Tracks Of The Week, 27.04.18

We’ve had a few weeks away, but Tracks Of The Week is back and as strong as ever. Check out our current favourites…

Two years on from the success of their eponymous debut EP HOO HAs are finally treating us to some new music, in the form of their latest single ‘Rantra.’

Full of thunderous, unrelenting guitar hooks, and anthemic vocals, ‘Rantra’ embodies the sound that HOO HAs have come to expect – a brit-pop reminiscent, psych-tinged dream. Speaking of the track vocalist Jamie says: “’Rantra’ is a spewing out of emotion. An argument in real-time. The fight before the fuck. San Diego through drunk glasses. The arrogance of the artist. Swells of noise coming like waves of adrenaline. You know, the usual stuff…” I suppose that speaks for itself.

‘Rantra’ is out now

Set to steal hearts everywhere, London new-comer Roman Lewis has shared his debut offering ‘Mindless Town.’

Though since he’s so new, there’s little to share about Roman, ‘Mindless Town’ does most of the talking itself. At just 17, Roman has perfect a sound that balances perfectly between soothingly soft and incredibly powerful. With both elements of the sound, the quiet and the rage, Roman displays a huge amount of passion – simultaneously uncontained and impeccably controlled. It’s a solid offering, for sure.

‘Mindless Town’ is out now

Alongside all manner of tour, festival and album news, The Nectars have shared their new single ‘We Will Run.’

Emerging from the depths of New Jersey, ‘We Will Run’ is the perfect introduction to The Nectars ahead of their first UK shows. Blending nods to No Doubt and Wolf Alice, with an energy that is uniquely theirs, ‘We Will Run’ sees The Nectars burst onto the scene with a fiery passion that we’re sure will take them to dizzying heights.

See The Nectars live:

May
16 – House of Vans, London
17 – The Great Escape, Brighton
18 – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
19 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
21 – The Bedford, London
23 – The Monarch, London
25 – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
26 – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
27 – Dot to Dot, Manchester

Foreshadowing the band in a university video class – making “a video piece that followed two characters through a psychedelic waking dream” – Montreal duo The Beat Escape are life imitating art.

‘Nemo Propheta,’ taken from their debut album Life Is Short the Answer’s Long, is just a taste of the pulsing, psychedelic electro-pop The Beat Escape are offering up. As the duo explains, “We’re drawn to the type of songs that were almost hits but there’s something slightly off about them, so they were never discovered,” and indeed, ‘Nemo Propheta’ embodies a sound that while almost commercially poppy is somewhat off-kilter. It’s cool.

Life Is Short the Answer’s Long is out today

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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