Tracks Of The Week

Featuring brand new Chvrches and Everything Everything, this week’s selection of new music is definitely an exciting mix.

First up is the latest single from Hot Chip, off their sixth album ‘Why Make Sense?’. While, in my opinion, nothing can beat the incredible ‘Huarache Lights’, this latest track offers a slightly different, more funky and perhaps radio-friendly sing-along sound. Have a listen to ‘Started Right‘.

Further showing off the range of wonderful British music, Everything Everything‘s latest single ‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread‘ is one of my favourites off their album ‘Get To Heaven’. It is unbelievably catchy, just the right amount of quirky and I love it.

The next track has got me very excited for the September release of Chvrches‘ second album ‘Every Open Eye’ and has made me fall in love with their music all over again. First they released ‘Leave A Trace’ in July and now ‘Never Ending Circles‘, both excellent tracks. I have had this on repeat constantly since it was uploaded!

As well as some exciting big names, one of my pick’s this week comes from a relatively unheard of Scottish band, White. Reminding me slightly of Franz Ferdinand and with a heavy 80s influence to their sound, these guys deserve to make the big time. Their music is cool and catchy and right up my street. Have a listen to their latest ‘Blush‘.

My final choice for this week moves into soulful R&B-funk territory. It is a brand new remix by Jungle of Dornik‘s fantastic single ‘Stand In Your Line‘ and brings an already brilliant song into smooth night-time territory, with that distinctive chilled Jungle beat. Make sure to have a listen and also check out Dornik’s debut album which was released last week.

https://soundcloud.com/dornik/stand-in-your-line-jungle-remix

Well that’s what I’ll be listening to this week, hope you have also found something that has taken your fancy!

OL

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ gets an Indie Makeover

As I’m sure you are all aware, Taylor Swift, possibly the most famous pop star/celebrity at the moment, released her fifth album 1989 in October last year. Whether you love or hate Taylor’s new pop persona, it has been impossible to escape super-catchy singles such as ‘Shake It Off’ or her huge presence in the music world.

Her songs have recently been covered by the likes of Lucy Rose and Charli XCX, but the most recent reworking of her music is much more surprising, and exciting. American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, known for his emotional indie-rock sound, has announced that he is recording covers of the entirety of 1989. He has posted small clips of some of his covers and it has got me very excited. I am a huge fan of Adams and love his work and I also think 1989 is pop perfection, so this really is a very unexpected, but wonderful match. I just love the fact that Adams has found inspiration in Swift’s work and also how he is bringing in a much more sad and dark sound to her songs, inspired by The Smiths. I really can’t wait to hear his finished work.

Have a listen to some of Adam’s clips of ‘Out of the Woods’, ‘All You Had To Do Was Stay’ and ‘Welcome To New York’.

#1989 Welcome to New York Way fun w the gang down at PaxAm.

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Hope you are now as excited as me to hear more!

OL