We have a lovely crop of new music for this week’s New Music Fridays. Indie rock, surf jazz and brooding buildups are the name of the game here, each track offering something different for you to enjoy. As always, click the pics for a little listen.
She – She
This one is straight off the fresh pile. The self-titled track is the band’s first ever single, showing off the energetic teen rebellion amongst big guitars, big drums and perfectly tailored vocals. Sometimes it’s hard to find a catchy tune in this type of indie rock sound but She does this with ease, dripping with melodies and driving forward to a belting chorus. Great stuff that leaves us eager for a follow-up.
The So Long Vinyls – Vinyl Richie
With a name like this, we had to include them. Not to take anything away from the music, however; it’s full of indie-pop loveliness with testing ideas that work well against the smooth vocals. You can hear a bit of The Arctic Monkeys in there, and the track really opens up when it goes off on a reggae-tinged tangent before releasing more rock energy. A track full of ideas that are tiled into a neat little package.
Whole Milk – Westword
Surf jazz duo Whole Milk are two voices that will melt into your mind and never want to leave. With vocal harmonies that dance around each other perfectly throughout, its gentle and serene attitude is influenced by intimate 60s soundscapes as it floats forward on a wave of happiness and wonder. Later in the track drums provide the perfect intimacy before gradually building into a bigger sound that surprises but brings the song to its fine conclusion.
Veda and Adam Arcadia – Blood On Your Hands
If you want a Brooding, Bond-esque atmosphere, Blood On Your Hands is the place to find it. Veda’s vocals are deep and sultry as they perfectly play with the atmosphere and help the track grow into the beefy and addictive chorus. The track is a collaboration with Adam Arcadia who adds a certain suaveness later on, with both sets of vocals tangling into a seductive and alluring build-up. A track with many layers that takes a couple of listens to discover everything.