New Releases Track Reviews

Soundtracked – Oct 18th

9 songs to soundtrack your week!

Here are some of the best new song releases we’ve been enjoying at LDOI. All songs featured can be found in the Spotify playlist linked at the bottom of the page (updated weekly).

*TRACK OF THE WEEK*: ‘Guitar and Peaches’ – kelz : Brimming with an array of carefully layered instrumentals, ‘Guitar and Peaches’ is a starry fusion of dream pop and indie electronica, taking on kaleidoscopic melodies and misty vocal tones. The new single is kelz’s first release of the year, after debuting ‘Passerby’ in 2019. It comes ahead of her debut album, out next year. FFO: Jaguar Sun

‘Gum’ – Hannah’s Little Sister : Continuing down the colourful music path that began with ‘Bin Mouth’‘Gum’ is a mind-bending array of shifting instrumentals and woozy harmonies, with lead vocalist, Meg Grooters, saying “Gum is another sort of rant (oops!) about consumerism and how it’s constantly distracting us from ourselves, and from the state of our society/country/government/world”. FFO: Sports Team

‘Out of Touch’ – Window Seat : With subtly layered instrumentals and cloudy vocal tones, ‘Out of Touch’ is an escape into a calming sea of swaying harmonies and fizzling guitars, rushing into bursts of crashing drums and lively hooks. ‘Out of Touch’ is Window Seat’s debut release. FFO: The Orielles

‘Wannabee’ – Shawn Mathews : Finessed with a DIY production style, and taking inspiration from the likes of Dominic Fike, Omar Apollo and Clairo; ‘Wanna Be’ fuses RnB with bedroom pop, bringing addictive chorus hooks into raw, guitar-based instrumentals. FFO: Dominic Fike

‘HELP MYSELF’ – SLYJYNX : Written about “self-destruction within relationships”, ‘Help Myself’ is an instrumental-heavy dance-pop track; layering sparkling grooves with breezy harmonies and sharp guitar licks. Infusing funk-rock with psychedelia, the track is a hazy escape into an indie disco paradise. FFO: Sticky Fingers

‘Look Both Ways’ – LISTOMANIA : Making a blazing entrance into the indie rock scene, ‘Look Both Ways’ rolls through dark rhythms and soaring guitars, quickly turning into an anthemic tune packed with arena-sized harmonies and glowing optimism. FFO: Catfish and the Bottlemen

‘vacation’ – honeywhip : Reflective of the current quarantine situation and the desire to escape for a little while, ‘vacation’ features tranquil lo-fi instrumentals and swirling vocal tones, falling into a woozy pop dreamscape. The new single is the duo’s sixth release of the year so far, after they debuted ‘south’ at the beginning of 2020. FFO: Vansire

‘TV Dreams’ – Cooper Parsons : A dreamy look into the first few steps of his new solo-project, ‘TV Dreams’ takes on reverb-driven vocals and echoing instrumentals, propelling into layered guitar riffs and surging synth hooks. Inspired by romantic comedies and wanting to be transported into a fantasy world, the song is the first release from an upcoming five-track EP. FFO: Temporex

‘Why Did You’ – Zacarias : With emotive lyricism and subtle instrumentals, the track sees Zacarias explore the attempts to piece a broken relationship back together, quietly going through the experiences of love, loss and heartache. ‘Why Did You’ is the newest of a number of releases which Zacarias has put out this year. FFO: Frank Ocean

Listen to the ‘Soundtracked’ playlist here: