That day of the week is upon us again, and we’re here to bring you our top picks for the best new music that’s been on our radar. This time we have some spirited indie pop, summery retro-soul and downright dirty blues. So, relax, take a few minutes out of your day and check out some new music. Click the pics for a listen.
No Star – What Do I Know
Taken from their debut EP, What Do I Know is about charging through that self-doubt. Its indie pop/lo-fi sound uses the winning combination of synths and guitar to bring out the feeling that is further pushed on by some settled but catchy bass work and silky smooth vocals. If The Strokes were a bit more mellow, this is what they’d sound like. Perfect to take your mind of any troubles and lead you into the weekend.
Harry Gray – Like You
Touted as the quintessential love song that today’s generation X needs, Like You has a summery lo-fi vibe steeped in a retro-soul blanket. The hip-hop beats and connotations are in full flow from the beginning with impressive samples, steady flows, and airy vocals. The track’s ability to switch it up at the drop of a hat keeps things interesting and allows the melody to breathe and play around with the beats. An uplifting, hazy wonder.
The Choke – Piranhas
With its garage rock underbelly and steady beat-driven sound, Piranhas moves forward on its 90s indie vibe amongst hints of bands such as Queens of the Stoneage. The fuzzy guitar solos help bridge the gaps where necessary as vocals create the bluesy icing on the cake. Written about staying in love through the thick and thin, you can really hear the emotion spilling out from every direction. Strong stuff.
Robert Connely Farr – All Good
Dirty blues is the name of the game with Rober Connely Farr’s All Good. Filthy guitar falls in and out as drums and bass hold the rhythm together with Robert’s grainy vocals powering through the smoky atmosphere. With a rhythm akin to Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, it takes this steady pace and adds to it some great guitar work, downtrodden lyrics, and that sense of menace that all the best blues tracks thrive in.