One half of the legendary underground pop duo Quasi, Sam Coomes has finally recorded a solo LP. Drenched in a glitchy melancholia, “Fordana” is the second track to be released from the forthcoming Bugger Me. Coomes aptly describes the record as “Suicide meets The Beach Boys” – every bit as amazing as it sounds. Bugger Me will be released by Domino on 19 August.
To save you trawling the internet, we’ve gathered together the very best tracks from the past 7 days.
Sam Coomes – “Fordana”
PWR BTTM – “Projection”
Punk rock’s finest PWR BTTM has announced the UK release of Ugly Cherries and shared new track “Projection”. Formed at Bard College, band members Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce shared a vision for bringing elements of performance and drag culture into the DIY punk scene. Ugly Cherries will be released in the UK on 7 October followed by dates across the country with The Spook School in December.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – “Come With Us”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor serves up her finest cut glass disco on new track “Come With Us”, the first single from her sixth studio album Familia. The album will be released via her new label Ellis Bextor Great Britain on 2 September.
Major Lazer – “Cold Water” (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)
Written by Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran, “Cold Water” picks up where every recent Major Lazer/Diplo track has left off. Major Lazer is comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire with the former having just recently teamed up with Bieber on the Jack Ü smash “Where Are Ü Now”. While not a radical departure for any of the artists concerned, it’s still a really enjoyable listen.
Bloodboy – “Hey Kid”
The follow-up to her debut single “Human Female”, Bloodboy’s new track “Hey Kid” was produced with Thom Monahan (Peter, Bjorn & John and Wild Nothing). A breezy summer jam, “Hey Kid” will feature on her forthcoming debut EP.
Poté – “Fall” feat. Arctic Lake
Poté, who built a considerable amount of buzz following releases on Enchufada and Black Butter, has shared his new EP “Over The Water”. Lifted from said EP, “Fall” features guest vocals from Arctic Lake’s Emma Foster. The EP demonstrates Poté’s gift for song writing and his kaleidoscopic approach to production. “Over The Water” is released via The Full Hundred.
Ross From Friends – “Gettin’ It Done”
South London-based producer Ross From Friends is readying his long awaited sophomore EP and to whet your already feverish appetite has shared “Gettin’ It Done”. Released via Lobster Theremin’s sub label Distant Hawaii, “You’ll Understand” drops on 29 July.
Huntar – “BlindSpot”
“BlindSpot” is the newest cut from Huntar. The producer combines pounding pop rhythms and future-R&B with raw and honest lyricism. Assured and expansive, Huntar’s is leading the charge for exciting new British producers.
PUZZLE – “Comedown”
The enigmatic PUZZLE has released the visuals for his pounding track “Comedown”. With pulsating rhythms and brooding synths, the hedonistic “Comedown” is an electro pop banger in the vein of Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode.
Drugdealer – “Suddenly” feat. Weyes Blood
The challenging to google Drugdealer is the new project from LA-based artist Michael Collins. “Suddenly”, the first track to be released from debut album “The End Of Comedy”, is a through-the-looking-glass take on the classic songwriting of the likes of Goffin & King and Burt Bacharach. “The End of Comedy” will be released in September via Domino imprint Weird World.
Netsky feat. Macklemore – “Rio Remix”
In preparation for the forthcoming 2016 Olympics, Netsky enlists the help of Macklemore for a fresh take on his 2015 single “Rio”. The original track was inspired by a trip Netsky took to Rio De Janeiro, and was previously used by the BBC to soundtrack their coverage of London’s 2015 New Year’s Eve fireworks display.