The Wytches' Summer Playlist

The Wytches' bass player Daniel Rumsey share seven tracks ideal for a lazy summer afternoon

Feature by Daniel Rumsey | 25 May 2017
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The Wytches – Summer Again [Toe Rag Studios, 2014]

"Kind have to put this one on here, don't I?"

Regina Spektor – Us [Transgressive, 2005]

"I don't know why but this always reminds me of summer. I think it's the strings that give it a summery feel. Or maybe when I first heard it was summer."

The Coathangers – Trailer Park Boneyard [Suicide Squeeze Records, 2011]

"I've recently got really into this band and they have a large back catalogue to get through. This song puts me in the mood for a good time. That doesn't happen often so it must be good. They are a feel-good band and have an excellent stage show."

Ween – It's Gonna Be (Alright) [Elektra Records, 1997]

"Kristian showed me this song when we were in Eindhoven. It's got such a simple sentiment. Lyrics don't need to be complex and drawn out to have a big affect and these did on me."

Dreamcar – Kill for Candy [Columbia Records, 2017]

"This is the new project from Davey Havok of AFI. One of my favourite bands. Really enjoyed it. It's upbeat and pop which is not normally my thing. But the melody is so Davey Havok I can't not like it, definitely one for the summer."

Alexandra Savior – M.T.M.E [Columbia Records, 2017]

"I think she is amazing, something really fresh in a really boring world, musically speaking. I like her quirks when she performs too, it feels real. This song has a great melody that can get stuck in your head and really good production too."

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain? [Fantasy Records, 1970]

"I love the lyrics on this track; apparently it's about the looming break up of the band (or so I read), but they can be interpreted in many ways. The organ that comes in part way through the song is very effective too. It's a classic."

The Wytches play Headrow House, Leeds on 25 May as part of the Bushmills tour – tickets available here.