BESTCOAST | HEAVEN SENT
The best track of the week comes from So Cal duo Best Coast, who are gearing up to release their third LP California Nights in May. Heaven Sent is a blissful Blondie-esque summery guitar-driven track that would fit right in on the soundtrack of some She’s All That-style teen drama from the 90s.
THE DISTRICTS | HEAVY BEGS
Taken from their latest album Flourish and Spoil, which they’ll be be performing around the UK on a selection of tour dates next month (April), Heavy Begs is a hazy, summer-inspired track that despite the band’s Pennsylvanian roots, sounds like a slice of quintessentially British rock circa-1975.
LOLA MARSH | SIRENS
A song that could have easily been torn straight off the soundtrack to Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Sirens sounds like a song Lana Del Rey and Tori Amos would record if they ditched their imaginary husbands and embarked on a Thelma & Louise-style road trip across America together to start a new life in California. Basically, what we’re trying to get across is that it’s fucking cinematic.
LANDSHAPES | STAY
A track that never takes its foot off the pedal, Stay takes you on a relentless journey filled with frantic guitars, pounding drums and off-the-chain harmonies that while hard to endure twice in a row, is one of those songs that comes on shuffle when you least expect it and makes that journey to work exactly 47.8 times more enjoyable.
WOLF ALICE | GIANT PEACH
Finally, we have a bit of an odd one on our hands. Not because of the track – which demands to be played on bass-heavy speakers to be appreciated fully – but its accompanying video, which sees the dad from CITV’s My Parents Are Aliens playing the band’s utterly incompetent manager. If we don’t start seeing him crop up throughout the indie music scene this year, we’re going to be severely disappointed.