Ride In The Right Direction Soundtrack

Posted: July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

As you probably know, The Breakdown has been taking a short break, while I rode a bicycle across Australia. I’ve now returned! I covered 4,112km in 43 days of riding over 59 days total. It was the most epic adventure ever.

Along the way I kept an entertaining journal, detailing everything from the trip itself, to past travel stories, to a little bit of life philosophy. For a little while longer it is up on the internet as a blog website, which you can check out if you’re interested at:


Each day was a chapter, and each chapter had a song of the day. Here is the soundtrack to the adventure to end most adventures. You’ll be as surprised as I was, that I didn’t listen to any new music on the whole journey. I had a real chance to take stock of the music I’ve listened to and loved over the past 4 or so years. It was so hard to choose these songs, there was a list as long as my arm of songs that just missed the cut. You may be flabbergasted to see there is no Foals, no Yeasayer and no Alt-j. I had to run with songs that were ear-worms for some days, others that suited the mood of the day, or ones that just simply couldn’t miss out. This could be the only non-new-music playlist I will put out.

And it is fucking awesome. I’ve set it up like a good old fashioned mix tape, with Side A and Side B. Perfect for travelling.

Please, enjoy.


Side A

Stream it here: 

Right click, “save target as” to download it here: Ride In The Right Direction Soundtrack Side A


Side B

Stream it here: 

Right click, “save target as” to download it here: Ride In The Right Direction Soundtrack Side B



Artist – Song Title

Side A

  1. Snakadaktal – Fall Underneath
  2. Wintersleep – Drunk On Aluminium
  3. Interpol – Evil
  4. Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams
  5. Darkside – Paper Trails
  6. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
  7. Gardens & Villa – Avalanche
  8. Seams – The Colour Purple
  9. Bloc Party – Banquet
  10. Wu Lyf – Concrete Gold
  11. Cloud Control – Dream Cave
  12. Other Lives – Tamer Animals
  13. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
  14. Buchanan – Par Avion
  15. The Glitch Mob – Fly By Night Only (feat. Yaarrohs)
  16. Clubfeet – Everything You Wanted
  17. Fredrik – The Shape and Colour of Things Gone Blind (MAB III Remix)
  18. Prince of Spain – Find Love
  19. An Horse – Camp Out
  20. Half Moon Run – Nerve
  21. Emancipator – First Snow
  22. PAPA – Young Rut
  23. ALLMAN BROWN – Sons & Daughters (Feat. Liz Lawrence)
  24. Groove Armada – Hands of Time


Side B

25. POLIÇA – Smug
26. Me Like Bees – Pneumonia
27. The Maccabees – Unknown
28. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Drain the Blood
29. Plants And Animals – Good Friend
30. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
31. Bon Iver – Blood Bank
32. Kyla La Grange – Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix)
33. In The Valley Below – Peaches
34. First Rate People – Funny Games
35. Made In Heights – Viices
36. Active Child – Hanging On
37. Memory Tapes – Green Knight
38. CHVRCHES – Under The Tide
39. Arcade Fire – Suburban War
40. Big Scary – Luck Now
41. Future Islands – A Dream of You and Me
42. Mr Little Jeans – Don’t Run
43. Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Feat. Christine Hoberg)
44. The xx – Islands
45. Crystal Fighters – Champion Sound
46. Devendra Banhart – Für Hildegard von Bingen
47. New Animal – Nightmares of Candy Yang & The Black Italian
48. Wild Cub – Colour
49. The Panics – This Day Last Year

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