Friday 12 January 2018

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 12/01/2018: Halo Maud, Tune-Yards, Gibberish and more...

Celebrate the new year by bumping these fresh new tunes in your car whilst a newly recruited Logan Paul serves you at the drive-thru.


‘Baptism’ – Halo Maud

This French indie singer-songwriter could be mistaken for a child with her eerily high-pitched vocal tone. The spellbinding harmonies from the backup singers and strange Wicca dancing in the video make it all the more hypnotic (the French seem to love zonked-out dancing in music videos).

‘Heart Attack’ – Tune-Yards

Speaking of wacky dancing, art-popper Merrill Garbus (AKA Tune-Yards) has a new upbeat single out titled ‘Heart Attack’ accompanied by a video containing all kinds of freaky moves. With it’s rhythmic claps and identifiable chorus it’s one of Merrill’s more straightforward songs to date.

‘Yellow’ – Tiedye Ky

The sexy synth chords opening the track immediately lulled me in, but it’s at 1:17 that the song enters a whole new dimension with those detuned stabs. ‘Yellow’ is one of multiple tracks named after colours on the Philly singer-producer’s new EP Color Palettes.

‘Feet Wet’ – Gibberish

‘Feet Wet’ takes you through a hazy mist of ghostly guitars, vaporous vocals and spacey synthesizers. A pounding drum pushes the song along further into the psychedelic fog. The LA band have a new record out titled Kneehigh.

‘Weather’ – Adrian Underhill

Canadian singer-songwriter Adrian Underhill displays an eccentric mixture of sounds on his new single ‘Weather’. I particularly like raw drum loop in the background. It shouldn’t fit with the warm piano and digital synth bass, but surprisingly it all blends together beautifully like Turkey and cranberry sauce (as opposed to pineapple on pizza - the food of the devil).  


‘This is Me’ - Kesha

I was never a Kesha fan, but I’ll take her squawky dance tunes any day over these try-hard epic pop ballads.