Fresher Sounds - 03/08/2016
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You might have heard that the Olympics kicks off this Friday. Yes really, it’s already been four years since we poured all our money into holding the coveted sporting event. Leading the opening ceremony is Fernando Meirelles, the director of the acclaimed City of God, who is set to give the world a fresh taste of Brazilian culture - maybe the poverty and everything! But hey, if grown adults participating in a glorified sports day isn’t your thing – you can distract yourself with this list of aural gems. Palace – Have Faith For those yearning to hear sounds not too distantly removed from early Foals, Palace might just be the band for you. The second single to be taken from their upcoming debut album deals with “self analysis and emotional strength”, with spaced out guitars and shimmering melodies backing up emotion drenched lyricism as vocalist Leo Wyndham’s soaring falsetto calls for us to be brave. If anything, 'Have Faith' in this band to deliver soothing some dream pop. Aluna George, Leikeli47 and Dreezy – Mean What I Mean With the follow up to 2013’s Body Music right around the corner, the dance-pop duo have let slip another banger. Aluna’s enchanting vocals caress the ears on this tropical dance track, which features verses from Dreezy and Leikeli47 who make a bold impression on George’s careful pop production. Pet Crow – She’s Back The latest noise emerging from a vibrant East Midlands scene comes in the shape of riot-grrl rockers Pet Crow. Taken from their impressive Pet Soundz EP, every ounce of 'She’s Back' oozes energy. According to new label Reckless Yes (who are releasing a debut album from the garage-rock four-piece) Pet Crow have “Bikini Kill attitude, minimalist New Wave swagger and killer hooks" - we're sold! Mykki Blanco – The Plug Won’t
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