Reflecting on the dislocation and identity drift of diaspora across the globe, on moving to London for employment, wanting to move home but no longer feeling welcome there anymore, Bokito’s latest track ‘Aloof’ certainly isn’t lacking in emotion.
As frontman Moses puts it, though, ‘Aloof’ is “not specifically angry or political.” Rather, it’s just an honest display of how Moses is feeling, portrayed through Bokito’s unique ‘tropical indie.’ Blending folksy, celtic influences with West Indian rhythms and a hugely addictive gyspsy-punk element, it’s a huge sound to behold; and there’s definitely nothing bitter about ‘Aloof.’
‘Aloof’ is out now. See Bokito live
29 September – Workmans Club (Hard Working Class Heroes Festival), Ireland
28 October – The Lexington, London
Hailing from Dublin, Other Creatures have shared their first single ‘Luxembourg,’ from their upcoming, and aptly title The First EP.
Despite the band auditioning for, and struggling to find a vocalist – and guitarist Konrad Timon reluctantly taking on the role – it seems to come naturally to him, and their first offering is a melancholic indie-pop dream. Indeed, an outsider perhaps would have messed with the well-oiled machine of Other Creatures – the result of friendship since school and something that is definitely clear in their sound. While ‘Luxembourg’ might lyrically paint pictures of teenage confusion, sonically, it’s exactly where it should be.
‘Luxembourg’ is out now
Drifting somewhere between the frenetic noise of punk, and the expansive, ethereal drift of shoegaze, Fever Dream’s latest single ‘Heads Will Roll’ is a huge sonic landscape. Taken from their new album Squid sees Adrian Fleet’s vocals float weightlessly above brooding instrumentals – a marriage of genres that is both chaotic and faultless; both fuelled by anger and seemingly disconnected.
Whatever it is, it’s massive and noisy, and I want it on repeat forever.
‘Heads Will Roll’ is taken from Squid, out today (29 September)
Having formed in Manchester’s student hub, Fallowfield, The Covasettes have spent the last year making themselves known in and around the city with frequent gigging. Now, they’re sharing their highly anticipated debut single, ‘This Feeling.’
With nods to their city’s past, ‘This Feeling’ harks back to the Greater Manchester bands on the 90s, with anthemic choruses and emotionally-charged lyrics. Add some massive guitar hooks and you’ve got ‘This Feeling’ – an unrelenting anthem.
‘This Feeling’ is out now