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Singles in review

How To Dress Well - Repeat Pleasure

Another single from How To Dress Well, AKA Tom Krell. Another romantic themed tale, told with a great soulful melody, and a flurry of illuminating synth work. Features lightly strummed acoustic guitar, sounds a bit like a remixed version of a John Mayer song.

Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

Brooklyn based four-piece Parquet Courts bring their classic, loose approach and combine it with a dose of militaristic, hardcore punk. A fast paced, no-nonsense song, sung at a terrifying speed.

Lone - 2 is 8

Lone is Matt Cutler, an electronic musician based in Nottingham, England. “2 is 8” is the first single from upcoming album Reality Testing. With his mixture of quirky hip-hop beat making and techno, dance influence, “2 is 8” is a fun-loving, hypnotic piece.

Protomartyr - Come and See

Detroit band, Protomartyr, release another single to their forthcoming album Under Color Of Official Right. The track is packed with dark slabs of synth combined with deep, rugged vocals. Like if Joy Division featured Nick Cave as their vocalist.

Just Friends - Don't Tell Me

Just Friends is a collaboration between deep house mastermind Nicolas Jaar and Wardell vocalist Sasha Spielberg. “Don’t Tell Me” is soulful, pretty and mesmerising. Highlighted by a infectious vocal hook, the track goes through a series of interesting, pulsing beats and synth runs.
This article first appeared in Issue 8, 2014.
Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014 by Adrian Ng.