MOLLYNILSSON | I HOPE YOU DIE
We have to admit, we thought this was going to be a scathing break-up anthem and when we realised it wasn’t, it was hard to hide our initial disappointment. We’re bitter, what can we say. However, thankfully I Hope You Die turned out just what we needed after all. Molly Nilsson’s deadpan vocal delivery paired with a overwhelming sense of Romeo and Juliet-style romanticism makes for a gloriously melancholic synth-pop track.
VÉRITÉ | COLOURS
With vocals that are instantly reminiscent of a poppy version of indie UK songstress Banks, Colours is a bold, percussion-heavy song that blossoms thanks to it’s undeniably anthemic chorus and VÉRITÉ’s transcendent use of her falsetto that makes for one of the best pop track’s we’ve featured on the playlist this year so far.
THE KITE STRING TANGLE + DUSTIN TEBBUTT | ILLUMINATE
One of our favourites this week, an atmospheric and slow burning number from The Kite String Tangle + Dustin Tebbutt that we’re still yet to fully appreciate thanks to it’s abundance of subtle flourishes that we notice with every replay. Essentially Illuminate does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak. You’ll see what we mean once you click play.
EDITORS | NO HARM
The first taste of the Editors’ fifth album, No Harm is a haunting track with a heavy dose of electronic influence that serves fans an intriguing twist on the band’s indie sound. If the album continues with this vibe, this is could well turn out to be one of our favourite LPs this year. Don’t let us down, guys.
PINS | YOUNG GIRLS
Last, but certainly least on this week’s NOISE BOX is a track from Manchester-based four piece PINS. Described by the band as “an ode to all the wanna-be’s and gonna-be’s,” this summery, roadtrip ready track screams to be used in some indie romance film where a Zooey Deschanel type rips out the heart of a 20-something bloke who was unfortunate enough to give her a second glance at a coffee shop somewhere in East L.A. Kind of poetic, no?