It has been a strange old week, with Trump managing to offend almost every arm of society in in his first week in office. However, with some brilliant new releases and exciting emerging artists, music has been keeping us sane. Read on for our five favourite artists who have been ruffling our feathers this week.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Ahead of the release of their second EP, entitled The French Press , on the 10th March. RBCF have just released the title track from it. Five minutes of slow burning, atmospheric, psychedelic rock, which definitely reflects their best work yet. With two stonking singles from the EP, ‘French Press’ and ‘Julies Place’ whetting our appetite, we can’t wait for the main course.
Stream the new single below.
Ross Tones (a.k.a Throwing Snow) has just released his fourth album, Embers. A truly groundbreaking electronic album, a dizzying cacophony of weird and wonderful textures that don’t stop grabbing your attention for its entire hour running time. However, there is method behind his madness. Its a non-stop album, seamlessly blended, so much so that it repeats without you even noticing. Further reflected in the multi-coloured circle adorned on the artwork; Tones’ nod to the repeating patterns of life and nature. He has cemented himself as a true prospect in the burgeoning electronic music scene. And while he’s still young, this album simply exudes experience and maturity.
Stream the album below.
These guys are the name on every music fans lips at the moment, garnering support from all areas of the music world. They are a band who are ready to dominate. This week saw them release lead single, ‘Orthodox Man’ from their forthcoming debut album That’s Your Lot. The single witnesses Blaenavon show off their more dancey side, with sharp hooks and thumping drums but still with their signature edgey and poignant lyricism. The album has been a long time coming, with a mix of tunes, old and new, whether you are a long term fan or a newcomer to the Blaenavon brigade.
Watch the video for ‘Orthodox Man’ below.
Known for being the long-standing guitarist for Mac Demarco’s live outfit, he returns with yet more additions to his solo project. Combining elements of smooth r’n’b and pop with a lo-fi indie, DIY aesthetic. His third album, Fresh Air, is on the horizon, due for release on the 3rd February. It’s a mammoth collection of sleek and sensual tracks fusing experimental production and whining neo-soul vocals. It’s definitely worth a listen when it gets its release on Friday.
Have a listen to the single ‘Every Single Thing’ below.
These charming Virginians are new signees to Fat Possum Records (and yes, that is the best name for a record label you’ve ever heard!). They are on the cusp of releasing their debut, self-titled EP in the spring. An EP that was actually recorded back in 2014, with Will Toledo spearheading its production. A man known for being the master-mind behind experimentalist indie band, Car Seat Headrest. The first single from the EP, ‘New Religion’ is an atmospheric and intriguing tune that builds into a raucous climax. These lot are a band with a lot to give. The EP is available to preorder now, with its release coming on 31st March.
Listen to the single below.Fred Stiddard