Our latest batch of playlists come courtesy of the bedroom producers featured in the new issue of HEROINE. Though their DIY approaches and sonic styles are miles apart, they’re united by the fact they don’t do music just ‘cos. It’s hardwired to the brain. Sit back, take a load off, and listen to the tracks that make these kids tick. Up first, Lazy Day.
Tilly Scantlebury’s bedroom, or “self sustaining Roomiverse”, is the space where she makes music under the pseudonym Lazy Day. Acting as a creative petri dish, her room is where she grows voice memos into fully formed songs, honing her sound. Think garage grunge with a pop twist, guitar-driven and dreamy.
Boosted with the recent introduction of a three-piece boy band behind her, Tilly is gearing up for double single release on 7″ on Lost Map Records, with an EP on the horizon for early 2017. Ahead of their release party tonight, Tilly shares a bunch of badass tracks that get her going on the d-floor.
“My two friends are DJing at our release party after the bands and we made a ‘cool women playing cool songs’ only rule about the music we’re playing. This was a really fun thing to do, so I’ve made a similar playlist here – only bad gals allowed.”
Bad Girls by MIA
“This is my go-to party song because it has everything I want and need,” says Tilly. “It’s a dance floor pleaser and an empowering anthem about being a badass babe.”
Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
“My mum showed me Kate Bush when I was really young. They both have wild curly hair and are magically powerful – I think they’d be great friends.”
Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn
“I once learnt the whole dance routine for this song. I’m no Robyn, but a girl can dream.”
Take The Box by Amy Winehouse
“This is one of my favourite songs about the ending of a relationship: “You were so beautiful before today.” It would also be my X Factor audition song.”
Beetles by Warpaint
“Putting this song on feels like playing with a stress ball, but it makes frustration into something so groovy. I’ve seen them live a lot of times and just saw them again last week – they played Beetles and it just gets better and better.”
The Leanover by Life Without Buildings
“I first heard this album last autumn but it’s now one of my favourites. It reminds me of that fresh and cold and the start of meeting someone new and exciting.”
Consideration by Rihanna ft. SZA
“I put this song on a roadtrip playlist when one of my best friends drove us down to Brighton. It didn’t cure her road rage but we had the best time. Now when I hear it I think of us whizzing along, trying to hit that high note.”
Steep Air by Sleater-Kinney
“The vocal production is great – so great it reminds me of Beyoncé’s Don’t Hurt Yourself.”
Afraid of Nothing by Sharon Van Etten
“This is the first track on SVE’s 4th album, which is one of the best of the best. At a signing at Green Man I got the chance to thank Sharon for making an album that was so special to me. A pretty nerdy moment but #noregrets.”
Shout Out To My Ex by Little Mix
“This song makes me feel good. Feelin’ Perrie right now. Shout out to my ex? More like shout out to Perrie for keeping it so real.”
Disappear by Lazy Day
“Welcome to our first music video! Welcome to my funeral! We really hope people enjoy it as much as we loved making it – it was one of the best Lazy Day days ever.”
Lazy Day play 9pm tonight, Thursday 10th November at The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS, London. Head to the event page for further info.
All photography by Lazy Day for HEROINE 5: Girl Next Door. Cameras and film supplied by FUJI INSTAX