Tracks Of The Week, 13.10.17

Soaring and anthemic, London’s Dead Natives are proving themselves at the top of their game with their latest track ‘I Got Menace.’

Blending Britpop and Psych influences, ‘I Got Menace’ is plucked straight from the 90s and given a new lease of life with Dead Natives. It’s seething with catchy guitar lines, paired with bluesy vocals, making for something nostalgic but fitting perfectly into the new music sphere. Whatever’s next for Dead Natives, ‘I Got Menace’ has got us very, very excited for it.

‘I Got Menace’ is out now

Leading the way for a library of tracks set for release in 2018, Rozelle have released a teaser in the form of ‘Dig Your Heels In.’

Recorded live at Pirate Studios – impressive, but by no stretch surprising when you hear just how beautifully raw the sound is – ‘Dig Your Heels In’ blends pop sensibilities with darker undertones. Compared to everyone from Fleetwood Mac, to The Cure, to Demob Happy, just how atmospheric ‘Dig Your Heels In’ is, is difficult to explain. It’s explosive and addictive, and will be sure to get you hooked on Rozelle.

Rozelle will reveal a second live track on November 21, followed
by a studio single in Feb, a studio EP in March and a live EP in April

Depicting a perhaps unorthodox approach to moving on from a breakup Childcare‘s latest offering, ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ is a grooving, foot-tappy ode to the bizarre things heartbreak can do to us.

As singer Ed Cares explains: “After being the victim of a polite yet painful breakup, I found myself later that same day wearing one of the skirts of my former inamorata for a video shoot the band was filming. Realising this was an A* creative writing idea for a song, I quickly noted down the title ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ in my gmail drafts folder and the song flowered from there.” While we of course hope Ed’s okay, if his painful breakups and bizarre habits result in songs as good as this, we can’t help but be a little bit glad.

CHILDCARE will be performing their first UK
headline tour in November in support of the release:
11 – The Attic, Glasgow
12 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
18 – Record Junkee, Sheffield
19 – Oporto, Leeds
20 – Studio 2, Liverpool
21 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
22 – The Flapper, Birmingham
23 – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
24 – Ramsgate Music Hall
25 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
27 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
28 – The Lexington, London


Offering another love song, Brighton’s Fond of Rudy’s latest offering ‘To Be Mine’ asks the question “does there have to be complications, can’t attraction just be simple.” Written off the back of an argument, the track is, in all its shimmering, glimmering indie sheen, incredibly open.

Just under 3 minutes, ‘To Be Mine’ is immediate and exciting, a blend of clear understanding of the current musical climate and of sunny pop sensibilities. Just like love, ‘To Be Mine’ proves that without complications and fussing, you can make a fucking good track.

‘To Be Mine’ is out now

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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