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Christchurch musician Lukas Mayo or Pickle Darling is in the midst of completing a new album with a 'to be announced' release date (so stay tuned) but he was kind enough to take the time to make us a playlist and answer some questions for us;

I am… Lukas Mayo or Pickle Darling; a bedroom pop musician from Christchurch. My first EP ‘spring onion pancakes’ (Z Tapes) came out in 2017 and I’ve just finished my debut album which I’ve been working on for the last two years.

My idea behind the mix… Songs I wish I wrote.

Five people I’d invite to Friday Beers at Infinite Definite… Greta Gerwig, George Saunders, Patti Smith, Lynn Shelton, Guy Maddin.


Listen to Pickle Darling's Mix here
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Andy Shauf - Lick Your Wounds
Skirts - Hurts Like Hell
Dillard & Clark - Through The Morning, Through The Night
Alex G - Sarah
Bedbug - Lillies
Florist - Glowing Brightly
Whitney - Polly
Beck - Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes
Jon Brion - Row (from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind OST)
Coma Cinema - Eventually
ABBA - Our Last Summer
Wilco - One Sunday Morning
The National - So Far Around The Bend
The Beatles - She’s Leaving Home
Wilco - Say You Miss Me
Vashti Bunyan - Here Before
Kate Bush - Pi
I Am Kloot - Over My Shoulder
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Pass Me By
Bjork - It’s Not Up To You
Jonathan Bree - Laptop
Tim Buckley - Morning Glory
Yo La Tengo - Well You Better
Fuvk - Glasses
Frankie Cosmos - Jesse
Hop Along - Prior Things
Connie Converse - Roving Woman
Neil Finn - The Climber
Frank Ocean - Good Guy
Gillian Welch - The Revelator
Princess Chelsea - Morning Sun (Marianne Faithful Cover)
The Unicorns - Tuff Luff
Beach House - Take Care
Blur - Good Song
Voom - Beth
R.E.M. - Electrolite
Andy Shauf - To You
Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man
Jim Croce - Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Brighter Day
Elbow - Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl
Arthur Russell - Close My Eyes
Joanna Newsom - Clam Crab Cockle Cowrie
Sufjan Stevens - Happy Birthday
Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Elliott Smith - A Fond Farewell
Charli XCX - Boys
Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone
Sufjan Stevens - Sister

Rad stuff only.