This week’s Friday Mixtape is by Nashville band, Bully, who released their second record, Losing on Subpop last week.
Alicia (who performs a myriad of roles in the band from lead singer to producer and recording engineer), Reece and Clay have curated a playlist of tunes to cheer you up, or even make you feel empowered after a long week. They’ve also suggested you should imagine yourself listening to it in the setting of a nostalgic, but very memorable, TV show.
Over to Bully to reveal all…
Why have you picked these songs?
The following songs have been picked for all different reasons. I would say they either make us feel nostalgic, upbeat, happy when we are bummed out, or are just easy to listen to.
When or where should this mixtape be listened to?
Imagine yourself at the venue on the pier in the TV show The O.C.
Can you tell us a bit more about your new record?
Our new record Losing was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago as well as the first one. We were on the road touring Feels Like for about a year and a half and then started on the second. Over the past year and a half it was written, recorded and mixed, now we are anticipating its release on 20 October.
What posters did you have on your bedroom walls when you were younger?
Alicia: 101 Dalmations. Reece: original Pokemon. Clay: Curly from Three Stooges
What records have you been listening to while recording?
Mostly podcasts: Throwing Shade, Two Dope Queens, History Revisionist, S Town, My Dad Wrote a Porno.
If a film about Bully was to be made, what song would play on the trailer?
Probably Cha Cha by D.R.A.M that is definitely one of the most listened to songs in the van, thanks to our tour manager, Peyton Dabney Copes.
- Artist Yuko Mohri creates improvised ecosystems through found objects
- The Red Road Project is a celebration of Native American cultures
- Myth-busting: Split's Oli Bentley on interrogating northern identity through typography
- Peer inside the creative minds behind KOMONO's Signature Collection
- Studio Makgill present ten objects that capture the beauty of simplicity
- Margot Bowman talks us through the creation of her short, Common Misconceptions
- An interview with Pentagram's latest partner, Astrid Stavro
- Student-friendly new typeface Sans Forgetica claims to boost memory
- Record Label Logo Archive Vol.1 is a music nerd's dream come true
- Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records documents the origins of Jamaican and British youth culture
- Vrints-Kolsteren is a graphic design studio that doesn’t adhere to the typical studio-customer relationship
- Swiss Passports will be issued live for 24 hours from 6pm tonight