FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (10/6/16)

10 Jun 2016

featuring Let's Eat Grandma, Wolf Alice, Metronomy, Sam Coomes, The Veils, Pi Ja Ma


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...

Our sister label Transgressive's very own Let’s Eat Grandma have been remixed by our very own By The Sea Festival headliners, Wolf Alice, and we can't get enough of the results. Joel from Wolf Alice says of Let’s Eat Grandma: “Weird in the most wonderful way, I find it very inspiring that two young women are making such interesting pop music in an age where everyone seems very happy to turn in the same sounds/songs/structures. They exist in their own league, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.”

Back Together comes from Metronomy’s new record, Summer 08, which is named after the last summer which frontman Joseph Mount had free. With Olugbenga’s signature bass carrying the track forward, Back Together ‘shows Mount at his sleaziest yet’ as he looks through his diary to find a date. Definitely one of the most straight party Metronomy tracks for some time, and bodes bone-tinglingly well for the album which comes out on 1 July.

Quasi member Sam Coomes has branched out from his long term project to release his debut solo album, and the first track popped up this week. The track features Sam accompanied by Janet Weiss on drums and a non-programmable "mid-'60s rhythm box" named Conny. Deliberately not using computerized technology - the track has a real analogue feel with carnival style organs and Sam’s shaky falsetto.

Produced by El-P of Run the Jewels and Def Jux fame, the new track from New Zealanders The Veils comes out this week. Featuring El-P’s signature production style and vocals from frontman Finn Andrews, the track is an excellent taster for their new record which comes out in August. Also important to note the bizarre artwork courtesy of elusive Italian artist Nicola Samorí, check it HERE

Radio Girl is the debut single from French singer, Pi Ja Ma, and it's a true slice of pure summer. This nugget of orchestral dream pop takes recalls Patti Smith and Beach House and can't fail to put a smile on your face even on the rainiest ‘summer’ day.

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