Lily spent the week listening to an overload of brand new cuts delivered to us direct from national and international artist/band/promoters. It’s no easy task selecting 5 standouts, and this week we cracked, we couldn’t decide, so we have for you 6. A testament to the musical diversity yet again that is borderless and genre-free.
Cut: In Flight Ft. Sharky
Based In: Glastonbury, UK
Flavours Of: Glass Animals, RUFUS, 808 State
Two brothers hailing from the UK make up new production duo Speakerman Sound. With a percussive, summery feel ‘In Flight’ is a soaring track from the pair!
Cut: Tired of Getting Old
Based In: Auckland, NZ
Flavours Of: Real Estate, Peter Bjorn & John, Phoenix
New Zealand’s Clap Clap Riot paint a portrait of modern life’s mediocrity on ‘Tired Of Getting Old’. Surf rock meets the wild west on this track; its boppy bassline, whistle hook and spacey guitar will definitely get you through the day.
Cut: Run For Your Life
Based In: Texas, USA
Flavours Of: Lorde, Kita Alexander, Little Dragons
A strong, alt-pop offering from the Texan outfit. ‘Run For Your Life’ is carried by sweet, sweet vocals and embellished by affected guitars.
Weaning Lamb: Weslee
Based In: London, UK
Flavours Of: Ngaiire, Disclosure, FKA Twigs
We have a lot of love for this fresh cut from a mysterious new duo hailing from the UK. ‘Gassed’ is a dark party track from Weslee that remains minimal as it pulses with an electro groove.
Cut: New Day
Based In: Melbourne, AUS
Flavours Of: Grandmaster Flash
With beats of the old-school sampler variety and jazzy keyboard carrying the groove, DJ B.TWO of Melbourne offers a homage to hip-hop on ‘New Day’.
Cut: Social Trappings
Based In: Los Angeles, USA
Flavours Of: Regina Spektor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fancy a femme-fronted punk track that forays into a sax solo? Of course you do. Ask and you shall receive ‘Social Trappings’ from LA outfit French Vanilla.