5 Tracks You Gotta Hear – The World’s Best New Music, March 18


The current American electronic poster boy that is Porter Robinson has been forging a career that will be one to watch. Already notable as a DJ, he delved further in to the production field and has resulted in an anticipated album Words. More interesting, however is the potentially fan-alienating yet striking ‘Sea Of Voices. It’s more M83 than David Guetta as it builds itself in to a swirling atmosphere rather than a festival drop. Be patient with this one and you will reap the rewards, it’s listening music and a prime example of producers as musicians.

The Amazing Snakeheads are a Glaswegian trio whose poise is part bikie gang, part barfly. ‘Here It Comes Again’ shows them as an uncompromising force looking to bring the sex, the booze and the danger back in to rock and roll. It’s all there in the fuzzed out bass line, angular guitars and a whiskey-bathed voice.

We featured Wild Beasts a while back now with ‘Wanderlust’ and are excited to get a chance to do so again with ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’. Taken from the new release, Present Tense, the band has paired one of their most arresting melodies with lead vocalist Hayden Thorpe’s uniquely sensual falsetto. Coming in just over two minutes, it’s full of textural synths, Asian inspired melodies and the smoothest of vocals it feels like you’ve been on a journey for much longer.

Hailing from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Elliot The Bull may not quite be a household name yet, but they soon will be thanks to ‘Colourblind’. A huge evolution in sound taking in a much darker and ominous undertone than you initially expect, employing a growing wall of sound to drive their point home. The accompanying video is one of the most captivating we’ve seen in a while, doing exactly what art should be doing and sparking conversation and leaving us feeling a little sad

Heads up for the incoming sound attack courtesy of visceral English band Eagulls and ‘Possessed’. It’s a frenzy of unshakeable angst, fierce determination and loud, vital sounds. For all the post-punk and hardcore influenced abrasiveness we believe that Eagulls are one of the few bands playing as if their life truly depended on it. After one listen we couldn’t shake the guitars from our rattled brains so we chose to listen again, you should too.

Iain McKelvey


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