MONTGOMERY| NOT AROUND
Taken from her forthcoming New Clear War EP, Not Around sees Montgomery channelling her inner Sky Ferreira on a track that would have fit perfectly into Lorde’s recent – and brilliantly curated – Hunger Games soundtrack.
CLARENCE CLARITY | BLOODBARF
At first listen you might think “I don’t get this,” but if you stop whatever you’re doing and take a moment to fully appreciate what you’re hearing, Clarence Clarity’s Bloodbarf suddenly takes on a life of its own. This twisted slice of weirdness might be a little incoherent at first, but if you give it some time – much like a fine wine – you’ll be all the better for it.
BANFF | STAND IN LINE
If you’re a fan of folk-pop, then this is one for you. The perfect addition to any winter playlist, Stand In Line starts out softly and slowly builds to a beautifully dreamy climax, accompanied by some emotive vocals from Benjamin Forbes.
ADRIA | PULL ME UNDER
Australia is churning out some brilliant artists lately and Adria is yet another one to add to the pile. Combining best bits of Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Banks into one captivating track, Pull Me Under is a draw-droppingly competent debut from Adria.
CHELAN | PRETEND WE LIVE FOREVER
Californian trio Chelan have shared their new single Pretend We Live Forever this week, an indie dream-pop number with a gloriously understated string section that’s making the 2-month wait – February 17 – for their fourth album already agonising.