Tracks Of The Week, 29.10.17

Following a summer that saw them play to crowds up and down the country, tearing up festivals and playing as far afield as Germany and the Netherlands, Cassia have released their new single ‘Out Of Her Mind.’

Seeing them build on their exotic – yet somehow still decidedly British – sound, ‘Out Of Her Mind’ sounds Vampire Weekend, but if they were even sunnier. Summer may be over, but ‘Out Of Her Mind’ could convince us otherwise; and I’m more than happy to stick the track on, close my eyes, and pretend.

‘Out Of Her Mind’ is out now

Another band who’ve spent the summer wowing festival crowds are The Orielles, who are rounding off the summer with ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow.’

Taking influence from Lantimos’ “abrtruse, fictitious world where kids are brainwashed into thinking that they are confined within the boundaries of their household until their ‘Dogtooth’ falls out,’ ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’ explores similar oppression young people now face. While The Orielles may face struggles, dubbed so often as a ‘young band,’ they’re far from it, and ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’ is another in a string of incredible powerful releases.

27 – The Old Angel, Nottingham
28 – Games Room @ Brudenell Social, Leeds
31 – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton
01 – The Lexington, London
02 – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
03 – Record Junkee, Sheffield
04 – Guild Of Students, Liverpool
15 – SIROCO, Madrid
08 – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Described by themselves as “frenetic garage rock with heavy and psychedelic overtones” and by Radio X as “The Hives but with better hair and makeup,” The Franklys are inevitably exciting. Now with their latest single ‘Keeper’ they’re getting even better.

Mixing darker undertones with indie choruses, unapologetically heavy riffing and drums and howling vocals ‘Keeper’ is the mark of a band who can’t be pinned down. It doesn’t require pinning down though; the bottom line is it’s good and with a sound that spans genres we’re sure they’ll appeal to pretty much everyone.

18 – The Bassment, Chelmsford
25 – Kazoopa Fest, Leeds
02 – The Great Big Gig All-Dayer, West End Centre, Aldershot

Following most recent single ‘Just Touch’ Hull-based The Hubbards shared ‘Body Confident’ earlier this autumn as part of a AA side.

In keeping with their slightly slacker sound, ‘Body Confident’ is woozy, but confident; unsturdy but confident. While it floats between genres – the vocals with unshakable pop sensibilities but with an underlying grungy buzz – ‘Body Confident’ is assertive, and proof that The Hubbards aren’t about to conform. Ultimately, it’s super addictive, and we can’t wait to hear even more from The Hubbards.

‘Body Confident’ is out now

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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