Fresher Sounds - 31/05/2016
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This week, Radiohead have been testing the waters of A Moon Shaped Pool, featuring a three night stop off at the Roundhouse. Whilst the entirety of their Amsterdam show can be watched on Youtube, one unlucky fan took to twitter to be granted entry to the gig at the Roundhouse. Having bought his ticket off a fellow fan who could no longer attend, Callum House was denied his ticket at the box office, sparking the #getcallumhouseinroundhouse twitter trend. It didn't work - he still missed the Saturday night gig. The decision came in accordance with the band’s ongoing battle against touts after the comeback gigs sold out in minutes before reappearing for extortionate amounts on resale websites. In this case, it seems the touts have beaten devout fans once again. Cheer up, though - at least the touts can’t steal the pleasure of hearing these new tracks… Unknown Mortal Orchestra – First World Problem If there’s one thing we know about Unknown Mortal Orchestra, it’s that they work very hard. This psychedelic disco number is the follow up to their acclaimed ‘Multi-Love’ album and it’s safe to say they’ve returned with all horns blazing. The track creeps in with illustrious horns, advancing into funky synths and a glittery hook showcasing the range of Ruban’s voice. Spring King – Detroit Detroit focused, US sounding but in reality - the freshest band of the moment hail from Manchester. The latest single from their impressively giving upcoming debut, ‘Tell me if You Like To’, is their most clean-cut single to date. Detroit is fast paced, littered with crowd-pleasing riffs and repetitive lyrics that will stick in your head for days. Pale Dian – Evan Evan Pale Dian progress from their former project, Blackstone Rngrs, onto a smudgier shoegazey sound. The second track taken from their upcoming debut LP ‘Narrow Birth’ features Ruth’s captivating vocal, whilst synths, aided by a relaxing drum machine led beat, dominate its’ uplifting chorus. Jenny Hval – Female Vampire The first word drawn from the Norwegian’s lips, “Transient”, perfectly sets the tone for this easy listening electronic track. Her soft celestial vocals and unbounded lyrical capability create a pathway for the smooth arrangement of a slow rising drum beat and tight glistening synths. Her latest offering is fittingly named to suit the concept running through her newly announced album ‘Blood Bitch’, which is due late September.
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