For those of you not at Splendour in the Grass this weekend, heres a playlist of the best songs of the week so you can sit in an isolated room and contemplate your decision-making processes. For those of you who are, let this be your soundtrack to hungover breakfasts, late-night boogies and long, sun-drenched car trips.
Listen to our Soundcloud playlist over here.
SBTRKT- New Dorp. New York
"It's a funny sort of song" says SBTRKT and he's exactly right. Unlike the formulaic Temporary View, the first single from SBTRKT's forthcoming album is as unconventional as they come. New York ambassador Ezra Koenig joins the producer for the most inconic tribute to NYC since Jay's Empire State of Mind. A female vocal runs underneath Ezra's reminding us that this is British house music after all. Meanwhile SBTRKT lays down steel drums and pulsating drums to create a weird yet groundbreaking track.
BANKS- Beggin For The Thread
It's becoming very clear now that BANKS' debut album is not going to be sunshine and rainbows. Begin For Thread is another angsty track from the London songstress yet it ups hate tempo from her previous outputs. It's the most immediately likeable thing she's done yet while she retains that brooding darkness that has captivated us from the very beginning. Basically we'd like to thank the guy who fucked over BANKS because he's made way for one hell of a record.
Shura- Just Once
Shura's Touch is still one of the most quietly brilliant songs of the year and her follow-up track does not let down. Shura floats through mellow synths and claps, singing we can get lost. We accept your invitation, Shura and are currently floating right there with you.