Halcyon Drive’s 8 perfect songs to keep you from hitting the snooze button

Do you find yourself reaching for that snooze button every morning? Is “Five more minutes” a common phrase you find yourself saying? Or maybe you’re one of those freaks healthy people who bounce out bed for that 6am run. Is it their iron will? An effective alarm clock that slaps the sleep out of you? Or maybe it’s a handful of gun tunes that gets their motor running. That’s what works for Melbourne outfit Halcyon Drive. The band have recently released their single Reset along with a killer video that will resonate with anyone who needs that little extra something to get their head off the pillow instead of monkeying around.

The two-piece have had a hell of a year. They released their debut EP Cruel Kids, toured across the country, notably with Denmark’s Mew on their inaugural Australian tour and have now marked a welcome change of pace in their sound with Reset. If you’re digging their new tune, or their old tunes for that matter, then be sure to catch the band in the flesh when they play NYE on the Hill. Given that the video for Reset revolves around that need to find motivation to get out of bed, we asked the band to come up with 8 songs are guaranteed to get even a Stoner Sloth out from under the doona.

Halcyon Drive Reset

Having trouble dragging your ass out of bed? Halcyon Drive have some experience in the matter, and these are the 8 songs they recommend to help you rise and shine.

MO – Kamikaze

This would get us out of slumber any day, irresistible pop with a rude attitude, one of the best songs of 2015

Disclosure – Magnet ft Lorde

A  silky smooth way to slip out of the sheets.

Dorsal Fins – Monday Tuesday

Sometimes waking up always feels like a Monday or a Tuesday.

The Bronx – Heart Attack American

Like a glass of ice cold water to the face to force you up.

Hot Chip – Huarache Lights

Can’t help but get your strut on for this, your legs will get you of bed before your mind wants to.

The Maccabees – Spit it Out

This songs has determination slathered all over it. Waking up to achieve!

Architecture in Helsinki – Escapee

As bright as first light in your eyes.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna

Pretty much like popp’n a happy pill, definitely waking up on the right side of the bed when hearing this.

And let’s not forget Halcyon Drive’s own wake up call video!