This week has seen the end of lockdown 2 and a sort-of reopening of pubs and retail outlets. With a tier system still pissing on bonfires across the UK, it’s fair to say that the public mood is not as lit as we saw following the previous lockdown. Then again, sequels are never as exciting as the original.
Regardless of how many substantial meals you got through last night, heal yourself with this week’s radar.
Run The Jewels (feat. Royal Blood) // The Ground Below
A late winner for the year’s most surprising collaboration. ‘Royal Jewels’ bridge the gap from Brighton, to Brooklyn, via Atlanta with this reworked cut from recent album RTJ4.
Goat Girl // The Crack
Goat Girl are continuing a hot steak of top tier singles; simultaneously composed yet unhinged, dreamy yet grounded. New album On All Fours is released in January and it could be 2021’s first contender for album of the year.
The Ninth Wave // Everything Will Be Fine
Our first taste of the Scottish band’s sophomore album. ‘Everything Will Be Fine’ shows a more optimistic hue to The Ninth Wave, with a message that we all need to hear in this climate.
Jordana // Reason
Featuring on new LP, Something to Say to You, ‘Reason’ is a dreamy number that perfectly showcases Jordana’s penchant for sweetly understated indie-pop.
Metz // Framed by the Comet’s Tail
Canadian punks Metz have released a visual for recent track, ‘Framed By The Comet’s Tail’. The video is directed by drummer Hayden Menzies and released through legendary label SubPop.
Rasharn Powell // Freedom
Let the percussion in Rasharn Powell’s new track take you away from rainy December for three and a half minutes. With a handful of tasty tracks to date, an EP will surely be announced imminently.
feature image: Goat Girl by Holly Whitaker