Making his play to become your new fave, Barns Courtney has dropped sizzling new track “Champion”. Featuring his growling vocals over a brooding rock beat, it’s an exciting look at what we can expect from the Seattle songwriter’s debut album, The Attractions of Youth, which is released on Friday.
The songs to get you through the week.
Barns Courtney – “Champion”
GIRLI & Anteros – “Hot Mess”
Putting a refreshing twist on GIRLI’s (already banging) hit “Hot Mess”, London based babes Anteros have jumped on it to give it a Brit-pop inspired upgrade. Bold and ballsy, the quartet show why their fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. As frontwoman Laura Hayden says of the track: “We’d been wanting to do something with GIRLI for a while, we had lots of fun playing this. We’re all a Hot Mess.” Agreed.
PINS – “Serve The Rich”
Enlisting the help of The Kills’ Jamie Hince, PINS are back with a banger. A snarling return after their recent “Bad Thing” EP release, “Serve The Rich” is another stunningly unique track from the Manchester quintet. Talking on the track they say: “We are promised things by saviours, these people who have come to rescue us, but it’s not true. ‘Serve The Rich’ was my opportunity to assert myself’ I’m saying that we as PINS, musicians, women, Labour voters and feminists, are here to save the kids, we’re here to save each other, we’re here to save ourselves.”
Gengahr – “Carrion”
Marking their triumphant return, London hons, Gengahr, have given us the first taste of their upcoming second record with new track “Carrion”. Following on from their brilliant debut album A Dream Outside, the band are venturing into newer, and slightly darker, territories. Speaking on the song vocalist Felix Bushe says, “The track is full of snark and bitterness, but also offers hope and triumph over the oppressive nature of the world we live in today. Born in part out of frustration, the song crashes on, an embodiment of the resilience we’ve found essential in getting to where we find ourselves now.”
Isaac Gracie – “Silhouettes Of You”
If you’re still feeling a little fragile after the weekend, not gonna lie, there is a risk that you’ll cry at Isaac Gracie’s new song, but it’s totally worth it. Taken from his forthcoming EP “The Death of You & I”, “Silhouettes Of You” is a beautiful acoustic ballad full of Isaac’s strikingly raw and honest emotive lyrics. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Shame – “Concrete”
Already hailed as one of the best live bands around at the moment, Shame are showing those who’ve yet to see them just what they’re missing in new track “Concrete”. A ferocious dose of post-punk, it’s loud and exciting, and a perfect look at what the South London five-piece is all about.
JP Cooper – “Momma’s Prayers” feat. Stormzy
Gearing up for the release of his debut album, Raised Under Grey Skies, next week, JP Cooper is spoiling us with the release of “Momma’s Prayers”. Certain to give you goosebumps, it’s a soulful and stunning song, featuring our fave Stormzy. As the two exchange melodies, the track incorporates elements of gospel and will definitely leave you feeling warm inside. And man thought that Stormzy couldn’t sing…
Yungblud – “I Love You, Will You Marry Me”
Like the lovechild of early Jamie T and Arctic Monkeys circa 2006, Dom Harrison, aka Yungblud, is the 19-year-old changing the game. Spitting out witty lyrics over a captivating rhythm, “I Love You, Will You Marry Me” is his latest exciting offering, and no doubt something we’ll be furiously tweeting at him soon. Speaking on the track, Dom says: “It’s a twisted fairytale about two young people in love that got completely fucked over… His graffiti proposal overlooks the entire city, which ended in her death and was lit up as an ‘iconic piece of art’ overlooking Sheffield. He was left with nothing”
Pom Poko – “You’ll Be Fine”
Another band proving why we should move to Norway, Pom Poko are the energetic pop quartet about to inject some fun into your life. Dropping their new track “You’ll Be Fine”, it’s a brilliant technicolour alt-pop banger and we can’t get enough.
Denzel Himself – “Chevi”
Undisputedly one of the most exciting rappers in the game rn, Denzel Himself has dropped the video to “Chevi”. Weird and wonderful, it’s an off-kilter innovative track, drawing inspiration from jazz and hip-hop. We’re slightly obsessed.
Toby Randall – “Landslide” feat. DJ Khaled
Don’t judge the boy by his baby face, because Toby Randall has a voice that will floor you. Backed up by DJ Khaled, “Landslide” is a stunning R&B tinged pop track highlighting Toby’s incredible vocals. We can’t wait to see what else he has in store.