This week’s new tracks: Squirrel Flower, Automotion, Yola
Flames and Flat Tires
We’re going accountable the trials of 2020 for Ella Williams – AKA Squirrel Flower – not being ranked up alongside the celestial likes of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten. The songwriter launched her debut album, I Was Born Swimming, on the actual second every thing modified for ever. Discuss timing. Flames and Flat Tires is a grunge-folk intoxicant that is available in at underneath three minutes however will keep on with you for hours.
Flight of the Screaming Baboon
When you’re named after John Lennon and your dad’s Liam Gallagher, the stakes are fairly bloody excessive in the case of launching your personal band. Because the frontman of indie newcomers Automotion, Lennon Gallagher is extra into aping the awful post-punk sprechgesangof Disgrace than his father’s heroic howl. It really works surprisingly nicely, with a moody treatise on relationship apps, dignity and pornography spiralling into grubby little guitars.
Stand for Myself
One of the best factor to return out of Bristol for the reason that hearsay that Banksy is definitely the scrawny one out of Huge Assault, Yola’s powerhouse vocals will pin you in opposition to the wall and make you rethink every thing you thought you knew in regards to the fashionable diva. Stand for Myself is builder’s tea for the soul: robust, heat and a little bit of a wake-up name.
In moments of boredom I prefer to think about what would occur if Enya went evil and it seems that typically Chelsea Wolfe does as nicely, if the livid Diana is something to go by. Supremely sinister, this heavy dose of Celtic-adjacent metallic feels just like the sonic backdrop to a brutal battle in a discipline of heather.
Americana isn’t about the place you’re from, it’s a way of thinking. Simply ask Catalonian singer-songwriter Joana Serrat, who sounds as if she’s subletting a bougainvillea-strewn Hollywood bungalow from one of many Eagles circa 1972. When she’s not propping up the bar on the Troubadour with Linda Ronstadt, Serrat is writing beautiful tracks corresponding to Demons, which balances classic jangle with simply the correct quantity of fluttering shoegaze.