Fresher Sounds - 22/11/16
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It seems like it's only been a few years since we first imported Black Friday as another US import we could probably do with out, but somehow it's more popular than ever. People love a bargain! Given the madness of previous year's and 2016's penchant for insanity this year will probably involve an organised armed militia trying to get that last cheap telly before anyone else. Still if you do get consumed by consumption let this batch of new tunes soundtrack those moments when you realise you've spent all your cash on stuff you didn't need or want, and the shops couldn't sell to anyone the first time round. Did I hear someone say something about the best things in life being free? Skream – You Know Right Though his releases these days are sporadic, Oliver Jones certainly knows how to make them count. Rarely allowing himself to be constrained by genres these days, Skream combines influences breakbeat, techno and garage on his latest EP, that delivers one of the most sought-after tracks on the DJ circuit in recent months. Pulled Apart By Horses – The Big What If The first offering from the Leeds alt rockers since 2014 wastes no time in setting an agenda; their incendiary guitars riffs will have you hooked from the get go. This high octane record is a shameless head-banger and as our first taste of the four piece’s upcoming fourth album, we can safely say that we like what we’re hearing. Sinkane – U’Huh An afro-futurist, signed to DFA records, Sinkane delivers a touch of glamour on his new single 'U’Huh'. The blend of influences is effortlessly cool, and Sinkane describes the song as a much needed dose of optimism. Natives – Passion The latest single from Natives is a tropical adventure that sees the New Forrest four-piece continue to evolve their sound with greater experimentation than their previous releases. The chorus is a rousing climax of tribal rhythms, that gives 'Passion' a unique edge that underpin the pop-sensibilities of front-man Jim Thomas’ vocals.