‘Power’ – Rapsody ft. Kendrick Lamar & Lance SkIIwalker
Is there a week that goes by in which Kendrick isn’t dropping a guest verse? This time he’s spitting Patois-infused bars alongside North Carolina emcee Rapsody – some of you may know her from her incredible feature on Kendrick’s 2015 TPAB track ‘Complexion’. Rapsody herself is phenomenal rapper with an old-skool flow that’s nice a break from all the female trap rappers. The funky beat is also extremely satisfying.
‘Teen Dream Woman’ – Bad French
This strange duo claim to be from Paris, Australia. Geography was never my strong point at school, but I’m pretty sure that’s not where Paris is. ‘Teen Dream Woman’ sees singer Daniel Forsyth singing seductively over spacey lounge bar electropop. Some chick starts speaking French towards the end of the track and there’s some freaky interpretative dancing in the video to top it off. What more could you possibly ask for?
‘English Weather’ - Fick as Fieves
‘English Weather’ is the perfect song to celebrate the spectacularly shite September we’ve been having. But honestly, I’m not interested in the lyrics - have you heard the riffs? It’s like Ram Jam’s ‘Black Betty’ just collided with an Arctic Monkeys track. Plus, there’s a cool part where the guitar sounds like a harmonica. It’s bluesy indie at its best.
‘Whatever Forever’ – Sego
Bored of doing the same things over and over again? LA rock group Sego’s ‘Whatever Forever’ perfectly captures this sense of cyclic ennui accompanied by a restlessly looping riff. It’s both frustrated and apathetic, which is basically my permanent emotional state.
‘White Gum’ – Iglooghost
This hectic EDM mindfuck from Iglooghost is likely to be too much for some people. It’s a trap-garage-glitch hybrid that refuses to sit still for a split-second, throwing pitch-shifted sped-up rapping, digital percussion blasts, melodised clangs and all manner of other noises at the listener. You’ll either be mesmerised by it, or it will give you an anxiety attack.
‘The Gate’ - Bjork
Hookless warbling over unmelodic directionless electronica is a step too far even for a pretentious blogger like myself. The video is pretty captivating though – it’s a healthy alternative to LSD.