Here at PENSON HQ we’re rarely without music. To us there’s nothing worse than stifling silence, forcing you to feel like a third party to every overheard phone call and leaving the ears screaming for a little rhythm based TLC.

To stop any squabbles over whose turn it is to choose the music, our boss Lee kindly invested in Sonos, a system of wireless speakers all hooked up to one app that’s available on all of our computers. Thanks to this our music collection is united and anybody can add their music to the playlist for the day, not to mention it sounds great coming from the selection of speakers set up in every corner of the room.

We thought we’d help to brighten up your week by letting you know some of the tracks that help us to make it to 5:30 every day, so here’s the best of the PENSON playlist for your ears only:

Bastille

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F90Cw4l-8NY]

Local Natives

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2zWfxW60z0]

Tame Impala

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE_P8x3GPTY]

Crystal Stilts

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4aRK2fgXFI]

Deerhunter

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9MsFaFrrps]

Lewis Watson

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tcyHTH6LM]

Jon Hopkins

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8eQR5DMous]

Frightened Rabbit

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuur7aTX8w]

Tropics

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRqJ4R624zE]

The Black Keys

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpaPBCBjSVc]

I’d also like to do a special shout out to Heart FM for providing us with an essential dose of Daniel Bedingfield and Savage Garden when the going gets tough.