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…
Tessera Skies are a North East-based seven piece who convey gorgeous art-mospheric pop brimful with the landscapes of their region. Their forthcoming single Droplet rises and falls with romantic cadences, shimmering guitars, craggy, rolling drums and golden, cloud-parting vocals, sounding like Alt-J soundtracking the poetry of William Wordsworth.
Hand picked by Death From Above 1979 as support for their upcoming european tour, Greys, judging by their fuzzed, snotty brand of turbo punk, are set to be a plumb fit to warm things up the Canadian duo’s noisy euro jaunt. If Anything is a sub-two minute spasm of knee-to-crotch punk rock that echoes DFA 1979’s ear-splitting, don’t-give-a-fuck blueprint.
My Brightest Diamond (AKA Shara Worden) harnesses a similar lung capacity to Florence Welsh while wielding the sort of eccentric chops that would cause St Vincent to raise an eyebrow, and the multi-instrumentalist’s latest cut Lover Killer nudges her ever closer to being the most colourful queen bee of art pop.
West country post-rock veterans Blueneck have returned with a three years in the making LP, King Nine, and the results, as evidenced by the slow-burning Man Of Lies, are simultaneously heart-breaking and medicated. Like Kid A-era Radiohead conjuring an unnerving scene from a Southern Gothic TV show.
London’s Whistlejacket blast your head back to the early 90s, when floppy fringes and fuzz guitar pedals were beloved of the Thames valley posse. The band’s latest single Mr Melon is a flashback fug of lazily scrawled lead guitar lines and heavily idded distortion bliss.