Brockhampton are back! Also new tracks from MISS GRIT, Work in TV, Pile, Esme Bridie and Glorilla.
‘Follow the Cyborg’ – MISS GRIT
Korean-American musician MISS GRIT delivers this excitingly
suspenseful track ‘Follow The Cyborg’, which revolves around some pulsing
electronica and suitably cyborg-like vocals. Various layers of instrumentation
are slowly added including some brief distorted guitars that have a St Vincent
vibe. It’s a fun mix of futuristic sounds that has me curious to hear more from
‘Big Pussy’ – Brockhampton
Brockhampton - the eccentric hip hop collective/boy band who broke up earlier this year, but are still making music - have released a new single titled ‘Big Pussy’. It’s got a typically insane beat and some dynamic vocals
from Kevin Abstract. I do wonder if the group is going to continue as a Kevin
Abstract solo project, because there don’t seem to be any other members
present. Considering the different voices that Kevin is able to pull off in
this track, it seems like he’s quite capable of pulling off a
‘Spiral’ – Work in TV
‘Spiral’ features a wiry mix of keys and guitars and a super
catchy chorus. The whole sound reminds of Everything Everything, but a little
more bustling and chaotic (I wasn’t expecting the vocals to get shouty at the
end). The Sheffield five piece definitely have a fun sound that I’d
like to hear more of.
‘Loops’ – Pile
Lo-fi indie rockers Pile are back with a new single titled ‘Loops’.
The drums are pretty intense and the warped vocals give it a trippy feel. It’s definitely
not their noisiest track, but it’s still pretty unique. A new album is scheduled
to drop next year.
‘Mad About It’ – Esme Bridie
‘Mad About It’ is a song about being utterly fed up with
life and not being able to show it. The frustrated second-person lyrics are deliberately
masked with cheery vocal melodies and breezy alt rock guitars. The result sounds
like Noah And The Whale on the edge of a mental breakdown – but with some creative
tremolo synths in the chorus to give it some edge.
‘Nut Quick’ – Glorilla
I can’t tell if she’s deliberately rushing her bars (the
track is called ‘Nut Quick’ after all), or if she simply can’t stay on beat. Either way, this
track is a hard pass from me.