Welcome to July, people! We’re half way through the year and (hopefully) on our way, slowly, back to a bit of normality. To celebrate, take a load off and listen to our four chosen tracks for this week below, showcasing the cream of upcoming talent to bend your ears around. Click the pics to listen.
Cat Ryan – Blessed Through The TV
Art-rock/Shoegaze trio Cat Ryan use their exciting mix of genres on track Blessed Through The TV, sauntering forward under subtle tones, interesting sounds and all coming together in a strong but settled chorus. Its subtlety is its key, not overplaying its cards but managing to be catchy as hell. A creative single with genuine flair.
Waiting For Smith – Lines Of Love
Harry Lloyd is the man behind Waiting For Smith and came to dedicate his life to music through an epiphany after a skiing accident. Inspired by a long-distance phone call when walking through a London night, Lines of Love’s gentle sound is brought into the limelight with a strong beat that really comes alive in the chorus. Glowing tones and melodies brighten up the sound and allow Lloyd’s understated vocals to take control. Strong stuff.
Bad Flamingo – Ain’t Too Worried Yet
This is Bad Flamingo’s second time on New Music Fridays and track Ain’t Too Worried Yet is a welcome return to the feature. Full of country blues sleuth and sultry vocals, the sliding guitar takes hold of the mind, intermittently dipping in an out to create an, at times, chilling atmosphere that creeps forward out of the fray and into your soul. Switching up ideas frequently keeps the track fresh, but not straying too far from the beat keeps it grounded.
Pink Skies – I’ll Be Here A While
Pink Skies perform psychedelic pop at its best on track I’ll Be Here A While. The chorus is what really stands out here, with gentle pop tones and a steady beat, Arieh Berl’s vocals float on the long notes with guitar creating the hypnotizing tones that won’t leave your head for a good while. The serene moments of contemplative melodies in the verses help in the build-up and tie everything together nicely.