Another week has gone, of course, means another shed-load of amazing new music. And this week, we have been lucky enough to be blessed with a wide variety of different styles and moods, which have really helped to spice up this week’s playlist.
This week, we also saw some returning artists, along with some fresh faces. But what we feel is that many of these artists are going for a very productive 2020.
So without further ado, here are our top 9 picks that do brilliantly to represent just how musically diverse this week has been.
Track Of The Week
Paperwing » I See You
With 2020, Swedish artist Paperwing has brought a wide variety of styles to the table, with her One EP, as well as four singles that seem to be teasing another big project. We have absolutely loved just how productive and creative Paperwing has been with their music this year, and have really enjoyed her 2020 releases thus far. However, we felt that her newest release, ‘I See You’, may just be one of the most colourful and dynamic tracks from Paperwing to date, and was nothing less than deserving of being our track of the week.
Paperwing’s newest release may just be one of the most colourful and dynamic tracks from the artist to date.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Cajsa Siik » This Girl Has a Gun
With her first release of 2020, ‘This Girl Has a Gun’ also stands as the first release from Cajsa Siik since 2018. And we think it is definitely safe to say that it was well worth the wait, as this brand new track shows a great deal of improvement when it comes to the depth and immersion of Cajsa Siik’s sound. With a nice blend of different ambiences, a great sense of progression, and a very catchy melody, ‘This Girl Has a Gun’ is a brilliant bounce-back anthem, and we hope to hear more soon.
With a nice blend of different ambiences, a great sense of progression, and a very catchy melody, ‘This Girl Has a Gun’ is a brilliant anthem.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Duccbod » Phone Screen
It has seemed apparent that the artist Duccbod had had a fully realised musical style which blends the likes of trap and rock for a while now. With the consistency of the tracks that Duccbod has released over the last few years, each of them has carried that moody aesthetic that really holds on to the listener. With his latest 2020 single ‘Phone Screen’, we are once again treated to an echoing, guitar-heavy production and Duccbod’s captivating vocal style.
The echoing, guitar-heavy production and Duccbod’s captivating vocal style allow ‘Phone Screen’ to really hold on to the listener.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Luca Wilding » Heartachers
Another returning artist would, of course, be Luca Wilding, with his sophomore single ‘Heartachers’ being his first release since his 2017 debut track ‘Wales’. In the space between his debut and now, it is clear that Luca Wilding has evolved, and with ‘Heartachers’, Luca Wilding‘s sound feels far more sleek and refined, which we feel really helps the gorgeous melody of the track shine through.
In the space between his debut and now, it is clear that Luca Wilding has evolved his sound into something far more refined.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Sappheiros & Alli Carter » A World Away
The latest release from the electronic music producer Sappheiros, sees him collaborating with singer Alli Carter, in which her feature stands as her musical debut. But despite this, Alli’s vocals are a perfect match for the atmospheric and holistic sound that Sappheiros has been developing over the years. We would even go as far to say that it feels incredibly festival-ready, and is sure to fill listeners with that musical spirit.
Alli Carter’s vocals are a perfect match for the atmospheric and holistic sound that Sappheiros has been developing over the years.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Stables » Summer (And a Sunny Side of You)
With their second release of 2020, alt-folk duo Stables have released a song that is exactly what the title would suggest. ‘Summer (And a Sunny Side of You)’ is the perfect track for the warm weather, with its equally warm and soothing sound. Even the rhythm and pacing of the track allows it to feel incredibly chilled, while the colourful electronic sounds give this track a highly memorable factor. Definitely one to add to your summer playlists.
‘Summer (And a Sunny Side of You)’ is the perfect track for the warm weather, with its equally warm and soothing sound.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Talkslow » Syncopate
Brighton-based pop trio Talkslow made an impact with their musical arrival in 2019, and the five tracks that they released over the course of the year. ‘Syncopate’ serves as their first release of 2020, and hopefully marks a new chapter for the band. Talkslow definitely seems like the kind of band that improve with each song they release, and to this day, ‘Syncopate’ is one of the most shining examples of this. Talkslow has really succeeded in encapsulating the feel-good vibe of their colourful pop sound, which feels somewhat reminiscent of The 1975.
Talkslow definitely seems like the kind of band that improve with each song they release, and to this day, ‘Syncopate’ is one of the most shining examples of this.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
Vandalye » Blame the Record
‘Blame the Record’ is the second single to follow the release of Vandalye’s 2020 debut album Cigarettes & Minarets. And after the musically different approach towards their previous single ‘Little Piggy’, Vandalye return to the more folk-inspired elements of their music with this brand new single. However, ‘Blame the Record’ seemingly carries a lot more instrumental depth, and this helps the track to become a really awesome musical experience.
‘Blame the Record’ carries a tonne of instrumental depth, and this helps the track to become a really awesome musical experience.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
The Wound Review » When the Love Rots Out
Lastly, we have the second 2020 release from the duo that is The Wound Review, who have shown to encompass isolation and anxiety into their deep, atmospheric and enchantingly melancholy sound. This feels more apparent than ever, however, on ‘When the Love Rots Out’, with its immensely deep and cavernous instrumentation. It’s indulgent ambience also allows listeners to really get immersed in this track, and truly feel every moment.
This track’s indulgent ambience and cavernous instrumentation allow listeners to really get immersed in this track and truly feel every moment.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
We have picked only nine songs that stood out this week, however below you can find the playlist that features 39 songs. Do you agree with our pics? Let us know on our socials.