Category Archives: Hit of The Week

Hit of the week: The Chemical Brothers ‘Eve Of Destruction’ 

‘Eve Of Destruction’ is the name of the new single from The Chemical Brothers. The track, part of his ninth album, has a colorful video that includes the appearance of the young Norwegian promise Aurora in the vocals, who also stars the video.

In addition to continuing to promote their album ‘No Geography’, the duo has announced that they will release an expanded version of their classic ‘Surrender’. The special reissue will include the original 1999 LP with unreleased versions from the album ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’, as well as a remixes selection, a DVD of restored promotional videos, and his legendary performance at Glastonbury 2000.

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Hit of the week: Metronomy ‘Lately’

Metronomy are back with a new song, “Lately,” shared via a video for the track directed by the band’s frontman Joseph Mount in his directorial debut. The inventive clip features miniature versions of the band crawling out of a mixtape and performing on it. It is said to be the first taste of the band’s new album, which is due out this fall. It will be the follow-up to 2016’s Summer 08.

Hit of the week: Bon Iver “Hey, Ma”

Bon Iver are back. Justin Vernon’s ever-expanding musical project just shared two new songs, expanded their fall tour dates, and unveiled a mysterious website.

The new tracks are called “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like).” Bon Iver played the studio recordings for the audience last night at London’s All Points East festival, where they also directed fans to a website called icommai. The site’s most recent post features a number of credits, which mirror the impressive list of collaborators on the new songs.

According to a press release, “Hey, Ma” was produced by Chris Messina, Brad Cook, Justin Vernon, and BJ Burton. It features vocals from Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and sampling by Psymun. “U (Man Like)” was produced by Messina, Cook, and Vernon. It also features vocals from Wasner in addition to Moses Sumney, Elsa Jensen, and Bruce Hornsby, who also plays piano on the track. Vernon writes, “This project began with a single person, but throughout the last 11 years, the identity of Bon Iver has bloomed and can only be defined by the faces in the ever growing family we are.”

hit of the week: The S.L.P. ‘Favourites’

Kasabian‘s chief songwriter Sergio Pizzorno has just unveiled his first solo tune titled ‘Favourites’. The tune sees Serge release under the name The S.L.P (Sergio Lorenzo Pizzorno) and the first track has a feature from LIttle Simz. No album has been announced but Serge has said that there is more to come from his new project.

 

 

Hit of the week: Vampire Weekend “This Life”

Vampire Weekend shared the video for “This Life.” The track appears on the band’s recently released studio album, Father Of The Bride.

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig co-wrote “This Life” with Mark Ronson. It features lyrics adapted from ILoveMakonnen’s “Tonight” and additional guitars by Jake Longstreth. Koenig co-produced the song, one of 18 on the double LP, with Ariel Rechtshaid. Koenig, Ronson, Rechtshaid, HAIM’s Danielle Haim (who also contributed to “This Life” and other Father Of The Bride tracks) and others can be seen in the Emmett Malloy-directed “This Life” video below:

Hit of the week: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘Black Star Dancing’

Noel Gallagher, it seems, was not content to let his brother Liam Gallagher get all the solo record glory and has announced his newest EP. He’s gone as far as to share the EP’s title track to whet your appetite. But it’s nothing like you’d expect.

The track is a space-tinged groove which has more in common with EDM than Britpop and will see Noel move into a new sphere. He opened up about some of his influences for the record “It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep and ZZ Top!,” said the former Oasis leading man.

Hit of the week: Bleached ‘Hard to kill’

Bleached returned the other week with “Shitty Ballet”, their first song since 2017. The punk/garage rockers have now announced a new album on which that single is set to appear. Titled Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?, it’s due out July 12th through Dead Oceans.

The follow-up to 2016’s solid Welcome the Worms LP, Don’t You Think serves as the first full-length that Bleached have “written from a place of sobriety.” Sessions began in early 2018, taking place in both Nashville and their hometown of Los Angeles. ‘Hard To kill’ is their first single.