Tracks Of The Week, 10.02.16

Last week, The Nyx shared ‘Hideaway’ as the first single from their debut, self-titled EP. A fitting introduction, ‘Hideaway’ perfectly announces The Nyx’s presence in the world: raucous, electrifying and superbly energetic.

Simone Picknett explains that the track is about “the struggle of the push and pull of an over thinking mind. What’s real and what’s not.” Far too familiar, but told through the band’s fiery energy, ‘Hideaway’ is hugely empowering. From Picknett’s vocals to the angst-ridden riffs, ‘Hideaway’ is the mark of a band who have something to say, and who know how to say it.

The Nyx, the band’s self-titled debut EP is out 21 April 2017.

The Nyx play Gigslutz Live w/ Sahara Dam, Worst Place and Feral Five tonight (10 Feb) at The Finsbury. 

Ahead of their UK tour, Wales’ Estrons have shared a new video alongside b-side ‘Belfast’. While the video gives an insight into their live shows, the track proves that there’s no one element better than the other; the recording manages to just as perfectly capture their energy.

‘Belfast’ also proves that such energy is present in everything Estrons do. It would be just as fitting as an album opener than as a b-side, and carries that the same soulful vocals and power as the rest of the She’s Here Now EP.

Estrons play the following headline dates before heading on tour with The Amazons:

10 – Komedia Bar, Brighton
11 – The Cellar, Oxford
15 – Studio 2, Liverpool
16 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
17 – The Tin Angel, Coventry
18 – Headrow House, Leeds

Hailing from Bergen, Norway Misty Coast manage to emulate their city in their sound; foggy, quaint, and beautifully surreal.

Similarly, the band’s latest track ‘Heavy Head On A Body’ soundtracks the journey from consciousness into sleep, the bizarre, colourful, dream-like (but not quite) state before you’re fully gone. It’s impress just how perfectly ‘Heavy Head On A Body’ manages to capture such a feeling – one that I think I’d struggle to describe in words – but it does; through ethereal vocals and synth waves, ‘Heavy Head On A Body’ is a dream-pop masterpiece.

‘Heavy Head On A Body’ is out now.

Following 2016’s ‘L.U.V’ and ‘Rita Ora’, Glasgow’s Catholic Action are back for 2017 with their new track ‘Doing Well’.

Just as exciting as the previous single – if not more – ‘Doing Well’ show Catholic Action having mastered their sound. Their glam-drenched, post-punk has taken a step up in the new track and taken on an anthemic nature. There’s a pop sensibility to ‘Doing Well’, too. Something tappy and sing-along-y that has landed it plays on Radio 1 and makes it stick in your mind forever (but it’s so good we’re guessing you won’t mind).

Catch Catholic Action live:

10 – Purple Turtle, Reading
11 – Sackler Space @ Roundhouse, London
13 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
15 – Joiners, Southampton
16 – The Horn, St. Albans
17 – Esquires, Bedford
18 – Portland Arms, Cambridge
20  – Firebug, Leicester
22 – Buskers, Dundee
23 – Tooth & Claw, Inverness
24 – Café Drummond, Amberdeen
25 – The Mash House, Edinburgh

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie