Listen to our best picks of new songs from the last week: Music from Daughter, Alice Glass, Knightstown, The Horrors and Florist
Florist - Glowing Brightly
Brooklyn based band, Florist are due to release sophomore LP If Blue Could be Happiness 29th September via Double Whammy. Leading single, “Glowing Brightly” is a subdued hazy track with a dreamy melancholic vocal and equally wistful lyrics. Like much of Florist's music, there is a calmness to "Glowing Brightly" which gives it a tranquil quality. Take a listen above.
Alice Glass - Without Love
Alice Glass has released her second solo track, “Without Love” it comes two years after her first solo track "Stillbirth". The blurb about the track it that Alice has let her vocal stand clearer than her past productions with Crystal Castles. Instead of the corroded screams and shouts its pretty much a straight vocal that makes it filable under synth-pop rather than electroclash and punk. The track has been produced Jupiter Keyes (formerly of HEALTH), who also produced “Stillbirth”. Listen above.
The Horrors - Something to Remember
London based group The Horrors are due to release their fifth LP V on September 2nd. Following on from V's first single "Machine" the band have now released the slick 80's vibed "Something to Remember Me By" which is the synth-pop closing track for the album. Take a listen above.
Daughter - Burn it Down
How does a band follow on from a five star-rated second album? Well, by doing something a little bit different maybe, which is what Daughter are up to right now. It has been 18 months since they released Not To Disappear and now they are back with single "Burn it Down". The track comes from the trio's efforts at soundtracking a video game called Life Is Strange: Before The Storm which is to be released digitally on 1st September.
Knightstown - First Cry
Knightstown aka classically trained Michael Aston has declared his love for the classical composers and considers Bach to be a major influence. Michael's sound, however, owes more to an electronic Radiohead and has similarities with Sampha and Rye. Recently signed by Brighton's Fat Cat Records, his new single "First Cry" is a taster for things to come from his self-titled debut. Listen above.