Aimless Skylarking's favorite songs of 2016, #31 to #40.
40. Au/Ra - Concrete Jungle
New on the scene Ibizan born artist Au/Ra stunned with her whip-smart debut single, 'Concrete Jungle.' We all need more smart pop music like this on our lives. More, please!
39. Bat and Ball - Cruel Cats
London band Bat and Ball's seriously cool track 'Cruel Cats' was a first spin favorite. 2017 is shaping up to be interesting for the band, their debut LP is coming soon. Are you ready?
38. Bryde - Nectar
Welsh artist Bryde released 2 EPs in 2016, both packed with stories of affairs of the heart. But it was 'Nectar' delivered by her beautifully pained voice that hit close to home.
37. MNNQNS - Capital Talk
MNNQNS are always up for some rollicking indie rock fun. The French quartet released their new EP, Capital, this past year, and the lead track highlights the band's special brand of fun.
36. Porridge Radio - Lemonade
Porridge Radio's sweaty and loose set was a highlight of this year's Great Escape festival. Distilled fun in the band's short set. The band's debut LP Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers, on Memorials of Distinction Records, is set for a remaster and a vinyl release in early 2017.
35. Jess Williamson - See You In A Dream
Texan Jess Williamson's album, Heart Song, turned out a handful of stunning slow burning meditative pieces. 'See You in a Dream' was the 1-2 punch leading to a knockout.
34. Liyv - V Lonely
Seattle pastel-pop artist Liyv's One Song A Month project was successful, delivering 12 tracks in for the year. She infused the lot with melancholy and ennui, coloring it all with whimsical musical compositions with stellar results.
33. Miya Folick - God is a Woman
LA based artist Miya Folick continues to stun with her talent for astute and relatable lyrics. Last year's brilliant EP, Strange Darling, is still in the rotation around the offices here, side by side with both of her 2016 singles. 'God is a Woman' showcases Miya's gorgeous punch in the gut voice.
32. The Joy Formidable - The Last Thing On My Mind
Welsh 3-piece The Joy Formidable always have something interesting to say. They've never shied away from the bigger issues, this time tackling the imbalance of perspective and nudity in music videos from the heterosexual female point of view.
31. Liz Wiegard - Girl You Called Sweet
Heartbreakingly lovely is how I first described Liz Wiegard's 'Girl You Called Sweet.' It's every bit of that still, being in the Aimless Skylarking rotation since. Soaring and gorgeous.