FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (19/02)
19 Feb 2016
featuring Sweat, Polica, Yonaka, Dream Wife and Hundred Waters
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.
Brighton newbies Yonaka have been threatening to unleash something big for a while now having earned their crust on a run of mega buzzy support slots, and with 'Ignorance' - their debut single proper - they've certainly landed. All doomy, ominous vocals and thundering drums, 'Ignorance' may not be bliss, but it's certainly a banger.
The latest track to emerge from forthcoming (fantastic) new LP 'United Crushers', 'Lately' is a gorgeously sensual offering from Channy and co and further proof that her forthcoming massive headline show at the Roundhouse in October will be a glorious celebration. Did we mention we're putting that on? Yeah, we are. It's gonna be HUGE. (Tickets here).
Much like Jungle before them, Londoners Sweat are the kind of mysterious disco infiltrators that'll get the blogosphere panting in anticipation. An intriguing air of mystique hangs over the group, while sonically they're as built for the party as they come. 'Tambourine' is the B-side to recent debut 'Be Complete' and by its final climax it'll have you all in a... perspirational state.
DREAM WIFE, 'HEY HEARTBREAKER'
Dream Wife are basically the perfect pop band. They do cool shit like release a cover of Peaches' dirty classic 'Fuck The Pain Away' on Valentines day and they also make sassy 80s-tinged future classics like 'Hey Heartbreaker'. We want to be in Dream Wife. We bet you do too.
HUNDRED WATERS, 'FORGIVE ME FOR GIVING UP'
This new track from the LA group comes dedicated to the late, great David Bowie. Aside from an ever so slight whiff of 'Changes' in its opening chord sequence, 'Forgive Me...' bears little correlation to the starman that we can see, but hey: two rights certainly don't make a wrong.