Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 24 May 2018
Words Alice Bell

Our favourite sounds of the past 168 hours.

Wet – Lately

New York based Indie pop group, Wet, released a new music video last week for their new single Lately off of their forthcoming album Still Run. The video has rare footage of their lead singer Kelly Zutrau parading around in a white leotard to the slow melody of the groups latest tune. Wet’s sophomore album will be released later this summer.

Russ – Back to Life

Gaining popularity from What They Want, Russ has released his first song since his debut album last year, which he rapped, sang, wrote, and engineered all on his own. Back to Life incorporates bits of reggae with R&B to put a twist on modern hip hop. Russ’s definitive sound sets him apart from modern hip hop. Have a listen.

James Bay – Fade Out

After a 2 year break and a haircut, Bay is back. With more synths and fewer acoustic guitars, Fade Out is an anthem for anyone struggling to let go. The melody gives off a chilled, relaxed feel, but the lyrics reveal uncomfortable truths: ‘…you only text me after 2, I just wanna be done with you but I call you back ’cause I’m a fool’. Ouch James, right in the heart.

Ziggy Alberts – Love Me Now

All the way from Australia, Ziggy Alberts has captured our hearts as a folk singer-songwriter, surfer and environmental enthusiast. Ziggy, we’ll definitely love you now. Based on a couple’s last attempt at their relationship, this is the perfect back to basics track for when the world’s getting a little too much.

Sub Blue – Take A Picture

The Sam Smith/Weeknd vibes make this the perfect song for those summer evening BBQs on the beach. Being produced by Sir Dylan and AV, who combined have worked with the likes of Frank Ocean and Logic, this track is destined for big things over the coming months.

Disclosure – Ultimatum

The reigate duo are back with a summer groove that samples Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. With warm synths and enchanting vocals, expect to hear this one in every club across the warmer months.

Riton x Kah-Lo – Ginger

After the successes of Fake ID and Rinse & Repeat, Riton and Kah-Lo have teamed up once again to produce another track that you’re guaranteed to move your feet to. Kah-Lo is a sharp storyteller and Riton rave upbringing means he knows how to make a killer dance track, so the two of them together is always a winning formula.

Parquet Courts – Total Football

The opener to new album Wide Awake! is a stomping track that’s guaranteed to get you in World Cup fever mode. A track about collectivism inspired by football tactics bestseller Inverting the Pyramid, this is a footy tune that deserves to be up there with classics of the genre such as World in Motion and Three Lions.

Lil Baby feat. Drake – Yes Indeed

‘Yellow Ferrari like Pikachu’ is one of the best rap lyrics of the year. This mixture of up-and-comer and rap titan is a bragging banger, as all good rap should be. Push to start cars, ridiculously expensive trainers, this is a tried and tested formula, but for good reason.

Ben Howard – Murmurations

An ethereal, shifting track, Ben Howard’s return is a bold one. In a world of 3 minute pop bangers, he’s released a handful of tracks that pass the 6 minute mark. However, this works wonderfully for him. The longer songs allow a gradual build and mesmerising crescendos. Murmurations is our pick of the bunch.

Check out the full playlist below.