#5. Caswell – Dance Sober
I find this track irresistibly cute, which is an unusual way for me to feel about a song. Guess it helps that it’s also got a chorus which’ll be stuck in your head for days.
#4. Faux – Take Back Time
The 90s are mostly known for grimey punk rock, but there was also the Janet Jackson-poppy RnB that ruled the airwaves. This track by relatively unknown Faux makes me think of that with it’s danceable nostalgia.
#3. Allan Rayman – Word of Mouth
Feels like it’s been quite a while since we’ve been graced with new Allan Rayman music. Word of Mouth is as Allan Rayman as it gets, with the dinstinct vocals and hints of western/oater notes in the flow. Really digging the guitar.
#2. Andrew Bayer Feat. Alison May – Signs of the Fall
I wouldn’t call prog house one of my favorites genres, but when I come across a track I like it dominates my playlist for the following few months. I find them the most addictive of all genres. Something about the, well, progression.. of the tracks just sucks you in and after the first listen, the predictability of the track works in it’s favor. Doesn’t hurt that a lot of prog house music comes with stunning, catchy vocals.
#1. Kill Paris Feat. Dotter – Red Lights
Gotta give this until the chorus to shine. Dance party central. And man, can anyone rack up soundcloud plays like Kill Paris? Only been out 18 days and the kid already has 288k+ plays on this bad boy. Impressive stuff.
#5. Marty Rod – What’s Your 20
This song is a few years old, but I only came across Marty Rod this week after hearing their vocals on a new Kill Paris track (Blame It All On Your Ways). Checked out everything I could from Marty Rod, and What’s Your 20 ended up being my favourite.
#4. Kentaur – Matter & Stone
A brooding, soulful debut from Kentaur. Reminds me a lot of Kwabs. Also loving the strings that lace the background to compliment the vocals. Looking forward to hearing more from Kentaur.
#3. The Eden Project – XO
I had a real hard time ranking the numbers 3-5 this week. Kentaur, The Eden Project or Marty Rod could have been in any order and I’d have been ok with it. I’m not really sure why I dig XO as much as I do. Just seems to be one of those songs…
#2. AQUILO – Better Off Without You
While there was no clear bottom 3 this week, there was a clear top 2. However, between those 2 it’s a virtual tie for top spot. Someone has to be #2 though… and AQUILO’s Better off Without You is a great choice. AQUILO was already one of my most loved bands of the past year… and now this new track may my favourite offering of theirs to date.
#1. Jones – Indulge
That chorus. It’s stuck in my head in the very best way possible. I have had this on repeat all week and it’s easily outplayed songs I’ve been listening to as far back as early March. Words don’t do Indulge justice… it demands a listen.