Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 02 November 2018
Words Katie Smith

Kasai – Habit

With her stunning debut single ‘Pretty Boys’ soaring at over half a million Spotify streams, Kasai shows no signs of relenting with new track ‘Habit’. With her process beginning in poetry, her honeyed tones regale with a relatable account of the age-old ability to stay in a relationship out of convenience.

Rumours – Edges

London based Rumours exhibit their own intriguing mix of electro-soul-pop with the hypnotic ‘Edges’. Awash with shuddering beats and rich swathes of synths, Rumours are firmly establishing themselves as ones to watch.

Other Nature – The Throne

Following their debut gig at this year’s Isle of Wight festival, 80’s infused electropop duo Other Nature share ‘The Throne’. Featuring Depeche Mode-esque jittering analogue synths cascading to a rich, athematic chorus, it comes as the lead single from upcoming EP ‘Theodore’s Law’, set for release on December 7th.

TRQS – MVIII

Australian newcomer TRQS gives us sultry vibes with a dynamic twist on sizzling lead track ‘MVIII’ from her new EP ‘One’. It’s clear the past few years tirelessly dedicated to the writing of the EP were not spent in vain, reaching fresh levels of silky smooth, left of field R&B.

Rebekah Fitch – Need to Feel

Blending thought-provoking lyricism and innovative alt-pop compositions, Rebekah Fitch continues to spark intrigue with ‘Need to Feel’. On the track, Rebekah comments “Need to Feel is a song written from a place of isolation with a desperation for more. 16-25s are now the loneliest group in the country. Why have we reached a stage where we struggle to let even the closest to us know what is really going on in our heads?”.

Sleep Thieves – Sea of Shadows

Sleep Thieves can be counted on to provide an immersive dose of cinematic grandeur, proved once again with dark dream pop track ‘Sea of Shadows’. The track builds from spine tingling vocals and an iconic arpeggiated line, in an engrossing wash of brooding cadences.

Louis The Child – Breaking News (feat. RAYE)

Chicago production duo Louis The Child follow up summer smash ‘Better Not’ with the release of their new EP, ‘Kids At Play’, featuring the playful breakup track ‘Breaking News’. The track features rising R&B songstress RAYE, and comes ahead of a newly announced 8 date European tour, including visits to London and Manchester in early 2019.

Trouble – Kesha Dem

Atlanta rapper, Trouble returns with a special edition of his album Edgewood released in March. The new album Edgewood (41E Edition) features five new songs, including ‘Kesha Dem’ a track with Offset. Trouble also announced on his twitter that he will be dropping a short film based on the new special edition album.

Two Feet – I Want It

New York City musician Bill Dess’ solo project Two Feet just dropped two new tracks. ‘Lost The Game’ and ‘I Want It’ both showcase Two Feet’s recognizable hallow, hazy sound. Dess blends his background in Electronic music with his passion for Blues and Jazz to create a sound immediately identifiable and unique to Two Feet.

Olly Murs – Take Your Love

Olly Murs is back with a taste of his upcoming album set to release November 9th. Murs released his newest single ‘Take Your Love’ as a preview of what’s to come on the album. The track features catchy beat drops with a tropical flare. If ‘Take Your Love’ is any indicator of what Murs’ next album will hold, fans have something to be excited about.

Call Me Loop Cut & Run (Gold Rvsh Remix)

‘Cut & Run’ from newcomer Call Me Loop is one of the most underrated pop bangers of the year, so we’re thrilled that the track has received a fresh makeover from Gold Rvsh. You can catch Call Me Loop live at her headline show in London on November 16th.

Cat Burns – Just Us

Back with another self-written smash – Cat Burns released her new single ‘Just Us’ today and it doesn’t disappoint! The new single is about Cat warning a boy not to get “too gassed” about their relationship, in a gender-flipped version of a song we typically hear from the other perspective. Totally relatable.

Sam FenderWaiting For Love (Recorded at RAK Studios, London)

One of his two Spotify Singles released on Wednesday, Fender’s cover of Avicii’s ‘Waiting For Love’ replaces electronic elements with drums and guitars. Blanketed in a style reminiscent of the Killers, the track packs energy and a powerful guitar break.

Imagine DragonsMachine

Ahead of their upcoming album Origins, Imagine Dragons have released ‘Machine’, a rebellious track about reclaiming whatever may be trying to keep you in one place. Featuring their signature drums and promoting independence, Imagine Dragons say “it’s ‘bout time to stand up and petition”, for they are not a part of someone’s machine, they are the machine.

Jade BirdLove has all been done before

21-year-old Jade Bird will kick off a UK tour on the 20th, and is working on her debut album. ‘Love has all been done before’ is representative of the singer as a whole, who’s always pushing herself musically and inventing a refreshing sound that is truly unique to her. She demands more; settling for the ordinary is simply not acceptable.

Sandura KarmaOne Last Night On This Earth

What answers would you seek if you had one night on this earth? Sundara Karma are looking to learn how the heart works. Often compared to Arcade Fire and U2, the band are fully capable of producing tracks bound to be shouted on the dancefloor; ‘One Last Night On This Earth’ is one of them. 

Jacob BanksCaroline

Having made appearances at countless major festivals, and supported the likes of Alicia Keys and Sam Smith on tour, Jacob Banks has established his voice as one capable of moving an audience to tears. The track of a musician who finds his home in storytelling, ‘Caroline’ expresses a desire to pack a bag and get away. Whatever the song evokes from listeners, Banks’ beautiful vocal narration leaves them rooting for Caroline and friend.

Matt CorbyMiracle Love

Australian Matt Corby is celebrating the release of his second album, Rainbow Valley. Since winning two ARIA Song Of The Year Awards, Corby has decided to fully trust his musical instincts. “I actually think this is the start of me really having fun with music.” ‘Miracle Love’ proves his inherent songwriting brilliance has only strengthened since his debut.

Benny Blanco (ft. Calvin Harris) – I Found You

American music producer Benny Blanco recently decided to release songs under his own name. To avoid having to record his self-described ‘nasally Jewish voice’, he enlisted his friends to provide vocals for his tracks. ‘I Found You’ features Calvin Harris and a joyous exclamation of the new capabilities he’s located since finding the aforementioned ‘you’.

ALMACowboy

ALMA’s latest release, ‘Cowboy’, is one of her most personal songs so far. I’ve spent a lot of my life being told who to be, what to say or how to behave by the world.” Watch the ‘Cowboy’ video below, which ALMA made in the style of a homemade movie.

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