Singles of the Week
An above-average week it appears, so it's only fitting that a newbie from one of our favourite acts to emerge this year wins out. Which one? Read on to find out.
German dance producer Alex Barck has timed the release of his new single 'We Get High' perfectly; the summery synths are a great accompaniment to the warm weather. The repetitive and catchy beats when paired with the laid back vocals result in an infectious and accomplished dance track.
'In Kind' marks a step in a different direction for Braids , moving away from the guitar to explore a more electronic style. Lead singer Standell-Preston's unique and impressive vocal effort truly makes this track a delight.
With lines like "I've got the body of a lover with a masochist's brain", it's fair to say 'Hustler' isn't going to be your go-to happy track. Josef Salvat's latest single is an improvement on 'This Life' for us with the track having more of a direction to it, but your enjoyment of it is arguably going to be down to your opinion of Salvat's downbeat vocal stylings.
L.A.C’s new single 'Borstal Boy' is an acoustic number, perfect for the summer weather, with a voice reminiscent of Pure Love’s Frank Carter and music reminiscent of Frank Turner. A nice, chilled track which shows plenty of promise from these unknowns.
Lily & Madeleine
Sisters - it's all about sisters at the moment, right? The Jurkiewicz sisters trade in sparse, country-tinged rock that, on the basis of 'Back To The River' is already fully-formed. The booker at Later ... is already on the phone.
Kane most able.
The Silent Comedy
With an echoey quality that makes you feel as though you're right there in the studio with them, The Silent Comedy hit all the right rock groove buttons on 'God Neon' . A riff and chorus that hit the sweet spot, and a bass line, on repeat, reminiscent of QOTSA 'No One Knows'. It's good. Very good.
Single of the Week
Little Green Cars
Yet more brilliance from the hotly tipped Dublin five-piece Little Green Cars on their latest single. Amping up the anticipation for their debut album Absolute Zero (out in August), 'Big Red Dragon' is anthemic, soaring and irresistibly catchy. Basically, it is four minutes of musical bliss.