Sorting through the week’s new singles and songs that have surfaced online over the last seven days, Jamie Skey (@jamie_skey) presents five songs you need to hear this week…
Godfather of acid house Adamski knows a thing or two about ripping up a dancefloor, and now teamed up with dub elder statesman Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry the producer goes about his work in a typically fierce fashion. Over Boo Pope’s belligerent bass whoomps and intense orchestra samples, the legendary singer spits potshots at politicians, religion and the Pope, all in his eminently deprecating drawl.
Kendal’s best-loved sons Wild Beasts are obviously not content with the release of quietly and luxuriously album Present Tense, so have conjured two brand new and equally stirring tracks in Soft Future and Blood Knowledge. The former’s the band’s premier instrument-only track, and even without the ravishing vocal talents of Hayden Thorpe, it could penetrate deep into the intimate dreamworlds of our collective unconscious.
Inspired by an instant-messaging conversation which spelled out the demise of a relationship, Chess is a cavernous, insistently melodic prayer woven out of soul-electronics and the silken falsetto of Petite Noir. The track heralds the release of the singer’s forthcoming EP, The King Of Anxiety, out in January.
Urban-folk collective Billy Momo’s charmingly slurred tunes sound like they could frequent the same dimly lit taverns that Tom Waits’ early offerings were forged in. The Swedish multi-intrumental seven piece present a new video for upcoming single Shine Like The Devil, taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Drunktalk.
South London drum’n’bass label Med Records – an off shoot of Hospital Records – delves into the dizzying realms of IDM, has unearthed a slow-burning gem in the shape of Ukranian six-piece The Erised’s Pray, a kissing cousin of Jessie Ware’s darker material.