Welcome to this week’s new singles round up. Each week the team at OSM pick out a few of the newly-released songs of the past week and create a playlist for your listening pleasure. We hope this list adds to your week ahead. Kicking things of is this week’s Single Of The Week. and it’s the new tune from The Velvet Hands. Their new song, named ‘I Wanna Be There’ is well suited for your late summer playlists. It features the familiar raucous sound we’ve come to expect from the quartet. A melodic sonic core gleams with optimistic vibes that evoke the Libertines and Vampire Weekend. Having already picked up praise from the likes of NME and BBC 6 Music, the group - who have live dates set up this year and next - are sure to continue to rip up the indie scene.
Next is a very close contender for this week’s single of the week. It’s the new one from Afflecks Palace. The Manchester-based group have followed up their well-received debut album with new tune, ‘Dancing Is Not A Crime’. The track features a grandiose psychedelic sound with euphoric vocal tones that mark the start of a new period for the band. Their next album is due soon and we can’t wait...next up is the new track from the talented Sophie Griffiths. The solo artist, who has been turning heads in the alt-pop scene for some time, has added her new tune ‘Monster’ to her collection of shimmering pop singles. ‘Monster’ provides a punchy rhythm, married with a blissful vocal ensemble and a relatable subject subject matter that centres around the rougher side of love...now we have a debut release. It comes from the the alt-rock duo, Bleak Affair. Despite the band’s name, the tune, named ‘Sometimes’ is far from bleak. Rough-edged vocals carve their way through subtle rhythms and delicate strings gradually build into a wall of encompassing sound...sticking with more pop influenced tunes, next up is Jaguar Sun’s collaboration with Husbands. The collaboration resulted in ‘First Time Caller’, a tune that features mournful vocal tones atop gleaming instrumentation. Wistful Instrumental breaks add captivating musical complexity that. builds throughout the song...up next is Charlie Clark, who has returned with ‘I Don’t Mind If You’re Right’. The tune, which is Clark’s first drop in almost a year, forms the lynchpin to his upcoming album. Sounding like a blend of Mogwai, Oasis, and Green Day, the tune capitalises on arching choruses, full bodied instrumentation and striding verses. A true indie banger...the final tune for this week comes from Ban Summers. The song is called ‘Day In/Day Out’ and sees the solo artist - whose real name is Edward Perry - owning his lo-fi sound. Thick bass lines entrench Perry’s drawn out vocal while drifty guitar lines add a dreamy layer to the song’s core.