Tracks Of The Week

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a ‘Tracks Of The Week’ but after hearing some fantastic new music over the past few days I just had to write another post on my favourite new tracks. This week’s selection ranges from brand new indie to funky club music.

First up this week is the magnificent new track from Foals called ‘What Went Down’. I became hooked within the first few seconds and it is just beautifully intense. With the release of their fourth album due in August, this track is definitely going to get people excited.

One of my most eagerly awaited albums of the year is Wolf Alice‘s ‘My Love Is Cool’, out on Monday. The album was being streamed online earlier this week and it so happens that my favourite track has been uploaded by the band onto their Soundcloud. ‘Freazy’ is not the typical rocky grunge sound the band have perhaps wrongly become solely associated with, showing the catchy indie-pop aspects to their music.

Another new band who I’ve been a fan of for a while now is Nothing But Thieves. The Essex band have yet to release a bad song and also did a fantastic cover of Mumford and Sons for the Radio 1 Live Lounge a few weeks ago. Their newest single ‘Trip Switch’ once again demonstrates Conor’s beautiful vocals and their progression as an alternative rock band.

The next track for this week looks like it’s going to be my song of the summer. Beck‘s new single ‘Dreams’ is so instantly catchy and also has a wonderful breakdown around the 3 minute mark. It has an almost Tame Impala sound to it which in my ears is a true compliment.

The last song for this week is from Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique with ‘Love Is Free’. I have been a big fan of Robyn since I was a kid and although she hasn’t done solo material for around five years now, her collaborations with Röyksopp and now La Bagatelle Magique (a new group which features the contributions of the late Christian Falk and is also the French for “the magic trifle”) are both brilliant. This new house influenced track just makes you want to get up and dance.

I hope you’ve enjoyed listening.

OL

You HAVE to listen to this – Shura ‘White Light’

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If you flick back through previous posts on this blog, my love for upcoming artist Shura will probably become pretty obvious. Her previous single ‘2Shy’ is a breathy and endearing 80s influenced track in which she sings about unspoken feelings and the drawbacks to being a wallflower. It is a refreshingly honest and sweet song about being too shy to say you like someone, an anomaly in the world of pop songs today which are hardly shy when it comes to love.

Essentially, everything Shura creates is musical magic (just have a browse through her soundcloud and you will fall in love with her.) After I first heard ‘Indecision’ about six months ago I have become obsessed so I was extremely excited when I saw she had a new track, a 7 minute one no less! ‘White Light’ takes her sound to new epic heights, with hints of disco and of course that wonderful 80s inspired synth-pop sound. It starts off relaxed and moody and then the beat kicks in and from then on it builds up to this perfect, infectious and slick piece of 7 minute heaven. I felt so excited while listening to it for the first time and I know I’m going to have it on repeat probably for the entire summer.

Have a listen for yourself.

OL