We have put together a list of songs that have stood out this month for a plethora of reasons. Please take the time to invest and immerse yourself in them:
Alana Henderson: ‘Let This Remain’
Northern Ireland cellist Alan Henderson’s musicianship places her as something of a rarity. Her latest release is considered, beautiful and genuine songwriting. She does her art justice and I cannot wait for what is next.
Bike Thiefs: ‘Destination Wedding‘
Ontario trip Bike Thiefs come at a time when we are in dire need of more frenetic and challenging bands. With a punk rock resin and intense delivery, they manage to slay in 2 minutes 38 leaving you grappling for more.
Linn Koch-Emmery: ‘Bby Nevermind’
Having picked up notable column inches from various tastemakers, Koch-Emmery has started to prove herself as being far more than a flash in the pan. This retains a melancholy whilst delivery a heavy dose of mighty maturity and awesome energy.
Henry Green: ‘Stay Here’
The Bristol-based electronic artist has gained quite the reputation this year. The tremulous whisper of his voice married with the delicate ambling beats on this track create a soundscape that is both mesmerising and completely vulnerable.
Yacht Punk: ‘Nightmare Pool’
There’s an undeniable comparison here with the likes of giants Joy Division, but this is a modern derivative delivered in a way that is both addictive and euphoric. This is one of the catchiest releases of 2017, packed with grooves, scissor-kicking guitar licks and gut-punching vocals. This is beautiful.
Madeline Tasquin: ‘Future Telephone’
This is a fascinating journey through folk, jazz and rock. Tasquin’s vocal is a tantalising, heady triumph. It’s the glue to this song and one that cascades over all the dynamism like a coating of sweet honey.
Pussy Riot: ‘Police State’
Pussy Riot are one of the most crucial and inspiring feminist bands of my generati0n. Whilst their political presence is something so notable, their latest song ‘Police State’ has as much in it musically to love as it’s message. This is an anthem, one to sing loud and one to beat your chest to.
Ten Fé: ‘Single No Return’
The vocals whirr and purr in a way that immediately pulls you in. A harmonious and vivid song, the band demonstrates a musical prowess that throws back to bands like Pink Floyd, but retains a solid melodic vein making this something memorable.