New Music Monday Issue #33

It’s the week after Lemonade!

What a week it was with Beyonce breaking Twitter, repopulating the top 40, and solving nuclear fusion with a baseball bat. Truly remarkable stuff.

Unfortunately, we can’t offer you any more Lemonade in New Music Monday. Why? Because no one has Tidal, that’s why.


Blaenavon – I Will Be The World

This is a band I’ve been following for so long I can now spell and pronounce their name right first time. For those of you who are uninitiated, Blaenavon is not just a town in South East Wales but also a three-piece guitar band from Hampshire.

‘I Will Be The World’ is the first song to be taken from their debut album. Introducing itself with a slithering guitar melody, the song winds itself around singer Ben Gregory’s partially falsetto vocals before recoiling in an explosion of distortion.

It’s an impressively mature effort for a band only just entering their twenties whilst still retaining enough raw energy and emotion to make it an impressive spectacle in its own right.

Bring on the album.

Spring King – The Summer

Another band who’ve just announced with debut album, Spring King are back with a new song just in time for the, um, summer.

With ‘City’, ‘Who Are You?’, and ‘Rectifier’ smashing up the airwaves and drawing particular acclaim from Annie Mac and Zane Lowe, there’s a lot of anticipation around these four guys from Manchester and, thankfully, ‘The Summer’ doesn’t disappoint.

Taking their love of The Beach Boys to new levels, the song is filled with surf beats and sun drenched guitars. Most importantly for a summer anthem however, the chorus is especially catchy with a choir helping to add depth to the somewhat simplistic lyrics.

All we need now is for summer to arrive…

Gold Panda – Pink & Green

Keeping the summer vibes going, here’s everyone’s favourite orient-inspired electronic artist, Gold Panda.

‘Pink & Green’ is the last track to be put out before the release of his forthcoming third album, Good Luck And Do Your Best. Like a lot of his previous work, the song is incredibly ambient – piano loops roll over sounds of children laughing whilst a bass guitar finds endless grooves.

Again, this is a track perfectly suited for the coming summer months – let’s just hope they hurry up and arrive.

What do you think of our picks this week? Let us know in the comments below!