Indie folk music has been one of my pleasures since the genre was first named in the 1990s, although I really got into it when a slew of British indie folk artists hit the airwaves in the early 2000s. Favorite artists currently include Damien Rice, Kate Nash, Ben Howard, Sara Watkins, Blind Pilot, Bon Iver, The Staves, Passenger and Dawes.
But it is a music genre that produces such gorgeous music from so many different musicians around the globe nowadays, it is hard to like any one artist over another. Which is why I constantly listen to new music to find favorites to add to my list.
So, when I got onto Deezer last night to grab an embed of Austrian band MOMO’s new EP for an article I was writing, I was thrilled to see an Indie Folk Hits playlist had recently gone up. A playlist that lasts almost five hours, and includes such hits as The Strumbellas’ song ‘Spirits‘, Of Monsters and Men‘s ‘Little Talks‘ and ‘Dirty Paws‘, Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love‘, Moriarty’s ‘Jimmy‘, Mumford &Sons’ ‘The Cave‘ and Sufjan Stevens’ ‘To Be Alone With You‘ and ‘Should Have Known Better‘.
A playlist not only perfect for playing in the background as I write, but also one that, when I eventually throw a party for my soon-to-be new Vienna apartment housewarming, is likely to be top of my list of music to hang to.
And this is what I love about Deezer. Not only do they have most of the music I need by the artists I am looking for when I write articles, they have some of the best curated playlists online at the moment. Playlists that, of course, are affecting the future of music, as we all get pointed in the direction of music we may not otherwise discover or listen to.
Listen to what I think is one of the best Indie Folk Hits playlists in the Deezer embed below. And do sign up for a Deezer account if you don’t have one. I find the service much easier to use and more reliable than Spotify, and with far less intrusive advertising.