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Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 20/08/18

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This week's Fresher Sounds offers a mix of rock, indie-pop and drum & bass. A track for almost every emotion.

Gold Star - Dani's In Love

Gold Star's latest single, 'Dani's In Love' is more upbeat than what we're used to from Rabenreither. A buoyant love song built on a proud strut of a piano. Reviving the 90's, one beat at a time.

Idles - Great

Don't let the lyrical rage fool you, Idles are well aware of the controversy they may face with the release of 'Great'. With lyrics such as “Islam didn’t eat your hamster / Change isn’t a crime" the Bristol punks describe 'Great' as “a pro-immigration black comedy.”

Vonica - Ai

London-based Italian producer Vonica throws around colourful, flamboyant electronic grooves with new single 'Ai'. Packed to the rafters with euphoric electro sounds, Vonica took inspiration from a visit to an Ai Wei Wei exhibition ahead of writing the track, hence the name and its sense of urgency in expressing unadulterated joy.

Tom Speight - Want You

A passionate love song which has Speight confessing he is head-over-heels in love in what every girl dreams of from their imaginary indie-pop boyfriend. 'Want You' screams happiness in all aspects; the bubbly, bright, uplifting beat has us excited for the album release in Spring 2019.

AG. - Warped Minds

Taken from their upcoming EP Servia, 'Warped Minds' gives us intriguing vocals, luscious lyrics and a glorious atmospheric melody radiating chilled out vibes. The Leeds duo channel serious Wolf Alice and The XX vibes, making the perfect addition to your chill-out mix.

RuthAnne - Liquid

Melodic guitar riffs and deep rhymical drum beats. RuthAnne's powerful yet soothing voice delivers relatable lyrics that make a point that for some, hit a bit too close to home.

Lucia - Summertime

Inspired by classic love films 'Summertime' comes across as a happy dream-like pop-song matched with an upbeat collaboration of guitar and drum.  A mixture of pop and grunge, this is modern rock 'n' roll at its finest and it's just a glimpse of what's to come from Lucia.

Paul Smith - Silver Rabbit

Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith has dropped his first single for his upcoming album Diagrams. The track tells a story of self-doubt against overdriven guitars. Paul comments: "It’s a punchy song where the self-doubt and regret in the lyrics is mirrored by the musical tension that develops as it goes along. I grew up in the grunge era, so this has echoes of that sound but with my own romantic view of everyday life".

Danny Bryd - Just A Step Away

If you're looking for your latest dancefloor banger, look no further. Easily one of Danny's most unique tracks to date, 'Just A Step Away' ft. Ownglow sets the tone for his new album Atomic Funk, set to release on Friday 7th September. The track has become one of his greatest weapons in his arsenal for live shows, boasting gorgeous vocals, volatile synths and dizzying sub-bass. 

Eliza Shaddad - This Is My Cue

Labelled as 'an anthem for unhappy', 'This Is My Cue' is an emotional, overwhelming piece from Shaddad. The guitar riffs paired with her lyrics read like a dark, poetic memoir to a lost lover, creating a somewhat mystic feel for the whole track. We almost feel as though we're going through the break-up with her...

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