Sunday, 11 December 2016

New Music Review #016

Another ten great tracks we'd recommend you hearing!

Bad Lip Reading - Seagulls! (Stop It Now)

Possibly the weirdest thing I've ever posted, this is a strangely compelling and catchy song, both independently to the video but especially with it. (7/10)

Bad Sounds - Wages

'Wages' is a bouncy, uptempo pop number that has a catchy central chorus. A great listen. (7/10)

Coucheron - Loud

'Loud' is a great little single with the Chrvches-like vocals leading into a simple, yet engaging, chorus that has enough pop to compliment its indie vibe. Plus the lyrics video is great. (7/10)

DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You

The chorus might descend into off the shelf beats but the verses are pretty fun and poppy, and better than their respective recent songs. (6/10)

Ibrahim - The Great Divide (featuring Robert Wyatt) (EP)

Ibrahim's three-track EP starts with a gentle cover of New Order's 'World (Price of Love)' which, with its dual vocals, haunting piano riff, and simple production values is the best of the piece. 'The Gone-Away World' is a nice original song but it's a bit ponderous in moments, and the third track was only available as an excerpt, but the opening saxophone is evocative and promising. (6/10)

The Imagineers - Utopian Dreams

Sounding like the lovechild of Oasis and Muse this is a surprisingly understated record without a huge hook but it somehow still grabs you thanks to its atmospheric vibe and solid indie stylings. (6.5/10)

Ingrid Witt - Babies Gonna Cry

'Babies Gonna Cry' is a quirky little single, grounded by Wiit's light, fairy-like vocals and the throbbing electronic backing track. Throw in a building tempo and you have a great little number. (6.5/10)

Linnea Olsson - Weekend

'Weekend' is a delightful mix of dreamy vocals, violin and nicely composed lyrics that all weave together into a beautifully gentle pop song. (7/10)

Naughty Boy feat. Kyla, Popcaan - Should've Been Me

It's a return to form for Naughty Boy with this fun pop-club track, though he has Kyla's loveable vocals to thank, working hand in hand with the summery brass moments. (7/10)

Thieves Like Us - Jennifer

The verses might be a little light-weight and airy for my tastes but the indie undertones and electronic notes of the chorus make for a better song, that grows on you. (5.5/10)

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