Another working week is almost over, so kick off your shoes, take a seat and listen to our four chosen tracks for this week’s New Music Fridays. From dreamy country-rock to ambient drone bluegrass we’ve got a real eclectic mix for you to enjoy today. As always, ‘click the pics’ to listen.
Basement Revolver – Have I Been Deceived
As vocalist and guitarist Chrisy Hurn’s vocals kick in, you know this is going to be a song of heartfelt emotion and with an honest heart. It’s dreamy country-rock influences shine through amongst the settled atmosphere and lyrics focussing on the singer’s tough decisions from a religious upbringing that has largely been left behind. Have I Been Deceived makes you sit up and pay attention, even if it’s slow and devastatingly pretty.
Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal – The Night
With punchy horns and pulsating rhythm guitar, Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal really pull out all the stops on track The Night. With lyrics based around letting the night take you for a ride (something we all love to do now and again), the track is groovy, funky and begging to be danced to. Hoyer’s deeply pleasing vocals strutt in a soulful swagger as the instrumentation dances around them amongst irresistible melodies and playful hooks.
Ruthie – The Tide
Ruthie is gearing up for the release of her debut EP, Universal Heartbreak Now, and new single The Tide helps showcase her hazy, 80s sound and strong melodies. With distinct vocals that can take control when necessary, the track saunters forward with Ruthie fully in command before the energetic chorus kicks in with catchy hooks and vibrant structures. A strong effort that draws you in and won’t let go.
Nikki & the Phantom Callers – They’ve Never Walked Through Shadows
With a subtle and stripped back bluegrass sound, They’ve Never Walked Through Shadows starts off with just the solemn vocal harmonies setting the haunting tone before simple drum beats evolve into a marching rattle and monotone drones give even more to an uneasy atmosphere. It’s very clever and beautifully disparate that it really stands out and creates something unique from an old genre. Great stuff.