Julia Vero – ‘How Does It Feel?’
Totally in love with the track. The drums and synths build on this power-pop smash, with a euphoric chorus that continuously delivers each time it comes around. This is song which talks to you, gets caught up in your thoughts and gets your attention.
Charli XCX – ‘Gold Coins’
This single brings me back to my 90’s youth. ‘Gold Coins’ is the latest track from Charli XCX’s upcoming pop album SUCKER. Grungy guitars and vocals, plus tongue-in-cheek lyrics puts this track securely in the teen-movie soundtrack category.
Little Dragon – Underbart
Little Dragon have shared the video for ‘Underbart’, from this year’s Nabuma Rubberband. Directed by Grant Singer, it shows singer Yukimi Nagano exploring the city in a number of mental states—one of which features Don Bolles of the Germs wearing mermaid-green hair.
Bastille – Weapon (vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque)
We are loving the stomping beat track from British pomp-rockers Bastille. Titled ‘Weapon’ the song features vivid lyrics from acid-tongued Angel Haze. “Watch all those dormant arise, and put all your palms in the sky,” Haze spits, speaking in grandiose terms befitting the stomping beat. “No more falling to pressure, no more villain acceptance.”
The song is not coming off a proper album, but rather a forthcoming mixtape called VS (Other People’s Heartache, Pt 3). In a release, Bastille frontman Dan Smith explains the difference:
“I love having the side lane of our mixtapes as a place where we can make music people might not expect. This mixtape is very much a reflection of our 2014. It’s always been really important to me to constantly make new music and also to collaborate with people, something we don’t really do on our proper albums.”