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10 new songs we love this week

10 new songs we love this week

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Featuring Charli XCX, Khruangbin, NxWorries, Mount Kimbie, King Krule, System Olympia, Working Men’s Club, Mike Lindsay, Anna B Savage, Vegyn, John Glacier, Annie-Claude Deschênes , Porij.

See the end of the post for the Spotify playlist featuring more than 10 tracks released this week, which is updated weekly.

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1.

Porij

Ghost

Manchester band Porij have a debut album called Teething out on April 26th on Play It Again. Not to be confused with Porridge Radio, Porij have more of a dance-edge.

‘Ghost’ is about feeling in a vulnerable place after losing a friend and the soft billowing guitar lines and spectral sugar sweet vocals are the thing that grabbed me, which builds to a mid-2010s-chillwave crescendo.

Porij are Egg (Scout Moore), Jacob Maguire, James Middleton and Nathan Carroll.

2.

Charli XCX

Club Classics

After the debut of the riotous dance pop Boiler Room, Charli XCX is firmly in her club era, and that’s what ‘Club Classics’ is all about – dancing to George (Michael?), Sophie and herself. The song was released alongside the other club-themed track ‘B2B’

Charli XCX’s Brat is out on Friday 7th June.

3.

Vegyn, John Glacier

In The Front

One of two tracks on the new Vegyn album The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions featuring John Glacier, ‘In The Front’ is a woozy orchestral blunted electronic production. The album it features on is intriguing me for a full listen.

4.

Khruangbin

Hold Me Up (Thank You)

The Texas psychedelic trio release their first album in four years on Dead Oceans today, called A La Sala, and it’s business as usual on first listen, smooth interlocking instrumental grooves, backing vocals, and a chill shimmering vibe all round.

They play 3Arena in November.

5.

Mount Kimbie, King Krule

Empty And Silent

The Sunset Violent is the fourth studio album from the now foursome of Mount Kimbie, who reconvene after their split instrumental electronic release MK3.5 in 2022.

Close collaborator King Krule appears twice (as is custom it seems), as does an increased emphasis on live shoegaze guitar and indie textures among its electronic bedding, of which ‘Empty And Silent’ is an easy peak.

6.

Annie-Claude Deschênes

Menace Minamale

Dark-sided electro rom Montreal’s Annie-Claude Deschênes formerly of Duchess Says (blast From the past), as featured on the album LES MANIÈRES DE TABLE, released on Italians Do It Better today.

Big pulsating cinematic electro pop is the order of the day.

7.

System Olympia, Working Men’s Club

Sanctified

You could float away on this sweet track, a convention-defying turn from a London-based producer, songwriter and vocalist, mostly known for synth-pop and electro tunes. ‘Sanctified’ features vocals from English act Working Men’s Club.

It’s from a four-track EP out May 16th on Okay Nature Records.

8.

NxWorries

86 Sentra

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge are back on their beat-nodding bullshit with

A second Nxworries album, Why Lawd? is out on Stone Throw on June 7th, 8 years on from the debut Yes Lawd!.

9.

Bricknasty

Boyfriend

Dublin punk jazz band Bricknasty are back with a new song on FAMM.

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‘Boyfriend’ is the band’s first single of the year, and comes with a video shot at Bush Hall in London in the round.

It’s a release that follows on from the INA CRUELER EP last year on FAMM, the label that houses releases from Jorja Smith, Enny and Maverick Sabre.

You’ll recognise ‘Boyfriend’ if you’ve seen the band live.

More from Bricknasty.

10.

Mike Lindsay, Anna B Savage

Table

Mike Lindsay, who is co-founder of pioneering folktronica band Tunng and one half of electronic alt-psych duo LUMP with Laura Marling has a debut solo album called supershapes volume 1 out 14th June via Moshi Moshi Records which looks at “everyday domestic objects, the daily rituals that shape us, heavily focusing on the majestic in the domestic”, and is inspired by his wife Lily’s MA studies in fine art.

“What does the table think of you?”

Nialler9 favourite Anna B Savage features throughout the record, like on this song about a table which becomes sentient. Maybe? It’s inspired by an actual table, Mike’s own 122-year-old dining table.

“I asked Mike to send me a big email with his current preoccupations and niggling thoughts. He sent back a tome, with a section about panpsychism. Panpsychism is (to put it horribly simply, forgive me) the idea that every object in the world has a consciousness of some sort, no matter how ‘unimaginably simple’ that consciousness might be. Mike had been thinking about this phenomenon particularly in relation to a dining table he bought second hand. He said it was one hundred and twenty two years old, “so for 122 years people have sat around… and shared stories, or experiences with each other”. Obviously this is a fantastically evocative thought, so when I came in to record I ran with that, imagining a series of vignettes around the table. Hopefully evoking the real beauty in the mundanity of a life around an object. And then at the end, the table is afforded a more specific consciousness: “what does the table think of you?”

‘supershapes volume 1’ is the first instalment in a series of records that explore “the miraculous in the mundane” – and features instrumental contributions from musicians including Anna B Savage whose vocals feature prominently throughout the album, multi-instrumentalist Ross Blake, saxophonist Robert Stillman (of The Smile’s live band) and drummer Adam Betts (Three Trapped Tigers, Squarepusher).

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