Sunday, 5 November 2017

New Music Review #108

Ten more songs that you have to hear!

Amanda Mair - Empty Blockings

With a distinctive light and sweet vocal this is a nicely produced and warming indie-pop song built around a delightful vocal delivery. (7/10)

Andrew Applepie & Bjurman - Waltz of Despair

The title may suggest that it'll be a downbeat piece of music and whilst it cannot be described as uptempo its strong production, delicious vocals and interesting electronic vibes make for a beautifully composed chill-out number. (7.5/10)

Belle Ghoul - Lift Me Up

Another great single from Belle Ghoul. Partnered with a brilliant puppet-based video this is a foot-tapping indie-rock number that mixes harmonies, crisp production and a cool vibe into a sweet package. (7/10)

Big Shaq - Man's Not Hot

Chewing the scenery and doing a spot-on parody of the conventions of grime songs and videos this is both funny and pretty memorable. Nice. (6.5/10

Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels - I Miss You

Musically it might be a pretty standard affair from Clean Bandit but with Michaels heartfelt delivery of the downbeat lyrics to a missed ex it adds a certain level of emotional impact. (7/10)

Dagny - Love You Like That

One of our favourite artists at the moment this is another great track from Dagny with a catchy chorus, some fun lyrics and a foot-tapping vibe. Uplifting. (7/10)

Disciples - Jealousy

It's not breaking any particular mould created by Disciples but as an upbeat club tune it ticks all the boxes, the Rihanna-sounding vocals keeping things together next to the 90s-throw-back nonsense lyrics. (6.5/10)

The Fizz - Amen

75% of the original Buck's Fizz return with this Abba-esque perky pop song that will please their long term fans; inoffensive and fun, it's a nice slice of pop. (6/10)

MØ - Turn My Heart to Stone

With vocals that flick between Rihanna and a fun falsetto, this is a sultry swagger of a track with jazz influences in its free form structure. Nice. (6.5/10)

Rosko - Snifter

With a clear punky sound this is a raw little number with hints at something a little more commercial in its set-up and delivery. With its Cockney undertones this is a fun little distraction. (5.5/10)

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