Songs We Like - 3/11/2018

Songs We Like - 3/11/2018

A fresh week means new tunes, and Elliot sure has plenty of them to share. It’s the usual shenanigans: we find some of the best new music around, post it here for your enjoyment and then add all the songs to our Spotify playlist. Sit back, put the headphones on, and enjoy some of the latest and greatest new music there is.

Bring Me The Horizon feat. Dani Filth – wonderful life

Going from scorned scenesters to one of the UK’s most revered heavy/mainstream crossover acts, Bring Me The Horizon essentially pulled off the impossible. People can strop about their ‘of its time’ metalcore output up to the release of ‘That’s the Spirit’, but ‘Suicide Season’ still remains one of the greatest metal albums this country has produced. Plus, this new riff-heavy radio rager still bops, with a vocal appearance from ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (RIP) anti-favourite guest Dani Filth, making ‘amo’ the most anticipated metal-in-the-public-eye releases I can think of for many a year. -Elliot

Can’t Swim – Sometimes You Meet the Right People at the Wrong Times

A tearfully accurate song title from the new emo heroes over at Pure Noise Records; Can’t Swim are continuing to make an even larger statement than their genre-propelling debut, and we Can’t Wait to have some more. LoPorto’s vocal range has never seemed more pronounced, and it’s all getting a little catchier. Nothing wrong with that, and there’s still all the punky grit to this indie-inspired single that old fans will cherish. -Elliot

Drug Church – Conflict Minded

Today’s the day that Drug Church’s long-awaited ‘Cheer’ gets the drop, and it’s a solid bass-heavy grunge festival all day long. Well, for it’s 30-minute runtime at least. Making the largest impression of all was this sardonic self-hatred soundtrack (“I’m just a magnet for negativity” yells Patrick Kindlon), contrasting its repeatable verse riffs with a female vocal (who is this, by the way? There goes my journalistic integrity): first Spanish and brooding, then as strangely poppy as Drug Church can get. Marvelous stuff; grab the record. -Elliot

Kali Uchis feat. Steve Lacy – Just A Stranger

Everything Steve Lacy turns to gold. Since the protégés initial showcase on The Internet’sEgo Death’, young Steve has gone on to produce and feature (instrumentally and vocally) in hits from some of R&Bs biggest stars. Next on his list was a collaboration with Colombian/American soul queen Kali Uchis; when you’ve got over the catchiness of the hook, you must then admire the rest of this glossy funk pop masterpiece, fit for any dancefloor. -Elliot

Oneohtrix Point Never – Love In The Time Of Lexapro

A staggeringly beautiful composition from 0PN that boasts some of the most serene electronic components you’re likely to hear this year. Washed out melodies combine with an aquatic theme to provide pure spacious bliss. Oh, and the album artwork might be the single best thing to have happened in 2018. Bold statements, but I stand by them. -Tom

Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike

Achilles Heel, the last album from Pedro The Lion, was released in 2004. In an age of the hiatus, the anniversary show and the shit that LCD Soundystem pulled, Pedro The Lion’s return feels monumental. Melancholy drenched tones aplenty and that distinctive David Bazan tone seep into ‘Yellow Bike’, a long-overdue chance to re-affirm a moniker that helped defined countless musicians. Like greeting an old friend. -Tom

Thundercat feat. BADBADNOTGOOD & Flying Lotus – King of the Hill

You could have dreamed about a collaboration between all three of these masterful music outfits but awaking to the news that it has actually happened feels like dreaming again. Whilst it’s heady and wispy (not quite the groundbreaking banger you’d expect), it’s what they all do best, and that’s dreamy enough for us. -Elliot

While She Sleeps – ANTI-SOCIAL

DIY masters While She Sleeps already continued their stance as British metal royalty with their last independent release, and it seems like their future tunes are still in good hands: their own hands, that is. Alongside the news of an aggravated upcoming release ‘So What?’ is lead single ‘ANTI-SOCIAL’, featuring beatdowns and staccato riffs aplenty, with all the Northern grit the Sheffield lads deliver in their array of vocals. You’re right boys, some people might not get it, so “thank fuck for headphones”. What an absolute stormer. -Elliot

Will Saul – Wobbly

AUS label boss Will Saul is having a stonking year, producing some of his strongest material to date. With a slew of releases under his belt already for 2018, he’s back with ‘Wobbly’, an amalgamation of arps, strings, those off-kilter drums from ‘Bugs’, fat acid lines – you name it, he’s thrown it in there. Sweeping and deep, Saul’s back with a bang. -Tom

 

Image: Warp/Oneohtrix Pount Never

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