8track: The Early Morning Satellites

Picture the scene: you've just stepped out of the Hercules Moments DeLorean and you find yourself in the 90s. MC Hammer pants and Walkmen are all the rage. Deciding to ignore the fashion of the day, you pick up a Walkman and head home to 2012...

Over the past few months, we've been getting in touch with bands, celebrities and more to ask them to create eight-song-long mixtapes for YOU. So crack out your Walkman and enjoy...

When we first encountered The Early Morning Satellites, they were known as Honey and produced a kind of magnificent shoegazey dream-pop. Now they're a bit older, and "far more bitter", their new name brings with it a move to the krautrock/garage end of the spectrum. We asked singer and guitarist Nick Donnelly to choose eight of his favourite songs for us, a task which he assures was enjoyable "but quite challenging".

CAN - I Want More
One of my favourite songs. I love bopping down the street with this playing. It puts a spring in my step.

Atlas Sound (Featuring Laetitia Sadier) - Quick Canal
A great track to lose yourself in. The beat locks you in a trance while Laetitia Sadier's vocals transcend you to another world.

The Ronettes - Do I Love You
The opening bars are so beautiful. It's one of Phil Spector's best productions.

Question Mark and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
It's just pure 60s garage brilliance.

The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
There's so much going on in this record. A great song for showing off your questionable dance moves.

The Pastels - Crawl Babies
Another good song to bop down the street to, especially in Glasgow.

Brigitte Fontaine - Il Pleut
It's possibly the coolest track ever recorded!

Scott Walker - Boy Child
A great surreal number by Scott Walker. Its huge orchestral sweeps give it the feel of a film score. The perfect end to a mix tape.

Follow the band's Facebook updates or listen to some of their songs on Soundcloud.

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