2017 mixtape Music


Yeah, it’s been a year (or maybe two) since I’ve posted anything here, but now seems as good a time as any.

Over on Twitter I’ve been posting some of my favourite none traditional but still (somewhat) festive playlists and albums. But Twitter being what it is these days, content discovery is HARD so I’m posting them all here for your listening pleasure.

The new Minus 5 record is exactly what you would expect it to be (and multi denominational to boot)

The bloodshot Christmas comp is great, and not just for Murder by Death, or the oddly addictive ‘The Pagans Had It Right’

Here’s an old 8 tracks playlist I made. It’s more for whiskey and books by the fire than dancing around a Christmas tree.

One of my favourite, not super easy to find hence the YouTube link, Christmas records is Dark Mark Does Christmas, by the inimitable Mark Lanegan. Don’t listen to this if you’re a cheery person.

And to finish, here’s a playlist I made last week during the best snow day that London has seen for years. This is definitely a blankets and tea playlist.

I don’t know whether it’s just that I’m old now, or that no-one bothers blogging anymore because terrible men have ruined the internet, but all my old favourite music blogs are gone, and with them the mediafire links to their playlists.

I love streaming (I have premium accounts on Apple, Amazon and Spotify) but I miss being able to craft and easily share a mixtape made out of the perfect songs, and not just the ones that were available.

Please share your favourite Wintery playlists with me!


2015 mixtape Music

It’s that time of year again

I haven’t posted here for a whole year. Turns out 2015 got really busy. But in an effort to start blogging-for-fun-and-not-for-work again, I made a mixtape for when it’s Christmas but you’re sick of Christmas songs.

It’s got some Death Cab, some David Bazan, bit of Ryan Adams, some Sharon Jones. It might come in handy after you’ve listened to the Low Christmas Album for the hundredth time.

Until 2016, guys!


2014 mixtape Music

Late November, made a mixtape

Or rather, I made a mix for late November days.

Deciding what to listen to in November is always a dilemma for me. After Halloween it’s the one month of the year that I’m not really interested in hearing punk rock songs/songs with monsters in. Couple that with the fact that it’s still way too early to start with the Christmas theme, and you’ll see the problem.

Round this time of year I always return to slightly dreamy indie, americana stuff. Like the last wave of melancholy before festivities set in.

So, here’s what I’m listening to this year:

2014 Autumn mixtape Music

Autumn Mixtape Time!

It’s that time of year again.

Here’s a mix that’s better for staying in and watching the leaves fall, than going outside and stomping them.

Mostly composed of late 90s/early 00s indie rock and emo, it’s best served with the first hot chocolate of the season and a good book.


2013 mixtape Music

The Last Days of Winter

Are upon us.

Spring is just around the corner and soon everything will stop being so grey and cold and start being green and fresh and we’ll want to go outside again. Instead of wishing the last month or two of Winter away, I suggest we savour it before it’s time to pack away the extra blankets and casserole dishes.

The only logical thing to do was to make a mixtape.

It’s a heady mix of indie rock/americana/alt country type stuff and perfect for falling asleep  wrapped in goose down (I tested this out)

I took the picture on Hampstead Heath during some rare London snowfall.


Sleepy Winter from kimlovesstuff on 8tracks Radio.

2013 mixtape


It’s snowing.


As this is such a rare occurrence for London, I decided to mark the occasion with a mix.

All of the songs are snow related –  it’s pretty slow and good for listening to while the white stuff falls. Ideally on a sofa with blankets and a cuddle buddy.


Happy Winter!


2012 mixtape Music

Indie Rock Love

It’s Valentine’s. I’m still very much smitten, so I (obviously) made a playlist, and now I’m putting it here.

It’s got some Jawbreaker, some Death Cab, some Nada Surf, bit of Jets to Brazil. All the classics.

That was all.

As you were.


Valentine’s from kimlovesstuff on 8tracks.


2011 mixtape Music

Songs for November

The melancholy of the bleak season as Autumn gives way to Winter brings out the emo in me. I’m perfectly happy, but I don’t want to hear ANY pop punk, I need to surround myself with swirly guitars and indie rock. Music to drink warm beverages and read books to.

I made it on 8tracks ‘cos I couldn’t be bothered with renaming everything. Downside of this is that 8tracks will randomise the order, so here’s what it should’ve sounded like.

Best enjoyed with a mulled apple & bourbon and someone to make out with.

2009 mixtape

Too hot for mixtapes

Okay, it’s not, that was a lie. It’s never too hot for mixtapes. It is too hot for pretty much everything else though. In the midst of this heatwave, while hanging out of my window smoking cigarettes and wishing it would cool down, I decided to make a mixtape specifically for this purpose. It’s all sultry and summer and should be enjoyed with Bourbon over ice and preferably not listened to before 2am.

Sorry, I had to upload it to rapidshare, ‘cos it’s just over the mediafire upload limit. It’s probably worth it though. But then, I would say that, I made it.

Click the tracklisting for the download.



Hurrah for fall! mixtape

It’s a little less gloomy than usual.