Tiny Desk Concerts

Week 37 was posted by Charanjit Chana on 2018-07-09.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert is literally a tiny concert behind a desk. They can be fantastic and they've opened up my eyes and ears to new music over the past year or so. I'd only recently discovered tiny desk concerts and a fair few have made it into the Notable section here over our first 36 weeks and I wanted to highlight 5 of my favourites.

5. Jorja Smith

This one feels a bit like I'm jumping on the bandwagon but her voice is great and so is this concert.

4. Tom Misch

The British man with an American twang reminded me of Conor Maynard.

3. Big Daddy Kane

2. Khruangbin

It's the first song in the set that had me sitting up and listening. I could listen to it again and again and again. The sound is both unique and familiar to me. It reminds me of both religious music I've heard of the years and funk which turns out to be a fantastic combination.

This trio from Houston, Texas is heavily inspired by 1960s and '70s funk and soul from, of all places, Thailand. That musical passion has taken them on a journey that, these days, incorporates music from Spain, Ethiopia and the Middle East

1. Tyler, The Creator

Last but definitely not least I'm not actually sure what it is that puts this set at the top, but it's right up there. Just give it a listen. Especially See You Again.

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