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.
Jeremy Loops ‘This Town’
I have been absolutely loving the laid-back party vibes of this collaboration between Jeremy Loops and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Taken from Jeremy’s new EP Souvenirs, the single unites generations of South Africans through their shared love of music. It’s a completely joyous track with a lovely groove and message.
“We would like people to get a sense of self-worth from the song and to be encouraged to work towards what they want in life and be patient and know that it will all work out in the end and don’t be shy to ask for help if things are tough.”- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Curse of Lono ‘Think I’m Alright Now’
This is a wonderfully atmospheric track by an artist with an incredibly painful past that seems to run through the fabric of his music. Indeed, reflecting on the events that inspire his music, Felix Bechtolsheimer shares “I lost my dad, my uncle and my ex-partner last year, and my band, but I’ve got this record and I almost look at it like a bit of a shrine.”
With his LP People in Cars LP out November 26th via Submarine Cat Records, be sure to get his shoegazey goodness onto your playlists early!
Sam Fender ‘Spit of You’
This track will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me as I have had Sam Fender’s new album Seventeen Going Under on repeat since it was released. There is something about the guitar harmonies in this track and the lyrics that completely set my emotions off and I just can’t explain it! It gives me major main character syndrome when listening and is honestly just the perfect example of great music being released right now.
Mulimba ‘Here I Go’
Having seen Mulimba live last month I am certain this is an act that is going places! Absolutely searing with energy and raw emotion, Mulimba is a powerhouse of an artist with an unrivalled flare for the aesthetic. His first track to be released since 2019, Here I Go is practically buzzing with anticipation and I can’t wait to hear what is coming out next!
*also—this video slaps!
Little Simz ‘Point and Kill’
Another absolutely BRILLIANT album to have been recently released has been Little Simzs Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. The percussive elements of this specific track are just spot on and with the interjections of Obongjayar it’s honestly just perfection. Do yourself a favour and listen to the groovy deliciousness of this whole album- you will not be disappointed!
For more new music recommendations check out co-founder Hermione’s monthly playlist picks below!
Words by Hermione Kellow
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