Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring an almighty freeby from Charli XCX, the second Lorde track within a week and Goldfrapp at their creepiest.
Goldfrapp weren’t kidding then they promised to bring the synths back. Silver Eye – due March 31st – closes with the thudding, electronic Ocean which becomes the second teaser from the duo’s seven record. Channeling the creepiness of Silent Shout-era The Knife and industrial clatter of Zola Jesus, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory are all set to gift the world with one of 2017’s finest LPs.
Charli XCX: Roll With Me
Already a solid feature of her blisteringly upbeat live shows, Roll With Me finds itself in the centre of XCX’s latest 10-track, adequately titled, Number 1 Angel mixtape. Full to the brim with features (MØ, Uffie, Raye, CupcakKe) it may be, it’s Charli powering through the three minutes of jittering pop of Roll With Me that really packs the glitter-coated punch we’re used to from her. Best yet, the whole mixtape is available for free download.
Will Joseph Cook: Biggest Fan
The opening track and latest cut from his anticipated debut Sweet Dreamer, Biggest Fan finds Will Joseph Cook at his most laid-back, cooing over acoustic guitar with some rather luscious harmonies.”Let me tell you know I am / I’m your biggest fan.” Likewise, Will, likewise.
Vaults: Hurricane (Least Of Creatures Remix)
Already a highlight from the trio’s impeccable debut Caught In Still Life, Hurricane gets the glitchy, synth-laden makeover we didn’t even realise we needed. With Least Of Creatures on remix duties, the (highly underrated) vocal talents of Blythe Pepino get the spotlight with the glockenspiels and chimes of the original cast aside entirely.
Bear with this one – it may require a couple of listens to be totally convinced that it’s not a rare weak moment for Lorde. A piano-led ballad it may be, it’s the second new Lorde track in a week so we can’t sigh too much.
Hailing from Denmark, CHINAH make the kind of chilling, mesmerizing pop that we’ve come to expect from Scandinavians. A handful of releases in now, the trio’s latest seven track EP Hints features the icy slow-jam Young which alone will convince you these Danes are your new favourites.