Will and the People – ‘Started on Love’
The alternative rockers from London have returned with their latest single ‘Started on Love’, the first release since 2019’s ‘Gigantic’. I first gave it a listen on Spotify, and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I love everything about this track, from the infectious vocals and harmonies, to the catchy acoustic guitar. While these guys have built up a big reputation abroad, they do plenty in the UK and will be playing at the London Omeara on April 23rd.
Little Dragon – ‘Are You Feeling Sad?’
I’ve been a fan of Little Dragon since hearing their 2011 track ‘Nightlight’ on a video game years ago, and was super happy to see a brand new release from them. ‘Are You Feeling Sad’ features American-Colombian singer Kali Uchis, and together they lift our spirits with this energetic number. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming new album ‘New Me, Same Us’, which is looking to be released on March 27th via Ninja Tune.
Before Breakfast – ‘Stand’
Now playing as a two-piece, rock band ‘Before Breakfast’ have returned with their latest single ‘Stand’. This track is lyrically beautiful and the girls have absolutely nailed the harmonies, along with perfect string accompaniment. ‘Stand’ is now available to listen to on all good streaming platforms, along with a music video which is set to release on international women’s day (8th March 2020).
Haim – ‘The Steps’
Our favourite sisters have announced the release of their 3rd album this week, and with it have released a series of new songs with this banging new single ‘The Steps’. The album will be called ‘Women In Music Pt. III’, and we can’t wait to get it in our ears. It will include previous singles ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Summer Girl’ and ‘Now I’m In It’. All four songs have been put in to an EP on digital platforms, which is darn nice of them.
Discussing the album title in an interview, Danielle Haim said that “The name came to me in a dream and I woke up laughing so I told my sisters. I liked it because we are literally women in music and we always get written about that way, so it seemed cool to make it our own and control the narrative. It made me think about some of our experiences more.”
All songs are super easy listening, with Danielle Haim’s effortless vocal standing out in each track. Summer Girls has gotten us ready for the sun to come out, and that sax part is to die for. Women In Music Pt. III is set for release on the 24th April via Columbia Records.
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Nia Wyn – ‘Castaway’
Young Welsh musician Nia Wyn is more than just a singer, I think she’s a storyteller. This EP has already attracted lots of attention, with standout track ‘Castaway’ showing her true colours – she’s not afraid to tell it as it is. Her lyrics, “Tired of Brexit, tired of Boris Johnson’s face” and “No one’s gonna make this county great” show her criticism toward the current state of the country. It quite clearly displays her annoyance, a feeling she shares with the majority of her generation.
For the latest tracks that we are listening to at We Like Oliver HQ, check out some of these playlists including our latest Fave Five Fridays playlist.
More Fave Five Fridays
- Fave Five Friday #26Featuring – The Soundflowers // Willie J Healey // Tayo Sound // THUMPER // Nadine Shah
- Fave Five Friday #25Featuring – Creeper // Ben Kidson // BETSY // Dream Wife // Josie Man
- Fave Five Friday #24Featuring – EFÉ // Jords // Liz Lawrence // Dan D’Lion // Drug Store Romeos
- Fave Five Fridays #23Featuring – Jack T Tustin // Katy J Pearson // Matt Maltese // simmerdown // To Kill A King
- Fave Five Fridays #22Featuring – Faunn // Nuala // Out of the Swim // Roachford // The Good Manners
- Fave Five Fridays #21Featuring – Akin Soul // Desmerelda // IDLES // kamau kuru // Tom Rosenthal