Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Föllakzoid – I
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Föllakzoid – I

  Our latest Track of the Day is a Fuzz/Electronic beast of a release from Chile's Föllakzoid. The band released their fourth record in 2019, and subsequently their first tour of the U.K. and Europe followed. No easy task for a South American band, and only made possible from them raising $7,500 in donations from fans. The album itself, also titled 'I', was conceived through one of the most unusual creative processes. The band's previous 3 records were all live takes of well rehearsed songs, whereas this album was a concoction of over 60 different stems all recorded with no arrangement in mind. The stems were handed to Producer Atom TM (also known as Atom Heart / Uwe Schmidt) and he was given complete free reign to organise them however he saw fit.  Uwe Schmidt's ea...
Track of the Day: 070 Shake – Guilty Conscience (Tame Impala Remix)
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: 070 Shake – Guilty Conscience (Tame Impala Remix)

Today's Track of the Day comes from American rapper 070 Shake, who has teamed up with Tame Impala for a remixed version of  her single 'Guilty Conscience'. The two artists are no strangers, having both been credited with on 'Violent Crimes', a cut from Kanye West's 2018 album Ye. Tame Impala's rework is the third in a series of remixes of the 'Guilty Conscience', following versions from Devault and Zookëper. Remixes by Tame Impala are rare gems these days; it's the first since 2016's take on Miguel's 'Waves, and it doesn't disappoint. This rework of the song puts - as expected - a psychedelic spin on the record, incorporating dreamy synths and a vintage-sounding filter. Whilst characteristic of the Tame Impala sound, the remix doesn't take away from the track's original beau...
Track of the Day: Goat – Let It Burn
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Goat – Let It Burn

The latest instalment of our Track of the Day series takes us on a trip to Sweden and into the world of the elusive experimental Psychedelic band Goat. Despite their rise to fame since the release of debut album 'World Music' in 2012, not much is known about them.  The band have chosen to protect their identities throughout the rise to fame that has seen them gain a following all over the globe, and far from the small Swedish Voodoo worshipping town called Korpilombolo, the bands spiritual home. Their anonymity is largely due to the use of tribal masks and apparel. With the band's anonymous leader suggesting they have the best of both worlds performing to fans in their thousands, then being totally unrecognisable when they grab a beer in the same venue after the show. ...
Track of the Day: The Wytches – A Love You’ll Never Know
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Track of the Day: The Wytches – A Love You’ll Never Know

Brighton-based rockers The Wytches aren't giving their fans any time to rest, today releasing their second single in as many months. Our Track of the Day, 'A Love You'll Never Know', was revealed by the band today, accompanied by an eerie, DIY-style video. 'A Love You'll Never Know' shows The Wytches at their darkest and grungiest, harking back to the bluesy tones of debut album Annabel Dream Reader. Despite its nostalgic vibes, the track gives a real sense of excitement for what's to come - alongside previously-released 'Cowboy', it's evident that a ton of heart and soul has gone into the creation of the band's new music. This new track truly feels like The Wytches at their most authentic. The track was released along with an announcement of the band's third album, Three Mi...
Track of the Day: Michael Kiwanuka – Final Days (Bonobo Remix)
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Michael Kiwanuka – Final Days (Bonobo Remix)

Our latest Track of the Day comes in the form of Bonobo's remix of Michael Kiwanuka's track Final Days. Bonobo's version instils a new lease of life to a track that already had incredible lyrics and great vocals. The drums are simple but much more dancehall / four on the floor in nature, helping to provide a constant energy throughout the 4 minute piece without being excessively loud and in the listener's face - much like the original. Yet, the true genius to this remix is in the synth melodies and reworked percussive bassline.  The original version has a great sense of dynamics and emotion as the track progresses. It can be tricky to remix a track of this nature. Bonobo has done a brilliant job of tweaking certain elements to give the song a club / bar imprint without losin...
Track of the Day: Silverbacks – Dunkirk
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Silverbacks – Dunkirk

Emerging from the same Dublin scene that bred Fontaines D.C., five-piece rockers Silverbacks last Friday released their debut album, Fad. A jam-packed thirteen track affair which has received rave reviews in the music press, it's clear the band are going places. Our Track of the Day is the album's opener, 'Dunkirk'. Originally released as a standalone single back in 2018, the track opens Fad with a bang. Throwing the listener straight in at the deep end, 'Dunkirk' offers a broad landscape with hypnotic and escalating guitars and marching drums, tied together by drawling vocals telling a story of the Northern French town.  A soaring opener to the album, Silverbacks certainly don't hold back on this track. And if Fad is anything to go by, the band could be ...
Track of the Day: Anderson .Paak – Lockdown
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Anderson .Paak – Lockdown

Today's Track of the Day section pays homage to the new Anderson .Paak single, aptly titled 'Lockdown'. We normally use this section to describe the track, composition, production etc. However, I think the message and video supporting this song are so important that anything I say or attempt to analyse will only serve to detract and water down the message.  I encourage everyone to check out 'Lockdown' via the links below.  
Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Honey
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Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Honey

Yesterday marked the triumphant return of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, who have taken their sound down yet another stylistic path with the release of new track 'Honey'. The track is the second release from King Gizzard in 2020, following on from April's live album 'Chunky Shrapnel'. 'Honey' is, however, the band's first original music in 11 months; from a band that released no less than five albums in 2017, this sort of break could be considered an extended hiatus. Despite the drought the band's fans have faced, 'Honey' certainly doesn't disappoint as a comeback track. King Gizzard frontman Stu revealed in a statement on Instagram that 'Honey' had been in the works for a few years. Unusual tunings and experimental sounds are nothing new to the band, but 'Honey' seems to su...
Track of the Day: Oscar Scheller – Famous Enough To Die
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Track of the Day: Oscar Scheller – Famous Enough To Die

  Oscar Scheller has returned with a bang with the release of his latest single 'Famous Enough To Die'. Following on from the June release of 'Nosebleed', this is the second single since 2019's 'HTTP404' LP.  Oscar has always been open to collaborations in the studio, with tracks from his debut record 'Cut and Paste' featuring the incredible talent Marika Hackman, whilst Girli also made a mini appearance. However, 2019's follow-up fully saw Oscar open up to outside influences, with all but one track on the record featuring outside contributions.    Oscar has always been an incredible lyricist and vocalist, these traits make his ability to carve out a space for himself and his vocal melodies on any indie-pop track seem effortless. Despite this, Oscar has gon...
Track of the Day: Beans – Stride
Track of the Day

Track of the Day: Beans – Stride

Melbourne-based label Flightless Records certainly have no shortage of stellar bands and artists on their roster. With names like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Thee Oh Sees garnering success across the world, the label has become equally as popular amongst psych fans. Beans (formerly known as Baked Beans) burst onto the radar in 2018, and are one of the underrated gems of the Flightless roster. The band's second album All Together Now - the first under their new name - was released last week, and our Track of the Day is 'Stride', the album's lead single. 'Stride' is a near-six-minute anthem of psych goodness. According to the band, the single is 'a celebration of re-discovering your once buried sense of self'. The track takes clear inspiration from 70s rock, giv...