14/7/17 New Release Roundup

Sloan Peterson – Rats: The new single from Sydney based musician Sloan Peterson is a great piece of indie pop, following up her last single ‘105’ with another punchy track full of charm. 84%

Nina Nesbitt ft. Goody Grace- The Moments I’m Missing: A subtle but effective track from Nina here; often autobiographical lyrics can come across as forced and cheesey (See 7 Years by Lukas Graham) but on ‘The Moments I’m Missing’ Nina manages to tell her life story in a way that comes across as genuine. 89%

Arcade Fire – Electric Blue: ‘Electric Blue’ is the latest single to be taken from Arcade Fire’s upcoming ‘Everything Now’ album and it is v v catchy. A synthy disco track with a really infectious hook. 80%

Trash – 81: Another nice new single from Sheffield indie favourites Trash, ’81’ is another example of that they do best. Catchy indie guitar rock with great, personal lyrics on top of chill melodies. 90%

Split Milk Society – She Tastes Like Summer: This new track from Split Milk Society starts off as a gentle guitar ballad before developing into a more riff-driven, synthy bop. 75%

 

7/7/17 New Release Roundup

Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses: The second track from Wolf Alice’s upcoming second album is nowhere near as angry as the first cut from the record, but it is just as good, with Ellie’s vocals sounding strong without being vicious. 85%

dodie – 6/10: The new single from dodie starts off as a subtle piano ballad before the vocals layer up beautifully towards the end of the track. 84%

Ella Taylor – summer sun: This shoegazey, summery track from Ella has real charm to it, with a subtle synth melody over the top of the lo-fi vocals. I like the little groovy synth bit right at the end too. 85%

Ghostpoet – Freakshow: Another great single from Ghostpoet, Freakshow has a similar tone to previous release ‘Immigrant Boogie’ but this track packs more of a punch, with a really catchy repeated guitar riff in the chorus. 90%

AlunaGeorge – Turn Up The Love: This is a really catchy synth-pop song from AlunaGeorge, which is exactly what you would expect from them really. 75%

Coldplay – A L I E N S: Unfortunately this seems to echo more of Coldplay’s dull and uninspired ‘Ghost Stories’ album rather than their last, joyful, colourful album that was the best they had been for a long time. Shame. 40%

Zedd and Liam Payne – Get Low: He really is the worst one from 1D isn’t he? 20%

Mura Masa ft. Tom Tripp – helpline: Another great track from Mura Masa’s upcoming self-titled album, with another great collaborator in Tom Tripp bringing great vocals to the cut. 80%