FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (15/04/16)

15 Apr 2016

festuring Oscar, Yung, Posture, Car Seat Headrest and Boys

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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...'

OSCAR, 'GOOD THINGS'

The newest offering from London boy Oscar's forthcoming debut LP 'Cut and Paste' is part lilting, dub-tinged jam and part sparkling pop chorus, making it essentially the sound of drinking tinnies in the park on a summers day with your pals. And if outside boozing isn't your thing, then don't worry - Oscar's just announced a big ol' homecoming show at The Dome in October. Everyone's a winner!

 

YUNG, 'UNCOMBED HAIR'

While fellow Danish punks Iceage spent last year turning into The Pogues reincarnate, Yung clearly spent their time on a far more melodic personal journey. 'Uncombed Hair' nails the Joy Division trick of being both very anguished but very catchy, with singer Mikkel Holm Silkjær gruffly wailing about death over guitar hooks you'll be humming in the shower for the next week. Clever sods.

 

POSTURE, 'I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MY GIRL'

'I Just Can't Wait To See My Girl' might sound like the title of an offcut from a One Direction album, but Brighton boys Posture are far more indebted to Smith Westerns than Simon Cowell (thank Christ). Lyrically, it's knowlingly saccharine sweet a la Best Coast or a surf-high Beach Boys - add a couple of swoony, hazy guitar breaks and you've got a woozy summer jam that's souped up on love.

 

CAR SEAT HEADREST, 'FILL IN THE BLANKS'

After prolifically self-releasing through Bandcamp and the like, Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest is finally putting out his debut LP proper 'Teens Of Style' next month. 'Fill In The Blanks' is a concise display of why this news should make you very, very excited indeed. Essentially fulfilling his promise as this generation's Stephen Malkmus, it's a rollocking slice of wonky indie, full of slacker charm and little quirks. Fill in the blanks: C_r Sea_ H__dr__t is f___ing br_ll_ant.

 

BOYS, 'HAPPY HOUR'

The newest offering from the PNKSLM label folk, Swedish troupe Boys are essentially what everyone who's been craving a Scandi Camera Obscura has been gagging for. All ethereal harmonies, reverb-y guitars and indie pop melodies, it's a gorgeous soundtrack to lazy Sunday mornings and a seductive taster from a band only at the beginning.

 

 

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