Fresher Sounds - the best new music - 14/09/2017
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Autumn is here! I’m British, of course I am going to make this opening a tenuous link to the weather!
Isn’t it confusing, etc etc. It’s running hot then cold, wet then dry, bright then dark – much like the tunes selected for this week’s Fresher Sounds.
There are the last throes of summery tunes and some really dark electronic cuts more suited to the dark evenings.
Enough of this! Enjoy our pick of this week’s new tunes…
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Norwegian Grammy winner Ane Brun has a penchant for a haunting tune so her covering one of Radiohead’s most haunting cuts seems like a perfect fit. It’s a subtle and intimate version of the track and is taken from forthcoming album Leave Me Breathless which gives a similar treatment to artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Nick Cave, Sade and Mariah Carey! Fancy!
AUTOBAHN – Future
Leeds post-punk mob AUTOBAHN have dropped ‘Future’ the closest thing they have come to a pop tune to date. Built on the metronomic rhythm straight from 70s krautrock it adds 80s electro-pop sparkle with infectious results. This bodes well for forthcoming album The Moral Crossing due out in November.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Little Thing Gone Wild
BRMC make another good case for being one of the most underrated rock n roll bands on the planet with ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’. It’s classic Black Rebel – a sleazy, kinetic garage rock banger with a hypnotic rhythm and big, dirty bass over the classic riffage.
Iglooghost - White Gum
On Youtube Iglooghost posted, “WHEN U LISTEN TO THIS, PLS IMAGINE A MONK CALLED YOMI & A LITTLE BUG BOY IN A CLOAK CALLED USO HAVING A HUGE FIGHT - HOPPING OVER LEVITATING FRUIT & FIRING LASERS AT EACHOTHER (sic)” – just do it!
Grandbrothers – Blood Flow (Lone Remix)
Ahead of their second album Open, Grandbrothers have let electronic maverick Lone have a play with enchanting track ‘Bloodflow’. Lone has replaced the organic beauty of the original with beauty of an electronic kind, as a chiming, affirming slice of chillout electronica.
Malka – No No No
Dark throbbing bass pulsates below an array of carnival sounds on ‘No No No’ the latest single from Scottish alt-pop artist Malka. It’s a precursor to her second album Ratatatat out in October.
Lone – Saturday Night
A decade after his first release Matt Cutler aka Lone is putting out his first ever commercial mix CD as part of the DJ Kicks series. It features a load of new and exclusive tunes. ‘Saturday Night’, a swirling, pad-laced groove full of summery vibes is one of those and it displays that this mix will be a must have when it is released 29th September.
Pale Honey – Get These Things Out of My Head
It’s two years since the brilliant debut record from Gothenburg-based band Pale Honey, now they are about to drop their second, Devotion. ‘Get These Things Out of My Head’ shows the leap forward. Packed with angst and frustration, fans of 90s alt-rock with again find much to love and pop fans will revel in the lovely, yet dark, melodies.
Future Jr. - Suburbia Blue
If you’re a fan of the darker, more introspective end of the pop spectrum then ‘Suburbia Blue’ could be your new jam. It’s an immersive slice of ambient pop from exciting new Aussie pop-prospect Future Jr. and is a cut from the recently released EP of the same name.
Shigeto - Don't Trip (ft. Silas Green)
With each new taster of Shigeto’s forthcoming new album the flava gets more and more intense. Here on ‘Don’t Trip’ the production maverick drags Detroit MC Silas Green through his spiralling, hypnotic production. Get this album on 6th October!
Siobhan Wilson - Dark Matter
Already getting big press attention and her album There Are No Saints being Album of The Day on BBC 6Music, Wilson has shared a new video for the beautiful ‘Dark Matter’. It’s a subtle and enthralling acoustic tune perfect the night’s drawing in.
The Fluids – Creatures
Rinsed the new LCD Soundsystem record and looking for something else – try new NYC band The Fluids. ‘Creatures’ is a head-on collision of awesome influences – Berlin-era Bowie, Talking Heads, PiL, The Modern Lovers, Echo and The Bunnymen – to produce a dancefloor ready chunk of indie-dance.
Aiming For Enrike - Marion Jones
How Aiming For Enrike is comprised of just two musicians will cause bafflement on listening to new song ‘Marion Jones’. It’s a frantic, push and pull of a song built of strange time signatures and pounding beats. It’s math rock with a danceable edge. It sounds like a gang of conflicting musicians but it’s just a duo!!
Human Pyramids – Louise
More math rock here, this time from Scottish composer Paul Russell of Axes. ‘Home’ takes punk energy and fuses electronic elements with soaring orchestral arrangements performed by a 16 strong ensemble. It’s mathy but pop and it’s uplifting as anything you’ll hear this week.
Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes
This is the smoothest of grooves! ‘Goodbye’s recalls BadBadNotGood at their laidback finest and mixes in Rakei’s smooth, exceptional soul vocals all underpinned by a understated funk rhythm. This is the third cut from the London-based multi-instrumentalist second album WallFlower due out 22nd September.