Final Tracks Of The Week of 2015!

My favourite Missouri brothers are back. Radkey have been impressing me with their raucous brand of racing punk for a couple of years now, so I was very pleased to discover this Claymation video for their new track.

‘Glore’ is filled with all the raw, driving energy you’d expect from Radkey; blasting out pummelling beats and riotous riffs, it only proves that these guys haven’t lost any of their blistering teenage vigour and rebellion.

Of the video, bassist Isaiah says: “It’s one of the coolest things we’ve ever been a part of… It’s the ultimate Claymation. And Jar-Jar gets his face punched off!” Awesome.

Having just been shown at Adam Buxton’s BUG show at the Southbank, you can watch the video for ‘Glore’ here:

Having received support from the likes of Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne, as well as having toured with Suede and tUnE-yArDs (to name a couple), She Makes War has recently released a re-working of her debut album, Disarm.

Recorded with a fresh perspective, new single ‘Ghosts And Shadows’ is a delicate, yet subtly powerful, offering. Oozing soulful vocals, with shades of PJ Harvey, it’s an emotive track filled with sweeping harmonies. It’s simple, yet resonant.

Grammy Award winning, double platinum achieving, a dancer and producer, as well as singer-songwriter – it would seem there isn’t much that Danish/Romanian Fallulah can’t do.

New single ‘Ghostfriend’, taken from Fallulah’s upcoming album, is filled with Eastern melodies and pounding beats. Oozing a haunting aura, ‘Ghostfriend’ gradually develops into an almost nursery rhyme-like catchy track. Smooth, sensuous vocals flow throughout, with a unique, sweeping grandeur that’ll leave you hooked. 

Perfect Tense, the upcoming album from Fallulah, is out 29 February next year.

And to end on a Christmassy note…

Gigslutz favourites Pesky! are back; filled with plenty of festive cheer, the seven Cumbrian youngsters have covered Phil Spector’s classic ‘Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)’, and it’s as joyful as you’d expect.

Oozing their trademark sparkling goodness and honey-sweet vocals, Pesky’s version of this Christmas classic is a twinkling delight, filled with jangly melodies and the band’s unique youthful zest. So, let your ears feast on this festive treat.

‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ is out today, 18 December – just in time for the Christmas holidays!

Mari Lane


Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.