Hola everyone.


How are we doing? Doing good, I hope. Personally, in the past few days, I’ve been in an incredible mood. Because, you guessed it, concert season is coming up and starting next Sunday with the one and only band Hippo Campus. And then the week after that we have Saint Raymond and just a few days after that I’ll finally be seeing my beans Tyler and Josh and last but not least the week after my love Tom. And just two days after that unbelievable experience I’ll be flying back home for spring break (is it even spring break though? I honestly have no idea). So yeah, you could say I’ve got some exciting days coming up. I can’t wait.

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And as my next few weeks will basically consist of thinking about, listening to and plainly experiencing music, I thought we’d all get in the groove now together with another lovely New Music Friday. I know I didn’t even post the last one that long ago, but the music industry works at a different pace, so while we’ve been living our lives at usual, normal, chilled pace, quite a few artists and bands decided to release amazing new music. And besides that, as usual, I also got to know some other new incredible tracks, which I’m dying to share with you today. Some were recommended to me, some I found by myself and some got to me because of the updated Sziget lineup. And one has to know all the bands that will be at their favourite festival, obviously.

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Most of the tracks, I noticed, are quite heavy on the bass and a bit more electronic than usual, but I’m sure you’ll love them nonetheless. Of course, the usual indie-ness still plays a big part. So, get ready, put some good headphones on, turn up the volume and enjoy.

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Beirut – Family Curse / Varieties of Exile

I can’t really remember when I found this band, I just know that it was last year and that I was shocked that I had found it this late. Obviously, better late than never, but come on. This band is amazing. And when I saw that they had released a new album called Gallipoli, I instantly had to listen to it (the two songs here are my favourite ones of the album). And no joke, it’s such a fantastic collection of even more fantastic songs. I can’t really put it into words, but their music is just so special. It’s really different and deserves and needs to be heard.

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Hucci & Jaya – Fountain

Here comes the electronic vibe. I told you it would. This one right here is one of the bands that will be playing at Sziget this year. And despite some other tracks not being my cup of tea, this one is just too cool to not like it. I really enjoy the vibe of it and I can already see my mum and me attending their show at like 2am and totally enjoying it.

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New Atlas – Morphine / Lay Low

To be honest, both of these songs couldn’t be any more different from each other. While Morphine is a fun indie-rock track, Lay Low is a weird, bassy electronic song that I can already see being played in clubs over and over again. And funnily enough, I really really like both of the tracks. Also, Lay Low is a strict case of the headphone rule. Those are essentially what make the song so fun to listen to.

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Wallows ft. Clairo – Are You Bored Yet?

My boys are back with another new amazing track and oh my god, I’m so happy. Did I tell you that I recently bought tickets to see them in London this June? I honestly can’t believe I’m really seeing them live. It’s as if 2019 decided to be the year of the impossible concerts that suddenly became possible. Hippo Campus, Tom, The Jungle Giants (they’re coming to the Great Escape here in Brighton for their UK debut) and now Wallows. Literally crazy. And such good music, holy moly.

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Son Lux – Lost It To Trying

Another Sziget contestant and another amazing song, obviously. And there’s also quite a funny story to this, because when I first listened to this song I thought I was being fooled at or something and the Fall Out Boy fans among you will probably get what I mean within the first few seconds of listening to this song. Because this right here is the reason why the song ‘4th of July’ by FOB is such a bop. Because they sampled it. I coincidentally found the ‘original’ track. How funny is that? And, obviously, it’s a fantastic song.

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Jónsi – Who Are You Thinking Of?

I recently got to watch the movie ‘Boy Erased’ – and, oh boy, was that an incredible and also super sad movie, wow – and this song right here was featured in it and immediately caught my attention. You can literally hear the sadness in the song, which I adore. Sometimes I’m such a sucker for sad tracks, I can’t tell why. I can just say that I love this one right here. And I also love the movie, which is why I now have to urge you to both listen to this song and watch the movie. Please.

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Hippo Campus – Violet

And last but not least we have this gem right here. You guys know that I’m head over heels in love with this band and now that I’ll finally be seeing them live next week, I’ve been listening to their music non-stop. So much, that Violet has now become my favourite track of theirs (although that usually changes on a weekly basis, but oh well). It’s just such an incredibly fun song, I don’t even know what to tell you. But what I do know is that it’s part of their set-list, which means that I’ll get the chance to completely freak out when they play it. Which I can’t wait for.

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So yeah, guys, there you go. That’s about all the new music that I’ve got to share with you for now. I dearly hope that you enjoy these tracks as much as I do. As always, please don’t hesitate to share your opinions and thoughts down below. I’d love to hear them. And until then I wish you all a lovely weekend and hope you’re doing good. And, as always, thanks for reading. x

Posted by:Laura

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