Welcome to this week’s new single releases 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 off is this week’s Single Of The Week. This week it comes from Native Sun’s new track, ‘When She’. The New York band makes a sound synonymous with the city they inhabit. A raw and reinvigorated rock ’n’ roll sound is woven into the song’s fabric, creating a contemporary take on a ‘60s sound. The tune’s lyrical content points to the band’s relevance too; frontman Danny Gomez wrote them about his mother’s declining health and, in turn, they add a cantharis to the tune.
Next on the list this week is Danny Goffey’s new tune. The solo artist recently dropped ‘Looking After Number One’ - a tune that showcases the singer’s talk-in-cheek lyricism. The tune laments not having any time left to focus on one’s self, and delivers its lyrics amid bright tones, charming backing vocals, and excitable rhythms. Goffey is set to perform live, when he supports Reverend & The Makers on their upcoming tour…next we have the new drop from Open Arms. Their new single, ‘Wherever I Go’, showcases the band’s indie pop sound. A pop-infused rhythm section is supported by bright piano tones and rich guitar lines that give Ben Farmer’s Healy-inspired vocal a lush platform to rest on. The tune is taken from the trio’s forthcoming EP, set for release shortly...the next tune comes from the Edinburgh-based group, Usual Affairs. The band have returned with a new track, ‘Haunted’. The song sees the band bolstering their indie rock sound, featuring pounding drums, soaring vocals and distorted chord progressions. Its lyrical content, which examines the struggles of alcohol abuse, goes far in giving the track a real relevance…sticking with indie rock for this next one, which comes from Plasmas. The Dundee-based group have been making waves amongst the indie music press (OSM included) for some time and their new tune, ‘What You Do To Me’ - which blends an indie rock core sound with shoegaze-inspired sensibilities - adds a glimmering new cut to their discography…up next is the more subdued track from Blue Violet. The dream pop husband and wife duo dropped ‘Favourite Jeans’ last month. It features an intricate musical core - made evermore delicate by its surrounding angelic vocals - along with wistful, lamenting lyrics. The tune proceeds the band’s forthcoming EP, set for release next week....and finally for this week is a band you’ll likely have seen on OSM before. It’s Columbia Mills with their new track, ‘The Day Has Won’. The song is as impactful as fans of the group will have come to expect. Pounding electronic drums and gloomy vocals mold the bulk of the sound - which evokes ‘80s electronica and sees the band developing their infectious sound.