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The Round-Up (20/03/20)

Track of the Week: The Lounge Society – Generation Game
Emerging from the growing ‘Calder Sound’ of Hebden Bridge, The Lounge Society bring a space-age DIY punk on their latest drop, ‘Generation Game’. It’s a raucous and punchy call-out; ‘What will the US do to save our souls?’ Their sound is emblematic of the peaks and troughs of their home, permeating old English brick with post-punk epiphanies. It’s a good track to get angry to.

Dana Gavanksi – Small Favours
The musical equivalent of that bit of sunlit seeping through your closed blinds; a cheeky warmth cascading in and lighting up the room. Dana’s sensitive voice cuts through in her harmonies, perfectly bumbling alongside the sweetness of the keyboard and leaving you with a bright tune.

I Break Horses – Neon Lights
A euphoric, strobe-lit, road-trip of a track. ‘In my neon light, you’re all dark signs” whispers Maria Linden of I Break Horses. It’s a track about being a misfit, an identity not to be thought as lesser. If this track is anything to go by, their upcoming album Warnings won’t be a disappointment.

Lynks Afrikka – Pandemic!
The first of many self-isolated tapes from the Bristol glamour that is Lynks! Who needs doom and gloom when you can have grooves and dance moves in this lil electro pick me up.

Modern Nature – Flourish
Soothing as fuck.

Other Lives – Hey Hey I
A politically-charged, cinematic indie anthem. It’s reminiscent of something by Echo and The Bunnymen, but a little more haunting and a little less likely to appeal to your dad.

Robin Richards – Haga
The lack of lyrics certainly doesn’t compromise the emotion in this one. Part of the soundtrack to Richards’ new film project, The Earth Asleep, it’s got a xylophone melody which will make you feel as liberated as it will sad.

Warm Digits – Everyone Nervous (feat. Rozi Plain)
A compelling cacophony of noise builds up to an interesting climax. The warming vocals add new depth, warm words from Warm Digits…

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