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Dark lyrics lurk amidst splintered bass and beats on the second cut from Arlo Parks’ Sophie EP. The Londoner’s lyrics are tough (asphyxiation recurs here), but her voice makes things seem calm.
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Frail State Of Mind (Dirty Hit)
Matty Healy holds a magnifying glass over his fragile mind, but The 1975 submerge his lyrics under waves of electronics. This poses more questions than it answers.
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Coldplay return with two songs full of big league bluster. You can imagine Chris Martin in the studio imploring, “Make it sound massive!”
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ALL WE ARE
L Is For Lose (Domino)
All We Are limber up for album three with a greasy funk track, Guro Gikling’s vocals evoke sadness, but her whopping great bassline commands the attention.
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My Love Was Like The Rain (XL Recordings)
Holly ‘Låplsley’ Fletcher’s voice has always been mightily impressive, and this first track from upcoming EP These Elements could melt glaciers.
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I Want You (Transgressive)
Blaenavon’s second LP was made during a tumultuous time for singer Ben Gregory, who lays bare his struggles in life-affirming style here.
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Born Cold (Roadrunner UK)
Creeper resurface with a stark reminder of their ability to bludgeon with rock music. Noise to get lost in as the days darken.
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