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Tracks Of The Week #24/09: Guide Dog, Honey Lung, Ásgeir, Haley Heynderickx, Jordan Rakei, METZ, Common Body

Guide Dog – I Am The Daddy: Squealing chunky bar chords, big bounding baselines, clattering drums and witty lyrics that subvert rock cliches delivered with a wink in the eye (“I’m under pressure… I’ve got a bag for life because I’m so clever.”) Playfully reassembling the wreckage of Nirvana‘s In Utero and the Big Black, and giving it a strut in its step. Unlike many of the young ’90s revivalist, it never takes itself too seriously, as it rifles through the perils of your mid-thirties, parenthood and working in accounts in the construction industry. (BC)

Honey Lung- Stuttering Mind: Following on from their recent headline performances on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festival earlier this summer, London based alt-rock outfit Honey Lung share their latest single, Stuttering Mind. Taking equal cues from The Pixies and My Bloody Valentine, the band present a strong follow-up to their first single Sophomore with a blend melancholic clean guitar melodies, fierce fuzzed out moments and saturated vocals. Stream the track through the link below. (CO)

Ásgeir – I Know You Know: The latest track to be taken from Ásgeir‘s second album, the recently-released Afterglow isn’t a radical new sound that you’ve never heard before. But what it is is a fantastic example of how infectious and beautiful his electronica meeting folk – think Bon Iver meets James Blake sound really is. (If you thought ‘folktronica’, hang your head in shame. We don’t need your negativity around here, mate.) Autumn may be on the way, but the track itself is like a blast of sunshine in the late summer that makes you feel like you can handle the inevitable darkness. (EJ)

Haley Heynderickx – Oom Sha La La: What an offbeat delight this is. Heynderickx’s dulcet tones, part spoken, part sung tumble forth like words on the page with a spellbinding, intricate eye for detail turning doubt spawned by mundane moments in time into positive affirmations. (BC)

Jordan Rakei – Goodbyes: From his forthcoming album Wallflower. Marries Jordan’s soul vocal with subtle strings and a laid-back funk groove. “‘Goodbyes’ is about totally investing your love and energy into someone in the early stages of a relationship, but those feelings might not be reciprocated,” he explains.(BC)

METZ – Cellophane: A discordantly bold punk rock cut, amplifying their frustration at the twisted political climate since Trump’s election in America. The video is described by director Shayne Ehman, the visual depicts a sphere where consciousness is split, and a world of contrast unfolds. The resulting disembodiment disperses one’s spatial awareness and new kinds of empathy develop. Two become three, and it’s only half the story. (BC)

Common Body – Luck of the Draw: The brilliant debut single from Common Body, the latest project to come from Cherish Kaya and Georgia Lee. Excellently fusing new wave sounds with a pulsing disco funk stings and sultry harmonies. ‘Luck of the Draw’ is a cracking pop song as glamorous, and full of attitude as it is clever. (BC)

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.