tracks of the week #8

Tensnake – Coma Cat

Tensnake is from Germany and is one of my favourite producers, music makers and remixers. He was the man behind one of my favourite remixes of all time with his remix of Hurting by Friendly Fires. This track is one of his own and it really is just so good. I listened to it again the other day for the first time in a while and it reminded me of just how much I love this track and just how timelessly wonderful a dance track it is.

Deaf Havana – Boston Square

The new song from one of the hardest working bands in the alternative music scene is completely brilliant. I’ve seen Deaf Havana live a couple of times and they have always impressed me and this new song is a slight change of direction in terms of them growing up, discovering new influences and changing the make up of the band who have now become a 6 piece. It’s sounds a bit Springsteen in terms of vocals and with acoustic guitar, piano and strings adding a soft element to the song but it still ultimately remains a rock songs with riffs and fast drums aplenty. A brilliant track and well worth a listen.

MSMR – Fantasy

Around half way through this song the drums kick in and it becomes a quite epic sounding pop song. Lead singer, Lizzy Plapinger, has a really good voice and there is plenty of sounds and atmosphere going on throughout the entire track that makes it a really wonderful listen. All the hype I’ve heard about this pair seems to have been well deserved.

The Maccabees – Pelican

After winning an Ivor Novello award for Best Track yesterday for this very song I thought it deserved a place in this week’s post. I love The Maccabees, long time readers will have already gathered that, and this song was undoubtedly one of the song’s of the year and the festival season and it was part of my soundtrack to last year. An award that is truly deserved for a brilliant band and a really good song.

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