Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 26 July 2018

St LuciaWalking Away

Having debuted two new tracks earlier this year, Brooklyn-based indie-electro band St Lucia recently announced the release of their third album ‘Hyperion,’ and coincided that with the release of another new summer banger in the from of ‘Walking Away.’ A mix of funky electronic synths, disco beats and a subtle hint of glam rock thrown in for good measure, St Lucia’s upcoming album is certainly one to keep an eye out for.

Arcade HeartsHumble

Portsmouth four piece Arcade Hearts are back with another irresistible slice of 80s inspired summer indie-pop in the form of new single ‘Humble,’ complete with swirling synth lines, jagged guitar lines and a singalong chorus that is sure to light up indie clubs and festivals over the next few months. Having already played the likes of The Great Escape and Larmer Tree festivals this summer, the band release their self-titled debut EP on the 21st September.


With this being her debut, there’s not much known about Tinx, and there’s a lot of appeal in that thought provoking anonymity. A Swedish native now living in London, she is handcrafting music inspired by the likes of Swedish Pop Queen Robyn, Tove Lo, Terror Jr and Astrid S. Self described as “dark pop with big drops”, Tinx takes an attitude laden swagger into the industry with her first track, FMLU, a bittersweet Electro Pop cut. Working with flavours of tropical house and trap influences, Tinx smartly weaves in summer aesthetics into her crisp take on Electro Pop. Harmonising with the synthetic elements, Tinx transcends the competition with her distinctive voice which makes for an impeccable pairing with the genre. We’re here for it.

Kara MarniLove Just Ain’t Enough (Acoustic)

One to watch 21 year old Kara Marni delivers a stunning acoustic version of her EP title track ‘Love Just Ain’t Enough’. Showcasing her flawless vocal, this stripped back version evokes a more emotive side to the young artist, and displays her powerhouse vocal perfectly.

MJ Cole X Kojey Radical – Soak It Up

UK underground music pioneer MJ Cole teamed up with East London’s rising talent Kojey Radical on poignant new single ‘Soak It Up’. A track about loss, turmoil and ultimately acceptance, the relatable theme is beautifully captured in the official video.

Tyler, The Creator x A$AP Rocky – Potato Salad

Tyler, The Creator uploaded the freestyle video filmed in Paris this week and its got many speculating and anticipating when Tyler and Rocky’s joint project is going to released. At the end of the video it says “WANG$AP Coming Soon”, meaning that it must be on the horizon right?

Buddy – Trouble On Central

During the build up to Buddy’s release of his debut album ‘Harlan & Alondora’, the Compton based artist also gave us the official video to ‘Trouble On Central’. The highly anticipated album also has A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, Snoop Dogg and Khalid featuring on the album.

The Aces – Last One

With plans to bring their scintillating guitar pop to the UK in November, The Aces have treated us to the self-produced, saccharine visuals for ‘Last One’. Directed by drummer Alisa Ramirez, it’s an artful production, featuring the band saturated in an utterly millennial shade of bubblegum pink and sporting manic grins in a Robert Palmer-esque pastiche.

Pale Waves – Eighteen

After what feels like an eternity, Pale Waves have finally announced their hotly anticipated debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’, set to drop on September 14th. In the meanwhile, latest single ‘Eighteen’ serves as the undeniable sugar high to tide us over. It isn’t just a glistening pop number; there’s a level of grit to ‘Eighteen’ that signals Pale Waves revving their engines as they set on the path to stardom.

Ralph – Tables Have Turned

It’s another glossy summer anthem from Ralph, playfully recounting the giddy nuances of a new relationship. ‘Tables Have Turned’ sets Toronto native Ralph’s breezy, delicate vocals against buttery synths, with the production crafted to “match that feeling of energy building – when the bass line drops in on the pre-chorus, it creates this sensation of anticipation which builds into the chorus drop”.

Channel TresJet Black

In advance of his self-titled debut EP (out July 27 ), Channel blesses us with ‘Jet Black’, another taste of his unorthodox union of four-on-the-floor and Compton. The song is an oozy ode to the blackest of black, over a ferocious modular synth instrumental that takes cues from industrial and early electro. The video, directed by cult filmmaker Anthony Sylvester, captures Compton at its most contorted, where barbershops double as churches, where liquor stores become after-hours raves.