Monday, July 28, 2014

Take Five: The top five singles you need to know this week - 28 July '14

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

Singles – 2014/07/28


Sutherland – Sinner

Having only formed at the end of 2013, Johannesburg-based folk trio Sutherland have released a slew of singles in the past few days. Highlight ‘Sinner’ perfectly encapsulates the trios progressive and tasteful compositions that rest neatly somewhere between Bon Iver and Portugal the Man. The instrumentation is nimble with glossy acoustic melodies supported by light shakers and distance piano phrases, creating a home for the fragile vocals to thrive in.

Body Language – 4 Real

Brooklyn based eletro-soul outfit Body Language return with an outlandish tune that sees the group working off meticulously chopped samples entwined with bubble synths and boom bap kick pattterns, while vocalist Angelica Bliss’s serene cooing bounces in and out of the production.

Celestial Shore – Gloria

Murky bass lines spiralling surf pop guitar lines and dirty driven drum lines make up the sound of cosmic grunge trio Celestial Shore, as their marriage between 90s grunge and coastal tropical grooves makes for a pleasantly disorientating experience. Celestial Shore's forthcoming LP Enter Ghost is out October 14th via Hometapes Records

Grand Pavilion – Weightless

Brisbane-based Grand Pavilion make densely textured electronic music that’s both atmospheric and grounded as the trio navigate through sine wave synths, field-recorded samples and deep sub bass lines to create a piece that fits somewhere between sensual soul and spiritual folk.

Tokimonsta – Realla

LA beatsmith Jennifer Lee, aka Tokimonsta, joins forces with R&B futurist Anderson Paak to create a slow-burning ballad that takes its cues from modern trap production and lovers rock vocal phrases. Lee’s production is understated but playful as she throws in off-kilter snare hits and haunting trumpet samples over airy keys and light mallet bleeps.