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8 August 2017

Top Tracks: July (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:

 

Lomelda: ‘Interstate Vision’ 

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The Texan chanteuse has gained incredible praise from peers and music press. Her tender vocal and instrumental arrangements negotiate subtleties in her songwriting and this is an artist that has shown she is not only one to watch, but one that is going to flourish into a phenomenon.

Vacances: ‘Legacy Girls’ 

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New wave is alive and well thanks to Brooklyn’s Vacances. ‘Legacy Girls’ is a gut punch from the first bar, bathed in atmospherics and steeped in emotion, this is one of the most ridiculously addictive songs of the year so far.

MY: ‘Hate On Myself’ 

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The Swedish artist has found fun in her craft resulting in a stunning gem of a song. Astonishingly affective in its pop gusto, this proves that you don’t need to be Katy Perry or Carly Rae Jepson to produce a mammoth hit.

Magana: ‘Inches Apart’ 

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The second Brooklyn-based artist on our list and one that has a vulnerable freshness. ‘Inches Apart‘ is taken from Magana’s debut EP, Gold Tongue and with its whispery vocals, delicately picked guitar and almost glacial feel, this is as endearing as they come.

Faodail: ‘Frayed’ 

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I have covered everything that Scotland’s Faodail has released thus far. The electronic producer is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Scottish music. With each release, you can hear his progression in maturity and sound and this is the finest release so far from the solo artist. His capabilities of going deeper within his craft are on the horizon and I can’t wait for what comes next.

Brother Cephus: ‘Toxic Slip’

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Florida-based brothers Gabe and Seth Davis release the first taste of their forthcoming EP. There’s a real depth beneath the subtle guitars and melancholic vocal that resonates with you. You almost double take in your mind and go back to its exquisite chorus. Think Pedro The Lion meets Arcade Fire. 

David Baron: ‘Earthling

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With his CV naming his work with the likes of The Lumineers, Shawn Mendes and Bat For Lashes to name a few, Baron obviously has the talent. ‘Earthling‘, is a small example of his skill and the nuances within it really get under your skin and stay there. This is a highly rewarding journey through a composers mind and one that will make you delve into his entire body of work. 

Gold Fir:Night Walk’ 

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With an intriguing synthetic heartbeat pulsating the surface, ‘Night Walk‘ is completed by a soulful yet fierce vocal and an atmospheric blanket of sound. This might be unassuming from the onset, but it will have you wide-eyed and its slave by the end.

M.A.G.S.: ‘Demon’

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With its incredible pull, ‘Demon‘ is a triumphant mix of rockabilly, indie and punk. Take the times to listen because you will discover a significant and inspiring new addition to the alternative scene.

Bel Heir: ‘Washed Up’ 

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Our first introduction to the Philadelphia 3-piece and a band not to be forgotten. Their marriage of alternative rock and shoegaze is completely addictive and creates an enthralling listen. With its meticulous production and juggernaut delivery, this is the sweet sound of rebellion.

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