No-one quite brings together acoustic sensibilities with electronic arrangements in as a delicate manner as Hundred Waters and their third album feels like they’ve scooped out the inside of a valley and cocooned themselves and their music into the landscape as the aura borealis shimmers above.
Bicep – ‘Kites’
Bicep’s debut album is a great single entity listen but ‘Kites’ is a standout.
Everything is Recorded – ‘Mountains of Gold’
Richard Russell, Sampha, Ibeyi, Kamasi Washington and Wiki on the same track.
QOTSA – Feet Don’t Fail Me
No one does gargantuan rock music quite like Homme and co, and ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me’ bursts into the stereo like some gurriers on the warpath.
The War on Drugs – ‘Holding On’
I’ve never been Adam Granduciel’s biggest supporter but occasionally the Phildelphia project’s retro rock style resonates.
Jordan Rakei – ‘Wallflower’
From a fine album on Ninja Tune, New Zealand singer-songwriter turns in some Rhye-esque soul.
NAO – ‘Nostalgia’
A once-off single from the always listenable NAO, has a funk pop vibe.
Superorganism – ‘Something For Your Mind’
“i’m your average 17yr old japanese girl living in Maine. my 7 friends from london and i are in this really cool band called Superorganism and we just released our first song (it has a real chill, electro pop kind of vibe to it) ” 9 months after I (and many others) got that email, the band known as Superorganism have signed to Domino records, and the song has been released after sample clearance issues prevented it from sticking around the first time.
r.Kitt – ‘Dublin Is Bubblin’
My favourite track from Robbie Kitt’s new EP for All City’s new house label Pear, making that two Kitt brothers in this month’s choices.
St Vincent – ‘Los Ageless’
Annie Clark’s forthcoming new album Masseduction turns its attention to the west coast in bombastic fashion.