Today’s selection has atmospheres playing with vulnerable folk-pop, unchained punk, and cheeky rock. Basically, everything we enjoy. Flashes.
CHOICES – LUCY SPRAGGAN
Acoustic guitars are bringing a folk atmosphere, the roaring amps are highlighting the rock inspirations, and Lucy Spraggan’s voice shows a great range and versatility in Pop music. With her new album, Choices, the British artist is revealing her vulnerability. Proud of her origins (Roots), intimate and moving (Run to the Hills, Heartbreak Suites), she also shows how ready she is to fight against harassment (Animal), and against alcohol (Sober). Without a doubt, this album is close to Spraggan’s heart and it is with a great balance that she manages to get every emotion through to us with elevated and catchy tunes.
YOURS TO FOLLOW – YESTER DAZE
The doors opening here reveals a sound between classical rock, glam and garage. Basically, a fan of rock music should be more than content. It’s an EP with sharp guitars that Yester Daze releases today. Yours To Follow is a bright record, that’s pretty clear, and if we’re less inclined to enjoy the screamo parts of Light It Up, we can’t deny that their energy is filling our cups. The following track, Backseat Bingo, is an immediate favourite to us, and a probable festival hymn too. A single listening and we’re into it, thinking that four tracks, it’s not enough now. We want more!
DIGITAL DREAM – DEAP VALLY
Four tracks. Four collaborations. It’s what the new EP by American duo’s Deap Vally, named fittingly Digital Dream, is made of. Firstly getting Jennylee (Warpaint) on board for the bewitching Look Away, they then have Soko joining them on the son Digital Dream. That’s when Deap Vally hypnotises us. High Horse, with KT Tunstall and Peaches, between funk and rock, is waking us up from our 70s trance with some cheekiness. That’s our favourite. Shock Easy, with Jamie Hince (The Kills), closes the EP with a pretty touch of blues on this special atmosphere.
Now Playing :
Sober – Lucy Spraggan
Backseat Bingo – Yester Daze
Hours – Alex Ohm