Fresher Sounds - 06/09/2016
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So it’s September again, which means one thing – the new uni year is right around the corner. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a few extra weeks off, but for an unlucky few of us we’re all dashing off to the shops to get new stationary for the start of term. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably compiled a stack of gig tickets to take off the stress of assignments already. If not, take note and find out if this lot are coming to perform these tasty new tracks in a town near you. Dream Wife – Kids What started off as a performance art piece has turned into real-life band Dream Wife and the results are probably the most exciting sound you’ve heard all year. Taken from EP01, 'Kids' is brought to life through it’s bubbly melodies, inventive lyrics, sugar-coated power chords and ooh’s in all the right places. Oh and they’re doing that late 80’s sportswear aesthetic some justice as they swap guitars for tennis rackets in the accompanying video. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone The first single to be taken from the Bad Seeds upcoming record Skeleton Tree is earth-shudderingly solemn. Cave’s harrowing vocals offer a window into his emotions following the passing of his son, as eerie sounds and strings led by Warren Ellis guarantee that when Cave delivers “with my voice I am calling you” every hair on your body will stand on end. P Money – Stereotypes In response to the negative headlines surrounding race and Notting Hill Carnival, P Money has re-released 'Stereotype', a track the MC penned in 2012. Swift-Beater’s production fires up P Money’s heavily politicised bars that address the institutionalised racism of the UK police and their disproportionate use of stop and search on black communities. Die Antwoord – Banana Brain 'Banana Brain' is everything you’ve come to expect and more from the unique South African rap-rave outfit. Sonically, the track steps it up with the most techno rave beat the band have produced to date. Visually, Die Antwoord maintain their relationship with controversy with both reference to Oscar Pistorius and apparent black-face.