Friday, 3 June 2016

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 03/06/2016: Swans, Death Grips, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more…


Colin Stetson, Les Claypool, Michael Gira’s wife – ignore the headline, this week’s all about the crazy features.

THE BEST:


'DayDreamz' – Holly Flo Lightly


Conscious bars, a beautifully sung hook and a smooth and luscious - this new upcoming UK female rapper has it all. It's a tasty little aperitif to her forthcoming EP Aperitif. Plus, there's an album on the way called Breakfast Epiffanies. Lots of future stuff to get your mouth watering.

'Confessions pt. II' - BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Colin Stetson



Feeling sax-deprived? Colin Stetson ought to satisfy your needs. Teaming up with Canadian jazz trio BADBBADNOTGOOD, the saxophonist offers some crazily creative horn skills that’ll have you raising those jazz hands in standing ovation. I’m intrigued to know what happened to Confession Pt I?

'When Will I Return' – Swans


As the left-field rock veterans gear up for their supposedly final album, I can’t help but feel both excited and sad. If ‘When Will I Return’ is anything to go by, this will be a sufficient climax to Swans’ career. Michael Gira has even roped his wife into doing the vocals in a bid to give it that extra sense of quirkiness. Given she’s not a professional singer, she does a great job.

'More Than The Fairy' - Death Grips ft. Les Claypool


NEW DEATH GRIPS? ALREADY??? Having barely dropped their most recent album, the experimental hip hoppers are back with this new avant-banger. MC Ride yells about fairies over a bunch of loopy noises that are borderline-trash/borderline-art. Crackpot bassist extraordinaire Les Claypool is also involved. It’s suitably out there.

THE WORST:


'The Getaway' - Red Hot Chili Peppers


It’s hard to believe these are the same wild rockers that used to write funky sex anthems and play gigs with nothing but a sock on their cock. Indeed Frusciante left, but that’s no reason for everyone in the band to sound more worn-out and subdued than Coldplay.

'POC THAT STILL A RYDA' – M.I.A


M.I.A fans must be in it for the beats, because these clunky lyrics combined with her flat delivery are unlistenable. This is what the rapper herself has to say about the song: ‘This song is a mix of all the songs on my upcoming Lp – had to do a remix to let u know , i been poor , i been rich , i been brown , i been black , i seen white and i been around the world a few times ay ay ay ay . LOVE IS THE ANSWER what the question is i don’t fucking know. we in this together.

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