Hi Gigantic Gang,
We are back for another instalment of your #NewMusicFriday blog and playlist. Bringing you the best of the latest tracks and albums – plus you can even grab tickets to hear them performed live! So, keep scrolling to check out the hot new tunes just dropped this week!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Fin Greenall AKA innovative songwriter FINK, and so we are utterly thrilled that he has returned with his epic single ‘We Watch The Stars’. The eight-minute emotive song is a beautiful homage to relaxing at home and admiring the infinite beauty of firmament.
“I have always loved the image of stars blossoming, because of the ephemeral nature of our experience with them. It’s almost seasonal - we only get to see them at night. Every night they're the same and yet every night it's a different experience.”
“I pictured myself on my back in my parents’ garden in West Cornwall - watching the stars come out as the sun goes down - and wrote the song from there. It was a challenge to musically score the universe blossoming above you. so I called upon my very talented friend Tomer Moked, who contributed a variety of sounds including piano, viola, violin, Prophet 6, Kamancheh and Moroccan cymbals.” – Fink
Who hasn’t had an existential crisis in the bathroom? Standing there, naked in front of a steamed up mirror whilst silently being judged by a bottle of Matey bubble bath with its fixed smug patronising grin, it’s hard to not wonder who were are, what we could be and how unfair the burden of consciousness becomes knowing we live with the certainty of death. Fortunately, emo revivalists Tiny Moving Parts have just brought out a song which captures the unsettling experience perfectly.
“Bloody Nose is about the fear of dying. Thinking your body is failing and you’re going crazy. Out of all the bloody noses I’ve had, for some reason a majority of them have been in the shower, which is what sparked the idea of this song” – Dylan Mattheisen
What better way to start the weekend with something dark, dirty and loud AF? The Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage have just dropped their eighth album ‘Atonement’ – and it’s a real monster! The critics have been truly impressed, applauded by KERRANG! for its “reinvigoration and emotional honesty” whilst Exclaim have seen this as their move “on to classic territory” – ‘Atonement’ is an album for those who live for the savage end of metalcore, rather than the more sanitised and safe sound being made popular by some trendy kids looking for a quick cash in.
Champion of Irish folk, Mercury prize nominee Fionn Regan has just released his new LP ‘Cala’. Atmospheric and poetic, Regan combines beautiful melodies, dexterous fingerpicking and evocative lyrics have always been a hallmark for the acclaimed songwriter, and he excels himself on the ten romantic songs found on his sixth album. It all adds to creating a beautiful world so immersive, the listener can almost see it.
“The album does have fundamentally elemental, visual components. I wouldn’t mind knowing why! It’s a mystery to me, how songs evolve. Thankfully, they do. But I’ve never got anywhere when I’ve tried to work it out.” – Fionn Regan