The Voques – Easier Said Than Done: The new single from Scunthorpe based band The Voques is a catchy, upbeat indie rock single in a similar vein to Circa Waves and The Sherlocks. Very nice. 80%
Sunflower Bean – I Was A Fool: A great new single from Sunflower Bean with some serious Fleetwod Mac vibes. The vocals from both Julia and Nick bring through a lot of personality to the track. 85%
N.E.R.D and Rihanna – Lemon: Pharrell, Chad and Shay are back with a new track featuring Rihanna. It’s pretty much what you would expect, but top verses from P and Rih make this a good comeback single. 75%
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – It’s a Beautiful World: Unfortunately another boring song taken from Noel’s upcoming album ‘Who Built The Moon’. If you listen closely, you can hear the scissors. 50%
Tame Impala – List Of People (To Try And Forget About): This track is taken from a deluxe edition of 2015’s Currents. This extra track being as good as it is is a testament to just how high quality the original album was. 90%
U2 – The Blackout: A punchy new single from U2, with a very ‘U2’ sounding chorus. Fair enough. 70%
Taylor Swift – Reputation: The new album from Taylor Swift is by far the worst thing she has ever done. The singles leading up to the album weren’t great but at least they were interesting. Most tracks on the album are just flat, boring and forgettable, with the production on most songs sounding rushed and unimaginative. 25%
Little Simz has song of the day with ‘Poison Ivy’ ft. Tilla – Check out the new video below.
This track is taken from the newly released deluxe edition of Little Simz’ 2016 album, ‘Stillness in Wonderland.’ She is currently on tour supporting Gorillaz across Europe; to see all of her upcoming tour dates click here.
The last song of the day was ‘School’ by Pip Blom. to hear all of the tracks from 2017 so far in the playlist below:
Pip Blom has song of the day with ‘School’:
This song is the second track from Amsterdam based Pip Blom’s new AA side single, following on from previously released track ‘Babies Are a Lie’. You can order a vinyl copy of the AA side here.
Pip has a few UK dates left this year; Peer Hat, Manchester on 29th November, The Shacklewell Arms in London on the 30th November, and Sticky Mike’s in Brighton on the 1st December.
Tic Tac Toe by Django Django was the last song of the day. TO hear all of them from 2017 so far check out and follow the playlist below:
Django Django have song of the day with ‘Tic Tac Toe’ – watch the new video below:
Tic Tac Toe is the first single from Django Django’s upcoming 3rd album, ‘Marble Skies’, which is out on the 26th January next year. The band have just announced some UK and Europe tour dates, including stops in Dundee, Aberdeen,Glasgow,Leeds,Nottingham and Manchester. For full information go to http://www.djangodjango.co.uk/
The last song of the day was Little Dark Age by MGMT. To hear all of the tracks from 2017 so far check out the playlist below.
MGMT – Little Dark Age: A great returning single from MGMT, ‘Little Dark Age’ is a dark, groovy electro-pop song that still brings through the quirky personality of the American duo. Perfect for any indie Halloween parties. 90%
Nick J.D. Hodgson – Suitable: ‘Suitable’ is the debut single from ex Kaiser Chief, songwriter and Producer Nick Hodgson, and it’s rather nice; the calm, but very catchy track isn’t likely to leave your head anytime soon. 92%
The Go! Team – Semicircle Song: Another great comeback single! ‘Semicircle Song’ is an upbeat track with a lot of personality – exactly what you would expect from The Go! Team, but in the best possible way. 95%
Gengahr – Mallory: The second single from Gengahr’s upcoming album is showing even more promise for the full length project. 85%
The Surfing Magazines – One of These Days: This is a peaceful, plodding track taken from The Surfing Magazines’ debut album. 70%
Taylor Swift – Gorgeous: This is the worst song so far from Taylor’s upcoming ‘Reputation’ album. The other 2 singles haven’t been great but they at least had a bit of personality about them, even if they were really annoying. This is just a really bland pop track. 30%