Courts - Sanatana

I've been looking forward to more music from Basildon's finest, Courts, every since they won me over with 'Part Of' earlier this year, and thankfully the new track is worth the wait.

I mistakenly thought the song was called Santana, perhaps an ode to the Latin rock legend, but it's in fact entitled 'Sanatana', which means eternal, and is taken from Sanatana Dharma ("eternal order"), the original, native name for Hinduism. Thanks to The 405 for that fact.

It's rich, warm, well worth a bunch of replays, and already has me looking forward to the band's next release


Widowspeak - 'Girls' & 'All Yours'

I was only thinking about Widowspeak the other day, wondering what had become of the band since they released Almanac, their really quite great sophomore LP, back in 2013, and low and behold, I find two brand new tracks from the band today. It's a small world, and a smaller record industry.

Above we have 'Girls', the lead single from their upcoming album All Yours, and it immediately feels far more country than the Fleetwood Mac-esque sound that I was used to with their last effort. It's a decent little number that focuses on front woman Molly Hamilton's insecurities, and hinted jealously, of other, younger women, however the real star for me is the album's title track, which can be heard below. 'All Yours' keeps up the country aesthetic, ambling along lazily, but there's something wholly magnetic about it, repeatedly drawing me in.

All Yours is out on 4th September 2015 via Captured Tracks.


Rome Fortune - Leaders Produced By Four Tet

I only clicked play on this one because of Four Tet's production credit and thank god I did because I'm already obsessed with it.

I'd never heard of Atlanta based Rome Fortune but it seems that 'Leaders' isn't the first time that the green bearded rapper has collaborated with the English musician, and as expected, their previous outings were pretty great too.

'One Time For', above, and 'Lights Low', below, both surfaced mid 2014 and clearly the pair have hit it off as they're continuing the relationship and the output of good music. If the tracks weren't enough for you, Rome Fortune also released an app today that allows fans to chat directly with him, watch his videos, buy his merch, or customise their photos with his trademark facial hair. It's available to download here, for free.


The Internet - Special Affair

When The Internet first surfaced a few years back, they proved to be pretty hard to google given their name, but the Odd Future offshoots have established themselves on their own merits since the release of their debut album Purple Naked Ladies back in 2011.

'Special Affair' is the first single from their third album Ego Death, and it's a pretty laid back number featuring a consistent bass-line and some soulful vocals from lead woman Syd Bennett. It's easy to be swept up in, and while unlikely to resonate within for too long, it's not a bad track for a chilled afternoon.

Ego Death is out on 30th June via Odd Future's own imprint on Sony Records.


DOOM Joins Czarface on 'Ka-Bang!'

New music from DOOM is always good news, and while we've been waiting on solo material for quite some time, thankfully he seems to feature on a steady stream of tracks in order to slightly sate our appetites.

This time round, DOOM has jumped on 'Ka-Bang!' by Czarface, the project between Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and duo 7L & Esoteric. The first single from what appears to be yet another comic book inspired project, the forthcoming album is also set to include features from fellow Wu-Tang members GZA and Method Man

Every Hero Needs A Villain is out on 16th June via Brick Records.