It’s the last New Music Blag Mixtape of August, and with old pals Mystery Jets, Lily Moore and Alphabeat on board, of course it’s a belter.
Alphabeat – I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore
SO RELATABLE. Ahead of their fourth studio album, and following the incredible comeback track, Shadows, Alphabeat return with yet another groove-led, male/female harmony-laden pop banger, and this time it’s all about no knowing what’s cool anymore. Which makes it incredibly cool.
Fuzzy Sun – I Ain’t Right
Fuzzy Sun describe I Ain’t Right as “the soundtrack to a Richard Curtis movie set in Studio 54 in the late 1970’s, starring John Travolta as he seeks to repair ties with an unrequited love,” and honestly, nothing else we say could come close.
Bombay Bicycle Club – Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)
After releasing four studio albums within their first five years, Bombay Bicycle Club are just about to release their first in five years. Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You) shows echoes of their debut, rhythmic indie sound, but also hints at a more mature, open, stadium ready sound.
Lily Moore – In-Between (feat. Maverick Sabre)
The second track from her upcoming More Moore Mixtape, Lily Moore joins forces with Maverick Sabre for a number that once again highlights her heartbreaking vocal and totally relatable lyrics – and this time the drama and an even dreamier production are crammed into under three minutes.
Ferris & Sylvester – I Dare You
Ahead of their biggest UK tour to date, Ferris & Sylvester share I Dare You, which might be their grungiest moment yet, channeling Jack White in the chorus, but stripping it back elsewhere.
Mystery Jets – History Has It’s Eyes On You
Mystery Jets singles are either upbeat, big indie pop bangers (Bubblegum, Two Doors Down) or thought-provoking, stripped back numbers – still accessible, but with the production experimental. This one is the latter, and showcases a band who, seven albums in, show little sign of slowing down.
Gazel – Walk On Land
The latest page from Gazel’s upcoming Book of Souls takes a lighter turn in the plot so far as tropical notes hit breezy melodies. Multi-layered vocals circle around us in this delightful ode to nature.
The Treble – Fix of You
Bristling with an urgent, static electricity, The Treble manage to grab the angst of craving the wrong ‘uns in our life with both hands and transform it into a electro-indie anthem.
She Drew The Gun – Trouble Every Day
We can’t help but think that the world has gone rapidly downhill even further since She Drew The Gun penned the track. It’s never too late for a protest song however and this semi-spoken word, genre-blending track is the song we should all be marching to.
Magne Furuholmen – This Is Now America
Magne F – founding member of a-ha and renowned Norwegian modern artist – releases his first solo track for some time, which was initially only available on Instagram. Very modern indeed. The track discusses the current state of the United States, backed by minimal, sweeping production.
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