Essaie pas – Futur parlé
Montreal-based electronic duo Essaie pas have released a new single, ‘Futur parlé’ via DFA Records.
“We’re excited to share our new single ‘Futur parlé’ with you,” say Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau. “We decided to conceptualise this one based on Philip K Dick’s work, by paying tribute to his classic novel ‘A Scanner Darkly’. You will hear Marie’s tripped-out pseudo-scientific verbiage in the spirit of the book’s bleak but humorous dialogues, over hypnotic pads of strings, punctuated by dramatic stabs and sensual rhythmic patterns.”
Catch Essaie pas live at The Pickle Factory in London on 23 November.
Insecure Men – Teenage Toy
The band, led by songwriter Saul Adamczewski and his schoolmate and stabilising influence, Ben Romans-Hopcraft, release this, a gorgeous psych dappled quirk pop song with an undulating rhythm and insidious melodies reminiscent of early Flaming Lips, ‘Teenage Toy’ has a darker underbelly too.
Wylderness – 72 and Sunny
The track itself is a sun dappled tumble into a nu-gaze territory with yearning vocals and the kind of melodic edge possessed by Ride. It’s the first taste of the Cardiff-London based band’s self-titled debut album, which is set for release in early 2018. ‘72 and Sunny’ takes the Welsh exodus to Patagonia for inspiration. The narrative of the single explores the stance of two characters. One of them is eager to escape to their idealistic and romantic vision of a South American utopia, the other is more concerned about the dangers of such a journey, arguing it would be better to stay at home…
Names – Limb By Limb
‘Limb By Limb’ by Pembrokeshire-based duo Names is the follow up single to ‘Backs Turned’, a masterclass in sparse cinematic instrumentals that decorate vast wintery landscapes and entwined vocals that detail existential doubt. ‘Limb By Limb’ is “largely inspired by the ignorance of issues within a relationship which slowly bring about its demise. Also the effect of a background anxiety on life and ability to socialise.”
New Arcades – Irreparable (feat. NINA)
‘Irreparable’ is the new track from London duo New Arcades. It’s not exactly in keeping with the season’s sudden drop into Bloody Cold but it’s still a brilliant piece of electro-pop music. It has everything: sharp and clear vocals, harmonies in thirds, and a nice, chilled melody. ‘Irreparable’ is worthy of breaking out those glow-sticks or even a lighter!