Welcome to this week’s New Music Fridays! How is it mid-December?! If you haven’t yet finished (or started) your Christmas shopping, don’t worry… instead, just sit back and relax to our four tracks from up and coming artists! Present buying can wait. As always, click the pics to have a little listen.
Coach Kit – Petite Holiday
Our first holiday song pick of the season and this one is a belter. Based around the idea of a loved one who has been away from home and not by choice, it’s gentle acoustic guitar sets up the subtle sound as Kat Albanese’s vocals fill your heart and break it at the same time. The lyrics are really devastating and would bring out the emotion in even the most cold-hearted person as Kat sings “Can’t even be with you on your birthday, go, you’re so special…don’t lose heart you’ll be home soon”. A truly beautiful track.
Bad Flamingo – The House Is On Fire
Sounding like a cross between something in a Tarantino movie and Billie Eilish, Bad Flamingo’s The House Is On Fire sizzles where needed as it rolls forward on a steady drumbeat and tailored riff. The sultry vocals are perfectly suited to the melancholy atmosphere that feels both sinister and adorable at the same time. Able to speak volumes with just a few flicks in the bass line or a change in one of the layers, the track is highly addictive and something that you’ll find yourself coming back to.
Ring Them Bells – Ringo
The noise-rockers from Copenhagen return, bringing with them a 90s influenced psychedelic wonder in Ringo. Reminding of some of indie pop’s finest such as Kula Shaker or The Stone Roses, the track swaggers on a groove that singer Johannes Nidam is perfectly comfortable in providing his sensual vocals for. As the track delves onwards, the chorus makes use of dirty, fuzzy guitar that helps tie the track together and accompanied by some fine melodies.
Zoë Ferguson – Beg For Me
Singer-songwriter Zoë Ferguson from Portland has hit the nail on the head with this track. Settled beats and gentle synths slowly open up as Ferguson’s perfectly pop vocals slide in and tie the track together. She does this with the skill of someone who’s been doing it for years with a chorus that manages to stay away from the generic and instead flies high on its synthy sounds and bright rhythms. Very catchy and easily mingles with some of this year’s pop best.