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Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 10/01/17

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Now, as the annual festivities have all officially wound down for another year, it's once again time to return to the reality of our own respective working lives.

Whether that be a fresh slew of exams at school or college, another gruelling semester at uni, or slogging away back at the old 9 to 5, there's always room for a cheeky bit of escapism here and there. 

However, maybe you don't have the time to be trawling through the new music playlists to find it. So that's where we come in.

Here's a few for your esteemed consideration this week. 

Ferris & Sylvester - London's Blues 

Taken from the London-based duo's upcoming Made In Streatham EP, 'London's Blues'' exquisite genre-bending amalgam of upbeat Americana-infused folk-pop fits hand in glove with the abundance of cannily crafted vocal riffs that effortlessly weave through its melody with an assured resplendence. Ferris & Sylvester say that this is one of their favourites to play live, and after just a single listen, it won't be hard at all to see why.

Tonight Alive - Disappear (feat. Lynn Gunn)

Standing as the band's third release since switching labels from Fearless Records to Hopeless Records last year, 'Disappear' delves deep back into the ever-evolving Aussie rockers' pop-punk roots, conjuring up an iridescent ode to "the escapist inside all of us". Featuring an emboldening guest vocal turn from PVRIS frontwoman Lynn Gunn, the song presents a fresh, increasingly thought-provoking spin on the more conventional sides to Tonight Alive's sound, both emotionally and artistically. 

Rae Morris - Push Me to My Limit

In contrast to the lively beats and bright melodies present in previous glimpses into the world of the ever-angelic Rae Morris' fast approaching sophomore album, 'Push Me to My Limit' has much more of a minimalist feel to it, focusing almost entirely on her ethereally alluring vocals - which most definitely isn't a bad thing.

     

Ry X - Bad Love 

The one word that resonates most with this hauntingly emotive track undoubtedly is: infectious. So I'd say it's incredibly apt that the people responsible for releasing it here in the UK, on behalf of the embeardened Australian singer-songwriter, go by the name of Infectious Music. One would easily be forgiven for momentarily mistaking 'Bad Love' for an instrumental piece, as the initial bars do, in a certain sense, irradiate that sort of vibe before Ry X's affecting tones surface, in all their irrepressible elegance.     

MILCK - This Is Not The End

Characterfully grandiose in both it's cinematic scope, as well as the soulfully empowering message it carries proudly, like a badge of honour. "Trouble will come, trouble will go', but if artists as talented as MILCK keep churning out awe-inspiring, heartfelt tracks like this, that we can all relate to on a personal level, then... well, you get the gist.

Only Sun - So It Goes

The first of twelve tracks that the High Wycombe indie-rockers plan to release on the 1st of each month in 2018, 'So It Goes' clearly sets the bar pretty high for what's yet to come from Only Sun, suitably echoing the band's ambitious intentions with the same mix of bright, energetic guitars and sharp lyricism found on previous singles.

 

Kid Wave - Twenty Four

This latest offering from Swedish songstress Lea Emmery and her band Kid Wave, imparts a sumptuous slice of celestial shoegaze glory. A simplistic yet delicately layered melody chimes along to the subtle drum beat, while Emmery's musings on life play out in consummate fashion, like fireflies glistening in the night sky. 

Turbowolf - Domino

Well acquainted artists collaborating with each other in the studio is obviously nothing new, however, you'd be very hard pressed to find a better marriage of musical styles and minds, in recent years at least, than this. The presence of Royal Blood's Mike Kerr - who described 'Domino' as "everything I want from Turbowolf as a fan" - adds a whole new abrasive sheen to the band's familiarly coarse sound. 

 

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