Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 12/02/18
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With Valentine's Day only two days away, it's easy to feel nauseous surrounded by smushy love songs. Not to worry though, we'll only bore you once in this week's Fresher Sounds. Why not focus on your love for pancake making tomorrow, dancing around the kitchen to this eclectic playlist featuring all sorts of genres from dancehall to Scandi-pop. Just don't burn yourself. Ciaran Lavery - To Chicago 'To Chicago' is the lead single from Lavery's upcoming brand new album Sweet Decay, set to release in April. It's the only overly romantic track on this playlist, we promise. His soft reflection on a person is set to the strums of an acoustic guitar running throughout, his gentle vocals gliding over like silk. It's an easy listener and the perfect addition to a 'chilled out' playlist. Taliwhoah - Sweetest Escape Earmilk likened Taliwhoah's music as "the type of music Aaliyah" would be making - a very fair comparison. Her classic 90s R&B soul vocals are combined with the groove of dancehall, an interesting overlap and completely catering to our general public taste today. The introduction to 'Sweetest Escape' has the same rickety rhythm found in modern trap music. It's refreshing; it strays away from the mainstream and shows a more unique approach to the music style. Matto Rules - Mind Cab The Swiss indie electro band's new single 'Mind Cab' stems from a dream about a car trip and essentially refers to a journey through one's mind. Clever, right? The track has a mash-up of indie, electro and disco elements, immediately reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem, with mellow but funky vibes. Goat Girl - The Man Taken from Goat Girl's self-titled debut album, 'The Man' shows off a raucous attitude to their music. The track opens with jangly throwback guitar riff and slurred yelping vocal. The tracks accompanying music video reverses gender roles: instead of 'fan girls,' the film shows boys demonstrating a likeness to Beatlemania, accompanied with lyrics such as "you're so strange and it make me feel sane'. Touché. Joseph J. Jones - Crawl The latest single from Joseph J. Jones has received huge support from Radio 2 and millions of Spotify streams. It's so clear why.
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