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Sunday, September 18, 2016

New Sounds #97 September 18 2016




BLONDER - TALK TO ME
New synthpop track from the Brooklyn artist Constantine Anastasakis (formerly Tino Grigio) now revamped as Blonder. Following his washed out and dreamy debut 'Lean', this latest continues the hazy Porches line. Sonically upbeat, but with deeper meaning lyrics. "The song is about seeing someone and knowing that'd you do anything to have them acknowledge you so you could talk to them." Star rating: ★★




WEIRD MILK - BETTER
Not so much weird, but very creamy, the just released new single from West London alt-pop quartet. The follow-up to their 'This Close' debut from earlier in year, three minutes of smooth vocals and harmonies, matched with flowing percussion and twanging guitars. Catch live at The Lock Tavern, Camden on September 22 (free entry). Star rating: ★★




LAKE SOUTH - RENTERS
Minimalist production, catchy beats and evocative vocals from Auckland, New Zealand on this single released last week from the frontman of Urbantramper's solo project. Lyrically about the surge in rents "for shitty flats" and lack of state housing in NZ - something that will chime with those in UK. Star rating: ★★




ZOHARA - PLAY
Israeli indietronica artist Zohara Niddam melds an off-kilter mix of uplifting melodies in an ’80s New Wave/synthpop style with a sax break thrown in, on this single cut from her forthcoming debut album 'Growing Up Anyways' (date TBA).
Star rating: ★★




THE FANTASTIC PLASTICS - TV HEAD
From the Brooklyn future wave band's upcoming EP, 'Invasion', out on October 7 via Altercation Records, this track is about "a man who has fallen in love with a television starlet, if not the TV itself." But, like much of the Plastics' work, the underlying message is a commentary on society’s obsession with screens, television, and mass media. Star rating: ★★

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