Best new songs this week: Ob Picks (29/3/24)

Irish-language hip-hop trio KNEECAP in front of a police car

Vampire Weekend // Mary Boone
Joining ‘Diane Young‘ and ‘Hannah Hunt‘ in their impressive oeuvre of tracks with female names, ‘Mary Boone’ sees Vampire Weekend at their contemplative best and taking us right back to their ‘Step‘ days.

Bullion // Affection
The title track from Bullion’s forthcoming album bottles that crisp, feel-good shine of an 80s coming of age movie: we’re talking light blue jeans, collars up, mullets a go-go.

Arab Strap // Strawberry Moon
As Arab Strab’s lyricist, Aidan Moffat has been deftly tessellating comedy with tragedy for close to 30 years now – and this cut from new album, i’m totally fine with it don’t give a fuck anymore, is as good as anything the duo have released to date.

Ireland’s KNEECAP address the disproportionate outrage aimed at the trio’s Belfast mural. Debut album – also called Fine Art – arrives 14th June via Heavenly Recordings.

mary in the junkyard // marble arch
One of 2024’s great white hopes have confirmed that their debut EP, This Old House, is out 9th May; and produced by XL Recording’s Richard Russell, no less.

Paleblu // Daisies (ft. Luke Glazsher)
East London’s Paleblu pools Jungle, DnB and hip-hop informed topline on his new Daisies EP. See in the bank holiday with Paleblu at The Hackney Social tonight (29th Mar).

featured image: KNEECAP by Peadar Ó Goill

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