Fresher Sounds - 27/06/2016
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Another year, another Glastonbury has been and gone. I think it’s fair to say that Adele’s headline show was the stand out point of the weekend. Who knew someone with so much money could be so down to earth and feel nerves like the rest of us mere mortals? And say what you want about Coldplay, but their moving tribute to Viola Beach was the highlight of their set. To do something a little bit different, this week's Fresher Sounds features the best new sounds of Glastonbury this year. Toothless – Palm’s Backside ft Marika Hackman For all of you still mourning the Bombay Bicycle Club shaped hole in your lives, this one's for you. On his third single as Toothless, Bombay Bassist Ed Nash really blossoms. The bittersweet lyrics speak of seeing an ex love with someone new, as the track unfolds from the sombre and intimate murmers of “you look happier than we ever were”, into joyous reflective chimes assisted by Mairka Hackman’s echoing vocals. Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank Intriguing from the outset, the opening track of Teens of Denial, Fill In the Blank, is fit for radio with it’s pre-included self announcement. In what should be named the apathetic anthem of our time, the track kicks off with the witty line “I’m so sick of/Fill in the blank” with the distain for our time not stopping there, feisty drums and eclectic power chords only add fuel to the fiery angst of this Beck-style single. Anna Merideth – Taken Classical composer Anna Merideth flexes her creativity, swapping her composer in residence status at the Scottish Symphony Orchestra for a pursuit of further solo ambitions. Lifted from her debut album Varmints, Taken feels like an awakening, as the clattering synths, messy guitars and contrasting male/female harmony speak-sing over repetitive verse rupture into a euphoric climax
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