HERE’S THIS WEEKS ESSENTIAL LISTENING, FEATURING FIVE ABSOLUTE BANGERS YOU NEED TO ADD TO YOU PLAYLISTS AND SHARE AROUND. IF YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING YOU THINK WE NEED TO HEAR SEND IT OVER TO US, WE DON’T MIND, WE LOVE GETTING NEW MUSIC.
The Goa Express – Second Time
The band seem to have been tipped as this years great white hope for indie music and on current form they’re living up to the hype. ‘Second Time‘ is a twinkled toed stroll through a Brit-Pop summer with shimmering guitars, that Kinks inspired bass line and bright vocal melodies it’s essential beer garden listening.
Forty Foot – Zeros
Dublin alternative grunge band Forty Foot return with new single ‘Zeros’. Heavy on the melody as well as the fuzz this track boasts big guitars, intricate drums and delicate, put back vocals finding it’s place on the shelf snugly between shoegaze and the more gothic side of pop-punk. It’s darker qualities might stem from it’s subject matter, the passing of a close friend, which see’s Forty Foot pour their heart out through a wall of noise.
Cultures – Marlone
The Manchester trio’s latest track headlines with lofty guitars and blazing vocals that add to it’s indie rock edge whilst accentuating it’s big pop vibe. Having already gained support from the likes of BBC Introducing and XS Manchester the tracks a sparkling ear worm sure to join your summer soundtrack.
Goose Chase – Fat Tony
Enigmatic punk band Goose Chase drop their wild new single ‘Fat Tony‘, a single that’s so lyrically unpredictable and musically animalistic I’ve got it on repeat and I’m hearing something new on every play. It’s hypnotic bass line and gang chants are only topped by sleek and sometimes bizarre vocal delivery, grade A stuff from the Leeds band.
Smoothboi Ezra- Stuck
Delicate and emotionally daring at the same time the latest track from Irelands Smoothboi Ezra is tale of stagnant heart break. It shimmers and sparkles amongst melancholic guitars and melodies. Ezra explained “’Stuck’ is a song about being in a relationship with someone you care a lot about but you know it’s not going to work out. It’s an unsaid mutual agreement that you can feel the relationship ending but you’re both waiting on the other person to end it.” Taken from the upcoming EP of the same name.