Our first New Music Friday of March 2021! We thought we’d throw up the energy for the start of the month so this week we’ve got a mix of high-octane punk, bluesy riffs and hectic changes of pace spread throughout all of our featuring artist’s fantastic tracks. Some really great sounds for you to enjoy. As always, click the pics for a listen.
Ida Mae – Click Click Domino
Following on from last year’s highly-praised EP, Raining for You, single Click Click Domino proves an anthemic introduction to their next LP. Heavy, blues-laden guitar settles into a hypnotizing groove as a dirty vocal track meanders its way through the track with all the confidence and swagger of a band that’s been going for years. If you’re looking for sweaty blues-rock, look no further than Ida Mae.
Good Health Good Wealth – Love Hangover
Featuring East London vocalist Bruce Breakey and Lithuanian guitarist/producer Simon Kuzmickas, Love Hangover mixes addictive beats, subtle riffs, and accented vocals that just really work. Where the track really delivers is the constant changes of style and melody; the pre-chorus settles things down before tapping into an indie-pop-inspired groove and then you’re thrown into a hazy lofi flow straight after. Mesmerising stuff.
Joe Kaplow – February Prorated Rent
Santa Cruz-based singer-songwriter Joe Kaplow’s new track taps into the frustrations he’s experienced with the gentrification of the Bay Area amongst folk-laden rhythms and addictive melodies. Its gentle sway of emotion and hazily layered vocals builds a beautiful soundscape that, although drifts along at a steady pace, still manages to get its message across. A strong yet subtle piece.
Sprints – Swimming
The third and final release of their debut EP, Swimming encapsulates the raw power and energy of Sprints as urgent riffs are belted out, vocals are spat into the mic and that sense of freedom and playfulness is ruthless. The gloom-punk sound hits like a tonne of bricks in the chorus before once again settling down into those riff-heavy verses and bolshy vocals. A true delight to listen to.
I am TIM – Don’t Stop Now
Dirty lofi beats against powerful bars guide I am TIM’s performance forward that uses silences to bring out the imagery in the vocals. The live drums work well to provide the perfect balances before the more serene, drumless sections kick in to give the listener a breather from the heavy-handed lyrics. A really inventive track that manages to meld two different styles and sounds together in clever ways.