Sorting through the week's new singles and songs that have surfaced online over the last seven days, Jamie Skey (@jamie_skey) presents five songs you need to hear this week...
On My Own is a fitting title for downtempo kingpins Zero 7's forthcoming 12-inch release, as, having no label, they're, er, releasing it themselves. Not so long ago the dinner-party soundtrackers du jour, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker are hungry to show they don't just make music to relax and digest to. Here they serve up a juicy slice of
Metronomy-like, beachfront funk that'll give Daft Punk a run for their disco-reviving money.
Portland's Blitzen Trapper's tales of hard-drinking drifters and backwater heartbreak is the stuff of American mystic legend, and is brought to vivid life by singer Eric Earley's Dylan-esque way with a story, rocking-chair folk chops and gusts of 1970s-inspired vocal harmonies via Crosby, Stills and Nash. Taken from their forthcoming
seventh LP, aptly titled VII, Ever Loved Once is a sepia snapshot of small-town quirkiness worthy of the Land Of The Brave's rich folkloric canon.
French Canadian singer Carole Facal's (aka Caracol) restless brand of
folk pop is bathed in Strawberry Fields-psychedelia and radio-ready production values which has earned her a no.1 spot on the Canadian charts and a touring slot with Bad Moon Run. Her debut single, Shiver, released this week, pulses with the expansive sense of freedom that'll give you goosebumps.
It's easy to see why Noel Gallagher has taken a shine to Temples. Their sparkling, glam-sounding psych-pop is layered with lashings of Sgt. Pepper-era dreaminess. The Kettering band's third single to date, Keep In The Dark, is filled with big beats and swirling 60s-inspired grooves.
Bristolian record-shop assistant Oliver Wilde's poisons of choice are folk and shoegaze, which when mixed together make potently mesmerising, narco-pop sound beds. Pinch is suggestive of queasy days where nothing is achieved and the walls come in around you.
10:54 AM | 26/08/2013
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