A quick look at some of this week’s new releases…
The Big Moon, Walking Like We Do
Alluring, hypnotising, timeless sounds from the London four-piece on their latest album Walking Like We Do. Moving away from the more romantic, materialistic songs of their first album, this second album shouts of the growth the band have made in the past two years. The anthemic songs of Walking Like We Do focus on the anxieties of today, tinted with slithers of optimism and sarcasm. A joy of sounds and words.
Matilda Mann, The Fucking Best
With an EP on the horizon, and a sold out London EP launch (February 12 London Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston), recent BRIT school graduate Matilda is rising up the ranks. The latest single The Fucking Best, placed on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday UK’ playlist, is – in Matilda’s own words – “petty”. ‘Petty’, it might be. Relatable? Definitely. Who hasn’t compared themselves to someone else, wishing they could be them? I’m with you Matilda.
Bill Fay, Countless Branches
A hidden gem. British singer-songwriter and pianist Bill Fay has released his latest album, Countless Branches.
Fay made his debut in the 70s, receiving comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, but remained underrated (always better than overrated in my opinion). However, in more recent years, Fay’s music has garnered the appreciation it deserves, being covered by artists and bands such as Wilco, who have even had Fay join them on stage at a number of shows. The expanse of famous fans and colleagues amassed by Fay is a testament to the honest musicianship of this quiet genius.
Others to listen to…
Navvy, No Hard Feelings
Gabrielle Aplin, Dear Happy
Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Featured Image: Matilda Mann (Chris Almeida)