Streetlight Spirit – ‘Wonder Woman’
First up, we introduce Streetlight Spirit, with his latest single ‘Wonder Woman’. This track is our standout number from the Californian signer-songwriter’s 9-track debut album, ‘Rainy Day Arcade’. While one of the main things we loved about this track was the vocal, we also enjoyed the recurring saxophone riff that is rare find the musical landscape. The full album can be streamed via Spotify, and can be purchased on Bandcamp.
For Fans of: The Lightening Seeds & Mcfly
Gecko – ‘Breathe’
Our second pick for this week, is experienced London-based “singer-storyteller”, Gecko with his latest track ‘Breathe’. This is a nice upbeat number about coping with negativity, whatever form that may come in, often on a daily basis via the news, or even people. The track is accompanied by a highly creative video which features Gecko, the general London public, and everything around them moving in reverse. Despite this, they manage to show Gecko lip syncing the lyrics perfectly, reminiscent of that classic Coldplay video, a very ambitious thing to attempt and he pulls it off sublimely.
For fans of: Declan Mckenna, Sean McGowan & Lewis Bootle
Netsky – ‘I See The Future In Your Eyes’
Belgian drum and bass legend, Netsky is back with his latest single ‘I See The Future In Your Eyes‘. This guy really needs no introduction having been on the scene for well over a decade, however if Netsky is a name you’re not familiar with, we encourage you to head over to his Spotify now! We’re certainly fans of his work, and are always excited when he drops a new release.
This single displays everything that makes up that classic liquid sound and more. It’s safe to say that uplifting melodies, dreamy synth-work and punchy drums are in no shortage.
For fans of: Logistics, Danny Byrd & High Contrast
Darla Jade – ‘Overcrowded’
Darla Jade is an artist that we came across via social media. She recently released her brilliant single ‘Overcrowded’, and track all about mental health, a really important subject which people don’t talk about enough. In this case, the inspiration comes from her own struggles with mental health and anxiety. ‘Overcrowded’ was written and recorded alongside co-writers Mark Smith & Bill Padley at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand.
Darla told Big Sound Blog that as last year consisted of a lot of creating, this year she will have a lot more material ready to release. We’re really excited by this news!
For fans of: The Dark Tenor, Bianca Bazin & Lorde
Tropical Boyfriend Catalogue – ‘Dinner Party’
Our final pick of the week is by Manchester-based band, Tropical Boyfriend Catalogue. Their single ‘Dinner Party’ doesn’t mess about with a soppy intro or spoken word sample, it gets straight into it. We loved the way the track doesn’t simply start with a straight beat, it’s broken up and has quite a complex rhythm.
Accompanying this track is a video which displays people getting chased across country by the singer, wielding household utensils of death. Interesting to say the least! This does however make sense, as the lyrics do discuss fantasising about killing your friends.
You can buy ‘Dinner Party‘ on Bandcamp now, and it can be streamed via all the usual platforms.
For fans of: Bon Iver, The 1975 & Fickle Friends
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.
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