Luckily not leaving us for too long, former Maccabees frontman (don’t worry, the word “former” makes me tear up too) Orlando Weeks has announced the release of a new book and album entitled Gritterman. Set to wow audiences when it drops on 9th September, Orlando is giving us a glimpse of greatness with new song “Seasonal Hero” which features narration by Paul Whitehouse. Grab the tissues, it’s a sad’un.
Our top songs of the week.
Orlando Weeks – “Seasonal Hero”
Summer Heart – “Follow”
Giving you your daily dose of dream pop, “Follow” is the latest from Swedish star David Alexander. Talking about the track, in his own words David says, “To follow your dreams you must figure out what they are. ‘Follow’ is about that moment when you think you have it all figured out, only to realise you’re not one bit wiser.”
The Preatures – “Yanada”
Aussie quartet, The Preatures, have released their latest track “Yanada” ahead of the release of their second album, Girlhood. Meaning “moon” in the Indigenous Sydney Dharug, frontwoman Isabella Manfredi describes the uplifting track as “about doing something outside your comfort zone that leads to a discovery of a different world.”
Isaac Gracie – “The Death Of You & I”
With a voice that will give you goosebumps, Isaac Gracie returns with his latest track “The Death Of You & I”. The title track of his upcoming EP, the beautiful new song is an exciting glimpse of what the forthcoming record has in store.
TRASH – “Make Up Your Mind”
Fresh from our chat last week, “indie dreamboats” TRASH have dropped their latest indie pop banger, “Make Up Your Mind”, and in the words of frontman Daniel Longmore, “It’s a song about making up your mind.” Taken from their self-titled EP which is out on Friday, say hello to your new fave band.
The Vryll Society – “Shadow Of A Wave”
A taste of their debut album which will drop early next year, Liverpool psych rockers The Vryll Society have released their incredible new song “Shadow Of A Wave”. Highlighting the band as one of the most exciting around right now, we can’t wait to hear more.
Johanna Glaza – “Space Mermaid”
The title of Johanna Glaza’s debut track seems like the perfect way to describe her sound. Out of this world and striking, “Space Mermaid” is weird and wonderful, with Johanna’s incredible voice showing off the talent that her forthcoming debut album, Wind Sculptures will undoubtedly be brimming with.
Gorillaz – “Strobelite”
Having dropped one of the best albums of the year, Gorillaz are releasing the visuals to Humanz fave “Strobelite”. As the animated members make us all want go clubbing, the funk fuelled song with Peven Everett’s stunning vocals soundtrack the fun. Keep your eyes peeled for other Humanz guest stars Vince Staples and Savages’ Jehnny Beth getting involved in the dancing too…
King Henry feat. Rhye – “Moment”
When two critically-acclaimed artists come together, chances are you’re gonna get something amazing, and King Henry and Rhye don’t disappoint. An ode to an elusive lover, “Moment” is a breathtaking piece of pop music featuring captivating beats and gorgeous strings. If this is a taste of what’s to come, it’s certain to be something special.