Sound the New Epic Mixer Klaxon! EV019: Sealed with a XX is the debut from Robin Newman, the brains behind Derby’s Long Player event and all round musical, well, epic visionary.
He says: “I was going through a phase of being really bored of the male-ness of rock music taking itself too seriously and so I thought I’d stick a playlist together of great female singers/bands.
“It also came out of reading Phonogram which features a clubnight with three rules, the first of which is No Guy Singers (the others are about dancing and magic and don’t really apply to my mixtape – it’s just a good comic. Go devour).
“I got thinking that if you ruled out playing music with blokes singing then you actually made for a pretty lean playlist of great pop music.
“Anyway, here it is, Sealed With A XX – like the chromosome.”
EV019: Sealed with a XX
- Rilo Kiley – It’s a Hit
- Blondie – Union City Blue
- Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun
- Best Coast – Crazy For You
- The Breeders – Cannonball
- The Cardigans – Been it
- PJ Harvey – This Is Love
- Hello Saferide – Anna
- CSS – Patins
- Allo, Darlin’ – Kiss Your Lips
- Standard Fare – Love Doesn’t Just Stop
- Le Tigre – Hot Topic
- Fight Like Apes – Something Global (album version)
- Those Dancing Days – I’ll Be Yours
- Metric – Help I’m Alive
- School of Seven Bells – Windstorm
- Ladytron – Seventeen
- Paramore – Misery Business
- Sky Larkin – Kaleide
- Deerhoof – Milk Man
- The Delgados – Accused of Stealing
Well, assuming you’re letting this goddess goodness into your ears right now (and if not, why not?) you can either send us your own epic mixtape on the theme of fabulous frontwomen.
Or send us a mixtape on a different theme. Up to you, honestly we’re not that fussy, we just love the mixes.