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30 June 2017

Top Tracks: June (Part 2)

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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:

 

Ghostpoet: ‘Trouble + Me’

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Every release to date has been faultless from Obaro Ejimiwe. ‘Trouble + Me’, is another gutsy work and the Radiohead – ‘Street Spirit’-like recurring guitar line coupled with Ghostpoet’s distinct vocal makes this stay with you. With its potent authority, there is no sign of this artist slowing in his incredible output.

Gifty: ‘Golden

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An excellent debut from chanteuse and a voice that hits hard, with its almost gospel-pop edge, this shows the potential of a new artist that is set to make her mark on the commercial world.

Dakota: ‘Silver Tongue’ 

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The quartet’s raw appeal is what strikes most with ‘Silver Tongue’.  There are intricacies here that shine amidst its atmospherics that continue to illustrate the band’s musical promise. This is a really rewarding listen.

De Joie: ‘Oslo

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Listening to this is like sitting by a deserted shore in peak summer and realising how lucky you are to experience things like this. Unassuming, yet euphoric, it’s songs like this that you feel incredibly lucky to be able to come across. This is an overall experience and one that stays with you.

Wes Swing: ‘Mirrors

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Classically trained cellist, composer and indie folk artist, Wes Swing makes this as much about a score as it is a contemporary piece. His talents augment this in a way that you immediately feel part of something quite special. There a fragility, yet expansiveness about this that makes it fascinating. 

Sparrows: ‘Take My Heart’

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‘Take My Heart’ splices synth ambience with a trip hop percussive backbone to create a truly inspiring epic electro pop landscape. This is magnificent.

Basement Revolver: ‘Tree Trunks’

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With lines like “..there you’ll find smoke rings like tree trunks and do it again through the inhales and exhales try not to believe…” Basement Revolver continue to illustrate what a breathtaking musical tour-de-force they are. There’s an adolescent melancholy on show here that saturates their music in vulnerability but invites you into a world where you feel complete catharsis.

Vessels: ‘Deflect The Light (Ft. The Flaming Lips)’

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With its synthetic catchy core and unmistakable input of Wayne Coyne, Vessels production and musical talents have moved them into the sam league as the likes of Chemical Brothers and Underworld. They have always been there in terms of talent, but now we see a group that have taken the mantel as a diverse and exciting electronic juggernaut. The precision with which they craft their music is not to be underestimated. It is to be admired and shared as much as possible.

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