Samuel Walters lives in Sydney, Australia. He’s pretty good at making lasagne, going on holidays and babysitting. In his spare time he fantasises about being a singer/songwriter, a submarine artist, and a writer of short stories. Here are five albums he’s loving right now…
1 – Mac Marco, Salad Days: I found this guy on avclub.com covering a Weezer song. We then had to ask the wiki what Salad Days meant. Let My Baby Stay is such a sweet song, I wish I could write a song like that. It’s perfect. And really simple, like all the best love songs.
2 – Zeahorse, Pools: This is the kind of band that teenage-me would like to have been in. Bring back Grunge! I love driving to this album. They throw a banjo on one song, and smear faeces over another. My brother and I went and saw them play recently, they were awesome.
3 – Graham Coxon, The Sky Is Too High: I read about Graham Coxon somewhere recently, and now I’m obsessed with Graham Coxon. I spent all last weekend listening to his stuff. He’s got eight solo albums. But I like the first one the best. The Sky Is Too High. Loud songs, quiet songs, weird songs. And he sounds so English. “Who the fuck you looking at!”
4 – V/A, That Summer! [OST]: This is a compilation; it’s from some film called That Summer! I haven’t seen the film, apparently it’s got Ray Winstone in it. I found it at the Glebe Record Fair and it’s got so many great songs. The Undertones, Ian Dury, The Boomtown Rats, Richard Hell, Elvis Costello, Mink DeVille, Patti Smith and what must be one of the best songs in the whole wide world, Wreckless Eric’s Whole Wide World.
5 – Fidlar, Fidlar: I’m soooooo bummed out I missed these guys when they played here last year. Singing/shouting about cheap beer and drugs over loud fast guitars. What’s not to like.