Shout out to all the ladies on International Women’s Day! Not only that, it is also the end of the week which means its time for your #NewMusicFriday blog and playlist! Gigantic brings you the essential round up of all the best new tracks plus the tickets to hear your fav new tunes being played live.
So, turn up the volume and keep scrolling to enjoy the soundtrack to your weekend!
BLOXX – ‘Headspace’
Looking for some indie inspired shining pop? BLOXX are the four-piece from Uxbridge currently blowing up on the airwaves. Signed to independent label Chess Club, they have been drip feeding us tracks of their new EP ‘Headspace’ and have now released the fourth and final song from which the record takes its name which is a pissed off answer to whoever has been getting on singer Ophelia’s case for way too long.
MARSICANS – 'Your Eyes'
MARSICANS are the bright young indie upstarts from Leeds including the talents of drummer Cale, guitarists Oli and James who takes on the lead vocals plus Rob playing both the bass and keys. In the past year and a half, the lads have found themselves on the BBC Radio 1 stages of Leeds \\ Reading festival, supported such awesome acts as Fickle Friends, JAWS, Clean Cut Kid and Hippo Campus whilst also selling out their own tour.
They continue their bid for world domination with their single 'Your Eyes' which is an addictive track tackling the pressure of trying to live up to other’s expectations whilst growing up. Released on a limited edition hot pink picture disc, make sure you also check out the b side ‘Taller Stories’ on which Rob takes charge of the singing. You can hear 'Your Eyes' played live on their Spring tour starting in April.
DYLAN CARTLIDGE – ‘Monsters Under The Bed’
Stoke born rapper Dylan Cartlidge has just unveiled his first track for 2019; ‘Monsters Under The Bed’. The title track from his forthcoming EP, the full on funk banger is yet another triumph for the singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist who is getting all the tastemakers excited and really shows off his versatility.
"I'm this kid who's from a place you've probably never heard of, who has a weird background and a weird musical journey. And yet I'm being able to hold my own in my industry"
He kicks off his massive tour at the end of this month so make sure you don’t miss him when he hits a stage near you!
STELLA DONNELLY – ‘Tricks’
Stella Donnelly has released her new song ‘Tricks’ which is an almost deceptively bright and breezy crack at Australian pride racism and absurdity within the music industry. Her huge character shines through on the accompanying video which was filmed in Melbourne and co-directed with photographer Nick Mckk and Sydney songwriter Julia Jacklin.
“This song is a playful zoom-in on the ‘Australian Identity’ and a loose dig at the morons that used to yell shit at me when I played cover gigs on Sunday afternoons. It probably served me right for singing ‘Wonderwall’ every weekend.”
Donnelly releases new album ‘Beware Of The Dogs’ on Secretly Canadian including limited amounts of copies on Green Olive vinyl. The record explores themes of family, relationships and her career through her own unique style and disarming wit.
FRANKIE STEW & HARVEY GUNN – ‘Black Water’
Rap and production duo Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn draw influence from classic hip hop, UK garage and dance whilst telling relatable real-life stories to great effect as exemplified on their latest offering; new single ‘Black Water’. The imagery conjured by the sombre sonics reinforces the honest lyrical introspection as they lay their hearts bare.
Its this winning combination of satisfying beats and gritty reality that has attracted support from such big names as DJ Target, Chilly Gonzales and Huw Stephens who have all raved about them on their unmissable BBC radio programmes.
The boys from Brighton are gearing up to release their EP ‘Lakes’, on which ‘Black Water’ will feature, before heading out on tour around the UK in April including dates at Village Underground in London plus Nottingham’s iconic Rock City.