The Slow Sounds series is back with a summer playlist and with it my last post until September. Expect serious grooves, a strong British line-up (shout out to my girls LaSharVu and my daily obsession Tom Misch representing London) guitars to give you stanky face* and warm brass for balmy nights in the garden. These are the tracks we’re playing on repeat in #thechathamhouse this summer and I hope you’ll be doing the same.
So what’s my plan for the summer? Well, work on the bedroom is going ahead with a beautiful floor being laid, walls painted and all the small details which help to pull it all together. Look out for the moodboard in September before I feature the room in October. Track no.6 is going to help me push past those moments when I’m sick of the sight of paint!
Track no.4 has a personal connection to it as Vula sang me down the aisle on our wedding day and blew the place apart with her band in the evening. Next month we celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (how??!!!) and we’ll be with the kids in Brussels for five days, returning to Antwerp and hopefully Ghent while we’re there. I can’t wait to get amongst the Flemish architecture again and I’m hoping to squeeze out a mini city guide once we’re back if you’re interested?
Mostly though, I’ve worked to a point where I can actually take summer off, slow down and spend a few days meandering with the kids just following wherever the day decides to take us. Happy Days.
Have a beautiful summer and see you on the other side…
* Refers to the face you make which implies the music is giving you serious grooves but looks like you can smell something really bad.