This new noisy single from emerging Manchester pair Pool Art is terrifying to put things mildly. The calm way in which the singer purrs ‘don’t feed me to them’ is already unsettling enough, but it’s nothing compared to the latter half of the track which swiftly plummets into a Satanic abyss of blitzkrieg percussion and eerie ascending guitar squeals. If this is ‘dream’ pop, it’s clearly the nightmare variety.
Inspired by the acquittal of Jian Ghomeshi and the death of Rob Ford - two people who frontman Shehzaad has referred to in a press statement as ‘total pieces of shit’ - this track sees Toronto punks Greys letting out their anger at the brainwashing of the Canadian public, one minute hating a public figure, the next minute sympathising over them. As you can tell immediately, most of the rock music I’ve been favouring this week isn’t the soft variety. These dissonant guitars are downright ugly and the production’s so filthy you’ll want to take a bath.
One of the less moody selections this week, funky distorted synths and theatrically buoyant vocals make up this new single from mysterious Soundcloud entity KNGDAVD. Further research suggests they are in fact a duo from New York. Clearly they don’t like talking about themselves - they don’t even feel comfortable putting the letter ‘I’ in their band name.
‘Really Doe’ – Danny Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt
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