Fresher Sounds - 09/03/2015
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The season of the beleagued music industry bigwigs patting each on the back for managing to sell a load of bland dross as 'great music' is thankfully over. Handing nice little statues to artists so dull, that any minor wardrobe malfunction is considered a 'scandal' has become a yearly staple. All our scorn and derision has been getting in the way of paying attention to decent tuneage - but we managed it. It was hard, but we succeeded! And with another tenuious and (probably) tedious opening here are our pick of last week's online pops: Doldrums - Loop The latest tune from Doldrums is a song at war with itself. Taken from the forthcoming album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, is a dark, yet still infectious take on the house template. Toro Y Moi - Buffalo South Carolina’s Toro Y Moi has continued his comeback with new single ‘Buffalo.’ Echoing the retro psyche theme of his previous effort, ‘Buffalo’ is an experimental, snappy, psyche-funk track that perfectly complements Chazwick Bundick's crooning vocals. The Magic Gang - No Fun It’s easy to see why Brighton’s The Magic Gang are drawing comparisons to early Weezer. Their scuzzy new single ‘No Fun’ is anthemic, hook-heavy and gritty, showing a level of songwriting well beyond a band releasing their debut single.
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