FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (2/9/16)
02 Sep 2016
feat. Yung, How To Dress Well, Soft Hair, Cherry Glazerr and Partybaby
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...'
Soft Hair, 'Lying Has To Stop'
The first track to emerge from Soft Hair - the collaboration between Connan Mockasin and Sam Dust aka LA Priest aka the former frontman of Late of the Pier - is, totally unsurprisingly, very odd. Underpinned by what sounds like an underwater wobble board, with lyrics about "touching your bum", it's a cosmic slow jam with Mockasin and Dust playing the role of the ethereal suitors. Why not, eh?
Taken from recent LP 'A Youthful Dream', 'Commercial' finds Yung at their most... well, if not quite commercial, then certainly accessible. With guitars set firmly to fuzz, its a slice of scuzzy grunge punk that's more Seattle than Denmark and one that shows the band have a pleasingly diverse set of levels to set to.
Cherry Glazerr, 'Told You I'd Be With The Guys'
It's been two long years since stupidly cool Brooklyn outfit Cherry Glazerr released any new music, but they haven't been resting on their laurels. Where old LP 'Haxel Princess' rolled by on the most lo-fi, no-fi production and minimal melodies imaginable, 'Told You I'd Be With The Guys' sounds like a band dreaming bigger. It's still snarls, naturally - but there's something prettier in there too.
Partybaby, 'Don't Say It'
You'll have to put up with a live version of this one as Partybaby's surprise release EP this morning is only available for - gasp - actual paid for money, but this'll give a flavour of the quartet's raucous anthemics. 'Don't Say It' is the EP's finest moment, adding a darker undertone to the band's Weezer-esque all American party vibes. Get involved.