Tracks Of The Week, 08.06.15

A gripping whirlpool of suffocating beauty and poignant heartbreak, Swedish songstress, Sea Lion, is commanding waves of an elated nature on her latest offering, ‘Ghostlands’. The minimalist radiance of the folk singer’s new track gracefully lulls the listener into a relaxed state, while  simultaneously (due to Sea Lion’s obscurely infectious vocal) managing to prick up ears, drawing and demanding mass attention.

‘Ghostlands’ is a gentle, yet bold, statement from the haunting singer-songwriter; a track which will fall directly into place on anybody’s evening playlist.

Sea Lion’s new LP, Desolate Stars, is set to be released via Turnstile on August 28.

Crippling nostalgia in the form of relentless ‘throwback Thursday’ social media posts easily leads to you concluding that school days resemble marmite. A band who are expressing their reign in the hate camp of their high school years are North Carolina’s, HEYROCCO.

Taken from their newly released record, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, ‘Virgins’ is a moreish retaliation against faceless “horny jerks”, bitching gossip girls and global coming-of-age expectation. Spitting guitar riffs, gloopy vocals and a snarling bass which would find even Nirvana being proud to brand as their own,’Virgins’ by HEYROCCO is the perfect quick-fix of grunge-doused sound.

Pleasurable, wholesome pop sprinkled with a tangy, alternative edge is the only way to describe the killer debut track from Liverpool quartet, Clean Cut Kid. Getting its first spin by none other than Radio 1’s Annie Mac, ‘Vitamin C’ is allowing Clean Cut Kid to effortlessly glide through the mainstream while concurrently powering the propellers for the band to reach the highest heights.

A wash of soulful, disjointed colour, this instant heart-melting first offering from the group harbours a personality exclusively seen in the ’70s.  Will history begin to repeat itself?  Place your bets, Clean Cut Kid have touched down.

Supporting the iconic Belle & Sebastian this July and releasing his debut LP, Architect, on the same label as The Twilight Sad and Honeyblood (FatCat Records), is Glaswegian prodigy, C Duncan.

Carefully laced with precise splendour and layered with ingenuity, the preview track from Architect – ‘Garden’ – is a warm and woozy adventure into the unknown, DIY attitude, of C Duncan.

Written and recorded in his own abode, ‘Garden’ is a breath of fresh air, and the perfect appetizer for what we can expect from C Duncan in the very near future.  Architect arrives on July 17.

Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Gigslutz Editor, token Geordie and Blur fangirl. Naturally, achieving Vicky Pattinson's VIP edge is what drives me to get up in the morning.