Category Archives: Atzucacs

Hit of the week: Working Men’s Club ‘Teeth’

Whilst previous single ‘Bad Blood’ aims for Talking Heads, ‘Teeth’ makes you look silly by destroying all previous conceptions of what you thought Working Men’s Club  would be musically; but they help you dance away the smirks regardless.

A lazy review would associate ‘Teeth’ with LCD Soundsystem, however instead there’s more of a Post-punk Kraftwerk at play – coupled with a very prominent Mark E Smith esque vocal – that doesn’t so much invite you to the dancefloor as much as putting a stopper in your dancing shoes.

In short this is perfect evolution for WMC with its obnoxious synths that build throughout before detonating into an indie fuelled samba jam that gets more and more incessant as the track draws on.

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Hit of the week: Whitney “Used To Be Lonely”

Whitney have just released their sophomore album, Forever Turned Around. So far as singles, we’ve heard opening track “Giving Up,” a reworked version of album closer “Forever Turned Around,” and the latest track “Valleys (My Love).” The Chicago-based duo share another glorious soft-rock single “Used To Be Lonely.”

Hit of the week: Lana Del Rey “Fuck it I Love You”

After releasing the artwork for her new album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, queen of summertime sadness Lana Del Rey has shared a double video for singles “Fuck it I Love You” and “The Greatest”.

The clips are the work of director Rich Lee, also behind Lana’s videos for “Love”, “Lust for Life”, and “White Mustang”  Unsurprisingly, the songs themselves are odes to California and love, with Lana wearing a Venice ‘Locals Only’ jacket in tribute to her adopted neighbourhood.

Hit of the week: Iggy Pop ‘James Bond’

Iggy Pop has released a video for his track James Bond. The song has been selected from Pop’s upcoming studio album Free, which will arrive on September 6 through Loma Vista/Caroline International.

It’ll be his first record since 2016’s Post Pop Depression, and will feature additional vocals from Faith Vern, Leron Thomas on trumpet, Robin Sherman on bass, Thomas Glass on drums and Ari Teitel on guitar, and will also include contributions from Sarah Lipstate, aka Novella.

The video has been directed by Simon Taylor and was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami.

Hit of the week: Girl Ray ‘Show me more’

North London trio Girl Ray have announced a new album, Girl, and shared a video for its first single, “Show Me More.” Girl is due out November 8. Girl Ray features Poppy Hankin (guitar/vocals), Iris McConnell (drums), and Sophie Moss (bass). Girl is their second album, the follow-up to their cleverly titled 2017-released debut album, Earl Grey.  . Whereas their debut album was a twee-pop gem, Girl is inspired by more modern and electronic pop sounds,

Hit of the week: Haim ‘Summer Girl’

The sisters HAIM are back. The Los Angeles pop trio have dropped the music video for “Summer Girl.” The clip is helmed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom ThreadThere Will Be Blood), who also shot HAIM‘s videos for “Right Now,” “Night So Long,” and “Little of Your Love.”  Danielle Haim dedicated the song to Lou Reed, likely a nod to the song’s similarity to Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side.”

Hit of the week: Walt Disco ‘Past Tense’

Glasgow’s Walt Disco keeps getting better and better. Today, the captivating band is back to share their latest single, “Past Tense” via LA-based label IHC 1NFINTY. The new track finds the moody rockers at both their most epic and most vulnerable – while oozing their unmistakable and shimmering musical opulence.

“Past Tense” follows the goth anthem “Strange to Know Nothing,” and is also accompanied by the band’s first official visual, which was written and directed by IHC series creators Franki Chan & Jesus Antonio Rivera. Watch below.