Fresher Sounds - 05/10/2015
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Last week marked it. Nope, Taylor Swift didn't stop being the world's sweetheart. Yes, we had the first Bond theme song number one (still trying to work out how/why). But I'm talking about you know, the time of the year when every public transport starts to sound like a walk in centre? Coughs, splutters, whinging and complaints, just to add to the nightmarish morning commute. So here’s an idea, pop these wicked new tracks in your ears and pretend you’re not coming into contact with about a million germs. Dinosaur Pile Up - Red and Purple Lovingly named after the guzzled beverage whilst writing, Dinosaur Pile Up’s latest single started out as ‘Black Coffee’. Lifted from new album Eleven Eleven, set for release in October, ‘Red and Purple’ pours punk anger from the slits in its side. The track carries a riff with a bite and a bark that takes control in the middle. It’s the mood swing that you won’t mind, your sweaty chant in a club. Scream it on tour in November. Oscar - Breaking My Phone We’ve been a fan of Oscar for a while over here, and his latest track only strengthens our love. This time his DIY appraoch gives us Britpop guitars above electro glitches. Vocals carry a chip on their shoulder, slouching with a moody attitude ‘I keep on breaking my phone / after I’ve spoken to you.’ We’ve all been there, amiright? On a static bassline, the track slinks with garage swagger and reminds me to get insurance. Pretend - Through the Snow Lifted from the forthcoming sophomore album Tapestry’d Life set for release 9th October via Topshelf Records, 'Through the Snow' is a corker. Though only seven minutes long. With the epic scope of post rock with intricate math rock flourishes, it also displays a tender sweetness. Its intelligent arrangement pulls on the heart strings. Varldens Band - Krafthalling Fourteen musicians, seven countries, three continents, one band. Bringing elements from each of their traditional roots, latest single ‘Krafthalling’ is almost an education. A Caribbean rhythm infuses with Swedish melodies and Indian classical vocals. The result is intense and bulky, and it’s only the first single from the forthcoming album Transglobal Root Fusion.
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