Has it really been six months? If I said I’ve been hanging out in the Andes seeking enlightenment via sixteen hour a day hanging upside down in the Forest meditation sessions would you believe me? Or would you accurately guess that I’ve simply been one of those Western lamos failing miserably to manage his life, failing to make time for what matters most.. chatting with you ‘bout New Music. Yep I’ve been being that guy. Sorry wo/man.
Let’s get back on it.
Yes it sounds like The Streets. But definitely in an ‘inspired by’ rather than ‘derived from’ kinda way. Add in a hint of that Just Jack dude from a decade back and you have ‘North Circular’ by REAL LIES. The lyrics appeal. An ode to The Big Smoke’s transport network and Celtic links, a sucker to the Irish Londoner in me. And then the tune seals the deal, the chords in this totally floor me. Hitting notes that fire sharp’n’direct into my soul, in that way few things other than music and love can… like hearing your crush finally say they love you for the very first time (to you, not the knobhead in the year above).
Loving ‘On and Off’ by FEM FEL. Quirky, original, resonant (‘red faced scrolling thru my drunk texts’) and funky, Quirk Funk I’m lamely calling it. Could listen to this all day, it’s not just New Music it’s New full stop. A totes distinctive piece of New Music that is 100% 2015 sonically, just like Sleaford Mods is totally now lyrically. Love it.
When I wasn’t pretending to be meditating in The Andes we used to chat about three pieces of New Music at a time, thing is I can’t decide whether I wanna talk with you more about ‘Every Little Bit Counts’ by !!! (which also has a hint of Just Jack about it) or ‘Smiles Over Here’ by THE GARDEN. So rather than have an argument about it why don’t you simply check both out?
HEAR/ BUY THE TRACK:
REAL LIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oojMM3APqK8
THE GARDEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHFdkl7dSsM