AS we enter the third month of 2017 and spring makes its way onto the horizon, the steady stream of fantastic new music refuses to subside.
Featuring a mix of talent from close to home and across the Atlantic, here’s our rundown of this week’s finest new tracks.
Yakima- Gut Milk
Set to be released as part of their upcoming double A-side, hotly tipped Glaswegian trio will firmly leave their imprint on anyone that encounters their latest track ‘Gut Milk,’ Described by the band as their most personal track to date, it is the epitome of heartfelt alt-rock at its most considered and gripping. Filled with gorgeous hooks and dizzying guitars, it appears that 2017 may well serve as the band’s entry into a new echelon of widespread acclaim.
Campfires In Winter- Ischaemia
Premiered on TTV at the beginning of last week, Campfires In Winter’s long-awaited debut album most certainly didn’t disappoint upon its arrival. Conducted by frontman Robert Canavan’s distinct Scottish brogue, the record emphasises the compelling attributes of their previous EP’s whilst continuing to widen their horizons and this combination makes for a truly ethereal, emotive and invigorating musical expedition into their collective psyche.
Johnny Lloyd- Running Wild
Ahead of his seven-date headline tour around the UK in April, Johnny Lloyd has shared details of a new EP titled Eden along with its lead single ‘Running Wild.’ Following the success of last year’s debut EP Dreamland, the new offering finds the ex-Tribes frontman revisiting his penchant for anthemic songwriting; built around a solid gold hook-laden chorus, the track bursts with dazzling keys, bombastic percussion and vibrant guitar lines. Giving off some fresh feel-good vibes, the track captures the sound of an artist who is flourishing with a newfound sense of confidence and enjoyment in what he is doing.
Ulrika Spacek- Mimi Pretend
Opting once again to record, produce and mix the whole record in their shared home, a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, Ulrika Spacek have stayed true to the self-reliant creativity and tireless DIY ethic with which they have become synonymous; picking up exactly where they left off with this new taster track called ‘Mimi Pretend’.
Traversing into the cavernous world of lo-fi experimental rock, the track is a sprawling arrangement of fuzzy guitars, looping rhythms and distorted vocals; oscillating between soft melodies and heavy, reverberating guitar sections. With nods to the spaced out sounds of shoegaze, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that the band will be supporting Slowdive at the Art School in Glasgow on 27th March.
Taylor Bennett- Grown Up Fairy Tales
Following in the footsteps of his Grammy award winning big brother Chance The Rapper, Taylor Bennett has bravely decided to make music in his own unique mode. Featuring allusions to the beautiful fusion of hip-hop, gospel and inherent optimism that was present in his sibling’s Coloring Book LP and a guest spot from the MC, this Jeremih assisted track is a suitable introduction for anyone that’s unfamiliar with his sonic agenda.