Sharing another curveball cut from forthcoming mini-album Recital, Team Picture look set to make 2018 a home run despite dressing like the marching band nerds, not baseball jocks. ‘Strange Year’ is a slice from the synthier side of the record and is reliably packed with swirling and stuttering lines.
Waltzing through wonky pop with dreamlike melodies, the track gifts both aural assault and relaxing rest, managing to knit together gorgeous maximalism with restrained, rhythmic verses. It would be a strange year indeed if the Leeds group didn’t breakthrough.
Lead photo: Joel Burden