Best new songs this week: Ob Picks (12/4/24)

Mandy, Indiana by photographer Harry Steel

Nia Archives // Silence Is Loud
One of the most hotly anticipated debut albums of the year, Silence Is Loud, sees Britain’s rich Jungle scene receive its mainstream crossover moment for the 2020s. Nia Archives has been fiercely consistent since the thaw of lockdown and Silence Is Loud is an album worthy of the wait.

Mandy, Indiana // Idea is Best
This weekend will see Mandy, Indiana perform the most subversive set that Coachella Festival has ever showcased, and it’s going to be a moment for the ages. ‘Idea is Best’ is a delightfully opaque addition to the Manchester band’s mesmerising catalogue.

Cola // Pallor Tricks
In true Cola fashion, ‘Pallor Tricks’ somehow sounds humungous and endearingly humble at the same time. New album The Gloss arrives 14th June.

Automotion // Lost in the Spinal Labyrinth
London’s Automotion new track, ‘Lost in the Spinal Labyrinth’, scrapbooks decades of alt guitar music to create a meandering maze worthy of its title.

distraction4ever // Fireball
Montreal duo distraction4ever pool the cold clangs of retro electronica with post-punk urgency and a vulnerable vocal delivery. New track ‘Fireball’ has been on repeat today.

featured image: Harry Steel

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