This year has been great for us. Which, of course, is a stupidly huge understatement. It’s been revelatory, rewarding, life-changing and full of many moments I never expected to experience. I could waffle on for hours about it all but nobody wants that and I’m nothing if not a procrastinator.  In short, I would just like to say THANK YOU if you’re reading this. You’re bloody wonderful.

In appreciation of your continued readership here is a completely free and downloadable compilation, full of tracks that we’ve either featured or fallen in love with over the last few months. I’m really proud of how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it as much as me. (Click on any of the tracks below to find out more about the artist)

The compilation is inspired by big skies, new countries, changing seasons, night talks, bad moods, kitchen windows, good moods, lying still near someone, thom gunn, the streets of bristol, watching jurassic park alone on your birthday, and you.

The wonderful artwork is courtesy of Adrian Dutt. Please share it around, it’s lovely. Go and see how brilliant he always is here.

To all the artists who were so happy and excited to be involved; thank you so much for being brilliant and sound-tracking the best year of my life.


Tom Johnson (Editor, GoldFlakePaint)

Lie Still Near You

A compilation by GoldFlakePaint


1 ) Drops – Star Map

2 ) Seamonster – Normandy Landscape

3 ) Kissed Her Little Sister – I Ain’t Got A Friend

4 ) Los Jardines de Bruselas – Aurora Borealis

5 ) Seatraffic – Crimes

6 ) Gem Club – Twins

7 ) Twin Oaks – Not An Exit

8 ) Angelica’s Elegy – Pictures Of The Moon

9 ) Silkies – Like One

10 ) Man Meets Bear – Long Ago

11 ) Snow Mantled Love – A Clear Mind

12 ) Mesita – Onward Upward

13 ) We Are Losers – Talk

14 ) Saint Motel – 1997 (The Gramercy Foundation Remix)

15 ) Range Of Light – Kids (For You And)


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