Brian’s Mixtape | Ladies

Dear readers,

You may have suspected that I would jump on the sporting bandwagon and create a playlist around the greatest of all competition anthems, Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire because of the ‘Games’ that people are getting all worked up about. But I would never be so mundane, as every other publication’s playlist engineer and his intern has managed to schedule something including Simon and Garfunkel’s The Boxer.

So I decided to pay tribute to something of far greater importance than competitive sports; the fairer sex. It won’t shock you to hear that I have always been so desirable as to be nigh on unapproachable to womenfolk, hence my difficulty in finding a lovely lady owl to settle down with. But there have been many very special ladies who I have appreciated from a distance, so as not to intimidate them. This week’s playlist pays tribute to them.

Yours longingly,



Listen to Brian’s Ladies playlist on Spotify

Johnny Flynn – Agnes
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Jade
Emmy The Great – Iris
Eugene McGuinness – Madeleine
Damien Rice – Amie
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
Dolly Parton – Jolene
alt-J – Matilda
The Maccabees – Mary
Jens Lekman – Julie
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
Stephen Fretwell – Emily
Four Tops – Bernadette
The Turtles – Elenore
The Beach Boys – Barbara Ann
Laura Marling – Sophia
Johnny Flynn – Sally
Seth Lakeman – Kitty Jay
Fleetwood Mac – Sara
Devendra Banhart – Angelika
The Antlers – Sylvia
Holly Golightly – Cara-Lin
The Kinks – Victoria
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
Belle And Sebastian – Mary Jo
The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris