New Music Monday - 29th January 2024
We're delivering another wonderfully eclectic mix of new music right into your earholes this week, as the 2024 releases start to hit their stride. It's a phenomenal selection for this one, so why don't we just dive on it?
Be With Me - girli
Empower-pop icon girli’s latest slice of positivity comes in the form of Be With Me, a love song to herself. It bounces along with its message of self-acceptance and self-love, delivered with Amelia Toomey’s trademark sass and sheen. It’s easy to see why girli is already a hero to young people across the UK, and it’s just as easy to see her taking over the world.
Bullet Of Dignity - The Fat White Family
If you take Just Dance, and add a thick layer of Fat White sleaze, you’re pretty close to Bullet of Dignity. A relentlessly dirty drop from Lias Saoudi and company, and one of their most satisfying releases to date. As the first taste of their upcoming fourth album, entitled Forgiveness Is Yours, it suggests a development on their much loved and already fantastic sound.
Self Love - Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
With new album Dark Rainbow doing serious numbers on release week, Self Love is obviously getting some serious attention. It doesn’t stray too far from the well-worn path already trodden by The Rattlesnakes, but it doesn’t need to. Carter has his upon a formula that works, that his fans love, and that translates perfectly to the live arena. This one will be screamed from start to finish throughout the upcoming tour, and is certain to become a fan favourite.
Gone - Pillow Queens
If you’ve not had a chance to see Pillow Queens live, make the promise to yourself to change that in 2024. The Dublin four-piece are a phenomenal live outfit, and Gone is yet another in a stream of impeccable singles. This band simply do not put a foot wrong, and as standard bearers for a burgeoning scene coming out of Ireland, they’re leading the charge with aplomb.
Fugue (Bin Song) - Squid
Squid are not your average band. They’ve brought avant-jazz into the mainstream and, with immense songwriting and an unmatched ear for a hook, they’ve captured the hearts of a legion of fans who almost certainly not looking for a band like Squid… because their isn’t a band like Squid. Possibly the best live band playing in the UK right now, they are simply peerless, and Fugue is yet another example of their level of experimentation, and of the talent in this most wonderful of collectives.
Words: Thomas Jackson
Header Image: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes by Tom Payne