FRIDAY FINDS | 02.10.20
In lieu of better weather…
…I present to you a sixth song for this week’s Friday finds! (I’m aware that not everybody who reads this blog is local to London, but bad weather makes for a hot talking point ’round these parts). If you will, inject a little warm comfort into your day courtesy of BAXTR, Soot Sprite, Sakura, Chantel Van T, Reuben James and Better Person.
BAXTR – “Feathers”
All-girl indie rock band BAXTR release self-love anthem “Feathers”, officially the most fun and feelgood song to have emerged from the London scene since lockdown. There, I said it!
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Soot Sprite – “It’s Summer and I Don’t Feel Like Smiling”
You know it’s going to be good when it’s got an obnoxiously long song title! Soot Sprite are the Exeter sadgaze trio fronted by Elise Cook, and their new single is a heartbreaking yet uplifting Cure-esque account of summertime depression.
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Sakura – “Circles”
The sound harks back to the 90s, but the sentiment remains current; Sakura explores mental health issues in the new single “Circles”, likely to appeal to your seasonal affective disorder. The song takes a softly-gently approach to frustration with oneself, set to laid-back beats and grungy guitars.
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Chantel Van T – “Come To Me”
Briefly covered in a Scary Canary review gone by, “Come To Me” is the stark and stunning single from alt-country artist Chantel Van T. For fans of Mazzy Star and Sharon Van Etten in all its raw and intimate glory.
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Reuben James – “BBQ Energy”
Brummie-born R&B-soul artist and virtuosic pianist Reuben James is a a star in his own right, in addition to having been Sam Smith’s co-writer and Grammy and Oscars-performance buddy. “BBQ Energy” is the latest single from the jazzy high-flyer, whose debut mixtape due for release this Autumn is confirmed to feature Tom Misch and HONNE as collaborators. Crikey! Impressive CV, equally as impressive song…
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Better Person – “Something To Lose”
Polish indie-pop artist Better Person (Adam Byczkowski)’s nomadic lifestyle has seen him travel the world, and currently based in Berlin, he has released single “Something To Lose”. Europop meets sophisti-pop in this easygoing ballad of the nurturing of intimacy – the video’s pretty cool too!
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