Thank You For The Music #1

As the Bath Festivals team is working from home this spring, we’re keen to share with you (and each other) the tracks that inspire us during these uncertain times. Introducing #ThankYouForTheMusic, a regular feature that is our way of sharing the songs we love and also thanking the incredible musicians who gifted them to the world.

First up is Tilley Sheridan, Festival Assistant. 

1. The Temper Trap, Sweet Disposition
From the first time I heard this song it has always been my go to favourite. I don’t really know why, I just love it.

2. The KillersGlamourous Indie Rock And Roll
The Killers have always been a big part of my life musically, and whenever this song came on when I was younger, my mum, my sister and I would dance crazily around the house. They are good memories for me (of course Mr Brightside is another dance anthem for us!).

3. Petit Biscuit, Sunset Lover – This song gives me all the feels. Whilst self-isolating, I like to imagine myself sat on a beach, sun blazing, the sound of the sea in the background, mojito in hand and the song playing. Bliss.

4. Mumford & Sons ft. Baala Maal, There Will Be Time
My partner Matt, and I have a small obsession with Mumford & Sons. In 2016 we got to see them perform live at Hyde Park and when they played this song I was totally whisked away, I felt like nothing could touch me. I instantly feel in love with this song, and experiencing this with Matt is something I’ll treasure forever.

5. The Carpenters, (They Long To Be) Close To You
My mum and dad are no longer together, but they used to sing this to me when I was a baby. My parents are my rocks and I will forever be grateful for everything they have done for me, and this song will always remind me of them.

6. Bombay Bicycle Club, Always Like This
Reading 2011, my first festival with my friends. The sun was shining and we managed to get to the front of the barrier to watch Bombay Bicycle Club play. It was the most amazing set and being surrounded by all my friends was perfection.

7. Tom Odell, Grow Old with Me
This is mine and Matt’s song. I love it.

8. Jack Johnson, Good People
We used to go on holiday to Sandbanks in Dorset a lot as my grandparents had a house there. My mum had brought Jack Johnson’s CD and we listened to the whole album on our drive down. It played once, and then twice, and then just left it on repeat for the whole journey. It became our drive to Sandbanks song track. It’s a feel good song that will always make me smile.

We’d love to know what tracks our audiences love! Post your #ThankYouForTheMusic recommendations on Instagram or Twitter and tag @TheBathFestival

Listen to Tilley’s #ThankYouForTheMusic recommendations on the Bath Festivals Spotify playlist. This will be updated regularly as each team member shares the music that inspires them. Subscribe here

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