Tracks Of The Week, 04.11.16

Following the release of their spectacular self-titled EP earlier this year, Hawk are back with their powerful and captivating noir-folk sound. With a new EP set for release in Spring of next year, the band have now shared a brand new track taken from the EP.

Flowing with the sublime beauty and subtle power of Julie Hawk’s distinctive vocals, ‘Mirror Maze’ challenges the conflicting expectations society places on women’s bodies, as the band once again manage to combine their graceful musicality with powerful political ideas.

Oozing a sweeping, gritty power alongside haunting ethereal vibes, ‘Mirror Maze’ shows that Hawk are ready to take on the world with their spellbinding sounds and inspiring ideas.

You can now watch the utterly enchanting and powerful new video for ‘Mirror Maze’. And She Knows, the upcoming EP from Hawk, will be out 17 March 2017 via Veta Records.

Having only formed earlier this year, Worst Place have previously graced our ears with the hazy alt-pop of ‘Better Days’. Now they’re back with with another dreamy, psychedelic offering.

‘The Sun Changed Everything’ is filled with twinkling melodies and chilled beats; flowing with a sunny optimism, catchy ‘90s vibes and the smooth grace of Amy Bache’s vocals, it oozes a sweeping, effervescent charm.

Catch Worst Place live this month:
16 November – The Victoria, Dalston (with Young Romance)
25 November – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Having played the likes of Reading & Leeds festivals and received acclaim from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, London-based Childcare are fast becoming known for their energy-filled live shows. Now, with a new single, it seems we’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the upcoming months…

Inspired by singer-songwriter Ed’s trips to cinematic gatherings in order to impress a fellow attendee, the aptly named ‘Film Club’ is filled with scuzzy riffs, joyous jangly melodies and truly funky beats. It’s an uptempo, and undeniably catchy, offering that will leave your ears hungry for more.

‘Film Club’, the new single from Childcare, is out 18 November via Lost In The Manor Records.

With their debut EP out this month, London-based duo LVNA draw inspiration from the likes of Lianne La Havas and Little Dragon, creating their own unique fusion of sounds. Following their last single ‘Not Here Anymore’, Lydia and Teresa are back with a brand new track.

Exuding glitchy electro beats alongside smooth, sweeping vocals and lush harmonies, ‘Stalker’ fuses together elements of laid back RnB with undertones of jazz. Oozing an impassioned power and soulful emotion, it’s another simply dreamy, and skillfully refined, creation from the duo.

In Limerence, the debut EP from LVNA, is set for release this month via Tiny Factory.


Mari Lane


Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.