Welcome to this week's OSM single releases round up. We hope this collection of tunes helps you through the heatwave this next week. As ever, we will start with this week’s Single Of The Week. This week it comes from Venus Grrrls. The band have released their first new music since last year. The new tune, named ‘Violet State of Mind’, features the same piercing energy fans of the band will be familiar with. The tune is a soundtrack for your summer; centring around spending sunny days with those closest to you. A true summer anthem that’s as bold as it is infectious.
Next up this week is the new release from Marseille. The group - who are on the back of a slot at the Isle Of Wight festival - released ‘The Jungle’ last week. The tune is as fitting for the summer months as any you’re like to hear; its groovy, ‘90s vibe drives the tune forward right through its nine-minute runtime...next this week is the latest release from the Bristol-based Trashed. Their new tune, named ‘Memories’, builds on the group’s emo-inspired sound. Focussing on a break up, the song combines emotive lyrics with catchy melodies and distorted riffs and is taken from their debut album, which is due out next year...moving on and next is Pioneers. The Southampton-based group dropped ‘Hit And Run’ recently and have accelerated their continuous rise. The tune takes the group in a different direction to what we’ve previously seen. Rocky guitars and pounding drum beats make the tune heavier than the band’s previous tracks and show a more rock ’n’ roll side to them...the next track on this week’s list comes from the solo artist, Liam Dutch. The singer/songwriter’s new tune, ‘What’s Your Problem?’ was written fast and captures Dutch’s disenchantment with the modern world. The track showcases snappy guitar lines, spat out lyrics and infectious rhythms that culminate in an indie rock thriller....next is a more pop-inspired tune. It comes from the solo artist, Jenny Kern. Her latest tune, titled ‘I Should Lose You’ draws on personal experiences and features the Canadian’s magnetic lyricism. The tune poignantly explores themes of anxiety, love and loss, which are explored through a love story. A great introspective tune. ..the final tune this week comes from the dream pop group, First Day Of Spring. The new track, called ‘Days’ exemplifies what makes the band great. With wistful instrumentation that seems to temporarily suspend reality and lyrics that drift into transcendency, First Day Of Spring have affirmed their position as one of the key sounds in the up-and-coming indie scene.