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Fresher Sounds - This week's best new music - 20/03/17

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False HeadsYep, Drake may have just dropped an album that features guest spots from Giggs, Skepta and Kanye West, but that's not the only exciting thing happening in music right now!

There's also a new meme that has Meryl Streep yelling to all your favourite songs, and what's not to love about that?

Maybe, just maybe this new Drake release will help take away Ed Sheeran's control of the charts! Not that 'the charts' have anything to do with the best new music coming out.

There's this lot for starters. Check out our selection of this week's best new tunes below. 

The Vegan Leather - Shake It

Paisley's answer to LCD Soundsystem, The Vegan Leather are back with art-pop banger 'Shake It'. The track bursts with kaleidoscopic grooves and infectious beats, promising to get you ready for a night out to remember (or perhaps forget). 

 

Matt Wills - Emily

Matt Wills is already receiving love from BBC Radio 1 and his heroes The Kooks thanks to new track 'Emily', a heartfelt ballad that sees Wills croon soothingly over a gorgeous piano melody and slick electronic beats. Influenced by the likes of Ben Howard and The 1975, he's definitely one to keep on your radar. 

Andrew Rinehart - Protect

Andrew Rinehart has made a name for himself as one of the leading voices in Louisville's DIY scene and his latest output 'Protect' cements that reputation. Moody yet emotive, it's an eerie slice of dark electro-pop written in late 2014 "as a kind of protection spell against sociopaths" - its release to the public only now being a fitting indicicator of our current political climate.

The Nyx - Fire Breathing Lady

'Fire Breathing Lady' sounds exactly as you would expect it to: stomping, angry and full of feminist empowerment. High Wycombe's The Nyx have released this in ancitpation of their self-titled debut EP, and if this track is anything to go by it's going to be a fun one.

Post War Glamour Girls - Organ Donor

Leeds post-punk quartet Post War Glamour Girls wrote 'Organ Doner' as "a love song, or at least as close as [they're] ever gonna get to one". Love song or not, it still incorporates the dark themes, darker sound and trippy visuals that make them so beloved in the UK's underground scene. They're set to tour the country in May in support of their upcoming third album - don't miss it. 

Fickle Friends - Hello Hello

Currently on tour with NME before hitting the festival circuit, pop's latest indie darlings Fickle Friends have also just released their latest single following last year's 'Brooklyn'. Already on the hunt for tunes to get you buzzing for summer? Look no further. 

Jess Kemp - VondelPark

'VondelPark' comes following Jess Kemp's tour last year in Amsterdam: "It was definitely the best time of my life, setting up camp in the middle of VondelPark with my band, friends, family and a load of strangers just playing a load of my songs!" The Manchester newcomer has been quietly gaining traction since the release of her debut single 'Stars' two years ago, and this latest acoustic pop gem should take her even further.

Flyte - Victoria Falls

Maybe it's because they're performing it in a church, but there's a lovely sense of serenity about London quartet Flyte's live video for their single 'Victoria Falls'. A collaboration with the producer behind Courtney Barnett's debut, it's cinematic indie synth pop coated in lush harmonies and soft nostalgia.

False Heads - Comfort Consumption

Iggy Pop's a fan, and it's easy to see why. Taken from their new EP Gutter Press, 'Comfort Consumption' mixes punk riffs with emotive songwriting to create a thoughtful but energetic anthem that calls back to the glory day's of Camden's punk rock scene. 

Cajsa Siik - White Noise

With a voice that's been compared to Kate Bush and a sound that's been described as "avant-garde", the latest single from Sweden's Cajsa Siik is suprisingly accessible, and also one of the best tracks you'll hear this week. Dreamy yet quietly uplifting, it's a tight-knit production that features haunting vocals and melancholy synths over a mesmerising drum machine. Her third album Domino is set for release this summer - keep your ears peeled.

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