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.