Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Rebecca Denton and a Playlist for THIS BEATS PERFECT + Giveaway!

Posted September 20, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 5 Comments


My book is about music, manufactured pop, becoming an artist and finding your voice. Amelie is such an inspiration to me, and unsurprisingly her taste in music reflects my own. It’s a mix of my own teenage years spent going to gigs and collecting records, plus music introduced to me while galavanting around the globe on a soundtrack, making Rockfeedback for MTV. 
Each track is a chapter heading and each song has been carefully selected to reflect the emotions and plot of that chapter. And some tracks I just love and had to include. If you are eagle eyed enough, you might be able to get an idea of the plot of the book, and for that reason I’ve removed the final track! 
Happy listening!

2.     I Am Rock n Roll (Edward Gains)

3.  Tightrope ((Janelle Monáe featuring Big Boi)

4.     Going To the Pary (Alabama Shakes)

5.     Futile Devices (Sufjan Stevens)

6.     Before I Sleep (Marika Hackman)

7.     The Masses Are Asses (L7)

8.     Tally-Ho (The Clean)

9.     Empty Room (Arcade Fire)

10. Celebrity Skin (Hole)

11. Fallin’ (De La Soul and Teenage Fanclub)

12. I Think I Smell A Rat (The White Stripes)

13. Consequence of Sounds (Regina Spektor)

14. Rudderless (The Lemonheads)

15. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)

16. Red-Eyed and Blue (Wilco)

17. Please Wake Me Up (Tom Waits)

18. No Diggity (Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre)

19. Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)

20. Heavenly Pop Hit (The Chills)

21. The Weight (The Band)

22. The Tide is High (Blondie)

23. Summer Friends (Chance the Rapper)

24. Big Time Sensuality (Björk)

25. To Hell With Good Intentions (Mclusky)

26. Sleepless (Flume)

27. Jealous Hearted Blues (Ma Rainey)

28. Goodbye England (Laura Marling)

29. And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles)

30. Please Mr Postman (The Marvelettes)

*~~About the Author~~*

Rebecca is 39 years old, lives in Hackney with a one year old, a trumpet, 2 guitars, a keyboard, and several vintage computer game consoles. She spent her career traveling the world making Music TV for MTV and Channel 4, and wrangling young adult audiences for the BBC and ITV. She’s worked with Iggy Pop, MIA, Kaiser Chiefs, Sonic Youth, Jack White, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Klaxons to name just a few. She has now turned that dab hand to writing racy tales of rock n roll for Young Adults.
Her first novel, THIS BEATS PERFECT, is a contemporary YA novel about a cool indie singer/songwriter and budding recording engineer who gets entangled in the the pop world, to be published by Atom Books in February 2017.

Social Media Links: Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Instagram ~  Twitter ~ Tumblr ~ Website 


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5 responses to “Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Rebecca Denton and a Playlist for THIS BEATS PERFECT + Giveaway!

  1. Theresa Snyder

    glad I’m not the only one excited to see Blondie on the list!!! (I was starting to think I am really out of the having never heard of a majority of the songs! LOL!) Looking forward to reading this book!!!

  2. I’m so excited for this book! Especially now, because this entire playlist is magical and I will be listening to it lots while I wait for said awesome book. This playlist is my aesthetic to a T. Thanks for sharing!


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