Tracks Of The Week, 08.12.17

Following their return with ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight,’ The Wombats have shared their latest release ‘Turn.’

Despite driving for a more organic, less synth driven album, ‘Turn’ is an electronic divergence – but a welcome one, which frontman Murph calls “a beautiful mistake.” Still distinctively Wombats, with lyrics like “You could give an aspirin the headache of its life” sparking memories of A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, but with a fresh new energy and maturity, ‘Turn’s big choruses and infectious melodies have got us excited for the new phase of The Wombats.

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is due out on 9 February 2018

Having been released at the beginning of last month, we’re perhaps a little bit late to the party with Skinny Lister’s ‘Christmas Calls,’ but since we’re feeling increasingly Christmassy, it definitely deserves a spot on this week’s Tracks Of The Week.

Speaking of the track, which was written in the run up to last Christmas, Daniel Heptinstall said “I am a big fan of a good Christmas track and that warm nostalgic feeling they can evoke… the festive rush of nostalgia I get from those opening bars of The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’. I’m more than happy to throw a Skinny Lister one into the mix.” Indeed, while it may have only been out for a month, there’s a deep sense of nostalgia – a true Christmas fuzziness – in listening to ‘Christmas Calls.’

‘Christmas Calls’ features on the bands 2-disc Deluxe Edition of
The Devil, The Heart, The Fight, out now.

One of the singles which marked his return from a 4-year hiatus Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (AKA Sam Duckworth) released ‘Adults’ last month.

Inspired by a friend who has young children, and the realisation that there are far few ‘adults’ than you think – “As a child asks where are all the adults, us young adults often feel the same but are expected to find stability in a world where the rug is being swept from under our feet,” says Duckworth – ‘Adults’ is a track about feeling like we’re all backseat driving. Yet it’s clear that Duckworth isn’t backseat driving in his sound – the hiatus has done wonders, and while ‘Adults’ strays hugely sonically from other new track ‘Always’ both offer a very exciting impact into the upcoming album.

Young Adults is due out 18 January 2018

Welsh indie-pop darlings Seazoo have released yet another taste of their upcoming debut album, in the form of ‘Dig.’

‘Dig’ tells of a re-occurring dream that slips into waking life, through Seazoo’s quirky tendencies – wobbly synths, woozy vocals and an unparalleled dreaminess. There’s something about ‘Dig,’ however, that places it at the top of their releases. It’s frothing with an energy, enthusiasm and drive that takes their indie-pop sound to the next level. It’s a taste of huge things to come, as well as a suggestion that they’re definitely not giving everything away just yet.

‘Dig’ is out now

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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