Ruth Medjber is a photographer whose eyes have been hired by Arcade Fire, Hozier, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and many others.
She is currently running a 2021 Refugee Rescue Photo Competition with Wyvern Lingo’s Karen Cowley which will have an exhibition in 2021.
See Ruth’s previous choices from 2020.
James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart
I’ve a massive grá for musicians singing about photographs, job done James Blake. Plus he got his heart broken by a bestie, ditto bitch! x
Noah Yorke – Trying Too Hard
This was my alarm track. A beautiful, quiet wee track. If anyone is allowed to sound Radioheady it’s this lad.
Self Esteem – I Do This All The Time
We needed a modern day, female led, Baz Luhrman. Also great if you have any mates called Mairead.
Michael Kiwanuka – Beautiful Life
This is a “roll a spliff for a walk and stare at the sky” tune.
IDLES – The Beachland Ballroom
Watching the rapid evolution of IDLES in real time has been incredible.
Sprints – How Does The Story Go?
I saw Sprints about 5 months ago and my ears are still ringing. A live band worth risking Covid for.
Wet Leg – Chaise Longue
Me leg isn’t the only thing that’s Wet, wha wha wha. (Can I say that?!)
Houseplants – Window Pane
I sing this to myself any time someone wants to talk about my windows project. It’s made it enjoyable again.
Django Django – Glowing In The Dark
I have light up wheels on my roller skates, so this track obviously goes on when I’m rolling round Finglas at night thinking I’m the shit.
Audiobooks – The Doll
My 2021 is dominated by ultra cool female vox.
Melt Yourself Down – Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In
Elaine Mai, MayKay – 3AM
I could have picked ALL the songs on Elaine Mai’s 2021 album Home, and just be done with this list. I chose 3am as it’s sexy AF (thanks to MayKay’s fantastic, dirt bird lyrics).
Royal Yellow – Until
Mark (Royal Yellow) saved my life once. So I owe him a spot on this list. Thankfully he also writes deadly tunes.