Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If not, don’t fret, there’s still another week so take some time out and catch up with our four choices for this week’s New Music Fridays! As always, click the pics for a listen.
M.E.G – Better This Way
M.E.G’s first release, Better This Way, showcases the sincerity and thoughtful song development of a new artist. Written during the very beginning of quarantine in March 2020, the track outlays a story of difficulties during this period if you have just struck up a new romance. Quietly sincere and playfully pretty, the track dances forward warmly again subtle acoustic guitar and a fantastic vocal performance from M.E.G. Wonderful.
Bad Flamingo – Good For Nothing
Back with an unprecedented third appearance on New Music Fridays, Bad Flamingo just keep getting better and better. Relying on their sultry yet powerful sound, Good For Nothing builds a deep tension that’s impossible to resist as a dark and testing atmosphere is built around slow drums, stripped-back sounds and addictive vocals. They do so much with so little that is impressive – the sign of great songwriters.
Areej – Bloodshed
Another returner to New Music Fridays, Areej gives us a taste of her upcoming EP with Bloodshed. Taking the listener on a journey of pain and escape, Areej’s retro-soul style comes to life with a raw atmosphere, great production and dynamic vocals. The sax riffs wail as the sound gets more intense and Areej gets more confident as the track progresses. A delight to listen to from a new voice that needs to be heard.
Crash Cadet – Hot Bananas
Produced in a basement studio outside of Boston, John Rathbun’s Crash Cadet manages to create a unique blend of sounds that feels different on every listen with Hot Bananas. With a slight tinge of psychedelic and eclectiness comparable to Beck, the track’s underbelly of indie rock is brought to life with fuzzy guitars, delightful flows and understated vocals. A real good listen that will have you coming back for more.