The Line of Best Fit (21/2/14)
Every week we trawl through masses of new music to bring you the best of the rest. Here’s our pick of the most exciting new tunes over the last seven days.
As all eyes were on the Brits, some lent their ears to Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show for Jungle’s latest offering, “Busy Earnin”. Rather than continue on a placid groove, the elusive soul/funk-pop duo dropped one hell of an anthemic brass blowout, embellished with big bass slaps, jewelled synths and smug harmonies. It’s now more important than ever to keep an eye on them.
Leeds-based five-piece Goodbye Chanel knew exactly how to transport us to warmer climes this week with the tropical-pop goodness of “Foreva”. Its effervescent rhythms and sparkly math guitars sit somewhere between Foals' sound of yore and US quirk-pop experimentalists GIVERS; a layered, escapist sound that is more than welcome at this bleak time of year.
Returning to the funk furrows of Jungle’s sound, JUCE dished-out the unbelievable catchy, “Call You Out”. Recalling the late 70s disco vibes of Donna Summer, the track is at once modern and old in its sound, brightened by swoon synths and soft harmonies. An exciting debut offering.
We were lucky to premiere the sonic new track by Still Corners/Hush Arbors music man Leon Dufficy, under the guise of Winter Drones. “Towns Alight” is relentless with its guitar drone and urgent motorik rhythms, basking in dream-pop murmurs and weighty multi-layers. His debut album is out this April.
Lastly, Oxford quartet Glass Animals unveiled their latest sultry experiment, “Gooey”. With frontman David Bayley’s lascivious falsetto, undulating rhythms and sketchy electronic whips, it’s an idiosyncratic offering from the band who were the first to sign to Paul Epworth’s (Adele, Florence And The Machine) Wolf Tone label. Bring on their debut album.
Listen to our selection of the week’s best new music below: