FRIDAY ROUNDUP: This Week’s Best New Music (27/5/16)

27 May 2016

Featuring Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat for Lashes, The Strokes, Wild Beasts and MØ

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It's Friday! Rejoice! And what better way to welcome in the bank holiday 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...

MØ - 'FINAL SONG'

All conquering Danish popstar MØ returned this week with 'Final Song'. Described by Spin as a "beautiful pop confection", the track was produced by MNEK and concerns finding inner strength and connecting with your passion. With a four stepping drum machine and synthesized xylophone, 'Final Song' is undoubtedly an early contender for song of the summer, and MØ plays her biggest ever UK headline show at Roundhouse on 22 October. Tickets are available now.

WILD BEASTS - 'GET MY BANG'

Wild Beasts embrace their funky side for the first track from their forthcoming fifth album 'Boy King'. 'Get My Bang' combines frontman Hayden Thorpe’s trademark falsetto with swaggering funk courtesy of St Vincent producer John Congleton. The band’s headlining set at By The Sea Festival will be the perfect chance to catch the new electronic elements that Wild Beasts have added to their sound since the last album.

THE STROKES - 'OBLIVIOUS'

The New York giants made their long overdue return this week with brand new music premiering on Julian Casablancas’ radio show, ‘Culture Void’. 'OBLIVIOUS' is vintage Strokes - all fuzzy vocals and guitar effects with an added dose of power chords and falsetto. Two other tracks have also appeared this week and you can listen to all three below.

BAT FOR LASHES - 'SUNDAY LOVE'

We couldn’t be more excited for the return of Natasha Khan and 'Sunday Lov'e has made us even more eager to hear upcoming new album, 'The Bride'. The track has everything which makes Bat for Lashes such an essential artist: beautiful lyrics, menacing darkness and a dramatic video which you can see below. 

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - 'FIRST WORLD PROBLEM'

A surprise new track from UMO popped up this week and it is a disco classic. Chirruping guitars and neon synth-work make for an excellent four minutes from the prolific trio, creating the perfect soundtrack for a sunny bank holiday weekend and the rest of your summer to boot.

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