Ah, summer…. a time for barbecues, festivals and, of course, killer new releases. We’re here to bring you the best that summer has offered us so far; just in case you missed it. From smooth R&B to catchy, addictive indie, we’ve collated an eclectic mix of music perfect for those hot hazy days.
Hatchie – ‘Sugar and Spice‘
The lead single from the Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie’s latest release is catchy sugar pop at its best. You’ll find fuzzy indie rock guitars meeting with catchy vocal hooks and heavy synth production in this candy-coated anthem that will no doubt soundtrack a summer romance or two.
MorMor – ‘Waiting On The Warmth‘
This Canadian singer and producer makes new wave synth-pop with an R&B energy. Having sharpened his songwriting tools in the local Toronto pop scene, MorMor released his first solo project, EP ‘Heaven’s Only Wishful’ earlier this year. His latest single ‘Waiting on the Warmth’ is a sultry anthem with a chorus that captures the euphoria of those long hot summer days.
Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever– ‘An Air-conditioned Man’
This Australian rock outfit create a mix of nostalgic seventies guitar music and the best of angular modern indie. ‘An Air Conditioned Man’ is a combination of swirling guitars, driving drum beats and dream-like vocals and is perfect for soundtracking an afternoon of drinking at the park.
SALES – ‘White Jeans’
All of SALES’ releases are summer playlist worthy. Since their first single ‘Renee’ dropped in 2013, the Florida based duo have released dreamy pop tune after dreamy pop tune. ‘White Denim’ is no exception, its ethereal synths, languid guitars and minimal beats characterise the soft laziness of hot summer days.
Fur – ‘If You Know that I’m Lonely’
Brighton based Fur are the ultimate anecdote to summer blues. Their stand out single, ‘If you know that I’m lonely’, is perfect sixties-pop with a romantic sentiment that alludes to the Arctic Monkey’s Suck and it and See era. Wait until the chorus hits and you’ll revel in the euphoria of that sugar-coated retro-pop.
Sports Team – Kutcher
There’s no current indie hype band that can capture the joy of festivals, late night drinking and the elation of the world cup season quite like London’s Sports Team. Kutcher demonstrates the group’s gift for channelling the light-hearted humour of brit-pop through the urgency and heaviness of early 2000’s indie. You’ll still have this one in your head long after the summer ends.
The Carters – ‘Summer’
The opener from the long-awaited Jay-Z and Beyoncé collaboration is the epitome of smooth sultry R&B. The lyrics, evocative of hot summer lovin’ and blue holiday waters, weave over the silky honey production, making for a summer anthem that is as cool and collected as it is uplifting.