Tracks Of The Week, 04.11.17

Taken from her forthcoming debut album, Swedish singer Natali Felicia has shared her new single ‘Say It.’

“A song about people uniting to be stronger together,”  ‘Say It’ is an act of solidarity with all those fighting repression – an urge to speak up where you can to help others. There’s an urgency in Natali’s vocals, too; a sense of determination over what is otherwise a shimmering pop anthem. It’s feel-good, cinematic pop with a driving message behind it – what more could you want?

‘Say It’ is out now

Giving her goth-pop style a lift, So Below (Madeline North) has released ‘Close’ which promises to be the soundtrack to wintery nights.

Anapolagetically catchy hooks, blended with inspiration drawn from organic/man-made surroundings, ‘Close’ is a middle ground between electronic synth sounds and something far rawer. About “moving on and find space from the bad relationships in your life,” ‘Close’ straddles between melancholy and hopefulness. Mirrored in the track, it sees So Below grace us with something a little more upbeat while not straying too far from her goth-pop signature sound.

‘Close’ is out now

Described bluntly – but rather aptly – on Soundcloud as ‘something you’d punch your best mate to,’ Carnation’s debut single ‘Fatal Attraction’ is a raucous anthem; the kind of thing that comes on at an indie night and gets you a bit rowdy.

Blending heavy rock and lighter, indie influences, it’s a solid sound for a debut single, packing the kind of punch that it might provoke. Fights aside, it’s exciting; likely to sit perfectly in their local Manchester scene while proudly standing out. It’s good.

‘Fatal Attraction’ is out now
See Carnation live:
November
10 –Little Buildings, Newcastle
11 – Verve Bar, Leeds
18 – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
25 – Kazoopa Festival, Leeds
December
15 – The Peer Hat, Manchester

With previous singles ‘Friends’ and ‘Too Good’ getting spins on Radio 1, Marsicans set the bar high for themselves. Not that they’d ever struggle to meet it, though, and with new single ‘Throw Ourselves In’ they’re just getting better.

Arguably their grungiest sound to date, and known as a live favourite, ‘Throw Ourselves In’ does what it says on the tin. Noisy, infectious, and impossible not to dance to, Marsicans are taking their much-loved blend of scuzz and pop-sensibilities and taking it to the next level. We’re not sure how many levels there are, but Marsicans are showing no signs of slowing.

Catch Marsicans on their 2018 headline tour:
March
1 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
2 – Borderline, London
3 – Louisiana, Bristol
7 – Attic, Glasgow
8 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
10 – Church, Leeds
More dates: http://www.marsicans.co.uk/

Melissa Svensen
@MelYeaahh