Tracks Of The Week, 14.10.16

The third track to be taken from their upcoming album, Belgian 4-piece The Sore Losers have shared their latest single ‘Got It Bad’.

The epitome of rock ‘n’ roll, ‘Got It Bad’ combines a Japanese film inspired video and a ton of swagger: gritty vocals and immense riffs combine to make one of The Sore Losers’ best tracks yet.

As if it couldn’t get any cooler, there’s a sort of Black Keys-esque groove to the track; think Led Zeppelin, meets The White Stripes, meets The Black Keys. And what more could you want? ‘Got It Bad’ is proof – if we needed any – that rock ‘n’ roll certainly isn’t dead. And even on their third studio album, The Sore Losers are only getting better.

Skydogs is set for release on 4th November. 

Taken from his new album, Douglas Dare’s ‘New York’ is a glimpse into his endlessly magical electronics.

With the album itself exploring themes of reality vs fiction, of copies and and imitations, and the video using 3D scans of Douglas in a 3D digial world, ‘New York’ is truly forward-thinking. Part of a break-up album that set out to be anything but, ‘New York’ sees Douglas (while perhaps a little melancholy) look way into the future – there’s no pining here.

Everything about ‘New York’, from its themes, to Douglas’ luscious vocals, is truly mesmerising. Douglas Dare isn’t one to be tied down by boundaries and ‘New York’ is yet another innovative – and very successful – step for him.

Aforger is out today via Erased Tapes

The latest band to join the Kent rock scene – joining the likes of Slaves, Moose Blood and Get Inuit – Weekend Recovery have been fast gaining support from the likes of BBC introducing and NME.

Their first single ‘Focus’ puts the support in perspective – a catchy pop punk number, ‘Focus’ is impossible not to love. Reminiscent of Paramore and Jimmy Eat World, ‘Focus’ is your guilty pleasure made cooler; and in fact, we’re not feeling guilty at all.

Emotive and entertaining, ‘Focus’ is truly unique, fun and the kind of eloquent music we need.

Catch Weekend Recovery:
24/09/16 – The Strong Room, Shoreditch
29/09/16 – The Dublin Castle, Camden
14/10/16 – 93 Feet East, Shoreditch
16/10/16 – Oxford Tattoo Convention
29/10/16 – Alley Cat, Denmark Street
12/11/16 – St. Moritz Club, Oxford Street
07/12/16 – underSolo, Camden
21/12/16 – Hoxton Von Underbelly, London

Having been picked up by Matthew E. White, twenty-one year-old Georgie found herself in the studio in Viriginia. Sharing the first of four tracks recorded, ‘Company of Thieves’, it’s instantly clear why White was so quick to take Georgie under his wing.

Her gritty, soulful vocals hand-in-hand with her honest, totally relatable songwriting makes for something magically real. Sure, the production is spectacular, but it’s clear Georgie’s talent is her own: her voice is unapologetically powerful and her songwriting is an obvious natural flair.

Find Georgie’s live dates here. 

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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