End of the week, is it? New sounds for our auditory senses, are they? It’s New Music Friday, and we’ve rounded up the five freshest tracks to drop this week, including some stripped back piano melodies from Alexander Carson and Frankie Cosmos, comebacks from Younghusband and Kap Bambino and a stellar debut from All Girls Arson Club.
Alexander Carson – ‘Ghosts’
Alexander Carson has shared the latest single from his forthcoming debut album, Ellipsism.
‘Ghosts’ see’s Carson, armed with just a strikingly simple piano melody backing his lyricism, spin together a love song tinged with melancholy, grappling with the foreboding inevitably of death: “There’s no such thing as ghosts, but I’d take an ethereal host to talk to you one last time.”
Ellipsism drops on 12th April via Diversion Records and Roundtable Records.
You can catch him touring through the UK in April and May.
Frankie Cosmos – ‘Dancing’ and ‘Tunnel’
Frankie Cosmos has shared the first tracks from her upcoming release Haunted Items, a digital-only collection of stripped-back, key-lead songs.
‘Dancing’ and ‘Tunnel’ are brief in length and unencumbered by convoluted instrumentals, letting the candid lyricism, that Cosmos has made a name to, garner even more focus – and that ain’t no bad thing.
The rest of Haunted Items will arrive in installments over the next four weeks, during which you can catch Frankie Cosmos on her UK/EU tour.
Younghusband – ‘Translation’
British three-piece Younghusband are set to drop their third studio album Swimmers on 7th June, and they’ve given fans a first look with its dreamy lead single: ‘Translation’.
Speaking about the track, frontman Euan Hinshelwood said: “It’s open to interpretation, but looking back on that period of time I guess it’s a song about change and retreat. And about a short moment of that time. A stubborn moment when you want to push everything away for a second and work out what element is tripping you up.”
All Girls Arson Club – ‘Untitled’
If the fact they formed over a Lambrini-fuelled screening of Kathleen Hanna’s The Punk Singer doesn’t make you fall head over heels for this Sheffield trio, All Girls Arson Club’s debut single certainly will.
‘Untitled’ is taken from their upcoming EP, Dark Fruits.
It’s tongue-in-cheek, lo-fi bedroom punk, sonically embodying the inane cycle of arguments that fester in so many relationships.
Dark Fruits is set to drop on 5th April via the DIY Sheffield label, Delicious Clam.
Kap Bambino – ‘Erase’
Bordeaux-based duo Kap Bambino have shared ‘Erase’, an energised, sense-assaulting electroclash-driven number.
It’s taken from the pair’s recently announced album, Dust, Fierce, Forever which is due to drop in April.
You can catch them at London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 20th April, with more EU/UK dates soon to be announced.
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