New Music Weekly #6

by JamieBrooker
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on 04 March 2013 in Features



Hi there my name is Jamie, Shout4Music’s new music editor, and this is what I’ve been listening to in the past week. If you ever have anything you want to send for my consideration then hit me up on Jamie[at]shout4music[dot]com.

Emperor Yes – 'Cosmos'

I caught Emperor Yes live this week and their gorgeous melodies and unique synth vocal effects won me over instantly. The lead vocal on show is also delicate and well balanced complementing the music perfectly. This is synth pop at its finest and with production credit from Jeremy Warmsley they’re definitely in good hands. Cosmos is released later this month following a cassette single Fishes/Wasps released last year and I can only hope we hear more from this exciting British prospect.

New Carnival – 'Let Me Shake'

Let Me Shake is the second track New Carnival has released from a forthcoming EP and this can be described as a high calibre indie rock song. It has a funky bassline, tight drumline and a catchy guitar riff all held together by a smattering of background synth. The lyrics are also very memorable and by the end of the track I’m sure you’ll be singing along to the chorus. Another exciting new prospect whose EP is sure to be a winner when it drops.

Little Boots – 'Motorway'

This week marked the long awaited return of Little Boots whose time away has resulted in a number of recent one off singles but with an album date set the anticipation can now build. This is a brilliant pop song with great synth lines; Victoria’s plush vocal and a definite step up in terms of the quality produced. This is placing down a marker and making people remember why she won the BBC Sound of 2009 poll, she’s back with aplomb and I can’t wait to hear Nocturnes released May this year.

Agerskow – 'This Train Terminates'

Beautiful melodies and instrumentation are the order of the day when you listen to Agerskow. This track makes an instant impact with its lovely hooks and catchy guitar riff aided by the gorgeous female vocal. I could see this sort of track being a winner for a number of people in fact it’s hard one not to like. It forms part of a two-track single released later this month and it’s limited on bandcamp so snap one up while you can.

Nathaniel Norton-Freeman – 'Op. 2 – Seabirds'

Given the upbeat nature of the tracks this week Nathaniel provides the necessary tune to take things in a mellower direction. ‘Seabirds’ is a dreamy acoustic-based track that will make all your troubles melt away. You can hear hints of Explosions In The Sky in terms of the chord structures used here, and it conjures up similar emotions too. This track comes from a 3 track EP released this week and if you’re in the mood for some easy listening this is perfect.

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