"Good For Me" by Circawaves brings back those revolutionary indie rock sounds we’ve been lacking since the early noughties. The angst is like if Pete Doherty himself wrote the track. There’s a gap in the market for this since The Strokes got a bit rubbish and The Libertines couldn’t really further as a band, however the nostalgia will only go so far, and it will be interesting to see how Circawaves prevent themselves from being another generic band, failing to recreate the hype.
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The new EP from D/R/U/G/S “You Are Everywhere” brings a magnificent dark edge to dance music. With collectives such as Avicii consistently releasing such upbeat tracks, this looming atmosphere contrasts well and really brings D/R/U/G/S into a league of their own. That said, I was a fan since Love/Lust.
Kitty’s dismay at her record company for holding back her album’s release is obviously frustrating and how can blame her if they’re holding more majestic opuses from us? I have no doubt that her unique blend of electronic pop and rap will go well after the overwhelming success of similar musicians such as Lorde and Lana Del Rey. In the description for this track on her soundcloud account she stated- “here’s a song from my new album i’m making, it’s called flowerviolence and it’s gonna be weird but whatever i really like it and i’m tired of waiting for other people to decide what happens to my music because it’s boring and i like this so here u go.”
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Painted Palms' new track “Forever” is the perfect psych-pop song to get you pumped about their debut LP due for release in January. Reminiscent of a Beatles track, all the components ceaselessly blend together, Painted Palms' record will surely be a great way to start the year.
"Ninteeen" by Whistlejacket is easily the best song I’ve heard all day. The lazy-hazy, shoegazed vocals juxtaposed with the sweet guitar riffs make the perfect combination. Anyone who knows me even a little could tell you that I’m a sucker for this grungey-psychedelic scene that’s giving us so much right now- but Whistlejacket are one of my new favourite bands on the block.
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Following up their debut single “Made-up True Love”, Slaughter Beach have debuted a new track- “Spinning Globe”. The Danish three-piece have composed a beautiful dreamy, baroque-pop sound that’s reminiscent of some of the work on Jacco Gardner’s gorgeous debut.
Rarely does the mainstream world gift us with such empowering role models, so when Lily Allen denounced her retirement from music I was ecstatic, and “Hard Out Here” was worth the wait. Tackling the cultural perspectives of women and objectification, her perceptive, witty writing on the feminist themes make her one of my icons from 2013. Feminism’s new found lease of life has been covered by news organisations every day of this year, and with so many credible musicians joining in on the act, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the movement, especially with such catchy anthems.
Metronomy’s new single “I’m Aquarius” is perfect for the late and gloomy, dark nights. It’s awkward dance floor style is one which has been largely missed due to the break between albums from, not only Metronomy, but other bands such as Hot Chip. Arcade Fire made their newest LP “Reflektor” a quirky record filled with dancing tunes, and the new Bombay Bicycle Club single “Carry Me” suggests that this trend is the new hottest thing for indie bands to have a go at!
Without warning Bombay Bicycle Club are back with a new song which sees them entering unfamiliar territory. With harsh electronic drum patterns, and the sound composed with a an edge of dubstep, “Carry Me” retains some of BBC’s signature essence. Female backing vocals echo Jack Steadman’s throughout and the track has the trademark awkward approach to a song that whilst the unexpected move to make a dance track seems bizarre, it works.
Aside from their ingenious name, I really cannot say much about Polterghost, aside from the fact that their new single “Ordinary” injects me with sleazy, hard rock I have been in dire need of. They’re touring the UK next week with Yuck, some tickets are still available and I’d strongly suggest you go if you get the chance.
Blood Orange's forthcoming album “Cupid Deluxe” is set for release on the 12th of November, and if Dev Hynes' production work on Sky Ferreira's “Everything Is Embarrassing" or Solange's “Losing You" didn’t get you hyped up, 1) what’s wrong with you? but 2) don’t worry because "You’re Not Good Enough" will surely do the trick. The track is taken from the new LP and features funky guitars and ultra-smooth synths that could have been lifted from a range of typical 80’s anthems.
Despite living in the shadows of his brother- Faris Badwan, frontman of The Horrors- all this time, Tarik need no longer worry as his band, Loom, are one of the most hotly-tipped acts that have broken-through in 2013! Their newest track “Lice" will be released this December on hatehatehate records and is a short opus of grungey perfection which hits its climax at a dreamy, yet somehow chaotic guitar riff.
I discovered Chapel Club a few years ago, just before I was a teenager and was experimenting with music that wasn’t in the Top 40, and perhaps this is the reason their split has had an unforeseen effect on me.
Despite not listening to them in some time, news of the termination hit me like a tsunami of nostalgia, and listening to their album once again, I understand just how underrated they were. Their music is reminiscent of The Smiths, The Cure and Joy Division, typical for any indie band, but there was a substance to the matter. I can say with all honesty, that Chapel Club will be missed greatly.
As the weather cools and the outdoors becomes ever-gloomy, TOY make their return before the release of their forthcoming second album with the release of “Join The Dots”, which will be available on vinyl as a limited release. It hasn’t been a particularly long break since their debut, however, along with The Horrors, their departure from the industry always leaves me pining for more darkened shoegaze and neo-psychedelia.
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It’s not long until POLIÇA's highly anticipated sequel to their critically acclaimed debut is released, and now they're teasing us with the release of “Warrior Lord”. If it gives any indication as to what “Shulamith" will entail, we can expect Channy Leaneagh’s stunning and unique vocals shining out against some amazing dark and moody instrumentation. I’m sure it will be the perfect addition to their impressive discography and make a perfect partner for this coming Autumn/Winter.
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