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Singles That Mingle 20230522

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Bombino – Tazidert


Via Partisan Records


Music preaching patience with white hot groove.





Youth Lagoon – The Sling


Heavy is a Junkyard Out June 9th Via Fat Possum Records


The piano nearly killed us.





My Ugly Clementine – Are You In?


The Good Life Out August 12th Via BMG


Your new summer crushes, musically and otherwise. We’re in.





Mandy, Indiana – Drag, crashed


I’ve Seen a Way Out May 19th Via Fire Talk


Videodrome vibes, long live the new flesh.




Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin - Grief (feat. Lex Amor)

Archetype Out June 9th Via Aquarii Records


Not something I’d normally listen to but can’t deny its appeal and quality.





A Man Called Adam – Fight or Flight


The Girl With A Hole In Her Heart Out 26th May Via Other Records


a House record made for all night dancing in a decommissioned steelworks.





Holy Wave - Happier (Featuring Estrella del Sol)


Five of Cups Out August 5th Via Suicide Squeeze


With sunnier times ahead, we’ll need more tunes like these.





Dream Wife – Do You Wanna Be?


Social Lubrication Out June 9th Via Lucky Numbers Music


Getting back to their roots.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Gila Monster


PetroDragonic Apocalypse Out June 9th Via KGLW Records


K.G&T.W.L. Back after seemingly a 2-minute toilet break with a brand-new album! Get ready to rock.





Death Index - Human / Machinery


Civilized By A Lie Out July 7th via 2 Mondi Collective


Dig it, elements of dark-wave and metal.





MADMADMAD – Krautjerk


Sink Delirium Out July 21st Via Bad Vibrations


If a fever dream was a song/music video.





Sir Chloe - Should I


I Am The Dog Out May 19th


It’ll get your toes tapping.












Singles That Mingle 20230227

  • Published in Columns

Singles That Mingle


Top new tunes curated by our sommelier of singles, Captain Stavros

Sam Burton


What’s great about this song is that it’s got infinite juxtaposition appeal.




‘Post History’

Ecstasy of Ruin out February 28 via Tough Love Records

Wow, from the ruins of civilisation, please enjoy with our compliments.



‘Come Home’

Natural out May 12 via City Slang

Wow, wee, NSFW (or your mind).


Death Valley Girls

‘Island in the Sky’

Island in the Sky out February 24 via Suicide Squeeze Records

Signature sway coming your way.



‘A Trumpet On The Hillside’

Why Not Now? out April 14 via Tough Love Records

A morosely jaunty tune, what’s even happening here matey? Unnervingly interesting.


Frankie Rose

‘Come Back’

Love As A Projector out April 10 via Night School Records

Feels like a song I’d Shazam.


Teenage Dads

‘Midnight Driving’

Midnight Driving out March 3 via Chugg Music

Full disclosure I didn’t get 10 seconds into the song before recommending it because of Halloween intro with Pinfinger Krugarage. Click at your own peril muhah ah ah aaaaaaaaaah.


Sorry Girls

‘Prettier Things’

Bravo! out June 2 via Arbutus Records

I’m listening to this and thinking, ‘would recommend’, and have done so already. Sorry, you’re getting in late and we’re all out of the good crisps.




Soup’s on! Till the break-of-dawn.


Snow Ghosts


The Fell out now via Houndstooth Records

If the XX were re-incarnated I suppose.


Sam Akpro


Arrival out April 12 via Fair Youth Records

It’s got chops I’ll tell ya what.



‘Lose You’ (Feat Soccer Mommy)

Out Now via Sub-Pop Records

The buddy up you never knew you’d always want to see happen!


Lunar Vacation

‘Only You’

Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp out now via Keeled Scales Records

Smooth as silk.


Dream Wife

‘Hot (Don’t Date a Musician)’

Social Lubrication out June 9 via Lucky Numbers Music

Strum left.


Django Django

‘Complete Me’ (Feat Self Esteem)

Off Planet out June 16 via Because Music

Wow, what a pivot for DD.


Index For Working Musik


Dragging The Needlework For The Kids At Uphole out now via Tough Love Records

It reminds me of a broken watch a time traveller would wear. I have no idea where my mind’s gone. Sorry. It’s a good track though!



‘The Idle Motion’

EP1 out April 7

Weird AND wonderful.


Kate Davis

‘Call Home’

Fish Bowl out March 24 via ANTI

Can you imagine calling home and being put on hold to this? A future I’m totally ready for.




5K out March 31 via Winspear

Barrie consistently hits the mark from different directions.





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