Find out our favourite new songs below:
Hockeysmith – Lonely Loving Me
Brilliant 80’s referencing pop from Falmouth’s Hockeysmith. The echo-drenched drums and icy synths conjure images of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, but ‘Loney Loving Me’’s melancholic analysis of love in 2019 brings it right up to date.
Holiday Ghosts – Slipstream
Joyous, rattling lo-fi rock from Holiday Ghosts. The jangling guitars and expert story-telling lyrics hark back to sunshine rock of old, but the humour and perfect harmonies give it a modern shine. Get listening before the band release their second record on February 15th.
Snapped Ankles – Rechargable
Chaotic synth noise from everyone’s favourite camouflaged band. The darkly driving synths glitch and rattle whilst the unhinged vocals swing violently, spitting industrial images of wires and electricity. Enveloping and hypnotic, ‘Rechargeable’ demands your attention.
Make Friends – Drop Naked
Soft, dreamy indie-rock from Bristol newcomers Make Friends. The track’s overlapping guitars and chilled vocals are like if Bombay Bicycle Club drenched everything in reverb, whilst the pining yet laid-back vocals not only hook you in, but keep you resolutely there throughout. Exciting new indie-pop.
James Blake – Mile High feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin
Our James is back, and this time he’s brought the big guns. Taking the back seat on the track, which is the second on new album Assume Form, Travis Scott instead opens the song, his voice vulnerable, the slight auto-tune tweaks giving it an extra melodic edge, whilst James drifts in and out, with Metro Boomin sprinkling his own magic over the top. A dark, nocturnal slow burner.
Flamingods – Marigold
Psychedelic wizards Flamingods are back with the pulsating, driving ‘Marigold’. Sharp and catchy, yet still with their brand of weirdness and experimentation, ‘Marigold’ has moments of clarity inbetween the layers of synths and dense percussion. A bold and brilliant step forward from the band.
Rozi Plain – Symmetrical
The first track from Rozi Plain’s new album What A Boost. The soft, delicate song features earthy percussion and Rozi’s subtle, husky voice, with interweaving harmonies and light pianos whisking you away to a dream world of Rozi’s creation.
Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
Ari’s back with the darker trap-flavoured ‘7 Rings’. Nicking the hook from um The Sound of Music, ‘7 Rings’ is a spacey, braggadocious banger about basically just buying loads of rings and yeah fair enough I reckon.
Come back next week for more, more, more!