Monthly New Music Roundup
Here’s the brand new artists we’ve had on repeat this month
This young Bristolian producer makes the kind of British sub-driven, rave-influenced techno that you can picture going down a storm as it bounces off sweat-soaked walls of a tunnel at 5am. His Berlin-via-Bristol sound morphs from staggering syncopated beats to stomping techno, carrying a kind of adaptable hi-octane intensity you expect to hear from the likes of Shed to Surgeon to Shackleton. Launching brand new Berlin label SPE:C this month, this is seriously intoxicating stuff.
Pearson Sound / Truss
Frances is a 21-year-old artist from Newbury, who made a considerable splash with her Grow EP earlier this summer when the gorgeous piano balladry of the lead song garnered praise from the likes of Annie Mac (who premiered it on her Radio 1 show) and The Quietus. While Frances’ second single When It Comes To Us saw her experiment with RnB melodies over moody, downbeat electronica; the title track from her forthcoming Let it Out EP (released 16 October) unveils her bold pop ambition with an infectious, confident chorus that you can realistically expect to be hearing on the radio soon.
Rhye / Adele
Muncie Girls are Lande, Luke and Dean, an indie-pop-punk trio from Exeter who are self-admittedly as “catchy as the plague.” Their live shows are simultaneously sweet and savage (check out that drumming for a start) and their hooks and choruses are so deceptively straightforward you might be surprised when they’re still rattling around your head days later. They’ve released a duo of EPs and a split with Great Cynics so far and there’s even better news for 2016: having recently signed with Animal Style Records in the US, Specialist Subject Records in the UK and Uncle M Music in Germany, the band will be releasing their debut LP next year. Stoked.
Personal Best / Doe
Taggarik is the brainchild of a pair of individuals known as Illusory and Bodok. They’re from Canada which – in case you didn’t know – is one of the coldest places on earth. Their two-person atmospheric black metal assault is the frost-bitten curse that rises from beneath their homeland’s frozen crust. There’s only one song available online so far and it’s brutal, raw and almost unreasonably tense. The ten minute opus is called Stalwarts of Suffering and it’s taken from their upcoming split with fellow newcomers Circle Of Salt. It’s getting a release on Greysun Records – the formidable US based distro responsible for scraping out the furthest corners of gory, avant-garde and extreme music.
Wolves In The Throne Room / Altar of Plagues