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Track of the Day: All Night Dining – There Must’ve Been A Reason
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Track of the Day: All Night Dining – There Must’ve Been A Reason

Indie band All Night Dining had their 2020 plans fully mapped out by the time they went into the studio in March. Despite only forming in 2019, the Manchester based quartet have built a great reputation in their hometown as a 'live band', and already pull in some massive crowds.  The band's first single already has thousands of streams, and provided them the platform to work with Algiers producer Kevin Foy, who the band said had a huge influence on the sound of their second single, and the sessions in March.  There Must've Been A Reason opens with a catchy riff enforcing warming vocals. The memorable chorus and uplifting guitar hooks are sure to stick in the mind, especially those who are already fans of Sam Fender, Marsicans and Sundara Karma. Listen to "There Must’ve...
Track of the Day: Bonze – Don’t Wanna Go Back
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Track of the Day: Bonze – Don’t Wanna Go Back

  Though relatively new to the scene, London based artist Bonze has already been making waves. 'Higher', which was released back in June, received acclaim from BBC Introducing and has clocked an impressive 100,000 listens on Soundcloud. Now, the electro-pop act has returned with newest single, 'Don't Wanna Go Back'. 'Don't Wanna Go Back' is, in the words of Bonze (AKA Jack Reardon), a song about 'empowerment and vulnerability and inevitability'. Mellow and moody, the track blends electronic and alternative perfectly, and the influence of the 80s is clear. Bonze is certainly one to watch looking forward to 2021. With an album on the way next year, we're certain big things are on the horizon. Check out 'Don't Wanna Go Back' below.
Tame Impala – Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
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Tame Impala – Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)

Tame Impala certainly hasn't been leaving fans unamused in recent months. Despite having to postpone his tour for a second time this week, Aussie psych maestro Kevin Parker has ensured we're well-fed with an abundance of extras and remixes. Back in April, he gave us a full, ambient reworking of February's The Slow Rush. Last month Four Tet took the reins, offering up a dreamy remix of single 'Is It True' (which featured as a Track of the Day). This week, Parker enlisted the genius of Dev Hynes - better known as Blood Orange - for another gem of a remix, this time for 'Borderline'. Hynes' reworking almost doubles the track's length, taking it up to an impressive seven minutes. Adding his own spin, the remix gives 'Borderline' a groovier new vibe; new drums are incorporated courtesy...
Track of the Day: Todd Terje – Preben Goes to Acapulco
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Track of the Day: Todd Terje – Preben Goes to Acapulco

Today's Track of the Day will see us venture over to the Scandinavian dance scene courtesy of Norwegian DJ & Producer Todd Terje.  Arpeggios galore, shimmery chord progressions that just about provide a structural sense of normality ,and a head bopping bass tone that keeps it all ticking along. All the fundamentals that allow Todd to rip the track to shreds with layer upon layer of silky funky top lines.  Seriously. Check it out. Link below.     
Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Straws In The Wind
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Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Straws In The Wind

Hot off the heels of last month’s drop ‘Some of Us’, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard haven’t kept fans waiting long for new music. Yesterday, the psych-rockers released new single ‘Straws In The Wind’, a gloriously warped microtonal affair. ‘Straws In The Wind’ is the third release from the band over the last few months, following on from ‘Honey’ and ‘Some of Us’ (both of which we covered in previous TOTD instalments). ‘Straws In The Wind’ is similar stylistically to its predecessors, prominently featuring the famous Microtonal Banana guitar to give a laid-back, groovy vibe. The band have long hinted that their upcoming project will heavily feature microtonal instruments - a sequel of sorts to fan-favourite album Flying Microtonal Banana. On 'Straws In The Wind', Frontman Stu M...
Track of the Day: Yellow Days – The Curse feat. Mac Demarco
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Track of the Day: Yellow Days – The Curse feat. Mac Demarco

The track we just can't get off our minds today is another soul-infused indie-pop dream courtesy of George van den Broek, more popularly known online as Yellow Days. 'The Curse' is an early release from Yellow Days sophomore record 'A Day in a Yellow Beat', due for release September 18th 2020.  The song features contributions from Indie Hall of Famer Mac Demarco. The extent of his input is unclear, however it's probably safe to say it's Mac's drumming.  Yellow Days has also announced European tour dates for 2021, which will see him return to the UK for the first time since last year.    View this post on Instagram   What up people! Gonna be touring the new funky sounds in UK, Europe &am...
Track of the Day: Gorillaz – Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
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Track of the Day: Gorillaz – Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)

Gorillaz are no strangers to star-studded collaborations. 2017’s Humanz was the first album to send Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s cartoon musicians into the world of features, with the likes of Mavis Staples, Kali Uchis and De La Soul all making appearances. Now, the band have ventured back into this avenue, with upcoming album Song Machine boasting a feature on every track. Yesterday, Gorillaz shared a new instalment to the Song Machine with possibly the most exciting of features yet, having managed to secure The Cure’s Robert Smith. An indie kid’s dream, the band have teamed up with Smith for ‘Strange Timez’. You would never guess that ‘Strange Timez’ was brought to life through email files sent between Damon Albarn and Robert Smith. Perfectly produced as usual, ‘Strange Tim...
Track of the Day: Working Men’s Club – Valleys
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Track of the Day: Working Men’s Club – Valleys

Working Men's Club. Valleys. That's it. That's THE track. I gave this record a spin on air last week and since then I've navigated my way round the house breaking into spontaneous dance, in a way that can only be described as 'doing a Morty' (or maybe a Sleaford Mods).   To describe the past 12 months as a busy year for Working Men's Club is an understatement to say the least. The band that initially garnered attention with their track Bad Blood in 2019 essentially no longer exist. However, that could well be a good thing.  The only member to remain from that breakout track is vocalist Sydney Minsky-Sargeant, with ex-Guitarist Giulia Bonometti and ex-drummer Jake Bogacki deciding to pursue over opportunities. Yet, you would be hard pressed to find better replac...
Track of the Day: Hot Chip – Candy Says
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Track of the Day: Hot Chip – Candy Says

Despite any plans of live shows being discarded, Hot Chip have been anything but quiet over the past few months. Despite their world tour being cut short, the London-based unit have been hard at work making up for lost time. Last month, the band announced they would be playing live from Margate's Dreamland venue in front of a small, socially-distanced crowd. Tonight, they take to the stage with the show broadcasted across the world. On top of their only gig of 2020, this week it was announced the band would curate the latest instalment of Late Night Tales.  Whilst the compilation won't be released until next month, Hot Chip teased the album alongside their announcement, sharing a cover of The Velvet Underground's 'Candy Says' - which will, of course, feature on the album alongside...
Track of the Day: J Lloyd – Feelin’ Good
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Track of the Day: J Lloyd – Feelin’ Good

J Lloyd is one half of the international superstar production duo Jungle. Lloyd is accompanied by Tom McFarland as the other half of Jungle, his childhood friend. The group shot to fame from the get go with their first singles 'Platoon' and 'Heat'. Since the group have consistently moved up the streaming charts with two incredibly successful albums in 'For Ever' and its predecessor the self-titled 'Jungle'. Despite the studio group being just Lloyd and McFarland, during live performances the duo call upon a 7 piece band to bring their tracks to life, citing the desire of not wanting to sound like a laptop regurgitating the same sounds as their main reasoning. This experience translating studio sounds into live performances has definitely bode well for J Lloyd, who has recently r...