Monday, 9 October 2017

New Music Review #97

Ten more songs you need to hear!

Binky - Fireflies

'Fireflies' is a jaunty, country-tinged radio-friendly pop song with a great optimistic vibe and fun chorus. Well produced and Binky has a very loveable voice. (7/10)

Frequency Cowboy - Win Some Lose Some

With hints of Hot Chip in its chunky electronic style, this is quite a subtle and subdued number but it rolls along nicely thanks to its strong synth work and calming harmonies. (6.5/10)

The Ghibertins - Where Are We Now?

The Ghibertins take an even darker and somber turn for their latest single and though it might not have the buzz of their last couple of singles the production and atmosphere are definitely on point and it makes a strong set of statements. (6.5/10)

Julia Biel - Wasting Breath

Like a Joss Stone sung by Macy Gray crossed with Amy Winehouse this is a slow swagger of a soulful song with a touching mix of strings and Biel's on-point voice. (6/10)

Kaixen feat. MRKI - In Private

With a strong club feel this is a catchy bouncy number even if the lyrics of the verses are pretty low-brow. Fun. (6.5/10)

Kerri Watt - The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond

One of the best singers around at the moment brings us this lovely version of the Scottish classic, giving it a pleasant folky feel. Neat. (7/10)

Ooberfuse - Never Give Up

A much slower affair than their last single this breathy and atmospheric, dramatic number, flows well with hints of Kate Bush in its ethereal sound. (6.5/10)

Rachelle Rhienne - When The Sun Goes Down

With Shakira-like vibes in her vocals this is a bouncy, summer anthem for a colder Autumn, with a catchy radio-friendly chorus and a brilliantly swaying rhythm. Cool. (7.5/10)

Robbie Williams feat. Big Narstie and Atlantic Horns - Go Mental

Taking a nod from Sam and the Womp with its horn base, this is a funky swing track and I never thought I'd hear a song where Robbie and Big Narstie would collaborate. Lyrically it's not exactly complex but its vibe and enthusiasm is palpable and there's plenty of variety from the mix of vocals. (6.5/10)

Secrettape - Forget It

'Forget It' is a rather memorable, ironically, track, with a fast-paced indie feel with its backing vocals and catchy pop chorus really lifting it up. A truly fun song that hits big. (7.5/10)

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