Two brand spanking new debut tracks, some brass, a track with an unexpected twist and something to help those who have too many feels. Don’t say we don’t know how to look after you, here are this weeks five tracks that you absolutely need to listen to (or else).
Bad Sounds – Wages
Currently on tour with Rat Boy and getting their tracks debuted by Annie Mac as her ‘Hottest Record In The World’, Bath-based band Bad Sounds are making quite the impression with their far from bad sounds.
Infused with tons of soul, pop and hip-hop all meshed together in one massively catchy treat to the ears, they’ve taken possibly the most relatable subject matter of being in a job you don’t like just to earn some ‘dolla dolla’, thrown some brass in to lift the mood and voila: a track full of oodles of exciting potential.
FERDIN&ND – Your Love
It only takes a matter of seconds before the suave, smoother than smooth vocals worm their way firmly into your ears and furthermore… your soul. Sounds dramatic we know, but trust us, it’s true.
This is one debut that certainly knows how to make an entrance, with hints of soulful R&B floating around in the most charming way possible. The track is full of controlled synths that harmonise perfectly with the vocals, the perfect partner in delivering the message that this pair has arrived and you’re definitely going to be happy about it.
SKOTT – Amelia
2016 may not have been a great year for… most people? But for are new favourite SKOTT, it definitely has been AND it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.
Her first two tracks Porcelain and Wolf paved the path to our hearts and now Amelia is here to help her move all of her stuff in. An ethereal, meaningful, pop-tastic track, that even nods toward EDM… all about young love (but not in a cheesy way, we promise), when you make all kinds of crazy love-haze fuelled plans that aren’t “always realistic, but they were honest and dramatic” as SKOTT so wonderfully describes.
The Scandinavian artist is definitely one to keep an eye out for on the hoards of “ones to watch in 2017” lists that will no doubt start making an appearance soon.
Lyys – Mud
Another debut here, this time from South Londoner Lyss, it’s simple, elegant and yet completely addictive.
Her vocals are soft and refined, pair that with the ethereal production and it’s all a bit confusing. Something that was simply lovely, is now layered, dreamlike and you’re left contemplating life pretty deeply.
She’s got an EP out later this year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that one and if you’re around London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on the 19th October… it would definitely be worth the exploration.
MIYNT – You Were Never Too Much
MIYNT gave us You Were Never Too Much in (at the time) lieu of the release of her debut EP, as if that wasn’t enough of a treat? She really knows how to spoil us.
The track has ridiculously impressive amounts of texture, which comes as no surprise when you learn that it was produced by Daniel Nigro (he’s worked with Sky Ferreira) it’s one of those tracks that seemingly soundtrack any break up that ever happens.
Full of synths, shimmering vocals that have rapidly become the most well known part of MIYNT’s prowess, let You Were Never Too Much make having all those feelings less of a bad thing.