Even with March having only just arrived, we were still hit by a ginormous wave of fantastic new music. In this week’s list, we will be looking at the nine new tracks that we really enjoyed getting stuck into.
BC Camplight » I Only Drink When I’m Drunk
Giving off a very surreal and gloomy vibe, this track gave off a strong resemblance to the best of King Krule’s material. True to its title, this track also has a very drunken sound. But despite the gloom of this track, it simultaneously manages to be incredibly indulgent, immersive, and atmospheric.
Carli & The Dark » Mimi
Another very atmospheric song, Carli & The Dark’s “Mimi” has an utterly gorgeous and highly intimate melody to it, especially in the choruses. There are tiny hints of both jazz and folk that contribute greatly to the steady progression of the song. All in all, this is a track for listeners to deeply get lost in thanks to its beautiful sound.
Connor Adams » Don’t Play with a Heart
A bright, colourful, and energetic soul tune right off the bat; “Don’t Play with a Heart” has a killer progression, which begins as an exciting blend of electro-pop and soul before bursting into a dynamic folk/rock/soul explosion. It is a cleverly executed mixture of many different genres and is a very exciting listen.
Dan Fraser » Wish You’d Never Told Me
“Wish You’d Never Told Me” is a sophisticated and futuristic pop anthem, which became instantly infectious from the moment we listened to it. Sharing a lot of similarities with Seeva’s material, this track is perfect for those who enjoy a more instrumentally layered brand of pop.
Holly Redford Jones » Call Me When You Wake Up
One of the most chilled tunes we’ve heard all week, “Call Me When You Wake Up” is the quintessential track to lounge and relax to (ideal for a Sunday). The melody has such a brilliant soothing effect, which also feels quite nostalgic. This is a wonderfully indulgent piece.
Julia-Sophie » x0x
This debut single from Julia-Sophie didn’t need to do much to grab our attention straight away, thanks to its highly unique and quirky electronic sound. As well as this, its disjointed and complex rhythm commands attention throughout. Undoubtedly a memorable highlight of this week for us.
Kudu Blue » When the Night Is Over
The first thing that we picked up on with this track is how brilliantly it succeeds in conveying a nocturnal atmosphere. Intentional or not, this kind of vibe works perfectly for a dance track such as this one, and also adds a touch of nostalgic value too. An essential for anybody getting ready for a night out.
MATT TAYLOR » Hard to Leave
Similar to Dan Fraser’s “Wish You’d Never Told Me”, this track also blends elements of pop and electronic very successfully. But in the case of “Hard to Leave”, the rhythm and other melodic elements sound more sharp and mathematical, which we feel gives this track a good sense of engagement and uniqueness. Safe to say, this track will be hard to forget about.
Sad Songs for Happy People » Girl
Part of their second EP, titled 2, this track furthers the bands fleshing-out of their post-punk aesthetic. The inclusion of piano perfectly suits the melancholic vocals and various percussion. It is a track that really does the genre of post-punk justice in our opinion.
We have picked only thirteen songs that stood out this week, however below you can find the whole list that will be updated every single Sunday.