Another week and another round of disappointments from returning superstar divas. Katy Perry’s Olympics related ‘Rise’ is certainly no ‘One Moment In Time’ and Britney’s ‘Make Me (Ooh)’ is more ‘Make Me (Eww)’ than anything else.
Thankfully we’re on hand to signpost the best new songs you should be listening to this week.
Here are five absolute crackers…
Jagwar Ma – OB1
It’s really rather difficult to avoid referencing Tame Impala when talking about Jagwar Ma, such is the similarity to their sounds. These particular psychedelic Aussies return with a new album Every Now & Then later this year and have tickled our tastebuds with first track ‘OB1’. The prog is still very much in evidence but the synths are popping away on this epic jam.
Flock Of Dimes – Semaphore
We love a bit of Wye Oak here at Methods Unsound and we’re rather excited to hear that Jenn Wasner is making a solo record under the name Flock Of Dimes. The first track from If You See Me, Say Yes is ‘Semaphore’, a thrilling Americana gone electronica (can’t decide if it’s Ameritronica or electricana) hybrid that ramps up our anticipation of the album due in September.
Allie X – All The Rage
One pop diva who didn’t disappoint this week is Allie X who successfully navigated a massively well received London show and a banger of a new track. ‘All The Rage’ might be her best yet, and that’s saying something with tunes like ‘Tumour’ and ‘Prime’ in her small but perfectly formed back catalogue. There’s something very Gaga about Allie and we mean that in the very best way: there’s drama and art-pop aesthetic running through everything she does.
Emily King – BYIMM
In a stroke of absolute genius Emily King managed to get The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Titus Burgess to lipsync his way through her Janelle Monae-channeling tune ‘BYIMM’. It’s hard not to be distracted by a face that just makes me want to smile every time I see it. However the song is flippin’ cool so here’s a feast for ears and eyes alike.
Justice – Safe And Sound
One of the more welcome returns to the music scene this week was surely that of Justice. While some will be disappointed with an apparent lack of development to their sound, for us we are thrilled to hear they’ve stuck to what they do best: distinctively French electro-disco with choirs and strings all over the shop.
For more brand new music check out this round-up featuring new songs by Navvi and Phantom Runners.