Wrap your ears around this week’s mix, featuring fifteen of our favourite new (and new-ish) tracks…
Dominique Young Unique – ‘Throw It Down’
Produced by Benga and DJ Fresh, this a squealing bundle of hyperactivity that may well eat itself for all the energy it expends.
Reptile Youth – ‘Above’
Copenhagen duo seem content to revel in their misery, but ‘Above’ soon take on a more funky, shimmery and compelling guise.
Plastic Flowers – ‘Gone Wrong’
Can’t go wrong with a bit of Grecian chillwave. Isolated drums, meandering guitars – yeah, this one hits the sweet spot.
Terese Taylor – ‘No Castle, No Moat’
A voice that idiosyncratic but not cloying, and a single guitar. That’s all you need sometimes.
Conway – ‘Hustler’
Sometimes it’s all about bombast and maximalism though.
Now Now – Prehistoric (Field Mouse remix)
This is really lovely, and somehow chiming guitars and zig-zagging synths go quite well together.
Cosmo Sheldrake – ‘The Moss’
It might actually be about moss, but it’s far from boring.
Highasakite – ‘Hiroshima’
Mournful brass gives way to an omptimistic mix of beats and strings. Anthemic.
Nick Mulvey – ‘Cucurucu’
A catchy, upbeat that makes use of good gibberish.
Death by Unga Bunga – ‘Tambourine’
Norwegian group with a throwback to the ’60s and a bit of Television-esque guitar thrown in for good measure.
Squarehead – ‘Two Miles’
Dublin garage rockers go very Ramones-y. Look after that voice, son.
Superfood – ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)’
Beastie Boys meet Art Brut.
Liars – ‘Mess on a Mission’ (Black Bananas Freezer Jam remix)
That Liars comeback track gets ready for the floor.
Equals= – ‘Pyre’
A ballad wrapped in sleeker clothing.
Young Aundee – ‘Amazing Grace’
Bubbling menace becomes restrained hysteria, somehow.