Posted on Friday 6th December 2019 at 14:45
Ahead of their respective new albums next year, plenty of artists are drip-feeding exciting singles.
Caribou, The Big Moon, Polica and SlØtface respectively have all dropped new singles that give us a glimpse of what to expect in 2020.
Dub legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry has released another brilliant record - this time alongside Brian Eno, Vin Gordon and Gaudi.
Caribou – You and I
Alongside the news of new record, Suddenly, Dan Snaith has released ‘You And I’ under his Caribou alias – the follow up to 2014’s ‘Our Love’ and the second single after ‘Home.’ Changing suddenly and predictably throughout, Snaith says it is “about a change in my life that happened out of the blue” and that You and I captures a lot of what the record is about.
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Polica – Forget Me Now
Synth-pop maestros Polica are back with another enigmatic track in the form of Forget Me Now. Coming in between their comeback single, Driving, and forthcoming LP, When We Stay Alive, the Minneapolis outfit’s ghostly approach is as refreshing now as it always has been. With anthemic choruses and pleading vocals showcase Channy Leaneagh’s style perfectly – and the ghostly soundscapes are the perfect complement to a crisp winter’s evening.
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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Heavy Rain
Dub legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is back with another sensational record – this time in the form of Heavy Rain. Eight decades of musical output has led Perry to Heavy Rain and he is still supplying tracks that suggest there are no plans to slow down any time soon. Across 12 tracks where he has worked alongside Brian Eno, Vin Gordon and Gaudi, Perry offers bass laden, head-nodding, toe-tapping bangers.
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The Big Moon – Take a Piece
London quartet The Big Moon are back with another brilliant single from forthcoming LP, Walking Like We Do – this time in the form of Take A Piece. Describing it as “if you ever liked East 17 then you will probably like us”, The Big Moon’s ghostly vocals cascade elegantly over bass the bass-heavy instrumentation. Their first record since the pop-laced ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’, Walking Like We Do is released on 10th January.
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Eve Owen – She Says (playing with The National)
Eve Owen is the latest signing to the PEOPLE/37d03d label – first breaking onto the scene via providing vocals for The National’s Where Is Her Head? from I Am Easy To Find, Owen’s soothing and delicate vocals glide blissfully across her four-minute debut track. Reflective, passionate and sincere – Eve Owen has the potential to go on to huge things if She Says is anything to go by.
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SlØtface – New Year, New Me
Norwegian alt-punks Slotface are back with New Year, New Me – more ballad-y and laid back that their usual fierce offerings. With hints of Sharon van Etten throughout, the track comes from their upcoming sophomore LP, Sorry For The Late Reply (out 31st January). Following the releases of Telepathic, Sing or Swim, S.U.C.C.E.S.S and Stuff, SlØtface’s knack of being able to create instantly gripping music is impeccable.
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Listen to all of these and more in our 'New Music Friday' playlist: