Nov 05, 2012 9:56AM

Oyster Playlist: Bitch Prefect

The theme of this playlist is 'Uncle Funk's Cure for the Grumps'.

Bitch Prefect make bratty, bummed-out, kind of brilliant songs. At times they can sound like a bunch of kids who just got simultaneously dumped, getting wasted off cheap beer in a backyard and singing along in inebriated harmony — which is great! But it never gets too messy; there's always a pop sensibility behind their music and it has the power to make you feel these weird things called Emotions (see: 'Bad Decisions'). They made us this playlist called 'Uncle Funk's Cure for the Grumps' and provided no further information about where this title was derived, so I guess you're going to have to use your imagination.

'Don't Come Around Here No More' — Tom Petty

'Driveway to Driveway' — Superchunk

Halloween Punch

'Wicked Game' — Chris Isaak

‪'Nothing Compares 2U'‬ — Sinéad O'Connor

'Bring The Candy/The Book of Feelins' — Silly Joel and the Candymen

'This Charming Man' — The Smiths

'RUSH TO RELAX' — Eddy Current Suppression Ring

‪'Show & Prove' — Big Daddy Kane ft. Scoob, Sauce Money, Shyheim, Jay-Z., Ol' Dirty Bastard

‪'Midsummer New York‬' — Yoko Ono‬/‪Plastic Ono Band ‬&‪ Elephant's Memory

'Protect Ya Neck' — Wu-Tang Clan

'Supersonic' — Oasis

'Miss You' — The Rolling Stones

Bitch Prefect will play alongside Beaches and Exhaustion on Saturday 10 November at John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne. They're also playing VICE/Sugar Mountain's Noisey Mountain event (part of Melbourne Music Week) on 19 November with Straight Arrows, Ausmuteants and Raw Prawn. The show will be held at a secret warehouse location in Melbourne, and it's FREE! RSVP here.

Ingrid Kesa

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