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Another week of new tunes and some stunning returns so let’s jump right to it!
Good things come to those who wait and indeed we’ve all been waiting to hear new music from indie stars Bridges. The band have truly returned with an EP and tour due this fall and sharing shimmering new single ‘Maths, Science and English’. Flourishing guitar lines, tamed drumming and lyrics that remind us on the importance of those around you. A top class return from one of the scene’s most cherished bands.
Another striking return this week, this time from Los Angles composer Julia Hotler who has announced details of her new album Aviary. First track from the record ‘I Shall Love 2’ is certainly wondrous, capturing the aspect of the forthcoming album which the artist explains in a statement “is reflecting that feeling of cacophony and how one responds to it as a person – how one behaves, how one looks for love, for solace.”
Bristol grunge rockers No Violet are THE band of the month, with their debut EP Faces out this Friday via Leisure Records (read our full review here). The group have shared new single ‘She Goes Her Own Way’ which sees them take things down a notch, almost vulnerable like before launching into fuzzy beauty with spine-tingling guitar strings, drums and Ellie Godwin’s piercing vocals that go beyond the realms of reality and into the unknown.
Speaking of grunge, Toronto rockers Dilly Dally are another band on everyone’s attention with new album Heaven also out this week via Partisan Records. Hypnotically dark, new track ‘Doom’ certainly boils up the tension as gut-wrenching guitars and Katie Monks’ punchy vocal lines swallow you into the band’s explosive grunge prowess that’s not for the faint hearted.
A teenage prodigy, singer-songwriter Pip Hall has impressed critics over the past year with her direct music and storytelling of life happens. New single ‘Mary’ marks a return following a short break and picks up where things left off; heavyish guitar tones and drums deliver a more upbeat vibe as Hall expresses youth innocence and growing up and true to the artist’s talented nature, it couldn’t be more striking and relevant.
Having graced us with their fantastic sophomore album Where Wilderness Grows, Gengahr have dropped a new track that showcases their completed sound and then some. ‘Atlas Please’ is colourful, on point and simply spectacular from a band on continuous form.
In case you missed it, Bristol star Fenne Lily dropped some tracks recorded at Metropolis Studios as part of Spotify Singles – one of which was a cracking cover of Angel Olsen’s ‘Unfucktheworld’ which sees the already accomplished singer-songwriter pushing her musical boundaries to further levels. One word, stunning.