Tracks Of The Week, 09.09.15

The Orielles first caught my attention with their jangly brand of surf-pop earlier this year with their single, ‘Space Doubt’. Now, having received praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq and NME, the Halifax trio are back with a brand new track.

‘Joey Says We Got It’ is filled with sunny melodies, reverb-strewn harmonies and the band’s trademark sparkling youthful energy. The perfect track to drag you out of this post-summer lull, capable of brightening even the dreariest of English Autumn days. 

‘Joey Says We Got It’ is out 17 October, as part of this year’s Cassette Store Day, via Weiner Records on cassette. It will also be part of a special cassette release by Alcopop! and Superfan99.

Hailing from San Francisco, 1950s-inspired Shannon And The Clams have now shared a new single, prior to coming over to tour the UK in November.

‘It’s Too Late’ boasts rockabilly beats a-plenty, and a catchy uptempo energy. Alongside the impassioned, husky vocals of Cody Blanchard, raw garage-rock riffs flow with intensity.

‘It’s Too Late’ is taken from Shannon And The Clams’ upcoming album Gone By The Dawn, released 11 September via Hardly Art.

Exploding with snarling energy, Chicago band Meat Waves new single ‘Cosmic Zoo’ is a fast-paced ode to everyday life.

Accompanied by a video compiled of three day’s worth of footage of the band working, rehearsing and just generally hanging out, ‘Cosmic Zoo’ immediately hits you with a refreshing blast of punk-fuelled angst that’ll leave you wanting more of Meat Wave’s enraged, lo-fi sound.

‘Cosmic Zoo’ is taken from Meat Wave’s new album, Delusion Moon, out 18 September.

If you like a bit of good old-fashioned indie, then We-Are-Z could be right up your street. Attacking their tracks with a guitar-fuelled aggression, We-Are-Z’s creations are instantly catchy and are sure to stick in your ears upon first listen.

And new single ‘Knucklehead’ is no exception; it’s bursting with funky basslines, anthemic melodies and RHCPs-reminiscent riffs that’ll have you out of your seat in no time. And, with that magnetising, unmistakeable Brit-Poppy adrenaline, it’s sure to become an instant hit.

‘Knucklehead’ is out 16 October.

Mari Lane



Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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