SOTD 24/2/18: Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel

Janelle Monáe has song of the day with ‘Make Me Feel’ – watch the video below.

This new track is half of a duo of singles, the other being Django Jane, released yesterday from Janelle’s upcoming ‘Dirty Computer’ album.

The last song of the day was Mr Tillman by Father John Misty. Listen to all of 2018’s tracks so far below.

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New Release Roundup 23/2/18

Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel: Instantly one of the best pop tracks I’ve heard this year  in a long time. Amazing production. 97%

Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman: A funny, upbeat new single from FJM told from the perspective of a hotel employee. 92%

Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo: Another great single from the upcoming ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ album from Sunflower Bean, this being the most emotional of the tracks released so far, with a great vocal from Julia. 90%

Superorganism – Reflections on The Screen: This new single from Superorganism is a slower, groovier track than their previous picks from their upcoming debut album. Not as instant as their other tracks, but it’s good to know they can do slower jams. 80%

Our Girl – Our Girl: A great indie rock song from Our Girl with a shoegazey tinge. Very nice. 80%

5 Seconds Of Summer – Want You Back: The American Busted are back, and have even less personality than they did the first time around, with ‘Want You Back’ sounding like a bad Maroon 5 track. 20%

Little Dragon – Sway Daisy: A nice, building, atmospheric track from Yukimi and co that would work very nicely on a moody film trailer. 82%

SOTD 8/2/18 – Pale Waves: The Tide

Pale Waves have song of the day with ‘The Tide’, watch the video below!

This track is taken from the band’s upcoming debut EP ‘All The Things I Never Said’ featuring recent singles ‘New Year’s Eve’ and ‘My Obsession’ which is due out on 16th March on Dirty Hit.

The last song of the day was June 12th by Blood Orange. You can listen to all of the tracks from 2018 (that are on spotify) in the playlist below!

The 4 Best Albums of January 2018

Nick J.D Hodgson – Tell Your Friends:tell-your-friends

A brilliant debut album from ex-Kaiser Chief and songwriter extraordinaire Nick J.D. Hodgson, ‘Tell Your Friends’ was one of the best musical moments in January.

Best 3: Suitable, Honest Face, Tomorrow I Love You

 

 

 

semicircleThe Go! Team – Semicircle:

Semicircle is a joyous, experimental and all around brilliant comeback album from The Go! Team, who deliver brilliant, positive tracks as always.

Best 3: Mayday, Semicircle Song, Plans Are Like A Dream U Organise

 

 

 

Image result for django django marble skiesDjango Django – Marble Skies:

The third album from Django Django is the group at their best, making infectious synth driven tracks like the almost unstoppable ‘Tic Tac Toe’ and simpler, slowly shifting cuts like ‘Fountains’.

Best 3: Tic Tac Toe, Surface To Air ft. Self Esteem, Fountains

 

 

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First Aid Kit – Ruins: The long anticipated return of the Swedish sisters First Aid Kit was well worth it, with the duo coming back with another great album full of tight harmonies and dreamy melodies.

Best 3: Rebel Heart, Fireworks, Postcard

 

 

 

You can listen to the ‘Best 3’ from each of these albums on my new ‘Best Threes’ playlist, featured below.