Published on 23 January 2023 at 10:41

Image: Cal Moores

Curated by Adam Wright


Welcome to the latest new music round-up from Our Sound Music. We’ve compiled the following list of some of the best new tracks released this week. The keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we didn’t release a round-up last week, but we’ve added a few more tunes to this week’s list to make up for the lost time. 


As ever, we’re kicking things off with the Single Of The Week. This week it’s the indie up-and-comers The Goa Express. After a busy 2022, the Burnley 5-piece kicked off this year with the new track, ‘Portrait’. The song examines the trickiness of maintaining relationships, doing so with an insistent rhythm section and gleaming guitar lines. As is the case with the group’s previous efforts, ‘Portrait’ is an undeniably fresh take on guitar music, from a band that is shaping its future. 


The Gulps are next up this week with their new tune, ‘Mirror Mirror’. The London-based band have ignited dancefloors with previous releases and this one is no different. A carefree attitude is instilled by clean guitars that nod in the direction of The Strokes, before diving into a more chaotic side with heavier and rougher tones. More tunes are promised too, as the band takes to the road this winter…coming up next is ‘My Corner’ - the latest tune from Irish rockers, Powder House. Inspired by bereavement and loss, the tune embodies a cathartic nature, crafting a dynamic soundscape awash with distorted guitars and rousing choruses. ‘My Corner’ makes the perfect start for the trio’s 2023..more and next on this week’s list is the solo artist, Bonneer. The singer/songwriter has released the haunting ‘Strangers’, which sees eloquent piano and ghostly vocals coming together to carve a captivating sound. Elements of folk and classical music foreground the Irish singer’s message to be kinder to one another…The Lottery Winners are next with their new tune, ‘Worry’. The track showcases the bright and infectious indie rhythms that fans of the band are familiar with but the subject matter, which examines the problems of overthinking, is less optimistic than the band’s previous releases. The track is the first taste of the band’s new album. due out later this year…next is 'Living In Shadows’; the uplifting new drop from Shambolics. Soft guitars create a ballad-like body to the tune, before erupting into a euphoric soundscape, complete with soft tones and angelic vocals. Framed around mental health struggles, the track adopts a cathartic ambience throughout and offers a light at the end of the tunnel…‘Terrible Fight’ is the new drop from Southend-based The Trusted. The four-piece dropped the song earlier this month, kicking off their 2023. The track explores feelings of emotional strain and assesses the emotional toll modern life can take. Its themes are framed by punchy and pop-infused indie instrumentation and vocals that nod in the direction of The 1975 and The Killers…next is a band fast developing their platform in the alternative scene. It’s The Sleeping Souls, who’ve dropped ‘Caught Up In The Scrape” - their second release to date. ‘Caught Up In The Scape’ continues their development and moves away from their slow debut. Featuring a heavy rock core, complete with wailing guitars and pounding choruses, the band have pushed their sound to more abrasive pastures. With an album in the pipeline, we can’t wait to hear more…and finally we have the new release from Cub Sport. The Brisbane-based four-piece dropped ‘Keep Me Safe’ last week and has further whet the appetites of fans ahead of their forthcoming album. The track showcases a soft and cathartic soundscape; an ambient pop gives the song life while carving space for hazy and transient vocals. Their new album, ‘Jesus At The Gay Bar’ arrives in April.


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