Monday, July 14, 2014

Take Five: The top five singles you need to know this week - 14 July '14

A roundup of the latest music releases delivered to you every week.
  by Dustin van Wyk

Singles – 2014/07/14

Banoffee – Got It

Melbourne-based singer/producer Banoffee returns with a fresh cut off her forthcoming EP with a warped soul ballad that makes extensive use of modulated vocal harmonies, dirty synth lines and understated electronic beats that tip toe under rumbling sub bass lines.

Clap Clap – The Rainstick Fable

By far one of the most unusual records of the yea,r Black Acre’s afro futurist Clap Clap patches together an array of globe trotting African field recordings over Chicago footwork-inspired beats. The instrumentation moves from cascading acoustic phrases, glittering mbiras and group chants while retaining the same fierce skittering drum patterns that somehow hold everyhting together. Clap Clap’s upcoming LP Tayi Bebba is scheduled for release September 8th.

Bad Sounds – Living Alone

Little is known about this British duo, having only recently released their first recordings onto Soundcloud. Their sound can best be described as one that channels the disco finesse of the Klaxons and buttery hooks of Metronomy.

Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne

Having been first associated with one of the internet’s worst musical incarnations ‘Vaporwave’, young electronic producer Ryan Derobertis has shed his old hazy production for something more polished, uplifting and unapologetically romantic with ‘Fiona Coyne’, which makes use of 70’s soul samples with neat drum patterns to fill out the linings in the mix. Ryan’s surgical vocals are imbedded in the production as he muses over French horns and Prince-esque guitar jigs. Saint Pepsi’s debut release for Carpark records will be out August 7th as a 7 inch entitled ‘Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder’.

Spring King – Can I?

The latest single from surf punk collective Spring King is a sun-soaked musical daytrip that plays on the raw guitar tones of 90s grunge mixed with Brain Wilson-inspired beach pop melodies over relentless drum fills.