The new tracks we’d recommend soundtracking your weekend.
The Black Keys – Lo/Hi
Continued – and gratefully received – beat-led lo-fi funk rock from the Ohio duo’s upcoming ninth studio album, and hopefully one that’ll be heard at festivals this summer.
Judah & The Lion – Why Did You Run?
More folk, pop ‘n’ roll from the multi-genre’d trio, whose debut was indeed called Folk, Pop ‘n’ Roll, and whose second LP, Pep Talks, seems to be heading in the same direction. Admittedly, the combination sounds as bad as the new cola + milk craze apparently sweeping the nation, but fans of Imagine Dragons will approve.
Local Natives – When Am I Gonna Lose You
You might be lucky here – you might be all about Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire and The National, and be looking for a band that sounds like members of all three jamming together – and you might not have heard much from Local Natives just yet. If it’s the case, you’ve got three studio albums to be getting on with ahead of the release of Violet Street very soon.
Vampire Weekend – Sunflower (feat. Steve Lacy)
Ahead of teeny, tiny shows in London and the release of LP #4 (Father Of The Bride), Vampire Weekend release this 2-minute ditty with The Internet’s (the band, not the vast online space) Steve Lacy.
Marshmello – Here With Me (feat. CHVRCHES)
Two electronic worlds collide as Scottish synth-led trio CHVRCHES join forces with US producer Marshmello. The end result is like a more bite-sized CHVRCHES track that’s sparse in certain places and bassier elsewhere. And neither is a bad thing.
SOAK – Déjà Vu
Former CHVRCHES opening act and collaborator SOAK (also a fan of upper case) reveals another track from her much anticipated second album, Grim Town, and while they’re subtle, the influence of synths and a more polished production is present, resulting in a dreamy, folksy bop.
Demons Of Ruby Mae – Young Blood (Vzion Remix)
Following a string of sold out dates and the release of their debut album last year, anthemic electric duo Demons Of Ruby Mae release The Remixes, and this one’s a sparse, dub-flavoured take on album track Young Blood.
Chlöe Howl – Millionaire
An anthem for International Women’s Day, Howl takes trap influences and peppers them over this swagger of an angsty girl power pop anthem.
Franc Moody – She’s Too Good For Me
Space synths and disco beats, it’s as if Jungle discovered a mirrorball, and it’s a track that definitely requires a dance floor.
Bananarama – Stuff Like That
Following the electronic buzz track Dance Music, the girls offer the first official single from upcoming album In Stereo, and it’s a disco stomper with horns and gasps a plenty.
You can find them all on our New Music Blag Mixtape playlist on Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe.