Tired of listening to the same old music? Try these.
1. Do You by Spoon
This American rock band has been around for more than two decades and is still impressing fans with its constantly changing music. Spoon’s new album, They Want My Soul, is out this week; Do You is the first single.
Verdict: It’s indie-riffic.
2. Beggin’ For Thread by Banks
Singer-songwriter Jillian Banks aka Banks (or BANKS) is fast making a name for herself, even though her debut album – Goddess – is only out in September. She released two EPs last year alone called Fall Over and London. So far, four singles from Goddess has been released, with Beggin’ For Thread being the latest.
Verdict: A less depressing Lana Del Rey song.
3. Right Here by Jess Glynne
Remember the early summer single Rather Be by Clean Bandit? Well the woman who lent her vocals in that video is singer Jess Glynne, who recently released her own debut single, Right Here.
Verdict: Pretty much your basic, easy-to-listen-to dance track; there’s nothing to shout about it, but there’s also nothing much to complain.
4. Up We Go by Lights
At only 27, Canadian singer-songwriter Lights Bokan, simply known as Lights (her real name is Valerie Anne Poxleitner, Bokan is her husband’s surname), is already a veteran in the scene. She started her professional music career at 15, and won a Juno award (the Canadian Grammys) in 2009 for best new artiste. Up We Go is taken from her upcoming album Little Machines, out in late September.
Verdict: O Canada, how lovely is this song of thy daughter!
5. Back To The Shack by Weezer
Oh hello, Weezer, nice to see you guys again. This is American alternative rock band Weezer’s latest single, taken from its upcoming 10th album Everything Will Be Alright In The End (out Sept 30).
Verdict: “Rockin out like it’s ‘94, let’s turn up the radio, let’s turn off those stupid singing shows”. Word.