Can you believe? Not only are staple shoegazers My Bloody Valentine finally back on Spotify, but they’ve also signed to Domino Records and have two new albums in the works! Their return to the musical fore was also celebrated by a reissue of their back catalogue, meaning you Loveless-heads can finally rock out to your favourite, screwed-up tunes without forking out an arm and a leg for one of the originals. Catching up on last time, we better dive straight into their EPs and rarities.
This week’s music playlist is for the dream-poppers, featuring works from My Bloody Valentine, Gyakie & Critter.
My Bloody Valentine – Their entire discography…
CRITTER – “Lemme”
This leftfield pop-duo are EXACTLY what we need to soundtrack a season of crisp blue skies and long walks around the city. Written about the uneasiness of entering a relationship and the absolute number that does on your emotions, “LEMME” is actually the first CRITTER ever made back in their college days. Visualised through a Sk8er Boi fisheye lens, the pair take us on a journey around town that looks a lot more fun than working from home, just saying.
Gyakie – “Forever Remix (feat. Omah Lay)
Gyakie’s “Forever Remix” is the perfect blend of afro-beats and moody pop. Subduing all of our worries and fears, the Ghanian singer-songwriter has us dreaming of pink skies and warm summer nights somewhere far sunnier than we are now on the up-tempo ballad. She’s even got the song’s accompanying video on lock too, taking a road trip in Nigeria as she dons some killer ‘fits and makes a bog-standard camper van into a floral paradise. Showing off unmatched chemistry with Omah Lay, we’re definitely fiending for a second part of this sultry track.
Sally Robinson – Air
Cardiff-based indie-folk star Sally Robinson joins us this Friday with her celestial and compelling two track single – “Air.” The project is the first of four offerings that correspond to Earth’s four elements, showcasing Robinson’s natural songwriting ability as well as her devastating approach to song. Starting with “Moonlit Skies”, a twinkly and euphoric ode to space, air and all things sombre, Robinson then folds into “Leaves In The Light”. The captivating B-side is tinged with harrowing acoustics and country flourishes aplenty, and will be sure to drag a singular tear right across your cheek once you make it through your first listen – we promise.
Doss – “Look”
Doss seems to have taken us to a sexy rave set in arcade machine on her new track – “Look”. Gone is the soft-euphoria of her self-titled 2014 EP, replaced instead by driving rhythms, chipmunked vocals and wobbly bass. Someone get the pink gins in, we’ll be having a bedroom party EXCLUSIVELY to this addictive tune – adhering to government guidelines of course.