Fresher Sounds – the best new music – 09/04/18
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With last week's weather offering rare (and much needed) glimpses of spring sunshine, the April blues are still, however, very much at bay. Following the new introduction of sugar tax and the ongoing data controversy with Facebook; here's 15 of the best new tracks to see you through the second week of April. The Pale White – Loveless (Live Acoustic Version) After debuting the music video of the original song on YouTube four weeks ago, Newcastle-based trio The Pale White have released an acoustic version of latest single ‘Loveless’. After its original release on llegal Cinema Records, it picked up a plethora of radio plays and Spotify support after being featured on internal playlists. The acoustic version, however, offers a mellow vibe fuelled by a whimsical riff and the vocals of Adam Hope (lead/guitar) in an unconventional yet enjoyable style to their reputable indie-rock sound. Shallou – Vingette Taken from the Soul EP (releasing April 27th), D.C-based artist Shallou has shared another single. ‘Vingette’ is accompanied by a nature-orientated music video, combining his wistful echoed vocals with cinematically gentle visuals. Per his previous releases ‘Lie’ and ‘Find’, this further populates his Nomad Series. Driving chilled electronica, ‘Vingette’ is calming, tranceful and positively a song with soul, with FADER stating: “his vulnerability makes him stand out from the pack”. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss ‘One Kiss’ sees two huge artists coming together to promisingly create a massive dance yet relaxed tune for summer 2018. With a voice that is recognisable, a carrying beat, and an attitude that resonates perfectly, the slightly unexpected collaboration is a whirlpool of untouchable vocals and moody house beats – ultimately establishing Dua Lipa as an ever-growing artist full of fresh energy. Fake Laugh – On Loop Taken from the forthcoming two-track 7 inch, out on April 30th, Fake Laugh (aka Kamran Khan) has shared the second song, ‘On Loop’. Set against a backdrop of melancholic guitars, ‘On Loop’ explores themes of monotony, being interrupted by a somewhat monologue halfway through the song to reflect a dream state. As suggested by the name, it is a song about repeated actions, shimmering with melodic patterns. FEVA – Makin’ Waves Following widespread praise after the release of their debut single late last year, Newcastle-based indie rockers FEVA return with ‘Makin’ Waves’ – a track full of high-octane riffs, and vocals begging to be sung by crowds at live shows. The band stated: “Makin’ Waves is somewhat of an ode to the free spirit, making your own decisions and making your own waves in life regardless of what is considered the norm. It’s an uplifting feel-good track and what better time to release with summer not (too) far away.” Peace – You Don’t Walk Away From Love ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ is the latest track to be released from Peace’s forthcoming third album, Kindness Is The New Rock and Roll. Inspired by frontman Harry Koisser’s search for love, the confidently riff-heavy anthem is described by the band as: “the colours of the heart that live under the cool pastels and the monochrome chequers. It’s about the bright primary stubbornness & unsophisticated optimism that won’t stop squirming toward true love.” Fabian Luttenberger – See U Care Despite being a fairly new artist to the indie-electronic scene, ‘See U Care’ sees Austrian DJ and producer Fabian Luttenberger bringing sophistication experimentation to the genre. The abstract vocals of Alma Elste merge seamlessly amongst dreamy synthesizers, overall making the track feel ethereal and distorted yet extremely listenable.
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