As usual this week’s three tracks have no connection. April is a month with plenty on offer, with some brilliant independent records out in the next few weeks. Here is a selection of tracks that we think you should hear, regardless of musical preference.
Burial / Four Tet & Thom Yorke – Ego
Following on from Burial & Four Tet’s collaboration on the Moth / Wolf Club single, the two have paired up again, but with the addition of Thom Yorke. It’s Safe to say the result it exceptional. The dark and quirky EDM styles of both Burial and Four Tet respectively complement Thom Yorke’s voice sublimely. In hindsight, it’s a fitting collaboration – but for Yorke to team up with two pseudonyms relatively unknown to the mainstream music landscape is surprising. Nice to see the Radiohead front man play his part in promoting forward-thinking dance music.
Troubled Coast – Breathing
Post-hardcore outfit Troubled Coast are the latest band to release a full length on California’s own Creator-Destructor records. With elements dissimilar to the likes of Alexisonfire or (dare I say it), At The Drive-In, Troubled Coast are proving that they know how to create a solid record. With fantastically turbulent vocals, Troubled Coast create exactly what you want from such a band, they’re sullen, passionate, and quite frankly pissed off – but it’s exuded in the way it should be.
Something Beginning With L – Angel Sized
Let’s face it; it’s difficult not to indulge in a splash of indie pop in the lead up to the summer months. Something Beginning With L evokes jubilant images, moderately upbeat but genuinely listenable. Contrasting elements of indie and electro along with undusted electric guitar riffs and female vocals – Angel Sized should be an instrumental mess – but miraculously it’s effective and actually not too overwhelming on the ears. Worth looking out for, The Listed Building EP is out later this month.