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Palma Violets - Best of Friends: still from the official video

Ohrwurm: Palma Violets – Best of Friends

  Named NME’s Track of the Year 2012, Palma Violets – Best of Friends, is a raucous sing-a-long song.  The kind of Ohrwurm that burrows its way into your brain on a rabble rousing night out and greets you with a hoarse ‘hello’ and a bear hug when you crawl out of bed in the […]

Lucy Rose - All I've Got (screenshot from the Beatnik Sessions video)

Ohrwurm: Lucy Rose – All I’ve Got

Like last Sunday’s Ohrwurm, Lucy Rose – All I’ve Got, taken from the debut album Like I Used To, is just the kind of song you need to ease you out of a hungover state. See more from Lucy Rose on her website, Facebook page and Twitter (which is how I heard about Ajimal – […]

Everything Everything - MY KZ UR BF (screenshot from the Official Video)

Ohrwurm: Everything Everything – MY KZ, UR BF

It’s almost as if the syncopated rhythm and falsetto delivery of Everything Everything – MY KZ, UR BF creates a direct connection to the Ohrwurm section of my brain. MY KZ, UR BF is the opening track from Everything Everything’s debut album, Man Alive and I can guarantee that if I listen to it, I’ll […]

The xx - Try (screenshot from the video by Walouda192 on YouTube)

Ohrwurm: The xx – Try

It’s Sunday in Berlin and there are probably a few sore heads and dodgy post beer and kebap bellies out there so for anyone with a Kater (German for hangover, as I learned from this post on überlin) here’s the musical equivalent of Alka Seltzer: The xx – Try. The xx’s two albums, The xx […]

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (screenshot from the Official Video)

Ohrwurm: Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers

My latest Ohrwurm was planted in my head by Gilly of Gilly’s Playground, who couldn’t stop singing Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers, as we wandered around Berlin last Saturday. Lykke Li is a Swedish singer-writer whose albums Youth Novels and Wounded Rhymes are chock-a-block with catchy pop/electronica. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers [vimeo […]

Bon Iver - Holocene (screenshot from the Official Video)

Ohrwurm: Bon Iver – Holocene

My Ohrwurm for the last few days has been Bon Iver – Holocene. This track is simply beautiful.  Perfect for a lazy Sunday. I now really regret not going to see Bon Iver at Arena Club in Berlin when I had the chance. Bon Iver – Holocene [youtube]

Tribes - We Were Children video still

Ohrwurm: Tribes – We Were Children

My Ohrwurm this week is Tribes – We Were Children.  This song has been bouncing around in my head since I won the Tribes CD on Wednesday night at Rock n Roll Bingo at White Trash Fast Food. Tribes – We Were Children [vimeo w=500&h=281]


Ohrwurm: Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees

Ohrwurm (literally translated as Earworm) must be one of my favourite German words.  It’s the term for that song that you have stuck in your head, playing on an infinite loop, that you can’t stop singing. I’ve had Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees stuck on repeat for the last few days now and I’m hoping that […]