Memphis LK, YB., CLYPSO: Best Songs of The Week
Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!
Memphis LK – Letters In Concrete
‘Letters In Concrete’ is the latest in a series of exciting moves from Memphis LK. Following on from her exceptional ‘Green Light’ released earlier this year and her club-focused rework of Tame Impala‘s ‘The Less I Know The Better’, she returns with another shifting, driving slice of garage-infused electro pop with heartfelt lyricism and gentle vocals — and we absolutely can’t get enough.
Yb. – Waiting
Brisbane’s Yb. makes an exciting entry to our radars this week with ‘Waiting’. For fans of Steve Lacy, Stevan or Cosmo’s Midnight, he teamed up with LUCIANBLOMKAMP for ‘Waiting’, a funk-filled dream to have on repeat for hot summer nights. We can’t wait to hear more.
CLYPSO – Storm
Her third single this year in amongst collaborating with the likes of The Avalanches and Kwame, CLYPSO comes through with ‘Storm’ just in time for summer. An ode to those friends who stick by you in the bad times and a celebration of the ones who stand the test of time, it’s CLYPSO at her very finest on this one!
Davey – N.I.4.N.I
He might be one half of Vallis Alps but don’t let that fool you into thinking davey is making the blissful euphoria we know and love. Instead, he is making frenetic, intense and chaotic electro cuts which thrash, heave and go the fuck off over and over again. We first heard from him on ‘Not Me’ and now he’s back for more with ‘N.I.4.N.I’. Turn this one up LOUD!
Lupa J – This Suburb
Lifted from their forthcoming new album, To Breathe Underwater, out next month on November 13th, Lupa J is back with another single in ‘This Suburb’. Fittingly immersive and intricate, ‘This Suburb’ is yet another masterclass from Lupa J, and was described in their own words as one of the “most raw and vulnerable songs I’ve ever made.” It’s fragile, meticulous, and while it sits outside what we’ve come to expect from her, it’s another exciting addition to the ever-evolving Lupa J project, making us very eager indeed to dive into their new album!
Slayyyter – Self Destruct ft Wuki
Fittingly chaotic and exuding bad bitch energy, Slayyyter makes her welcome return with an incendiary new single, ‘Self Destruct’. Featuring Wuki, Slayyter goes all the way off on this one, unleashing hell in the frenetic hooks and sounding absolutely menacing in the brooding verses. This one is not for the faint-hearted, just as we like it from Slayyyter!
Tia Gostelow – Two Lovers
The latest taste of her forthcoming new album, Chrysalis, out October 30th, Tia Gostelow gifts us a shimmering, uplifting and pumping new single in ‘Two Lovers’. It’s Tia at her very best with a big pop moment in the hook, refined and emotional lyricism and dynamic production delving further into pop territory.
Tyne-James Organ – Not Ready For Love
Sometimes you just need a punchy, driving, powerful indie rock moment, and it’s exactly that which Melbourne based singer-songwriter Tyne-James Organ has delivered this week in ‘Not Ready For Love’. Made for the rush of summer days ahead, it’s one to move and feel to.
Gill Bates – Bob and Weave
All killer, no filler from Brisbane’s Gill Bates. Reminding us exactly why he is one of his city’s most exciting forces in hip hop and has been for years now, he hits so hard, teaming up with Tigerilla for this electrifying new single. Ending his hiatus earlier this year with ‘Goodyear’, let’s hope there’s plenty more where this came from!
Sloan Peterson – Nightmare
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Sloan Peterson but with her new single, ‘Nightmare’, out now, she’s wasting no time solidifying her place in 2020. Infusing raw introspection with the stylistic and performative elements of ’60s French rock and fresh electronic pop, ‘Nightmare’ is a witty, infectious and glowing slice of peculiar indie pop and just so much fun to listen to. With plenty more where this came from, ‘Nightmare’ is the start of something seriously exciting for Sloan Peterson!
Words by Emma Jones