Wedding celebrations and Eurovision kept us at bay over the weekend so apologies for the delay on this week’s round-up, but well worth the wait as it has been another cracker for new music. So hit play and soak up your Eurovision hangovers with some sweet sweet tunes.
Paint – Strange Effect
Bristol five-piece Paint have kept many on their toes following their impressive debut earlier this year. The band are back with ‘Strange Effect’, one again showcasing their slick indie pop rhythmes with lush guitars, smooth synths and heartfelt lyrics; the complete package. Listen below.
ThisisDA – Control, Shift
ThisisDA returns with new music for 2017, ‘Control, Shift’. Following 2016’s album 21 & Done, the Bristol rapper continues his impressive work with this latest cut; spitting over a smooth jazz-like beat as he opens up on his inner-thoughts. Reflective, clever and on point from an artist who’s on top of his game.
Hazel English – That Thing
Set to kick off her European tour on Monday, singer-songwriter Hazel English has shared ‘That Thing’ from her double EP release Just Giving In/Never Going Home. Shimmering pop that’s bold and beautiful, and couldn’t get us more excited for her headline show at the Louisiana on 25th. Listen below.
Tamu Massif – Animals
Tamu Massif, who’s currently on tour with The Japanese House released his new EP Bala on Friday, and we’ve had it on loop all weekend. ‘Animals’ shared earlier this week, and the final track from the EP showcases the Bristol artist’s flawless combination of raw sounds and production to form his signature music that’s full of life and charm. His finest work to date.
Swimming Tapes – Queen’s Parade
The summer tunes are coming in thick and fast, and this one from Swimming Tapes will make a perfect addition to your playlist. From their forthcoming EP, new song ‘Queen’s Parade’ is definitely one for the seaside with shoegazing spells, guitar lines and vocals that’ll have you in a summer daze.
The National – The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
Saving the best till last, The National have returned with this brilliant masterpiece in the form of ‘The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness’. The song is from their forthcoming seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast and one that holds nothing back in this new experimental approach. Spot on from start to finish, and even packing a walloping guitar solo (yes!). Enjoy/listen below.