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. Dream Harlowe – ‘Moarte’
Apparently, ‘moarte’ is the Romanian word for death. Suitably, it is a restrained and haunting track that is as eerie as it is beautiful.
We’ll let Dream Harlowe explain the rest: “I wrote ‘Moarte’ this past spring, when I went to Eastern Europe to meet my biological father for the first time as an adult” she reveals. “I knew it was going to be kind of rough, but it turned out to be a rather dangerous, sketchy trip. I wrote, ‘I saw my death waiting in the corner nine times’ because it was literally a thought that came across my mind at least nine times a day, that this moment feels could be my last… if the luck ran out. With that being said, I know that I needed to be there for every recklessly beautiful moment of it.
2. Dama Scout – ‘Paper Boy’
Lazy and hazy is the order of the day for London/Glasgow trio Dama Scout. There is, however, a tension to the verses that gives way to a more dreampop atmosphere in the choruses. All this comes crashing into chaos at the songs climax though as guitar takes over and the track takes on a genuine stomp.
3. Horace Bones – ‘Stranger Danger’
There are two reasons that Australian punks Horace Bones are on this list. Their performance is ridiculously over the top and I love the phrase ‘stranger danger’. It rolls off the tongue. ‘Stranger Danger’ is a gleeful and chaotic crash into horror punk. It’ll go down well this Halloween.
4. Pole Siblings – ‘Nog Va He bra’
Beautiful dream pop from Pole Siblings, and sung in their native Swedish. What more could you want? This is a delicate and charming track featuring an endearing male/female duet. It’s from the duo’s upcoming debut EP It Might Grow, which is out on June 16th via Strangers Candy!
5. The Grey Merchant – ‘Convenience’
And to finish off, something far more rambunctious from Blackrock, Cork alternative rock group The Grey Merchant. That’s quite the coincidence as I’m just about to head to Blackrock to pick up my buddy Dickie and head down to Crosshaven. Anywar, The Grey Merchant mine a direct and driving alt rock that is driving and promising.