Fresher Sounds - 13/04/2015
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By now we should be used to irrelevant music ‘news’ dominating the headlines. With Coachella kicking off this weekend you’d be forgiven for expecting coverage of the festival to mention the music. But a woman (Madonna) kissing a man (Drake) got the column inches, because, you know, people don't kiss at music festivals! Don’t get me wrong, few of us would want to be in Drake’s position, but this non-story overshadows some of the real festival highlights, including a near perfect FKA Twiggs show and a Run The Jewels set featuring Travis Barker and Rage Against The Machine’s Zach De La Rocha. Away from the headlines, we have our usual array of great new music. Here’s our picks of the week: Florence & The Machine - Ship to Wreck Following in the dramatic footsteps of her previous two singles, ‘Ship to Wreck’ addresses the self destructive side of Florence Welch’s personality. In contrast to the dark introspection of the lyrics, the track employs a bouncy, upbeat chorus in which Welch’s emphatic vocals take centre stage. Ratatat - Cream on Chrome It may have taken them five years, but the new Ratatat song is worth the wait. Funky guitar riffs and minimalistic synths melt together on this effortlessly cool comeback. Black Honey - Spinning Wheel
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