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Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 08 September 2016

Here are the best new tracks that we think you should be listening too this week, including a premiere from the wonderful My Excuse. Enjoy.

Cambio Sun – This is Beginning

We’ve had our eye on Cambio Sun for quite some time now and the Australian duo don’t disappoint on their new single ‘This Is Beginning’, which is lifted from their debut album ‘Animal Sense’. Check out the boys live as they headline London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on September 27th.

Raphaella – Alien

Raphaella continues her prodigious personal output with her own new release “Alien”. Written and produced by Raphaella herself, this is a cool, defiant and club-ready track that recalls some of the best summer dance music coming out of London at the moment.

Vince Kidd – Almost Angels

Spindle favourite Vince Kidd is back doing what he does best and returns to form with ‘Almost Angels’. After a brief hiatus, the track follows on from where previous efforts ‘You & Me’ and ‘Sick Love’ left off, still retaining Vince’s authentic, edgy and gritty image, with a contemporary fresh twist. The video, shot in London, was a collaboration with Director Ben Charles Edwards, and is a statement of intent utilising London’s brutalist architecture and gangland aesthetics as it’s backdrop. We love it.

Melanie C – Anymore

Sporty Spice is back, but she never really went anywhere did she? With her seventh studio album finally released in October and no plans to rejoin the rest of the girls for a Spice20 reunion, Mel unleashes lead single ‘Anymore’, which we think is the most contemporary and relevant sound of her career. Working with Sons of Sonix (Stormzy / Tinie Tempah), the single is adventurous, honest and still very pop. We’d still pay very good money to see her do that backflip on the buffet spread just one more time though.

My Excuse – In Disguise

My Excuse is a project from Steven Triant who writes and arranges all of his music, and has been working with legendary producer Ron Saint Germain (Soundgarden, Muse, Sonic Youth) – a mark of how highly Steven is regarded in tastemaker circles. Debut track ‘In Disguise’ is pure, unadulterated pop/rock n’ roll that recalls modern greats like the Fray and Train. Steven’s gorgeous drawl channels an instant nonchalant cool, but this is threatening mass-appeal pop/rock, which is easing us perfectly into Friday.

Sia & Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest

Two titans in their respective fields combine forces on this unexpected tropical empowerment anthem. It’s been a while since we’ve heard Kendrick on such a light dancehall record, but his flow manages to sound superior in all soundscapes. Long live King Kendrick and long may Sia’s reign over undeniably catchy feel-good anthems continue.

Tkay Maidza – Carry On feat. Killer Mike

Hold on to your hats; the Tkay Maidza album is FINALLY coming. After a string of huge singles, including Ghost and U-Huh, the Australian rave rapper is set to release her debut album ‘TKAY’ on October 28th. In the meantime, here’s a new track from the forthcoming collection to tide you over. ‘Carry On’ features Killer Mike, aka one half of Run the Jewels, and is a killer anthem.

HUNTR – Strange

Rising four-man band HUNTR combine rock and hip-hop with a natural finesse we haven’t heard for a while. Since releasing debut single ‘Veins’ a year ago to critical acclaim, the band have dropped a handful of faultless singles and now take things up a notch with brand new single ‘Strange’, continuing their impressive run. Dive into the ebbing and flowing high energy below and keep an eye out for the band’s self-titled album, released on 23rd September.

Tinashe – Sex With Me (Rihanna Remix)

Tinashe continues her trail of fire with a remix of Rihanna’s ‘Sex With Me’. Well, it’s officially billed as a remix but it’s basically a faultless cover. If you close your eyes, it could easily be a track taken from one the R&B songstress’ career defining mixtapes. Raw, uncompromising sex and addictively confident lyrics are served over rumbling bass beats to create something deliciously sensual. Dip in below.

AlunaGeorge – Mediator

AlunaGeorge slow things down with new single ‘Mediator’. Having ticked off the harder high energy boxes with ‘I’m In Control’, ‘I Remember’ ‘My Blood’ and ‘Mean What I Mean’ (are we back to 5 single album campaigns?!), ‘Mediator’ is a welcome change of pace, where night-time-funk guitars twang alongside the twinkle of xylophones and Aluna’s soft, sugar sweet vocal. Album time is not far away, with ‘I Remember’ released September 16th.