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The 10 best songs released today

The 10 best songs released today

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Today is New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs in the world.

Here are the 10 single best songs released today I loved.

See the New Music section for all the of tracks and albums featured this week.

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1.

KH

Feelings

Kieran Hebden doesn’t stop does he? As heard on recent live sets, this track is one of those indecipherable ones that popped up on Spotify and Bandcamp, but it’s the track with the vocal break that goes “i’ve got feelings.”

2.

Ruby Goon

Cold Wind

The Moscow-born artist Ivan Solimani Leznhev is a young singer-songwriter who “soulfully blends early psychedelia, glam and indie rock” on a debut album called Brand New Power out today on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound. ‘Cold Wind’ is a beaut of an intro to it.

3.

Katie Kim

Eraser

Katie Kim is back. The Dublin artist has announced her sixth album entitled Hour Of The Ox, to be released on September 9th.

The album was recorded with John “Spud” Murphy (Black Midi / Caroline / Lankum) and is intended to be the conclusion of her work under the name Katie Kim.

 “Hour of the Ox is a collection of quiet moments that began alone, in flow, that were then generously reconstructed and reinforced with TMT steel. A sort of time capsule recorded over a period of time that was unforgiving and vengeful.”

The album launch takes place on September 10th at The Button Factory in Dublin, Katie Kim’s only headline Dublin show for the rest of 2022.

4.

Serpentwithfeet

I’m Pressed

A relatively straightforward R&B single from Serpentwithfeet, which is very nice now.

5.

Daphni

Mania

The latest pre-release track from Dan Snaith’s forthcoming Daphni album Cherry, out October 7th, has dropped.

‘Mania’ is wavey and percussive and typically bright and clear-minded in its production.

6.

George Feely

Later Days

Dublin disco merchant George Feely dropped a three-track EP called Easy Livin’ on Shall Not Fade today.

‘Later Days’ is giving off Kano electronic disco vibes for sure.

“Easy Livin’ was actually one of the very first projects I began working on when we initially went into lockdown. It was our first summer without gigs or festivals, so I really wanted to make something that encapsulated everything that I love about sunshine and parties. The three tracks are very dancefloor driven, with my main influences coming from ‘90s house and classic disco. I feel the EP really covers my sound as a whole.”

7.

Ailbhe Reddy

Shoulderblades

‘Shoulder Blades’ is Ailbhe Reddy’s third song in the lead-up to the forthcoming album (after ‘A Mess’ and ‘Inhaling’) is a slow and sweet paean to a loved one with brass by Uly in the twinkling second half.

It arrives with a video by directed by Katie Freeney of CLTV Film and stars Sorcha McElroy and Niamh Barry; the latter is the Irish photographer who has taken Ailbhe’s press shots of late.

“’Shoulder Blades’ was written during a hazy heatwave in Dublin, it is an attempt at encapsulating the quiet love you can feel for someone when you’re inhabiting the same space. Watching how they go about their day, drink their coffee, read their book. Just appreciating being around them.”

Ailbhe

8

Sorcha Richardson

Hard To Fake It

After sharing ‘Archie’ and ‘Shark Eyes’, Sorcha Richardson offers the third preview from forthcoming album Smiling Like An Idiot, due September 23rd via Faction Records.

Sorcha plays a headline show at 3Olympia Theatre on 20th October 2022.

9.

Chxmist

Fevered

Dublin producer and drummer Conor Barry aka chxmist releases his second ever single today – a breakbreat-assisted electronic track.

Barry has previously produced FYNCH’s ‘Bookies Pens and Loose Ends’ and a remix of Toygirl’s ‘Moonlight Velvet’.

‘Fevered’ is released on Faction Music’s Lost Decay imprint, and is from a forthcoming EP.

Follow on Spotify.

10.

Columbia Mills

Momentum

Dublin’s Columbia Mills are shaking their hips and giving off Factory Records vibes with their new song ‘Momentum’.

“Momentum is all about keeping the mind occupied and avoiding the traps that an idle mind can set for us.  Sometimes it just takes one person to come along and lift us from that deluge, but there are dangers in having your happiness dependent on one person.  The music is upbeat to represent that momentary feeling you are hoping will last forever, gaining momentum as we go.”

Fiachra Treacy

The three-piece band have a third album due on October 14th.


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