Emerging euphoric and sincere, last year’s ‘Feel It Again’ (the comeback track from brother duo Hudson Taylor) brought with it an eager rhythm section, heartfelt sentiment and scintillating vocal plaiting. Now well into the next chapter of their story, the brothers are kicking off 2018 with a new single and a nationwide tour.
As this is all very exciting news to us, we wanted to celebrate – and luckily enough Hudson Taylor were happy to give us a few minutes of their valuable time to lend a hand with this task. Kindly offering up an aptly winter-themed playlist; below you’ll find a selection of classics and modern greats and a few thoughts as to why they were chosen.
‘Riders on the Storm’ – The Doors
Love this classic. The whole soundscape of it sounds and feels like you’re sitting inside during a winter storm. You can hear the pitter patter of the rain and the thunder outside. Bliss.
‘Love is All’ – Tallest Man on Earth
We used to busk some of Tallest Man’s stuff on streets in Dublin and been listening to this one a lot recently.
‘Snow’ – Lisa Hannigan
This song from her most recent album ‘At Swim’ is like a beautiful warm hug.
‘White Winter Hymnal’ – Fleet Foxes
Both of us caned their first album back when we started playing music together in 2008. We used to try and sing all the harmonies with the guys in the band.
‘Old Pine’ – Ben Howard
Fun song to learn how to play when his album came out way back in 2011. Has a nice wintery feel about it.
‘Blackbird’ – The Beatles
Just a classic and the song Harry first learned how to finger pick on guitar.
‘Set the Tigers Free (Live at RAK)’ – Villagers
This is the first song of the live album ‘Where Have You Been All My Life.’ Not only is this a great winter listening album, it’s great for short haul flights. Love the re-imagining of the songs from previous albums in the live versions.
Hudson Taylor’s new single ‘Run With Me’ is out now via Rubyworks – available to purchase on iTunes here.
Catch Hudson Taylor on tour this January:
Saturday 20th January – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sunday 21st January – Academy 3, Manchester
Monday 22nd January – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Wednesday 24th January – The Fleece, Bristol
Thursday 25th January – The Scala, London