It’s the start of the month which means that it’s time for us to share our favourite tracks that were released last month!
Hoops – On Top (chosen by Elli Brazzill)
Out now on Fat Possum, Hoops’ new single ‘On Top’ is possibly their best so far, although I won’t pretend ‘Rules’ hasn’t been on constant repeat for the last month in my household. The dreamy guitars and melodies of Hoops just keep getting better and better, don’t believe me? Take a listen and go see them on their UK tour in May, no promo, they’re just brilliant.
IDLES – Mother (chosen by Joe Horsman)
IDLES’ debut album Brutalism was easily my favourite album of the month for its brilliantly wry, scathing caricature of Brexit Britain. “Mother”, a furiously pounding onslaught of both Tory ideals and misogyny, provides one of the many lyrical highlights of the album: “the best way to scare a Tory is to read and get rich”.
STRØM – Mesmerize (chosen by Aidan Grant)
Jai Paul-esque gritty synth chords with a melancholic feel. A classy piece of dark-pop from one of the most exciting new labels out of Scandinavia.
Splashh – See Through (chosen by Daisy Summerfield)
Daydreamy and lazy, Anglo-Australian quartet Splashh are channeling serious Magic Gang vibes with latest single ‘See Through’. With sophomore album ‘Waiting a Lifetime’ out this April, catch them live at Night & Day on the 25th.
Fröst – Keratin (chosen by Chris Graham)
Brighton duo Fröst don’t appear like your typical electronic-pop group, from their past two single releases they seem to push pop boundaries and all without sounding too cheesy. ‘Keratin’ reveals articulate lyrics while blending in their signature rotating synth arpeggios stylishly well. They’re definitely a group to keep your eyes and ears on.
The Orielles – Sugar Tastes Like Salt (chosen by Jake Crossland)
Could it really have been anything else? This is probably one of my favourite songs EVER, let alone just from March. Insanely groovy whilst also managing to shred harder than any Orielles track before it, I don’t even feel guilty featuring it again. Here’s to hoping they re-release it every month of the year.