Okay, bit of an oldie now, but this album is highly recommended: Bristol-based dance outfit Kosheen, with their 2003 album Kokopelli. Incredibly infectious tunes, with big fat production. Guaranteed to make you happy 🙂
Kosheen are a Bristol-based three-piece who began and evolved in the rave scene around Bristol. They had huge hits with Catch and Hide U, but listening to their albums reveals a whole new side. The first is heavily drum-n-bassey, but the songs are real songs too, with haunting vocals from Sian Evans. The second relies more on dirty guitars and meaty production. The lyrics are often feel-good, and it’s an uplifiting album. Highly recommended.