We’ve got some really big hitters as part of this week’s New Music Fridays. From stylised vocal tracks to raw indie pop and heavy guitars, this is all you need to make you forget about the world’s troubles for a few minutes. As always click the pics to listen, enjoy, and repeat!
somegirlnamedanna – hello i am
Debut single hello i am is a track that introduces us to a superb new talent. The electronic vocal layers bring out unique tones and sounds as a basis for the track, with the singer’s main vocals providing the jaunty melody and extremely addictive style that is both intricate and intriguing. It’s amazing how much she has done with just vocal tracks and testament to a keen ear for a catchy tune.
Marlin’s Dreaming – Outwards Crying
Based around lead singer and guitarist Semisi Maiai’s desire to leave his hometown, New Zealand band Marlin’s Dreaming have created a deeply personal indie rock track in Outwards Crying. Heavy guitars wash over the dreamy atmosphere when necessary to add depth to the track with the vocals able to stand on their own in the quieter moments. Bass and drums help lead the track forward in this track steeped in 90s nostalgia that grows in stature with each listen.
Mike McKenna Jr – The Town
Canada’s Mike McKenna Jr has soul in his voice, strength to his tones and an overall demeanour that makes for some outstanding music. New track The Town has a slow-paced Country vibe that’s brought out of its shell by intermittent sliding guitar and rhythms that switch up at the drop of a hat. The chorus manages to pull everything together nicely as Mike’s raw but powerful vocals are able to raise everything up against a folky undertone. Delightful.
The Medium – Sugar Shark
Sugar Shark is one of the tracks the band worked on when they first formed, which has now been reworked and reshaped into an addictive indie-pop classic. From the opening riff you know this is going to be something special with the Nashville four-piece pulling together raw guitars, breezy vocals and an energetic atmosphere with the skill of a band that knows their stuff. With shades of The Strokes but a livelier mentality, the track ebbs and flows to a strong conclusion that leaves you wanting more.