Listen to ten of our favourite new tracks from the likes of Joel Baker, Night Engine, Ex Hex, Coasts and Fyfe.
Coasts – Paradise City
This song reached the top spot on twitter’s Hype Machine chart only 4 days after being unveiled and it’s been gaining a lot of love for the Bristol quintet. The track is taken off their forthcoming EP, Oceans, and it signals the next step for the band as they excitedly await the release of their début record later this summer. It’s a slice of indie pop/rock heaven, awash with surging rhythms, stunning lyricism and streamlined summery piano melodies. You cannot listen to this without feeling the summer breeze upon your face and picture the lush vibrancy of the city bathed in sunshine. Another promising offering from the band that can do no wrong.
Fyfe – For You
Paul Dixon aka. Fyfe dropped his latest offering, For You, earlier this week and to a wave of excitement. The track being his first release this year, and it’s already reached over 54,000 plays in just 2 days, if that’s not impressive than I don’t know what is. For You is a delicious blend of suave electronic beats, Dixon’s signature sensual crooning vocal and a jaw-dropping sax solo, which is a magical moment for sure. Fyfe is not playing around with this track, he means business.
OUT: 23RD JUNE
Joel Baker – Thorns
Thorns shows Joel Baker at his very best, a melancholic ballad that has all the beauty we’ve come to expect from Baker’s music. Heartfelt, personal lyricism, stirring arrangements and timeless melodies. Thorns is taken from Joel Baker’s forthcoming Every Vessel EP.
OUT: 11TH MAY
Night Engine – All I Got
All I Got is the first single taken off Night Engine’s forthcoming début record, a burst of energy and sound hits you immediately. It spurs a new era within the band, after being one of the lucky bands to gain the crucial funding needed to produce their début album from the good people at the Momentum Music Fund, it has seen the band touring lots more and releasing this new track. All I Got proves to a killer track from start to finish, a stylish funk rock tune that seals the deal with its infectious chorus, driving rhythms and soaring vocals.
OUT: 2ND JUNE
Death At Sea – Glimmer
Liverpool’s finest newcomers, Death at Sea are bringing their grungy, slacker rock to the delighted ears of music fans everywhere. Think Peace and Echo and the Bunnymen on acid, heavy hitting surfer rock at its best. They are on the verge of becoming the most talked about band this year, they’ve been turning many heads at recent festivals including Liverpool’s Sound City. Glimmer shows Death at Sea at their finest, sexy and glamorous noise awash with dark moments of introspection and solidarity.
Villiers – The Dancer
Alt new wave trio, Villiers are making sweet, sweet sounds that not only are mesmerizingly dark but thoughtful. The Dancer is littered with flourishing noir drenched synths, hypnotic vocals and dizzying drums. It is easy to see The Horrors influence in this track, a solid offering from this promising young band. If they keep on like this, then the skies the limit.
OUT: 12TH JUNE
Wolf Party – In My Pocket
Essex indie rock four piece, Wolf Party are set to release their début single, In My Pocket, next month. Taking clear influence from indie giants, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes heavily on the track. In My Pocket is an infectious, frenzy of vibrant indie guitar rock. Big, brash and bold, the track screams out for radio play, Hemingway’s fuzzy vocals quickly entice you in and leave you begging for more. A very promising start for this band.
OUT: 9TH JUNE
Ex Hex – Hot and Cold
Washington DC’s hottest all-girl punk rock band, Ex Hex are steaming up our playlists right now. Love PINS? Then you’ll love these girls for sure. The track burns hot from start to finish, with bucket loads of charisma and attitude, it’s a dream. The track draws on the timeless combination of solid lyrical hooks teemed with rapturous guitar lines drenched in reverb to make something purely exquisite.
The Middle Names – My Brother and I
Australian band, The Middle Names, are seriously hot property with their distinctive brand of indie rock, it’s easy to fall in love with their music at just the tip of a hat. My Brother and I is a fiery jolt of jangly guitars, aggressive drums, pop hooks and rock riffs. The track is taken from the band’s début record, I Need Space.
Broadwing – The Virus In
Alice Springs native, Ben Allen, performing under the pseudonym, Broadwing, is set to release his debut EP next month, which features new single, The Virus In. A sparse soundscape plateaus into a vibrant, alt-indie electronic dream, charging from a frenzy of organic chordal arrangements into an infectious pulsing chorus. The Virus In is an accomplished piece from this exciting new artist, we look forward to hearing more.
OUT: 6TH JUNE