In case you needed a reminder, today is Wednesday! We know it’s hard to keep track of the days right now (and the month… I’m still in March), but it’s Wednesday, so it’s time for a roundup of all of some of the new tunes that have hit our ears over the past few weeks in isolation. Read on to discover…
Howling, the project of RY X and Âme’s Frank Wiedemann, have announced their second LP Colure, and shared the lead track Bind. Their first LP since Sacred Ground (2015), will be out July 24 on Counter Records and feature a re-imagining of RY X‘s track Water, titled The Water on the upcoming album.
Weird Times, Oscar Welsh
On point in the current international situation, Oscar Welsh’s newly released Weird Times opens with the confession: “I don’t really like these weird times/I just kinda really wanna run away/I’ve been feeling low like all the time“. Hands up if you’re feeling the same as Oscar? *whole world raises hand*
Space, Coach Party
Full of angst, the Isle of White four-piece will have you falling in love with them with their latest grunge-pop bop Space. It’s a banger, but carries a darker message that lead singer Jess Eastwood describes as being “about the emotion of putting your feelings on the line and how tormenting someone can be when you break up. The control someone has over you when they know something you don’t want others to know.” With a video that offers some light relief from the heavy and all-too-real subject, watch, listen, and learn to love the foursome whose debut EP Party Food is set for release in June.
Shortly After Takeoff, BC Camplight
Brian Christinzio, aka BC Camplight, is releasing his fifth album this Friday – and it’s one not to miss. Full of misery matched with funky basslines and instrumentation that’ll have you bopping and chilling, its a mesmerizing LP that deserves attention. Vulnerable with a hint of sarcasm, BC Camplight is delving deep into struggles with depression and other neurological issues. Take a listen to the album’s title track above, and make sure to take a listen to the full body of work on Friday.
midnight love, girl in red
girl in red’s midnight love is easily the most romanticised ode to fuck buddies. Ever. Idealising a relationship that exists purely physically and in the strict early hours of the morning, the singer protests “I can’t be your midnight love/When your silver is my gold”, with exclamations of knowing and worldliness, all the while falling victim: “I know I’m the last one/you try to call/but I always give in/to give you it all.” Give it a spin.
Harvesters, Nicolas Michaux
It’s been four whole years, but the ambient Harvesters was well worth the wait. Michaux’s latest single and our first look at what’s to come from his upcoming album Amour Colere, Harvesters is calming and light, an ode to the “simpler life” the musician went looking for upon arriving on Samsø, the Danish Island Michaux now calls home.
they told us it was hard, but they were wrong, Ela Minus
Prepare yourself to be hypnotised by the mesmerising vocals of Colombian artist Gabriela Jimeno, aka Ela Minus. Textured electronica, building up warmth in the layers of sound and emotive vocals, Ela is due to tour with Caribou later this year… one to watch (in other words, we think this one will blow up).
In a Good Way, Faye Webster
Atlanta based Faye Webster has made her 2020 debut with this hazy, sickly-sweet love song. Calm and gentle vocals gliding over subtle strings and bass, the song makes us “cry, in a good way“. Take a listen.
13th of January, Patricia Lalor
Wexford born and bred, 14 year old Patricia Lalor is rapidly growing her audience of 100k+ on Spotify and YouTube with her vulnerable tunes. Her second EP Sleep Talk is out now, including the track above, 13th of January. All four lofi-pop tracks make mention of sleep, the theme tying the works together. Listen listen listen.