Tracks Of The Week, 28.07.15

Some weeks go by and I struggle to find any new tracks that really grab me, draw me in, immerse me fully and restore my excitement in new music. This week, however, is not one of the weeks: upon hearing Petite Meller for the first time, I was instantly hooked, immediately captivated by her unique zest and wonderfully uplifting creations.

Having just wowed crowds at Latitude and about to play her biggest London show to date at Heaven, Petite Meller has now shared a video for latest single, ‘Baby Love’. Whilst dance music isn’t my usual cup of tea, the pure joy and excitement oozing from this track is enough make it a must have on my Summer playlist.

Reminiscent of the likes of Moloko, amalgamating the soulful spirit of Gospel with sax-filled pop melodies and hectic dance beats, ‘Baby Love’ will make you want to get up and jump for joy with its colourful passion and joyous excitement.

Accompanied by a strikingly artistic, feel-good video complete with giraffes, bongos and saxophone-toting school children, Petite Meller’s ‘Baby Love’ is a sheer delight; the perfect accompaniment to your Summer.

Petite Meller plays Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August, and will headline Heaven on 15 October.

Due to release their next single, ‘Oh Man The Future’ on Friday, LA duo De Lux have recently been receiving acclaim from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, and have been featured on the 6Music playlist.

Following their 2014 debut album, Voyage, ‘Oh Man The Future’ offers a funky, disco-inspired sound, reminiscent of the likes of LCD Soundsystem or Talking Heads. Alongside a mesmerising beat, Isaac Franco and Sean Guerin spout social commentary and visions of ‘the future’ as twinkling melodies caress your ear drums: A refreshingly futuristic slice of electro-pop.

‘Oh Man, The Future’ is out 31 July and Generation, the new album from De Lux, is out now.

Another LA outfit, Superhumanoids, are about to release new album Do You Feel Ok?, following their 2013 debut, Exhibitions.

Taken from the new album, ‘Norwegian Black Metal’ fuses together electro-heavy, thumping beats with the delicate, effervescent vocals of Sarah Chernoff.

The synth-heavy track oozes uptempo vibes and exuberant energy, building to a welcome climax with catchy hooks and intricately layered textures. ‘Norwegian Black Metal’ is a dreamy creation that would provide a welcome addition to the winding down of any Summer gathering.

Superhumanoids’ upcoming album, Do You Feel Ok? is set for release 11 September via Innovative Leisure.

Hailing from London and Nottingham, rock duo Whisky Stain have been rapidly gaining attention with their latest single, ‘The Lord’s Revolver’. Having been featured on the promotional campaign for season three of US drama ‘Ray Donovan’, news of the pair’s raw rock sound is starting to spread like wildfire.

Although compared to – perhaps the most famous rock duo around at the moment – Royal Blood, the sound that Whisky Stain create is actually pretty unique. As pounding beats resound alongside raucous riffs, what the vocals offer is what makes ‘The Lord’s Revolver’ so special.

With an almost hymn or religious chant-like quality, intense melodies are sung with sincerity, gliding over the climactic rock anthem that lies underneath. And, as eerie harmonies flow, it becomes clear that ‘The Lord’s Revolver’ is no ordinary offering.

‘The Lord’s Revolver’ is out 28 August via I’m Not From London Records, preorder it here. 


Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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