As we’ve said before, Bad Sounds are all about the good sounds. Dropping their latest banger last week, “Hot Head Chippenham” is a brilliant track, full of insanely catchy beats and the kind of pumping grooves that get you bopping along instantly. Taken from their forthcoming EP, “Mixtape 1”, it’s an exciting look at what their next good sounds will be.
Our fave songs right now.
Bad Sounds – “Hot Head Chippenham”
ZAYN – “Dusk Till Dawn” feat. Sia
Full disclosure: Zayn has always been my fave and I’ve loved him ever since his sadness at fucking up choreography in X-Factor boot camp made me cry too. So with that, I think everything he does is great and “Dusk Till Dawn” is no exception. Dropping the new track, the Sia collab is a cinematic masterpiece. The video completely backs this up and – save the slightly cringeworthy “You don’t know me” bit – it’s totally gripping. We can’t wait for more.
Llovers – “I Don’t Mind”
Hailing from the North East, Llovers are the indie quartet about to steal your heart. Releasing their first single “I Don’t Mind”, their dreamy alt-pop melodies are certain to whisk you away to your happy place. An indie jewel, get ready for more amazingness in the future.
Client Liaison – “A Foreign Affair” feat. Tina Arena
Aussie duo Client Liaison are back with another blast from the past. “A Foreign Affair” is a delightfully retro number drenched in 80s synth pop sounds. Feel-good and fun, I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to feel better after listening to this song.
St. Vincent – “Los Ageless”
Annie Clark is amazing. Fact. Spoiling us last week, she announced her forthcoming sixth album MASSEDUCTION and dropped “Los Ageless”. Full of electro beats and fierce guitar sounds, it’s yet another example of how unique and amazing Clark is. With the album due for release on 13 October, we’re already counting down the days. (32 to go…)
Michael Malarkey – “Uncomfortably Numb”
A dark and brooding track, it’s no surprise that Michael Malarkey’s day job is on set of The Vampire Diaries. Now showing his skills in songwriting as well, “Uncomfortably Numb” is a sizzling slice of alt-rock music taken from Malarkey’s upcoming album Mongrels. Sure to be a brilliant record, “Uncomfortably Numb” is the perfect intro to what Malarkey can do.
Hardwicke Circus – “Please Don’t Try This At Home”
Carlisle indie rockers Hardwicke Circus are back with a banger. “Please Don’t Try This At Home” is a guitar heavy track with frontman Jonny Foster’s growling vocals giving it an infectious quality. Effortlessly cool, the seven piece band are about to become your new faves.
The Horrors – “Weighed Down”
The Horrors’ fifth album is almost here (finally!) so to keep us going until it’s dropped on the 22nd, the quintet have shared their newest track “Weighed Down”. A dark shoegaze-esque sensation, it’s a luscious track and if we weren’t excited for the album before, we certainly are now.
George Michael feat. Nile Rodgers – “Fantasy”
Recorded in the late 80s, “Fantasy” was lost in the void until 2016 when the late great George Michael was looking for the perfect single to launch the reissue of Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1/MTV Unplugged. Recruiting Nile Rodgers to give the track even more funk, “Fantasy” is an absolute banger and was George’s fave. Get your dancing shoes on because you know if George loved it, you’ll love it too.
Grim Sickers feat. Ghetts & The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light – “Open The Till”
I don’t really know how I feel about this song but I think I love it and I know I’m genuinely incapable of going a day without listening to it. Don’t @ me. Grime legend Grim Slickers dropped this last week, featuring verses from man of the moment Ghetts and The Streets’ Mike Skinner. An absolute banger, get ready to have Skinner saying “open the till” in your head for the rest of the week.