Tracks Of The Week, 13.05.16

Hailing from Manchester, FOXTALES – Amy, Cassie, Angela, Briony and ‘The Scoon’ – formed early last year and have already been making waves in their local music scene, and are set to play at Kendal Calling this July.

With their debut EP release in the pipeline, FOXTALES have now shared new single ‘Spider’. Flowing with charming folky melodies alongside perfectly alluring harmonies, the track offers twinkling vocals and simple, yet effective, steady beats. It’s a foot-tappingly uplifting accompaniment to any sun-filled spring day; if this doesn’t have you hankering for fields filled with music, cider and general merriment, I don’t know what will.

‘Spider’ is out 10 June, and you can catch FOXTALES live:

23 May – Sofar Sounds 23rd birthday (venue TBA), Manchester
28  May –  Soup Kitchen w/Heavy On The Magic, Manchester
18 June –  Buryfest, Chesham
9 July – EP Launch, Soup Kitchen, Manchester
31 July – Kendal Calling  

Set to release their debut album next month, London-based Molly’s Daggers deliver raucous rock with a unique, gritty charisma.

Latest track ‘Leaves On The Trees’ is filled with blues-inspired riffs, raw, husky vocals and a catchy, country and western-style melody. As screeching guitars blast out with a riotous energy, it’s impossible to let this track pass you by.

Prima Materia, the debut album from Molly’s Daggers, is out 3 June.

On Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of catching North London four piece, Shark Dentist, live at Tooting Tram And Social, and what a privilege that was. Oozing their distinctive languid drawl and quirky, shoegazey melancholy, the band put on a fantastic show, heightened by the incredible, pounding beats the drummer consistently thrashed out for the entirety of the set (despite, at one point, losing a cymbal!)

New single ‘Florentine’ encapsulates Shark Dentist’s sound perfectly; reminiscent of old favourites Pavement, hazy melodies flow alongside slurred vocals and infectious beats, making for a scuzzy dream of a track.

‘Florentine’ is out 3 June on Ra-Ra Rok Records.

Ben, Ben, Alex and Krista, aka SuperGlu, formed back in 2014. Receiving acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing’s Huw Stephens, and having played at Latitude Festival 2015, the band released their debut EP earlier this year, and have been wowing crowds across the country ever since.

I was luckily enough to be one of the ‘wowed’ at Tooting Tram And Social earlier this week (Superglu followed Shark Dentist’s set); and when I say ‘wowed’, it is no exaggeration – I really have never seen anything quite like it. Delivering tracks such as their upcoming single ‘Weekend’, the band burst onto the stage with an admirable energy and buoyant zest.

Oozing their own brand of enthused indie pop, blended together with a generous helping of charisma and wit, Superglu succeed in spreading their infectious joy to all who can hear them. Racing beats rush alongside the catchiest of melodies, impressive acapella vocals and honey-sweet soaring harmonies, resulting in something quite spectacular.

The crowd on Wednesday may not have been that big, but the sound that this band can create is huge, and shouldn’t be missed.

‘Weekend’, the upcoming single from Superglu, is out 8 July, taken from their recent Horse EP.

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Mila Austin

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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