FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (12/02)

12 Feb 2016

featuring Dream Wife, Let's Eat Grandma, Thomas Cohen, Spring King and Whitney.


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.


Sure, love is fine an' all but at this time of year we all need a little light relief from the sledgehammer Hallmark romance of V-day. Cue Icelandic/ British trio Dream Wife, who've delivered the ultimate deadpan kiss off to Valentines' sentimentality with a wry take on Peaches' filth pop classic 'Fuck The Pain Away'. The band play a free show at Birthdays on March 11: an event worthy of your full adoration.



Somewhere down the rabbit hole, in a magical universe infinitely more bewitching than the humdrum day to day that us mere mortals exist in, live Let's Eat Grandma. 'Deep Six Textbook' is the debut offering from the otherworldly duo and it's the perfect CocoRosie-esque introduction to their all-emcompassing world. They're a band that you can never imagine buying milk, topping up their Oyster cards or doing normal person things and, frankly, we all need more of that.



'Honeymoon' - the latest offering from former SCUM mainman Thomas Cohen's new solo guise - has been knocking about for a while, but now it's been spruced up and given a proper release. Far more laid back and loungey than you might expect given Cohen's Horrors-esque former output, it's an intriguing taster of forthcoming LP 'Bloom Forever' - due May 6.



We've already eulogised about the fizzing brilliance of Spring King's latest offering this week, but with a sold out 100 Club show coming up next Tuesday, you'll forgive us for being a little excited. Punchy, bursting with energy and guaranteed to slay the summer festivals, 'Rectifier' is further backing for Spring King's bid to be indie's new Chosen Ones. 



It's been a big year already for Smith Westerns fans. Singer Cullen Omori's launched his solo project and Whitney - the new band of former SW-ers Max Kakacek and Julian Ehrlich - are releasing effortlessly gorgeous tunes like there's no tomorrow. 'No Woman' is their latest and - whisper it - it might even be better than their former glories.



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