OK it’s been a few weeks due to me being away so there’s some songs that are a few weeks old in here.
Tracks of the Week playlist
It’s their biggest track yet and one of my favourite songs of any country in the last while. It’s huge, stonking and sophisticated classic pop: squelched electro bass, radiant synths, disco production and McGrath’s classic eighties pop chorus propped by Cullen’s sage contrasting verses. It’s catchy and endlessly listenable – it’s been on my rotation constantly since last August and it’s brilliance hasn’t diminished.
‘Coffee’ is the first single from an LP from one of Mountain Man & Megafaun. It’s a bubbly twinkling beat pop song. while ‘Play It Right’, that aforementioned song is pure happy weird-pop music.
A soulful sunshine pop jam from the London girl trio.
Fine return for the band on their new EP Whigfield Sextape.
Another dancefloor weapon from the Manchester-based producer’s own label.
A squelch-funk boogie from a new 12″ forthcoming on Eglo Records.
Upbeat Jai-Paulesque R&B soul pop from a London producer who has got lots of recogition of late. ‘Youth’ is the first single off his 1992 EP out in May.
For his new track, ‘Your Soul’, Rhodes has pulled out all the stops for a big soaring track that more closely resembles the kind of elegant soul pop that London Grammar have grown huge with.
Might be uncomfortably close to Bon Iver for many but I’m digging this.
XL’s NYC rappers and the raspy English kid team up on a Rawkus-sounding jam from Ratking’s new album out in a week.