SUNFLOWERBEAN | I HEAR VOICES
First up is a thoroughly mid-nineties track from Sunflower Bean, newcomers from the US who are tipped for some major success in the near future. It’s not hard to see why either, thanks to Julia Cumming’s ethereal chorus vocals and an unrestrained sense of rebellion that oozes that ‘we don’t give a fuck’ attitude that indie-rock so desperately needs.
SORCHA RICHARDSON | PETROL STATION
New York-based singer Sorcha Richardson has unveiled her latest effort this week, a track which will sit well with any of you Dev Hynes fans out there. Between her sometimes bonkers pronunciation – it’s the Sophie Ellis Bextor effect – and an undeniable chorus melody, we’ve got something special on our hands here.
RALPH | TROUBLE
Time to throw in some pop into this week’s NOISE BOX now, thanks to Canadian newcomer Ralph. Her debut single Trouble plays with a nostalgic, disco vibe – the middle-8 even does that classic ‘sounds like it’s being played underwater’ thing that we miss so much in pop – to glorious effect, and her soulful vocals help to differentiate her from an otherwise crowded genre.
DRENGE | RUNNING WILD
Summer might be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t go for a slice of thoroughly autumnal indie-rock. The almost menacing vibe of duo Drenge’s latest track is amped up to the max thank to it’s just unveiled, and beautifully sinister, music video.
THE MUSCADETTES | I’M IN LOVE
Last on the list is this gloriously anthemic track from The Muscadettes, which as the title suggests, manages to perfectly encapsulate that dizzy feeling we get when we realise we’ve fallen in love again. Basically, it does what it says on the tin.