Back in March we asked Six Quick Questions of :PM, who are smashing it with their latest single, ‘Feel Like A Fool’, ahead of their tour with The Vamps. Now we’ve caught up with them again to ask for their Essential Weekly (Spotify) Playlist. Check it out!
GREEN DAY – GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE)
I grew up listening to guitar music and American Idiot came out when I was really getting into playing. That album got me into Green Day, now whenever this song is on I sing every word!
JACK Ü (WITH JUSTIN BIEBER) – WHERE ARE Ü NOW
This means a lot to me but for a different reason. I think as a major pop artist, to release a song like this, that has a huge dance drop, is a very bold move and I think it did a lot for pop as a genre.
CHAINSMOKERS (FT HALSEY) – CLOSER
This song just makes me think of really great times and happy memories. Every time it comes on I’m taken back to summer memories.
COLDPLAY – ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
Coldplay are probably my favourite band. When this song came out I was playing it on guitar constantly, annoying the rest of the band! I saw them on this tour and this reminds me how incredible that night was.
BRUNO MARS – THAT’S WHAT I LIKE
The 24K Magic album changed the game for me. This song was an instant banger for me. It’s got such a vibe.
KENDRICK LAMAR (WITH SZA) – ALL THE STARS
This is more about the artists than the song. Kendrick is my favourite artist generally, he’s changed the game completely and this song shows how incredible he’s become. This track is the first single from the Black Panther Movie album that he curated. He’s brought hip hop back into the mainstream with massive impact. Bringing SZA on board is a huge bonus. Her album is unreal.
ONEREPUBLIC – COUNTING STARS
Ryan Tedder is my favourite songwriter and I think this song surprised so many people, especially since OneRepublic hadn’t released any music in a while when this song came out. To be honest I just love this band.
ALL TIME LOW – WEIGHTLESS
Alex Gaskarth is another of my favourite songwriters. He’s written a lot for 5 Seconds Of Summer (among others) and this song just shows that you can write amazing pop songs which also hit hard emotionally. It’s a real anthem.
NIRVANA – SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
This is the first song we played as a band, and Kurt Cobain is one of the reasons I play guitar. Simple.
THE 1975 – ROBBERS
I’ve seen The 1975 live 5 or 6 times now and this song always hits me. Whenever I’ve seen them they make me want to be a better musician.
You can see them perform live supporting The Vamps on the following:
April 14th – Sheffield Arena
April 16th – Bournemouth International Centre
April 17th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 20th – Newcastle Upon Tyne Metro Radio Arena
April 21st – SSE Hydro
April 23rd – Odyssey (SSE Belfast)
April 25th – Dublin 3 Arena
April 28th – London O2 Arena
April 29th – The Brighton Centre, Brighton
May 1st – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (Capital FM Arena)
May 2nd – Liverpool Echo Arena
May 4th – Birmingham Genting Arena
May 5th – Manchester Arena