Playlist: Post-Rock

Our latest playlist delves into what can be a bit of a marmite genre: post-rock. Like it or loathe it, we’ve picked out some fine examples from nearby and further afield.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo: Foreign Lives performing at The Fulford Arms – photo by Graeme Smith

Kicking things off is the York-based Foreign Lives. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live a few times and love the energy in their set. Who better to intro this playlist? I’ve chosen Ida At The Shore from last year’s Conversations EP.

Next up is one of the tracks I reviewed this year that has really stuck with me. The video for Useless Cities’ A Little Too Obtuse is remarkable but the track holds up on its own for the London post-rockers.

We bring things back a little closer to home with our third track. It’s been years since Leeds band Forward Russia broke up but their music lives on and I still can’t get enough of it. I’ve chosen A Prospector Can Dream from their highly underrated second album as a shining example.

Closing things is American post-rockers Calm Bomb. They’re on the brighter side of the genre but their technical abilities are marvellous. To see them in action, you can also check out the live video that we shared earlier this year.