Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 14 September 2018

Clean Cut Kid – Emily

Clean Cut Kid have returned on their own terms with the self-written, recorded and engineered ‘Emily’. It’s an electrifying deviation from the indie-pop of last year’s debut album ‘Felt’, and a turn towards the current lo-fi trend, complete with Fleetwood Mac reminiscent guitar lines, silky smooth harmonies, and a stand-alone verse from Evelyn Halls (keys).

Mind Enterprises – Gemini

Italian retro-visual producer has released the visuals for latest single ‘Gemini’, pairing playful disco with a striking vintage aesthetic. Shot on the Island of La Palma, it’s the sort of science fiction that he defines himself as “if Steven Spielberg abandoned Close Encounters halfway through and Hype Williams came in to finish the film”.

Ray BLK – Empress

‘Empress’ is the aptly named latest cut from London’s rising RnB sovereign, Ray BLK. Complete with utterly majestic visuals celebrating female empowerment, it’s a stripped-down production featuring just Ray’s stunning vocals and a slick rhythmic guitar line. She explains “this is my story – done my way. It’s about seeing yourself, knowing what you deserve and it’s for girls to wake up and see themselves as empresses”.

The 1975 – Sincerity is Scary

‘Sincerity is Scary’ is our fourth taste of the highly anticipated ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’, set to release November 30th. The track sees Matty Healy scrutinize his own propensity for ironic defences, featuring characteristically niche lyrics such as “You try and mask your pain in the most postmodern way”. With smooth saxophone melodies and dragging beats, there’s a warmth and intimacy that makes this another stellar track.

Maverick SabreDrifting

Mav returns with a promise of his third full-length record and launches with a intricate visual for first single ‘Drifting’, a gritty, dramatic short film which explores the stories of youth in a small Irish town. Shot by director Hector Dockrill, the visual is inspired by the soul singers’ love for Irish cinema and sets the creative bar high in terms of future visuals to come from his new project.

Lili CaseleyHave I Ever

Delivering a slice of classic, cool and collected soul, newcomer Lili Caseley impresses with her second single ‘Have I Ever’. A sophisticated take on modern soul, the song is a laid back, lo-fi crossover pop single. One for your relaxed, Autumn evenings.

Call Me LoopCut & Run

Charging through to take the princess of pop crown, Call Me Loop follows up her last banger ‘Live The Lie’ with new single ‘Cut & Run’. The track sees the hotly-tipped newcomer fuse her own brand of playful, left-of-centre pop with a seductively retro RnB inflection. It bears all the hallmarks of a pop banger with massive potential; cascading synths, ear worm hooks and fluttering beats tied effortlessly together by Loop’s soulful vocals.

LCMDF – Thank God I Didn’t Get To Know You At All

LCMDF are sisters Emma and Mia Kemppainen, who are known for their raw electro-pop bangers, unapologetic attitude and electric live-shows.  New release ‘Thank God I Didn’t Get To Know You At All’ is a tongue-in-cheek aperture of modern love, which focuses on their distinct songwriting and powerfully playful delivery. Reminiscent of Icona Pop and Charli XCX’s I Don’t Care, LCMDF’s ability to achieve sing-along choruses is perfectly displayed in this pristine 3 minute Pop anthem.

Stealth – Truth Is

Stealth is back with ‘Truth Is,’ the second single off his forthcoming Chorus EP. The track follows ‘Gotta Stop Loving You which has accrued nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube since announcing his signing to Ultra Music as their first singer-songwriter act. Hailing from the UK, Stealth crafts highly intimate and powerful blues infused music that reveals the depths of his soul.


19-year-old Houssein is back with electro-pop feel track ‘Tokyo’. His alluring vocal makes you feel like your in a hazy dream-like state as he reminisces about a whirlwind romance that sadly ended before it could become something more. On the track, Houssein says “Tokyo can be anywhere or anything, it’s just meant to represent a wonderful and important memory – the kind of memory that makes you sad that it’s no longer happening, but happy that it ever happened at the same time.”

Matt Corby – All Fired Up 

Two years after releasing his debut album Telluric, Matt Corby returns with the eagerly anticipated single ‘All Fired Up’ ahead of his album, Rainbow Valley, release on November 2. Quite a shift from the previous release, ‘No Ordinary Life’ a psychedelic-Willy Wonka inspired single, ‘All Fired Up’ is an understated piano-led ballad, featuring heartfelt lyrics and soothing sounds. The perfect track to unwind to.

Lil Halima – Jasmine 

Lil Halima is the latest Skandi RnB pop artist to grace our ears. Following the release of her debut single ‘Train’, Lil Halima is back with her second single ‘Jasmine’, a perky RnB track, which tells the story of jealousy. Lil Halima’s effortless buttery voice makes for a gloriously woozy track.

New Hope Club – Crazy 

British pop trio, New Hope Club, Blake Richardson, George Smith and Reece Bibby, rose to stardom following their successful YouTube channel and have already opened for The Vamps. Best known for their acoustic-driven pop/rock tracks, their new single ‘Crazy’ features funky guitar and catchy lyrics.

Too Many Zooz vs KDA – So Real (Warriors) (feat. Jess Glynne)

The instrumental version of ‘So Real (Warriors)’ was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, Jess Glynne loved it so much that she jumped on to record fresh vocals for the track. This brand-new mix featuring Jess Glynne is a high-energy, electronic dance track, which is sure to get your Friday night started.