Songs of the Week 177: August 19 – August 25

no kind of rider#5. No Kind of Rider – Autumn

Dark and grimy single from No Kind of Rider. Think it starts stronger than it ends, but it’s captivating nonetheless.

broods#4. Broods – Peach

Been quite some time since I can recall hearing a track from Broods. Loving the fun, upbeat nature of Peach.

the1975#3. The 1975 – Tootimetootimetootime

Lots of 1975 here the last few weeks as the lads gear up for their new album by dropping singles. So far I’m very into everything I’ve heard.

wafia#2. Wafia – I’m Good

Mostly have come across Wafia as the lady behind catchy vocals on tracks by the likes of Thomston & Ta-Ku. This time we’re treated to a single that’s all hers and, as you’d expect, it’ll be stuck in your head for days.

machineheart#1. Machineheart – Do You Love

Obsessed with that guitar riff. Reminds me a lot of everything I love about The Boxer Rebellion, with the strong vocals, piercing instruments yet a feeling of silence.

Songs of the Week 176: August 12 – August 18

Litany#5. Litany – Call On Me

Litany make really endearing music. Call On Me is  just another painfully cute track from a duo that’s really rising in my books for go to pop songs.

drake-elevator#4. Drake – In My Feelings

Does anything really need to be written about this track? I’m a little late to the party, especially with the Kiki crazy, but I gotta give props where they are due – this track is just too catchy to not make the cut.

evalyn#3. Evalyn – Angels

Newcomer (at least to me) Evalyn with a pretty solid indie pop track. Some great lyrics make this both singable and catchy.

inner state 81#2. Inner State 81 – Yung Love

Such a fantastic sample. There’s enough variation in the track to keep the listener engaged as well.

colordrive#1. Colordrive – Ultraviolet

Reminds me a bit of Empire of the State, but without Australian pop diva feel. Seems to be the week of pop, and this has all the pieces to have you humming along after the first or second listen.