Tracks Of The Week, 22.06.18

Ahead of a summer packed with festival/gig dates, leading onto an October tour, GIRLI has shared the new track, and accompanying video ‘Day Month Second.’

Hitting back at bad-boy behaviour, ‘Day Month Second’ sees post-breakup GIRLI fight back, a gang of dancers by her side, with an incredibly catchy pop tune: the breakup anthem we all need.  Speaking of the track, GIRLI says: “It’s about wanting to get over someone so bad but not being able to shake the memory of them and how they messed you around. It’s an angry, sad, but also liberating tune. STRUT DOWN THE STREET TO THIS. DANCE LIKE NO-ONE’S WATCHING. BLOCK THEM & BUY YOURSELF A PIZZA & SCREAM IN THE STREET!”

See GIRLI live:

20 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
26 – VICE x DORK Festival, Old Blue Last, London
2 – Neverworld Festival, Kent
22 – MTV Gibraltar Calling, Gibraltar
20 – The Mash House, Edinburgh
21 – Community Room, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
22 – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
23 – Heaven, London
25 – Patterns, Brighton
26 – The Loft, Southampton

The last offering before the arrival of their debut album this August, The Vryll Society have shared their new single ‘Light At The Edge Of The World.’

Proof of their unique sound and unparalleled genre-bending versatility, ‘Light At The Edge Of The World’ is a dose of swirling, ethereal guitar licks. Paired with an anthemic chorus, bringing the track firmly back to earth – particularly the muddy earth of festival grounds – ‘Light At The Edge Of The World’ is the final taste of what’s set to be an impeccable debut LP.

See The Vryll Society live:

21 – Liverpool International Music Festival
9 – Bristol Exchange, Bristol
10 – Heartbreakers, Southampton
11 – The Lexington, London
12 – The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham
16 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
18 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
19 – Liverpool O2 Academy 3, Liverpool

Gracing the world with their extraordinary sound, Dazed & Out have today shared their debut single, ‘Frankenstein.’

Inspired by crippling bouts of sleep paralysis, as detailed by songwriter/vocalist Whitnie Escalante, ‘Frankenstein’ was written in California, performed live in London and the video shot in Budapest. This unsettledness comes across in the track, an almost carnival-esque, hauntingly beautiful three minutes. While ultimately inspired by something quite dark, ‘Frankenstein’ is proof of someone with an innate ability to twist and shape their experiences into incredible music. It’s a strong and determined debut offering that will no doubt propel Escalante to where she deserves to be.

‘Frankenstein’ is out now.

Ahead of their eagerly awaited debut album, Our Girl have shared their new single ‘In My Head.’

While the track took a while to come together, given up on before it came together by accident at a soundcheck in Leeds, it was clearly a necessarily slow process, for the ‘In My Head’ that’s been released to the world is indescribably strong. Blending gorgeous harmonies with a slow burning instrumentation that builds to a dizzying end, ‘In My Head’ is raw, emotional, and incredibly powerful.

Stranger Today is out on 17 August.
See Our Girl live:

6 – Eurockneennes Festival, France
22 – Benicassim Festival, Spain
20 – Rough Trade East, London (Instore)
20 – Launch show & exhibition, Pickle Factory, London
21 – Rough Trade, Bristol (Instore)
22 – Resident Records, Brighton (Instore)
23 – Rough Trade, Nottingham (Instore)
19 – Chapel Arts, Bath
20 – QEH Southbank. London++
21 – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
22 – The Artschool, Glasgow++
23 – Dancehouse, Manchester++
12 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
14 – The Louisiana, Bristol
15 – The Cookie, Leicester
16 – Oporto, Leeds
18 – The Picture House Social, Sheffield
19 – Think Tank, Newcastle
20 – The Attic, Glasgow
21 – Buyers Club, Liverpool
23 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
24 – Heartbreakers, Southampton
25 – The Garage, London
26 – The Haunt, Brighton

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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