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. FEiN – ‘LOVED’
Here’s a track that laments both modern millennials and the baby boomers who spawned them. We’re all fucked I think is the general gist of this one from alt rock duo FEiN. In Irish fein means ‘himself’. Not sure what that has to do with the song? Is the song a bit obsessed with the self? Is that a bit tenuous? Fuck it. Enjoy yourself. Don’t think too much. It will be your undoing.
2. Shy, Low – ‘Dialectic’
So this one is pretty ferocious. Which makes me happy as it is in wonderful contrast to the beautiful weather we are having at the minute. This here is some instrumental post-rock/metal from a quartet of gentlemen hailing from Richmond, Virginia. It soars, it pummels, it’s generally a bit of craic. Not too intricate, but not boringly simple either. We dig.
3. Between The Lines – ‘Southern Steel’
I don’t go in for the ‘hard rock’ on the reg anymore. But this one from Ireland’s Between The Lines charmed me. Probably because it is called ‘Southern Steel’ and in my mind that means that the track is an biographical work dealing with the life of Roy Keane. We can dream.
4. Idan Altman – ‘Just Like The Rain’
This fellow’s got a knack. He can get right through my cynical, thick skin and into my heart. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. I always feel vulnerable after listening to his expansive and expansive folk. Dammit Idan Altman! I love your music, but it leaves me raw!
5. The Clockworks – ‘The World Owes Me A Favour’
Some political ranting and angular indie rock/post punk from Ireland’s The Clockworks over here. Imagine if Arctic Monkeys were from Ireland and overtly concerned with the plight of the everyman and you’re on the right track. Also, the singer kind of reminds me of Joe Casey from Protomartyr on occasion. Which is always pleasant.