The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Peppermint Heaven


This week’s Essential Playlist comes from 80s tinged electronica outfit, Peppermint Heaven. Their latest album, ‘Precious Things’, came out in January.

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The Smiths – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
Was there ever a more magical song?  The soaring production, the exhilaration of new love, the emotion in Morrissey’s voice are a revelation.
New Order – ‘Perfect Kiss’
An eternally modern slice of pop genius.  Replete with melodic bass guitar and great analog synths, this influence can be heard in much of Peppermint Heaven’s music.  Groundbreaking!
Tears For Fears – ‘Pale Shelter’
A main source of inspiration for the Peppermint Heaven sound.  Timeless.
Bronski Beat – ‘Smalltown Boy’
The haunting 80s classic.  A time capsule of loneliness and desperation – freedom and release.
Morrissey – ‘Suedehead’
From the ashes of The Smiths.  One of his best solo hits!  Need we say more?
Joy Division – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
The beginning of a new era in music – post-punk perfection.  Indie pop is still feeling the influence of this one.
Pet Shop Boys – ‘West End Girls’
Pop perfection capturing a magical moment in time.  It all comes together on this one.  Haunting,  uplifting and simply amazing!
Chvrches – ‘The Mother That We Share’
We never get tired of this.   A modern indie pop classic which always makes us smile.
Years & Years – ‘Desire’
Retro synth/pop is alive and well and breaking through all over the world!  We absolutely love this song – relentlessly catchy and fresh.
Best Coast – ‘California Nights’
Haunting, expansive production.  Powerful song.  Great, moody track.
You can find Peppermint Heaven online on Twitter, Facebook and their website. Be sure to check out their previous releases on iTunes.

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