is either really early, or a bit late, depending on how you look at it! Love songs in general are either insincere, mawkish rubbish, cheesy, or all three. There so much chaff, but (for me at least) here’s the wheat! My three favourite love songs in ascending order: ‘Sick of Myself’ by Matthew Sweet, ‘Unravel’ by Bj√∂rk and ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack.

Troika #24: Dearly Departed

11 Feb 2016

A bit of a delay in getting to this episode. I’ve hesitated over whether to do a full-on Bowie tribute as there are so many brilliant tributes already. It almost felt like jumping on the bandwagon. Instead I’ve bided my time, and its now evolved into a tribute to three people who’ve died too early in 2016: Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and Terry Wogan. ‘Shake Your Blood’ by Probot (Dave Grohl & Lemmy Kilmister), ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)’ by David Bowie and finally ‘T-WOG$ Pirate Radio’ – Peter Serafinowicz.

Bat Labels

26 Jan 2016

Troika #23: Best of 2015

05 Jan 2016

Its an end of year list! Only shorter! This three-piece won’t take long to read or listen to, but it took me a very long time to choose just three from so much wonderful music in 2015. To make it easier, I excluded any music that has already featured in Troika.

So without further ado, my three most-played are: ‘Satellites’ by Mew, ‘Repetition’ by Purity Ring and ‘Winter Dress’ by The Amazing

Troika #22: A Hickensian Christmas II

15 Dec 2015

Here we have another episode of Chrimbo tunes, this time with traditional songs covered by modern bands. These sound a bit more atmospheric compared last weeks more jaunty tunes! Once in Royal David’s City’ – Sufjan Stevens, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ – Low and ‘The First Noel’ – Over the Rhine