Category Archives: Hit of The Week

Hit of the week: Just Mustard ‘Frank’

Just Mustard, a five-piece band from Dundalk, Ireland, quietly released their debut album Wednesday in 2018. It’s a shame more wasn’t made about the group’s intense and rich shoegaze-meets-noise sound but they’re already back with new material in the shape of “Frank,” a tense and atmospheric taste of darkness that offers the perfect introduction into the band’s work.

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Hit of the week: Hot Chip “Hungry Child”

Hot Chip have announced a new album, called A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, that will be out in June. It’s their first album since 2015’s Why Make Sense?, and it’s their first album that they recruited outside producers to work with them, namely Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (the XX, David Byrne, Sampha).

They’ve dropped a music video for lead single “Hungry Child,” which was directed by Saman Kesh and stars Freaks And Geeks’ Martin Starr and This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub as a couple having a spat before getting entranced by the new Hot Chip single. It turns out that “Hungry Child” has taken over the whole world, and no one can stop hearing it.

Hit of the week: James Blake feat. Rosalía ‘Barefoot In The Park’

James Blake has today shared the video for ‘Barefoot In The Park’ (feat. Rosalía) taken from his critically-acclaimed album, ‘Assume Form’ which was released earlier this year.

Featuring the Catalan pop sensation Rosalía, ‘Barefoot In The Park’ is a breathtakingly romantic moment on ‘Assume Form’ that celebrates togetherness and intimacy.

Hit of the week: Cage the Elephant “Ready to Let Go”

Deeply inspired by punk music, brothers Matt and Brad Shultz began playing music in high-school with fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor. Shortly after forming the band, they made the bold move to London to begin their career. Their self-titled debut album gained them international attention, catapulting them up the Billboard Alternative and Rock charts and achieving RIAA Platinum certification.

Cage the Elephant have announced details of their fifth studio album, Social Cues, due April 19 via RCA Records. In advance of the release the band has shared the first single from the record, “Ready to Let Go,” with a video directed by lead singer Matt Shultz.

Hit of the week: Viagra Boys ‘Just Like You’

Swedish punk sextet Viagra Boys are releasing their debut album Street Wormsin just 4 short weeks, and as the excitement mounts, they’ve released a new track from the album called ‘Just Like You’, as well as two non-album b-sides.

‘Just Like You’ sees Viagra Boys turning their usually frosty post punk inside out, revealing a smooth and soulful centre. Replete with subtle electronic percussion, a thick layer of fuzzed bass, prowling guitars and steamy injections of sax and synth, ‘Just Like You’ lures you in with ease. It brings you face to face with singer Sebastian Murphy’s tortured visage, as he vocally works through his shape-shifting vision of the world and his personal history. The song continues to play out in subtle shades, allowing Murphy keep shifting his thoughts without distraction.

Hit of the week: ALASKALASKA ‘Moon’

On “Moon,” the new song from London’s ALASKALASKA, Lucinda Duarte-Holman sings about her identity and how it changes at certain times of the month thanks to good old human biology.

“Moon” is also the latest single from ALASKALASKA’s forthcoming debut album, The Dots. The album is due for release on May 3 via Marathon (also home to Courtney Barnett and POND in the band’s native U.K.).