FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (1/7/16)

01 Jul 2016

feat. Jamie XX, Bat for Lashes, Black Peaches, Trudy and the Romance and Blood Orange


It's Friday! Rejoice! And what better way to welcome in the weekend than with five tasty morsels of delicious new music? Here are five of this week's best new tracks from five new acts who are delighting us in equal but entirely different ways. Dig in...


Bill Ryder-Jones describes Trudy and the Romance as a band ‘that shouldn't sound like they do. Two of them come from Chesterfield, one's from Bolton and there's no way they should be into Disney and stuff. That's what I love about them – it just shouldn't happen.’ Their new track, Wild, was released earlier this week and it’s definitely their noisiest and most chaotic material to date.

Trudy and the Romance play Dalston Victoria later this month. Get tickets here. 


We were very excited to announce Bat for Lashes as the 4th headliner of this years By The Sea Festival this morning. Her long awaited, new album, was unleashed today and already the critical acclaim is starting to pour in with The Line of Best Fit describing it as ‘her most musically subtle and lyrically direct album to date.’

Joe’s Dream is the second track from the record and sees Bat for Lashes confront her lover over a premonition of his death which she has experienced.

Find out more about By The Sea 2016 here.


Dev Hynes has come a long way from his days in Test Icicles. Augustine, taken from his new record as Blood Orange, is a story of immigration, love, race and the life in America. Whilst the track is relatively stripped back musically, Hynes’ lyrics are “both intimate and global” with Pitchfork describing the record as “a song that wraps itself around you, whispering into your ear all of history's power and pain.”


Whilst not strictly ‘new’, we had to include this track thanks to the stunning new Romain Gavras video which was released earlier today. With no CGI or 3D effects, the video features a cast of over 400 in an abandoned wasteland. Plug your headphones in, turn the volume up and enjoy!


Black Peaches bring Mind Enterprises on board to deliver an expansive new remix to their track, Raise High The Roofbeams, Carpenters. They have made the track sound even better than ever with the addition of "Bubbling psych overtones and tropical colours"

Black Peaches play Kamio on 8 December. Tickets are available now.

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