#5. Arty – Perfect Strangers
Gotta find someway to get myself to an Arty concert. I’ve fallen a bit off from the dance/house/trance scene, but I still find myself drawn to almost every track Arty touches.
#4. Breathe. – Are You All Good?
A seductively haunting debut from a mysterious couple of dudes known at breathe. It’s not flashy, but undoubtedly you’ll find it stuck in your head for days after a listen.
#3. Blow – Green Unicorn
I always find it crazy how accents almost disappear when artists sing in English. Listen to the dudes from Blow speak in English and you’ll hear their thick French accents, but yet there’s only a tinge of accent that makes it through to their music. Anyway, rambles aside, Green Unicorn is straight up dance party. Dat guitar lick tho…
#2. Tender – Handmade Ego
I’m so into this chorus. Rest of the song is fine, but once that chorus hits my entire body starts bobbing along uncontrollably.
#1. Charity – And There Were Strangers
Ok ok let’s get it out of the way – no this isn’t Lana Del Rey, but yea it sounds like it. That’s a pretty high compliment, because as we all know Lana is excellent. I really love how atmospheric this is – I feel as if I’m at some fancy concert hall listening to an entire orchestra play. Also there’s some real sad feels coming through, which I’m always a sucker for.
#5. Tender – Outside
Tender are back with another sensual, pulsating RnB track that’s sure to have you swaying side to side and thinking of that special someone.
#4. Paper Lions – My Number
This one got me with those vibrating “ooooooh” that end every line. I’m a sucker for nifty little hooks and My Number is alll about dem hooks.
#3. Hunny – Colder Parts
I’ve been on a real “songs that sound like they should be from the 80s” kick recently, and Hunny’s driving guitar riffs and catchy vocals fit that bill perfectly.
#2. Swims – Twice
I’m loving the unique sound to Twice. Swims have taken the trend of hip hop artists “rap in a way that no one can understand what they are saying” and created a crazy fusion of RnB with poppy hip hop (I think?). Whatever it is, the grooves are undeniable.
#1. Tennis – Ladies Don’t Play Guitar
I adore absolutely everything about the newest from Tennis. I love the sarcastic yet serious message about sexism; I love the riffs and the catchy chorus; I love the “whoooo”; but most of all I love the vocal play. It’s smooth and it’s sophisticated…with just the right about of pop.