This week’s new tracks: Shibashi, the Vaccines, Doja Cat
Shibashi ft Aoife Energy
All of the Lights
A “famend globetrotting dance pioneer” with zero Google footprint, a two-month-old Twitter account with 15 followers and a backstory about being conceived on the Rio carnival? There’s one thing very Relaxed Muscle (Wiki them) about Shibashi’s Gigi Monterro, however nothing suspect a few debut single the place glitter-flinging Chvrches hooks meet home beats and tropical Two Door Cinema Membership basslines. Shh! We’ve mentioned an excessive amount of.
Again in Love Metropolis
On a rush of free international publicity, the Vaxx return with a disco-flecked jab engineered to lodge a dance-rock microchip in your brainstem. Set in a lawless metropolis of surreptitious intercourse and remorse, it gained’t alter your musical DNA however you’ll line up for a second.
Doja Cat ft Ariana Grande
I Don’t Do Medication
As soon as it was all the massed historical past of rock’n’roll decadence versus Zammo from Grange Hill. Now Doja Cat and Ariana, in hallucinogenic R&B type, are placing “simply say no” on the coronary heart of popular culture, hooked on chasing romantic highs on this itchy-armed Planet Her lower. Not that love, in fact, can’t additionally depart you slumped weeping within the gutter exterior a specialist clinic.
Queen of the Underground
Sporting not simply full-face picket masks however total pagan PPE, Sweden’s secretive voodoo collective seem to have been self-isolated in 1968 for the previous 5 years, judging by this comeback squall of fire-and-brimstone psych rock, Hendrix soloing and zoned-out Nico chanting. Spotlight: a flautist frolics briefly beneath the blood moon, till ceremonially disembowelled with a guitar string to appease the prog god Tüll.
The Nearer the Fountain, Extra Pure the Stream Flows
Rocking the haircut of a post-mauling Joe Unique, Damon Albarn is clearly ravaged by the trendy world. With lyrics from John Clare’s grief-stricken Nineteenth-century poem Love and Reminiscence set in opposition to limpid strings, a beautiful melody and the atmospherics of gin-numbed isolation, let’s simply comply with let this track sum up all the pandemic.