Tracks Of The Week, 19.01.18

Following comeback singles ‘Carrion’ and ‘Mallory,’ Gengahr are offering the latest taste of their new album with ‘Before Sunrise.’
Celebrating “the relief and simplicity one can find lost in the night. A clarity and single mindedness that doesn’t exist in day to day life,” ‘Before Sunrise’ sees Gengahr at their most playful – exploring the excitement and anticipation that often comes with the night – though still with an unsettling air of the looming daytime.
While it’s been a long wait since the band’s debut, A Dream Outside, the new album is shaping up to be a worthy comeback.

Where Wildness Grows is due out on 9 March 2018.

LIVE
April

21 – The Think Tank, Newcastle
22 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
23 – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
24 – Gorilla, Manchester
26 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
27 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
28 – Thekla, Bristol
29 – Joiners, Southampton
30 – Portland Arms, Cambridge
May
2 – The Haunt, Brighton
3 – Koko, London
4 – The Globe, Cardiff

Taken from their new album, which follows the 20 year anniversary of their debut, ‘Ask The Sky,’ the newest single from Sweden’s Easy, is a much needed dose of sunshiney loveliness.

Recorded during last summer, ‘Ask The Sky’ sparks memories of lying in a field with the warm sun on your face. Paired with stunning visuals courtesy of David Janes, the dreamy indie sweetness of the track has got me longing for some sun even more than I already was. While it feels like forever away, ‘Ask The Sky’ will most certainly be soundtracking my summer.

A Heartbeat From Eternity is out now

It seems to be the week of comebacks, as, 30 years on from the initial release of Shouting Quietly, Bradford have rereleased the album.

Revisiting the album it’s no mystery why these ‘northern skinheads’ captivated Stephen Street (and Morrissey). Shrouded by the emergence of Madchester, tracks like ‘In Liverpool’ prove that the album was a forgotten classic, and in 2018, it’s still perfectly relevant – let alone in 1988. Perhaps overlooked, Shouting Quietly is ready for a well-deserved time to shine. I, for one, am putting ‘In Liverpool’ on all my playlists.

Thirty Years of Shouting Quietly is out on 9 February 2018

Also getting us excited for summer are Faux with their new single ‘Body Heat.’

Armed with a new guitarist, ‘Body Heat’ comes after the release of the band’s self-titled EP and sets them up for yet another year of great things. Pairing driven riffs with ear-worming hooks, ‘Body Heat’ is the prime example of Faux’s self-proclaimed ‘dirty pop.’ It’s in equal parts grungily cool and shamelessly fun – the best of both worlds. Perfectly fit for the muddy fields of UK festivals, ‘Body Heat’ has once again got us wishing for sunnier days.

‘Body Heat’ is out today.

LIVE
January
29 – The Old Blue Last, London
30 – Subside, Birmingham
February
1 – Level 3, Swindon
2 – The Joiners, Southampton
3 – Frog And Fiddle, Cheltenham

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 21. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie