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.
1. Your Favourite Enemies – ‘Underneath a Blooming Skylight’
Combining avant garde noise, driving post punk, and spoken word, Canada’s Your Favourite Enemies have created an intense and oppressive experience with new track ‘Underneath A Blooming Skylight’. Hypnotic and cathartic, the song is one that drives and swirls simultaneously in a maelstrom of melody and mayhem.
2. Free Money – ‘I Want In’
We’ve all been there. You’re growing up. Not the coolest. Perhaps a little nerdy (before it was cool, there was a time). And you can’t get it. Anywhere. “Not tonight”. Well London indie rock peeps Free Money have created a song to document that experience. It is a fuzzy and exuberant explosion of desperation and hopeful euphoria.
3. Keanan – ‘Single Step’
Let’s calm things down for a second. ‘Single Step’ from neo classical / ambient artist Keanan is a soothing and mournful experience. After a slow and considered opening things really get going when the cello comes in after about a minute. It’s so simple, but overflowing with melancholic beauty and tenderness. This literally nearly made me cry. But I don’t know if that was out of sadness or just because the song is so beautiful.
4. Aonian – ‘Woven’
Here’s more ambiance from London based producer Aonian. Combining intricate synth work with Mediterranean and ethnic soundscapes, Aonian has managed to craft a song that is both delicate and driving. Both considered and insistent. Reminiscent of Helios, who is awesome, the song shows an intrinsic instinct for song structure as the track intuitively moves from one section to the next with aplomb and precision.
5. Mermaidens – ‘Satsuma’
It’s all about the rhythm section here. A restrained but driving drum section is complemented by a snaking and hypnotic bass. Combined with that are some seductive and sultry female vocals and some angular noise influenced guitar sections. The result is a song that is as sexy as it is scary.