New this week

New this week

Singles in review

Itís issue three now, and though weíve been extremely lucky in terms of sourcing content, submissions are always welcome. So if youíre a musician wanting your music to be heard or a band wanting a little bit of press, please donít be shy. Even if you just want to talk about music, hanging out submissions are also welcome. Just contact music@critic.co.nz. Anyway, here are your singles of the week!

The Horros - I See You



Hypnotic seven minute offering, sprawling and atmospheric. Music as if filtered through the stained glass window of a cathedral. Post-punk, gothic.

Fear of Men - Luna



Beautiful, light vocals, looming over lush guitars and driving bass. A moving, melodic track, which swoons soft.

Haim - If I Could Change Your Mind



Infectious pop track from debut album Days Are Gone. A song that is nostalgic for nineties girl groups and soaring eighties production.

Shamir - If It Wasn't True



Funky, groove heavy, disco/house. Highlighted by smooth, androgynous vocals. Like a lo-fi Jackson Five.

Cloud Nothings - Psychic Trauma



Second single from long-awaited third album. Garage-rock-pop-punk, which starts off steady then picks up its pace to great effect.
This article first appeared in Issue 3, 2014.
Posted 4:35pm Sunday 9th March 2014 by Adrian Ng.