We’ve got five fantastic tracks for you on this week’s New Music Fridays to see you through the weekend and beyond! From bluesy rock to alt-pop to warm and flowing soul, each one has a different vibe for you to wrap your ears around. Click the pics for a listen.
The Slim Kings – Raw
Brooklyn-based ‘rock n soul’ outfit The Slim Kings hit home in a warm and delightful way with the bluesy flow of Raw. Singer and guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner’s vocals slide lovingly over the subtle flows and settled drums that erupt into a chorus of trumpets, layered vocals, and good times. An addictively brilliant track that should be on your playlist for a long time.
Sweethearts – never liked you anyway (little olive)
At the forefront of the 90s revival sound, Sweethearts track never liked you anyway has been re-recorded here as a dreamy slow-burner against an ethereal organ-scape and addictive flows. Reminding of bands such as Semisonic but with a lighter touch, the chorus really hits home when the male and female harmonies warm the soul and release a hypnotising energy that is impossible to resist.
Ida Mae – Little Liars
Delving into elegant, blues-tinged melodies, guitar and drums saunter forward as the seductive vocals take their time to build towards a subtle yet addictive chorus. With an essence of The Kills but a more enticing flow, the track doesn’t need to do anything special to pull you in, instead content to just take its time to plant a seed in your mind. A well-written track that never gets old.
Dark Dazey – Blue
LA-based psyche rock band Dark Dazey really show you what they’re all about with track, Blue. About staying centered in life and love, the track takes you on a melancholy journey of sonically pastoral rhythms and psychedelic textures. Reminding of warm summer days and heavy feelings, the track builds toward a tantalising chorus that comes out of its shell in the most wonderful way. A beautiful reminder of just how inviting music can be.
Madeline Rosene – Blew
Alt-pop singer Madeline Rosene impressed us immensely with track Blew, combining subtle flows, RnB infusions and sultry vocals to create a track that feels heavy yet raw. Dante Juhkel features later on for a perfectly situated rap section, bringing in bright yet settled flows that fit over the lofi-pop sound well. It’s a mesmerising track that will raise a smile on your face without you knowing.