Bangers of the week: First edition

We found out what you’ve been listening to this week on campus

Have you ever queued behind someone in Unio and heard the obscured beat of their headphones, thought it sounded pretty cool, but would never have the courage to ask them what it was they were listening to? Ever sat across from library bae on the computers’ floor, seen them nodding along to something, and wondered what it was?

Welcome to the Tab Norwich’s new feature – Bangers of the Week.

We went out and asked various people dotted around campus that most important of questions: what are you listening to this week? Here’s a selection of classics and new club bangers that are sure to get your heart pumping, your hips moving, and your hands in the air.

Alex, Year 1, Biological Sciences

Craig David – Rewind

Can you believe this came out in 1999? Despite being so last century, this timeless tune is always a solid choice, and you’re bound to hear it in the LCR at some point.

Craig, Year 2, Business Management and Finance

Kings of Leon – Waste A Moment

In case you didn’t know, Kings of Leon released their newest album, WALLS, last Friday. This single off the new album shows a return to form, so expect to hear more from them soon.

Stuart, Year 2, Drama

Radiohead – Burn the Witch

From their newest album, A Moon Shaped Pool, this Radiohead track has chilling vocals accompanied by a lucid backing that is sure to give you the shivers. The music video, with its claymotion figures, is darned impressive too.

Chloe, Year 2, Media and International Development

ZHU x Skrillex x THEY. – Working For It

Everyone knows Skrillex, but this collab with Chinese-American musician ZHU and up and coming duo THEY. is a club banger that deserves loads more recognition.

Louise, Year 2, English Literature

Bastille – Snakes

Mesmerising harmonies and a strong driving beat make this song an instant hit, but can it really be distinguished from any other Bastille song?

Calhan, Year 3, Scriptwriting and Performance

Jens Lekman – Your Arms Around Me

A simple yet purely beautiful song, with the textures of the music flowing smoothly in and out of one another, creating a blend of sounds that are just nice to listen to.

Lucy, Year 2, Psychology

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor

You’d better not kill the groove, as this early noughties club hit supposedly doesn’t do. Play it at predrinks and see what it does to the mood. Or don’t, it’s up to you.

Jonny, Year 2, English Literature

I Monster – The Blue Wrath

This odd little tune from I Monster is the opening music to Shaun of the Dead. If you’re feeling stressed out about the year of study ahead of you, take a break, grab a nice cold pint, stick this song on, and wait for it all to blow over.