5 Top Tracks From Last Week

The Go TeamPhew, what a (few) weeks! DW Editor Tiffany has been away for an overdue holiday, which means the new music tips have wracked up to epic proportions. This 5 Top Tracks roundup is busting at the seems with not just one, but two weeks' worth of recommendations.

Surviving to cut and proving to be the cream of the crop, below you'll find a mixture of already loved artists nustled in with returning independent and DIY musicians. All have produced some absolutely fab work that's been stuck in our head since our plane touched down. Time to get stuck in!

The Go! Team - Semicircle Song

Starting out with a melody that sounds like Blink 182 have been devoured by a brass band, the Brighton based band The Go! Team mark their return with "Semicircle Song" featuring The Detroit Youth Choir. Quickly diving into a glitchy, electronic bliss by way of frontwoman Ninja's trademark vocal, the track is a late entry for best of the year.

Founding member Ian Parton says of the song: “With "Semicircle Song" I was trying to take the technicolor feel of a marching band into a more psychedelic place, reclaiming that sound from patriotic or sporty bullshit and harnessing its toughness and power. Brass which takes your head off, bouncy xylophones, offbeat handclaps and toms hopping in the gaps - I hoped it would be recognizably The Go! Team but unlike any song, we’d done before."

The Go! Team are streaming the song alongside news of their long-awaited upcoming album, Semicircle, due for release through Memphis Industries on 19th January 2018.

Cosmo Sheldrake - Come Along

It's no surprise experimental rock folk artist Cosmo Sheldrake aka Matthew Herbert is supporting Johnny Flynn this November: the undertones of brass in "Come Along" is echoed throughout the more established artist's work. That's where the comparisons end, though, because Cosmo Sheldrake is a unique, creative force to be reckoned with. This song proves it.

The song began when I decided to make the most preposterously over-the-top introduction that I could,” he says. “I made this ridiculously grandiose beginning, and then it developed from there into the song as it is now.

"Come Along" represents the first batch of new work from Sheldrake in three years, and helps to celebrate his signing to Transgressive Records.

Boniface - Again & Again

Hotly tipped and with good reason, Canadian singer-songwriter Boniface recently visited British shores to convert a few more fans with appearances at Reeperbahn and By The Sea Festival. Providing a lasting aftertaste with "Again & Again", his subtle yet resonant sound is melodic heaven.

Now signed to Transgressive Records in the UK and with debut single "I Will Not Return As A Tourist" tucked safely under his arm, don't worry - if you missed him, he's sure to be back soon.

Marika Hackman - Time's Been Reckless

Reminding us all of the magnificence of her new, grown-up sound, Marika Hackman has released a Jackson Ducasse-edited video for "Time's Been Reckless". The track is taken from her second album I'm Not Your Man, out now via AMF Music, and features backing instrumentation from The Big Moon.

Marika about the video: “I wanted to do a performance video to highlight the energetic nature of the music, but I also wanted more gruesome visuals to reflect the dark themes of death and decay within the lyrics. We filmed maggots, snails and various other insects feeding on different foods from the album artwork, in a style that harks back to those old VHS tapes teachers would put on in biology lessons.

Alongside the video, Hackman will tour the UK in November with Our Girl. See full tour dates here.

Biyo - Fantasies

Rounding off with a dancefloor classic-to-be, this electro masterpiece is the work of Nashville-based duo Biyo. The duo has developed a hypnotic, unique blend of electro-pop, mixing styles with aplomb - a style they really show off on "Fantasies".

The single is out now via Future Classic and can be streamed below!


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