The Getintothis Jukebox is an eclectic selection of the best new tracks released into the ether from around the globe and lovingly compiled by Getintothis’ Jake Marley.
There’s a heatwave coming (apparently) so there’s going to be many chances to adventure out, travel and sunbathe with our forever glorious monthly Jukebox on. Think of us when you’re sipping your cocktail, lounging in the pool or walking on the beach won’t you. Here’s this month’s tunes.
Kicking things off on Merseyside as ever. There’s a brand new track from Liverpool’s ZUZU in the world, titled Get Off. Gnarly guitars and killer chorus kicks teamed with a sassily powerful vocal delivery, utterly contagious.
The Jackobins have struck gold. New single Hasty has Radio X track of the week, BBC 6 Music air-play and a slot on the line-up of Leeds Festival to its name already this summer. It’s tried and tested live with a sweat-filled tent at Y Not Festival lapping its anthemic grooves up last month. The industry is finally getting the taste buds for one of Liverpool’s hardest working bands, you could say Hasty is pretty tasty bitesize chunk.
How Much Time is the new one from Liverpool indie outfit Seprona, the dark-AM-esque bassline stalks you alongside swirling atmospheric drones and pure dark vocal delivery, flooding with confidence, fantastic stuff.
Liverpool-based jangle-pop four-piece Scarlet have their debut album Effigy to come October 8 and they’ve shared a second snippet in the form of new single Your Control, less of the jangle more of the power-pop here, in bucket-loads, they play Alexander’s in Chester, this Friday, August 19.
Relatively new on the scene is jazz-soul artist Gazelle. Taking inspiration from the likes of Nina Simone and more recently the wavy rhythms of Jamie Woon she’s recently released Never Gonna Give Up, minimal groove within a soulful tonic of stunningly lovely vocals.
Likewise Still One by Liverpool-based artist Phoenix Mundy’s project Patchwork Guilt is a gentle, jazzy drifter. Teaming lush keys with a subtle beat and dreamy, smoke-filled vocals on a rather heavenly drifting journey into a fully enchanting daze of gorgeous lo-fi semi-psych instrumentation.
As is always the case with Getintothis Jukebox here’s a few up coming gigs from the next month that may have slipped under your radar, with a track from each gig also featuring in our playlist below.
The Shipbuilders, Nick Ellis and Youth Hostel all play Buyers Club, Thursday August 18. Meanwhile SeaWitches, Bathymetry and Echo Beach are among the lineup-ees for Sounds From Nowhere also at Buyers Club August 20.
Now, every Getintothis Jukebox has an added pleasure, the global new music picks. A specialist bundle of tracks artists have dropped into the global ether in the last month. It’s like pick ‘n’ mix when you close your eyes. You could get anything, who knows what’s dropping in: here it goes, go mad, take the lot as your own, impress your mates, no complaints here.
Jumping straight in with C-Side the new single from Brighton trio The Wytches, taken from their second album All Your Happy Life out September 30 on Heavenly Recordings. It’s a raspy, drowly, scuzzy riff-tastic delight with an emphatic closing sequence, very Wytches Annabel Dream Reader-esque, they’ve not changed, nor should they. **You can hear the track here, it’s currently unable to be added to our playlist directly**
RATBOY has a had a ridiculously busy festival season, yet again. He’s everywhere, but still found the time to put the slick beat-driven instrumental UH up on Soundcloud, equally wavy obscure as lit chill, you dig?
The Magic Gang have delivered their very own slice of summer indie wizardry in new sun-doused, pop-tinged cut All This Way, which features one of the slickest choruses of the year thus far. Thrashing indie goodness.
Stranger is the brand new single from Sheffield foursome Knaves. They’ve been delivering summery indie-pop, psych-infused anthems for a few years now and you simply never tire of hearing them, loving them and then loving them some more. Perfect tonic for this apparent heatwave we’re getting too.
Modern electro-pop and nostalgic 80s vibes can really please your eardrums, especially when you team the two and fall somewhere in the middle. That’s exactly what Fickle Friends hit on Crybaby, yet another tease ahead of their debut album. Playful, funky and utterly infectious, more, more, more.
Move is the frantically upbeat first single from SAINT MOTEL’s new album of sure-fire synth-pop perfection saintmotelevision – heads, shoulders, kness, toes, look alive it’s time to go. Throb-tastic.
London based artist Harper teams a distinctive trip-hop undercurrent with soul-pop delivery on new single SKIN, an incredibly catchy track packed full of ethereal vibes.
Fellow London artist, 18-year-old RAYE’s new banger I, U, Us is sure to be everywhere in no time, co-penned by Charli XCX (who also directed the track’s accompanying video). Having turned serious heads with her debut offering last year aged just 17, RAYE is back with second EP, aptly titled SECOND released on major Polydor. Synth-driven trip-pop hit is about rising above the people who try to make you feel small and ultimately being the bigger person. Hooks galore, get it on repeat.
Synth-pop bangers are all the range these days, some pulse your eardrums like no other though. Falling into that category is Anna Straker’s How We Are which features a throbbing bassline and confident vocals that ooze an assured attitude.
Unofficial release Girls Around The World by Londoner Novelist is the waviest of wavy waves. It’s the softest side to his sound yet and probably ever, it’s soulful and maybe, just maybe even a lovesong. Dare we say it. Either way it’s a stonker and bubbly infectious.
NVDES new demo Can You Not is a Snapchat filter inspired jaunt of extremely dancy and rather throbby experimental pop, perfect for throwing shameful or shameless shapes too, whatever your flavour.
This edition’s guest pick comes from Manchester buzz band Dantevilles, who’ve been busy supporting Blossoms at their album launch shows, they’ve picked a track from fellow new outfit White Room of Brighton’s hyped new music stable, the track is called Think Too Much and features a real Tame Impala vibe throughout.