5 Songs We Loved This Week | 1st December 2017

5 songs we loved this week

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them.

Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week.

Gabby Borges – ‘Honestly’

Fancy a really twee and American version of English folk punk Frank Turner? Well, look no further. Pennsylvania’s Gabby Borges will cure what ails you. What he presents is wonderfully lo-fi and heartfelt indie pop/rock that seems to reference Lou Bega’s ‘Mambo No.5’. We can all agree that that is pretty much the greatest song every written.

Ethica – ‘Alarm’

Who know who really really loves shoegaze and dream pop other than the Japanese? The Russians. Must be the chilly weather. On latest single ‘Alarm’, Russia’s Ethica meld uber pop sensibilites with a fuzzy wisfulness that is rather endearing. This will warm you up during those cold winter nights. There’s no cause for alarm.

Flogging A Dead One Horse Town – ‘Don’t worry, you won’t feel a thing, hopefully’

I’m not sure how something can sound both lethargic and vital at the same time, but here it is. Hailing from New Zealand, these chaps venture into the ugliest and most bass heavy aspects of noise rock with reckless abandon. This is dirtier than your dad’s porn collection. You’ll feel like you should wipe your laptop after you listen to it. I think that’s a compliment. Don’t you?

Document – ‘Red Tape’

How do you feel about the prospect of a band that sounds like a mixture of Murray Street era Sonic Youth and The Argument era Fugazi? Sounds pretty sweet to me. That’s kind of what you’re getting from Document on their latest track ‘Red Tape’. Hailing from Israel, the band craft a sound that seems fragile and muscular at the same time. Angular, jagged, and melodic, the track bangs and drunkenly stumbles in excellent through eerie sections and on to an eventual confident denouement. I dig.

Still A Great Night – ‘Merry Christmas, Melania (Still a Great Christmas)’

Can’t beat an indie Christmas song. They’re always bloody miserable. This jam by Still A Great Night sports a distinctly Nada Surf vibe. Which is lucky for these fellows, because I love Nada Surf with a vengeance. Like Nada Surf, this track explores random miserableness. I like to think that this track is aimed at Melania Trump. For no reason really. Just because I’d find that amusing.

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