5 Songs We Loved This Week | 23rd February 2018

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.

Meg Blumberg – ‘MARKS (feat. Shawn Williams)’

So this is the story. I’ve loved piano my entire life. I can even play a bit. ‘Chloe Dancer Crown of Thorns’, ‘Tiny Dancer’. These are just ‘wow’ in fairness. In my older years, I’ve come to love a more reflective and restrained aspect of piano music. This is the modern neo-classical style foraged by the likes of Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds. This minimal and reflective style is expanded upon by Meg Blumberg on her track ‘MARKS’. Featuring Shawn Williams it is a spellbinding and lowkey wonder. Listen and close your eyes.

Parrot – ‘K2’

This is here is some energetic and, at times, frantic instrumental post rock from Boston. Touching on the more energetic post-rock of the likes of …And So I Watch You From Afar, the group also endeavour to create something that sweeps and soars. Essentially, they’d be perfect for math rock festival ArcTanGent. Which is a ringing endorsement. It’s taken from their recently released second album. It has a very post rock title: The Path is Gilded and Its Travel Light. Told you.

Birdskulls – ‘Promises’

Some more filthy punk here. Equal parts Nirvana and Descendents, this is a spiky and yet super melodic approach to punk that promises to ignite the loins with filthy weekend ambitions. Their self-titled EP is going to come out via excellent independent label Art Is Hard. Which is good enough for us really. Play it loud in your car and piss off people on your drive time commute.

Sweat Threats – ‘Pop My Cherry’

This fuzzy and melodic number sits somewhere between grunge and angular post-punk. Simply put, it is as filthy as Donald Trump’s underwear drawer. Mull on that for a moment. It’s the second single from the group, whick consists of two Irish expats living in London. Apparently, it is good time post-punk music. Which seems like an oxymoron, but works perfectly legitimately here. Knock your faces off.

Big & The Fat – ‘Crack Crack’

Some sultry and seductive kraut rock on offer here. This is sexy and creepy. It’ll seduce you but you might feel dirty afterwards. In a good way. For me, it is reminiscent of walking home at about 8am after a drug bender. People are getting up for work and you are being a total disgrace. An embarrasment to humankind and your family. Well done you.

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