Welcome to our weekly roundup of some of the best new music we have been listening to over the past week. If you want to share any future recommendations with us feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bollo Bollo ‘Liquid Heaven’
Taken from debut EP I’ve Got a Good Feeling About This, ‘Liquid Heaven’ is a vibrant, upbeat track from Buckinghamshire based four piece Bollo Bollo. Despite the catchy, breeziness of their music they are a group who boast a genuine sincerity and maturity of sound that is making them interesting prospects in the world of indie music.
“We really did take our time on this EP and we feel it has done nothing but good for it. The EP begins as it ends, with a very progressive and political track. Sandwiched in the middle is a combination of various troubles and difficulties we are faced with on, in some cases, a daily basis. Generally that is what life is, you live in a world of your own battles and sometimes forget the bigger picture. Surround yourself with love and support and things will be better. I’ve Got a Good Feeling About This is an EP that capitalizes on our problems in a way we hope shines a little light on others.” – Bradley Ayres (Vocalist)
JWestern ‘More Than Friends’
I love the soulful, sultry sound of Leeds alt-pop artist JWestern and this latest track is no different. ‘More Than Friends’ is a wonderfully woozy, introspective track that the overthinkers amongst you will certainly appreciate! JWestern explains: “Lyrically, I found myself thinking very reflectively about a moment of my life that I couldn’t process at the time. It’s all from the perspective of someone who is so enamoured with the thought of being with this person, that they don’t see that these feelings are to the detriment of themselves. A lot of stuff was happening that I felt I didn’t have enough control over, or enough words to communicate . Emotionally/mentally this really messed me up.”
Secret World Orchestra ‘It’s All Over’ ft Circe
In this collaboration between Secret World Orchestra (AKA Jules Konieczny from APRE) and the captivating Circe, various musical strands amalgamate fashioning something really quite delicate, textured and otherworldly. It’s a deeply atmospheric track with a percussive heartbeat and ethereal vocals.
Talking on the inspiration behind the track Jules explains, ‘I really wanted to capture that feeling of being lonely on the dance floor at the end of the night, where all your friends are around you but you still feel as if you are the only one there.”
Circe adds: “This song is like waking up after a fight with your love on a dance floor, and they are still there next to you. Your heart is fluttery, your face is sparkly and their body is warm. And it’s all okay.“
English Teacher ‘Polyawkward’
Emerging indie group English Teacher exude confidence in ‘Polyawkward’, a track taken from their debut EP of the same name. The Leeds group have a delicious awkward charisma that translates musically into into slam-poetry esque, punky vocals, slightly off kilter rhythmic elements and intentionally unsettling harmonies. They are a group to keep an ear out for and a really promising and exciting band on the scene!
For more new music recommendations check out co-founder Hermione’s monthly playlist picks below!
Words by Hermione Kellow
Image © Apocalypse Music